Wednesday, January 13, 2016

What I’m Watching: Galavant

Galavant: Season 2, Episode 3 and 4 “Aw, Hell, the King” and “Bewitched, Bothered, and Belittled” (B-/B)

These are silly episodes, to be sure, but what else can you expect from this show? The visual joke about Richard’s castle being dismantled was a bit more entertaining than all that came after it, since the framework of the base of the castle was still very visible on the ground. Attempting to enlist Richard’s army to help rescue Isabella was a poor effort from the outset, and even Galavant’s gleaming teeth couldn’t help muster up more than one supporter. The typically clueless Richard can’t tell that his old best friend is actually very interested in a romantic relationship with him, which should only complicate things as they continue their trek and encounter more and more devious people along the way. Back at the castle, Gareth is experiencing some serious guilt about betraying Richard, and I so look forward to their eventual reunion. Madalena is not doing particularly well, unable to sleep because of Gareth’s screams and set up by the girls who used to torment her when she was young for an epic and hurtful roast that showed her that she doesn’t have it all. Gareth’s romantic gesture of bringing her the earrings still attached to their severed ears was both disgusting and surprisingly sweet. I enjoyed the opening song to the second episode with Chef and Gwynne celebrating their rise from dirt poor to mediocrity. Wormwood’s control over Isabella has turned her into someone wholly different, and it appears she may just fall back in love with Galavant in the process since that’s what truly makes her happy.

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