Act Two's humor felt a little less subtle, not quite as overt, to me, but this whole thing is progressing quite nicely. Fillion's performance of Hammer's uneasiness in the soup kitchen was one of the two comedic highlights of this act, I thought; the other one being Horrible's replay of the LAPD/Hammer ambush and the loss of his freeze ray. The move into more serious territory was fitting as Dr Horrible continues his quest to join the Evil League of Evil, particularly as he feels Penny slipping further and further from his reach. So far this is one fantastic new project and I really hope it proves successful enough to result in similar future projects, especially any follow-ups to this specific one. I'd love to see these characters again, assuming that's an option once Act Three wraps.