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Galavant shows great promise for possible season

Kathleen Ellison
Online Editor
kae742@lhup.edu
Photo courtesy of hit fix.com

Photo courtesy of hit fix.com

ABC has truly outdone itself with its “comedy extravaganza” by the name of “Galavant.” The musical comedy adventure was a midseason filler for the hit show “Once Upon a Time,” and the show is currently waiting for cancellation or renewal, a decision made all the more interesting given the cliffhanger of the finale.

This eight episode series has won my heart and I truly believe it deserves a renewal. Though the show started slow it quickly grew on me with its Monty Python like humor and amazing music from Alan Menken and Glenn Slater. The song “Maybe You’re Not the Worst Thing Ever” is definitely my go-to song for this Valentine’s Day.

Indeed the musical nature of this show was a refreshing change from the usual television fare.

All the music in this show was beautifully catchy and was like listening to a Mel Brooks musical.

Though some of the jokes were predictable and corny they often contained wonderful self-aware humor that you just could not help but laugh at. But the real show stealer was Timothy Omundson’s King Richard.

King Richard was absolutely hands-down the best character in the show. His desperate attempts to win Madelena’s heart, and close relationship with the cold blooded Gareth and the scrawny chef add a whole new level of comedy and depth to the show. You couldn’t help but root for the evil and immature King who just wants to be loved.

Photo courtesy of thegeekiary.com

Photo courtesy of thegeekiary.com

If King Richard and catchy music aren’t enough to convince you of a second season, just think of the guest stars. This first season was jammed packed with serious celebrity cameos including John Stamos, Hugh Bonneville (as a hilarious pirate), Sophie McShera, “Weird Al” Yankovic (as a singing monk), Ricky Gervais and Rutger Hauer.

Honestly this show has so much potential for a second season. The acting was phenomenally good and it’d be interesting to see how the characters will win their happily ever afters.

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