Starring: Joshua Sasse, Timothy Omundson, Vinnie Jones, Mallory Jansen, Karen David, Luke Youngblood
Created by Dan Fogelman
Written by Dan Fogelman, Directed by Chris Koch
THE PREMISE: Galavant is a new show unlike anything else on broadcast TV. It is a musical comedy fairytale - yep, you read that right. Set "once upon a time," Galavant (Joshua Sasse) is a dashing and singing hero who tries to defeat the evil King Richard (Timothy Omundson). King Richard also stole the woman that Galavant loves, Madalena (Mallory Jansen). Rounding out the main cast are traveling companions, Isabella (Karen David) and Sid (Luke Youngblood) as well as the king's right hand man, Gareth (Vinnie Jones).
BOTTOM LINE: I love that ABC is taking a chance with this but unfortunately it doesn't quite hit its mark for me. I'm halfway through the second episode as I'm writing this and feeling pretty much the same things. It has a bit of promise, but the plot is a little slow and as I said before, it's not high enough in camp value to work. If you like it, enjoy it while you can. It could be a long time before we see another fairy tale musical comedy as a regular series.