Dashing Galavant lost the love of his life to the evil King Richard. Now, our fallen hero is on the quest to reclaim his reputation and his 'Happily Ever After'. ' But it won't be without twists along the way.
Galavant certainly isn't like anything else currently on network television, which makes it consistently intriguing in the way anything different from the norm can keep your attention, and yet it's also not quite what it should be either.
Galavant is definitely something new that required special effort, so one can't help feeling obligated to praise it and even watch it. But sadly, the series isn't funny enough - or enough fun. It's easier to appreciate than enjoy.
While occasionally puerile and mawkish, and facing undeniable issues when looking at its long-term viability as a series, Galavant is an anachronistic crowd-pleaser with an infectious sense of humor and more than a few unexpectedly entertaining tunes.
There are enough solid pieces here -- primarily Omundson and the songs (which I enjoyed as I watched, even if I couldn't hum a bar of them a week later) -- that I would hope Galavant could, like The Neighbors, figure itself out in time.
Galavant is mostly a savory treat from the musical team of Alan Menken and Glenn Slater. These guys know what they're doing. And this time they're doing it with a welcome edge in rousing, ribald times.