I super believe in this show — and also, Tad Cooper.
Hello, I’m Allie, and I’m late for absolutely everything except my dinner and my period.
Another TMI fact about me that you didn’t ask for is that I LOVE musicals. I don’t care how cheesy they are — for me, they’re like serotonin in song form. So, naturally, I’ve been watching A LOT of them to help compete with my COVID-19 quarantine blues.
So when this random-ass musical TV show I had never heard of from like 2015 called Galavant appeared in my Netflix suggestions because of my musical binge, I was like, “Okay, I’ll give this a shot.”
And y’all…HOW DID NO ONE TELL ME ABOUT THIS SHOW? I THOUGHT WE WERE ALL FRIENDS?!
To start, here’s my absolute favorite way to describe the show to someone who’s never seen it:
Cool, so have I drawn you in enough that now you’re curious about the show’s ACTUAL premise? Oh no, I’m not going to explain it to you with words…LET THEM SING THE ENTIRE SETUP FOR YOU INSTEAD:
As I’m sure you can gather from the above video, every single song in the show slaps harder than it has any right to — probably because they were produced by ALAN. FREAKIN’. MENKEN.*
Trying not to spoil too much — because I seriously think you should watch it if you haven’t — the show basically takes every fantasy and fairy tale genre trope you expect to see and goes, “LOL, no thanks!” then does whatever the heck it wants.
Oh, you ~think~ you know who the true villain is? WRONG, he’s actually the best — and also your new favorite TV character.
(No really, King Richard should’ve gotten the Iron Throne. I’m tellin’ ya, you’re going to love him.)
But I digress. The show as a whole is almost annoyingly well-written, and like…
…It’s so freakin’ funny.
It has EVERYTHING. There’s SEVERAL unexpected romances and unlikely friendships:
There are a lot of fun breaking-the-fourth-wall moments:
As well as some perfectly executed inside jokes:
And a dragon that’s definitely not just a lizard:
Did I even mention the CELEBRITY CAMEOS yet?! Ricky Gervais shows up as a magician named “Xanax” in one episode:
Kylie Minogue is the queen of a gay bar in the middle of a forest and has a whole-ass song and dance number in another episode:
WEIRD. AL. IS. A. SINGING. MONK. IN. A. COUPLE. OF. EPISODES:
So — with all of this said and done — you can imagine my distress when I discovered my new favorite show is ONLY TWO SEASONS LONG with 18 episodes*…and it deserves more.
So, please consider this my formal request for a third season of Galavant. I want to see Tad Cooper grown up. I want to see Madalana go full D’DEW. I want to see Gal and Isabella on more adventures. I want to see Sid get a solo.
So…uh…yeah. If you haven’t seen it, go watch it — but also, I want another season. Someone please give me another season of Galavant. Okay? Thanks.
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