One of the beauties of Netflix is the chance to check out shows you never would have thought of watching on network TV. Now and then I’ll be clicking through the Netflix menu and think “wow, this look like a stupid show, I can’t believe it ran for two seasons.” But now and then I’ll invest 5 minutes to try to figure out what the network executives were thinking when they gave the show the green light.
Galavant is a good example: a half hour musical comedy set in medieval England? My first reaction is, oh, hell no, but before I move on, I think…well, I liked Monty Python’s Holy Grail, I do like knights and damsels in distress, and, yeah, I confess, I generally like musicals. So I watched the first episode. It was nowhere near as silly as Monty Python, but it does have its own brand of absurd humor. I didn’t initially care for it, but thought I’d give it a second episode, then a third and fourth. The comic acting is well done. Production value high. With each episode I grew to enjoy the characters more and found the thin story line amusing enough until, yup, I finished both full seasons. I was sad to see the final episode end.
Was it worth it?
It may take a few episodes to get into it, but I give Galavant a strong yes.