I only started watching this television show about a week ago and the final show is this Sunday, I believe. I am so disappointed that it isn’t lasting longer. Based upon what I’d seen on the internet, there won’t be another.
Galavant, for anybody who doesn’t know, is a limited series, a sort of fractured fairy tale. Honestly, I don’t know if it knows what it is. Maybe a Holy Grail thing set to music? Anyway, it’s a fairy-tale-gone-wrong comedy with lots of singing and dancing. It feels to me like it wanted to be a stage play, and for all I know it was. It is definitely tongue in cheek.
I love it because it’s funny, but I actually also enjoy the love story. Not the one it starts with–Galavant and Madelena–but the one between Galavant and Isabella. I thought about this last night as I was fighting insomnia (and Benign Positional Vertigo, blech!), trying to figure out why it snagged my interest. It’s because it feels more real than the fairy tales we grew up with. These two have been on an adventure together, and the truth is that when people are adventuring, they see the nasty stuff as well as the good stuff. In Isabella’s case it’s her snoring. In Galavant’s case is ego. Still, Galavant falls for her, to the point that he, humorously, defends her tendency to chew with her mouth open because she’s got a deviated septum. How can you not love a hero who would do that? And she pushes him to become the man he wants to be (or once was). Also, she gets his competition in a joust drunk so he’ll win. Sure, it’s so she won’t lose the kingdom’s jewel, but it’s also about him.
So yeah, I’m sure people can find a million things wrong with this show and I know somebody will come along and talk about all the unrealistic things about the romance etc. But for me, those two things really work. Also, the first “love” song is a riot. I love the king’s “I know there’s something scary behind your cold dead eyes.”
So what do you think? Really funny? Good romance, or is it too realistic?