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ABC’s mid-season fillers are promisingly exciting

Kathleen Ellison
Online Editor
kae742@lhup.edu

 

Photo courtesy of thegeekiary.com

Photo courtesy of thegeekiary.com

Winter break is here and many of our beloved shows are going into hibernation to make way for the movies and advertisements straight from a wet dream of a peppermint smoking Christmas crackhead.

Besides preparing for the arrival of Santa and his reindeer crew, ABC is also ready to release two new series to tide over the absence of their beloved shows “Once Upon a Time” and “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” which will disappear for a long mid-season break.

“Galavant” — described as a “comedy extravaganza” — is a musical television series from the amazing Disney veterans Alan Menken and Glenn Slater. This fairy tale themed series is about Galavant (played by Joshua Sasse), a charming hero who is on an adventure to reclaim his honor after the evil King Richard (played by Timothy Omundson) ruined it by stealing his true love.

I’m so excited for this show not only is reminiscent of Monty Python’s “Spamalot” and “Once Upon a Mattress” but it’s a fresh change, and I’m all for weekly musical humor. I’m particularly excited to see Omundson’s King Richard, his song and dance in the trailer about murdering people was perfectly hilarious. The trailer had me laughing to the point of almost losing a lung; I can’t even imagine how bad I’m gonna laugh at the actual show.

Meanwhile Marvel’s “Agent Carter” is showing off the amazing skills of Peggy Carter (played by Hayley Atwell) from “Captain America.” The show is going to explore her work for the Strategic Scientific Reserve while helping Howard Stark (played by Dominic Cooper) who is framed for supplying deadly weapons.

I’m so excited for the chance to see 1940’s S.H.I.E.L.D. and secret agencies, not to mention the superhero guest stars. This show definitely has promise especially with an amazing lead like Hayley Atwell, who doesn’t love a show with strong awesome female lead.

These shows are definitely a wonderful Christmas present from ABC and I am absolutely pumped to see them.

“Galavant” will premiere Sunday, Jan. 4 at 8pm, and “Agent Carter” will premiere Tuesday, Jan. 6 at 9pm.

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