I’ve been meaning to write a quick blurb about Galavant since I finished watching Season 2. Not sure if the show has been picked up for a third season (which I feel is sort of common for particularly great comedies), but I can’t recommend it enough. If you’ve not seen it, you’ve got to get your hands on it.
The show is basically one long medieval musical. What more can you ask for? The characters are exaggerated, but not in a way that makes them seem out of touch; the scenarios are ridiculous, yet plausible; the show delicately toes the line of being so silly it’s pointless and investing you in the characters enough to have you wanting to see what happens next.
I also particularly love the little nods to other medieval-style shows. Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Princess Bride, Game of Thrones — I feel like I need to watch the show a couple of times through to catch all the inside jokes. Those are the kinds of shows I particularly appreciate — those that have layers far beyond the surface plot.
The main plot of the story follows the hero Galavant on his quest to redeem his reputation, but before you know it, the whole story has turned on its head. Galavant really does a great job of picking apart the “knight in shining armor” trope. The plot twists and turns, but still provides the little moral lessons you’d expect from a story like this.
Overall, I think the show is excellent. I’d love to discuss it more specifically here, but don’t want to give away too many spoilers. Go watch it, come back, and we’ll talk.
And if you don’t like it, well, you can go and “die in a brown fart.” (That’s a joke you’ll only get if you go watch the showwwwww lolololol DO IT.)