Suck It, Cancellation Bear

Currently watching: Galavant

Are you watching ABC’s Galavant? If not, why not? Last night, Galavant returned for it’s ridiculously improbable second season, and it felt absolutely no qualms with rubbing its renewal in everyone’s faces (with both its title–“Suck It, Cancellation Bear”–and in the episode itself). Just check out the opening number for last night’s premiere episode:

And the opening song from the first season:

 

I love this stupid, stupid show so damn much. I can’t even tell if it’s the theater geek in me, or the fairytale-lover, or something else entirely. If you don’t know what Galavant is, that video up above pretty much lays the premise out: it’s a series about a knight (named Galavant) who, in the first season, was on a quest to win back his true love (who had been kidnapped by a king) and help a princess save her kingdom (which had been invaded by that same king). It’s a basic fairytale setup, but it gleefully goes completely off the rails. And it’s got music by Alan Menken, which should be reason enough to watch it, really.

I have nothing writing-related to say; I’m just still giggling a little about the fact that Galavant is back on for another season. Long live Galavant, may ABC continue to indulge the creative team even after they put together a nearly-five-minute song that is basically a glorious, musical “Screw You” to everyone from the network itself, to competing programming that will probably decimate Galavant’s viewership again.

~Sofia

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