January 29, 2015 at 5:52 am #95088
The musical comedy TV series just ended its first season in the states. Personally found it very enjoyable. It was done by the team who did Disney’s Tangled. Alan Menken who had done so many Disney classics, is one Emmy away from becoming an EGOT, and this will probably do it. Each episode features several songs and they are all very nice. The male lead Joshua Sasse, though at the moment is more well known for his TV work , had done musical productions on the West End and has a strong singing voice, not to mention very easy on the eyes.
I highly recommend everyone to find a way to chech this out.January 29, 2015 at 5:59 am #95089
The only downside(very light spoilers) is that the first season kind of ended on a cliffhanger. And at the moment we don’t know if it would get renewed for a second season. Fingers crossed though.
BTW apologies for the misspelling, ugh. Should have spell-checked.January 29, 2015 at 6:15 am #95090
Oh one more thing, one of the former Mary Poppins ensemble member/Bert understudy Drew Weston had a smallish role in the show. He was one of the monks in an episode and was in a group music number. I saw that part and thought to myself “wait where did I saw that guy before” and then it hit me. I wasn’t sure and I didn’t remember his last name so had to web search a bit, but apparently that indeed was him. He put it in his own bio.January 31, 2015 at 7:27 am #95150
Okay I’m shamelessly posting this gif from the show. Watch it if you can track it down!February 3, 2015 at 10:22 pm #95265
I didn’t love it. It’s obviously not to be taken seriously but I thought it was pretty awful. There were a couple fun songs but on the whole I was disappointed with the music considering it’s Alan Menken.
I thought that was Drew Weston! Wasn’t listed on IMDb –
Thanks for confirming!February 3, 2015 at 10:24 pm #95266
I’ve never liked medieval stuff though- not my cup of teaFebruary 5, 2015 at 12:43 am #95302
Hi kels, I actually kind of agree with you. The songs are not Alan Menken’s best work. But we have to keep in mind this is after all just a TV show. Movies & stage musicals usually have lots of rewrites over a long period of time, but he had maybe a few months tops to do all these several dozens songs in season 1.February 5, 2015 at 10:56 pm #95323
But compared to Smash… Which had absolutely amazing music…January 6, 2017 at 2:53 pm #111420
Indeed, one of the best theatrical event that I have seen. Performers are so energetic, cool and professional with their performance. And for sure they are a product of reliable improvisation and acting agency, which most of experts actors have gone to.
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