I think every one of us has at least one friend who can always recommend something awesome. I got a message from a friend of mine a while back telling me to watch Galavant because she thought I would get a kick out it. Lucky for me (?) the next day I was stuck with an especially clingy baby so I started binge-watching.
And she was right, it was awesome.
But really weird.
I’ll be completely honest, this is probably not for everyone. If you enjoy musicals, particularly odd musicals (think Spamalot) then you may be one of the few, the proud, the nerdy that this appeals too. It’s very tongue-in-check and full of innuendo. If you’re a big fan of musicals you may catch some parody moments mixed in. One the main characters is Timothy Omundson (Carlton Lassiter from Psych) and there are appearances by Anthony Stewart Head, Ricky Gervais, Jon Stamos, and Weird Al.
As my friend pointed out, it’s kind of miracle it made it through 2 seasons, but I’m still really bummed it was canceled. It does at least wrap-up reasonably well though.
Other things I binged-watched while I was out on maternity leave:
Would I Lie to You (You Tube)
Only Connect (You Tube)
Victoria* (Amazon Prime)
I tried watching Mindhunter (Netflix) and I got through the first season… but I dunno, it just didn’t suck me in like I thought it would. Everyone feels oddly flat and the main character’s kind of a prick.
I did plow through the second season of Stranger Things (Netflix) as soon as it came out. It was good, but it’s just so hard to top the first season. It definitely sets things up for more seasons though so I may never be able to cancel my Netflix subscription and pare down to just one streaming service (I have to keep Prime because 2 day shipping + baby = winning at parenting).
*I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m far more interested in British royals after they’re dead. I really enjoy The Crown (Netflix) too, but with Queen Elizabeth II at over 90 I figure that’s close enough.