'Schmigadoon!' spoofs old musicals, in a series that's too cute for its own good

“슈미가둔!” 뮤지컬을 사랑하는 사람들에 의해 그리고 그들을 위해 분명히 만들어졌습니다., 더 좋고 때로는 더 나쁘게. TV 시리즈에 힘을 실어줄 만큼의 독창적인 음악을 만드는 것은 항상 큰 도전입니다., with the added burden that the songs in this 10-episode Apple TV+ show are largely spoofs aimed at those who have spent too much time watching Turner Classic Movies.

Produced by “토요일 밤 라이브” patriarch Lorne Michaels’ 회사, the premise (like the title) is a play offBrigadoon,” where Gene Kelly and Van Johnson stumbled upon a magical village.
여기, it’s a pair of lovers, Melissa (“SNL’sCecily Strong) and Josh (키건-마이클 키), who inadvertently enter a throwback village, discovering that the only way they can cross the bridge back to their reality is with their one true love, leading to a bit of shock when the magic doesn’t work for the two of them together.
    What unfolds, 그때, is a series of encounters designed to test the couple’s tiesand whether their destined partner might actually be one of Schmigadoon’s colorfully clad residentsaugmented by an array of high-spirited numbers and knowing asides. 우선, the absence of gay characters in old musicals is amusingly addressed.
      If you hear echoes to the likes ofCarousel,” “The Music Man” 다른 사람, you’d be right, sung by an enormously talented castincluding Alan Cumming, Kristin Chenoweth, Aaron Tveit, Dove Cameron, Ariana DeBose, and Jaime Camilwho all appear to be having an absolute ball doing it.
        아직도, the problem with this sort of exerciseconceived by animated-movie veterans Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio, working with director Barry Sonnenfeldhinges on sustaining it, and the series perhaps inevitably drags in the middle, a little too self-satisfied with the premise and its cleverness in evoking the past.
        Women were so underwritten in early musicals,” Melissa muses, recognizing the thinness of one of the characters. 나중, she reassures Josh thatnobody dies in a musical,” before rattling off a long list of all the characters that do.
          간단히 말해서, it’s sporadically fun but a little too cute for its own good. Working in the confines of streaming affords “슈미가둔!” the luxury of appealing almost exclusively to the high-school-drama geek contingent, a reasonably small if generally desirable demo.
          The series also happens to tread the boards in a year that will see an inordinate number of musicals hit movie theaters“웨스트 사이드 스토리” 과 “Dear Evan Hansenamong themafter the disappointingly tepid box-office reception for “하이츠에서” despite stellar reviews.
          Somewhat spared from traditional commercial pressures as a streaming entry, it’s nice that an outfit like Apple had the latitude do produce “슈미가둔!,” even if the project feels fairly disposable.
            With its playful title and trappings, “슈미가둔!” is designed to get attention. As for whether a significant number of people actually watch it, like the show’s leads, a streaming service can afford to cross that bridge when it comes to it.
            “슈미가둔!” premieres July 16 on Apple TV+.

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