Sunday, January 4, 2015

Galavant - My Review

Galavant is a new TV series on ABC. Well it started off as a new TV series with eight episodes produced. They took those eight half hour episodes and made them into four hour long episodes and kind of made it an ABC 4-part "special event" or "comedy extravaganza" as they are calling it. I don't know if this means it's only going to be these four episodes and be a limited-run TV series or if they are just trying to burn off this series and get it over with. Either way ABC has really been promoting this all over the place. It's currently taking the time slot of another fairytale series Once Upon A Time.

I for one was very excited to see this. I was excited when I saw the trailer late last summer and was highly anticipating the premiere. So if you don't know what I'm talking about here's a quick synopsis of Galavant. The series follows the adventures of Galavant, a dashing hero who is determined to reclaim his reputation and his "Happily Ever After" by going after the evil King Richard, who ruined it the moment he stole the love of Galavant's life, Madalena. The episodes chronicle Galavant's journeys (and the twists and turns that go along with them) through musical numbers composed and written by Menken and Slate.

Yep.. it's an offbeat, tongue and cheek musical, It has a sort of Monty Python meets Princess Bride feel to it! As I mentioned the aired the first two episodes back to back and when they were over social media went a bit crazy, you either loved it or hated it. I for one LOVED it. I watched with my buddy Erik via Skype and we both enjoyed it. I loved the music, the songs, the characters and the story. Erik figured out the twist in the first episode before it was revealed but I didn't have a clue. The opening scene is by far my favorite scene/song of the first two episodes. I love that in a two minute song we get the entire storyline and catch up with whats going on. Check it out below... oh and be warned once you hear this song you'll be singing Gaaaalllllaaaaavvvvvvannnnntttttt over and over :)

What is even better the tune was used in all of ABC commercials promoting their other shows. Even the local news weather guy had his own version of the Galavant song... it was pretty awesome.

I can't for next Sunday and two more episodes of this fun new series.

1 comment:

  1. We loved it too!! I wished they had the lyrics while we watched so i could sing with it....LOL -JL