아직도, the problem with this sort of exercise — conceived by animated-movie veterans Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio, working with director Barry Sonnenfeld — hinges 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 that “nobody 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 Hansen
” among them
— after 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+.