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Apple TV+ Series SCHMIGADOON! - News & Discussion Thread

Apple TV+ Series SCHMIGADOON! - News & Discussion Thread

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#1Apple TV+ Series SCHMIGADOON! - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 5/14/21 at 1:58pm

Apple TV+ Series SCHMIGADOON! - News & Discussion Thread

The Golden Age will be back this summer! Apple TV+ just announced that "Schmigadoon!," the six-episode musical comedy series executive produced by Lorne Michaels and starring Emmy Award-nominee Cecily Strong and Emmy Award-winner Keegan-Michael Key, will make its global debut on Friday, July 16. Two episodes will be available at launch followed by one episode weekly every Friday.

"Schmigadoon!," a parody of iconic Golden Age musicals, stars Strong and Key as a couple on a backpacking trip designed to reinvigorate their relationship who discover a magical town living in a 1940s musical. They then learn that they can't leave until they find "true love." The first season also stars Alan Cumming, Kristin Chenoweth, Aaron Tveit, Dove Cameron, Ariana DeBose, Fred Armisen, Jaime Camil, Jane Krakowski and Ann Harada. Martin Short guest stars.

Keegan Michael Key premiered the first clip of the series on Jimmy Fallon last night: https://youtu.be/HorV9ATn4RY

Updated On: 5/14/21 at 01:58 PM

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Sutton Ross
#2Apple TV+ Series SCHMIGADOON! - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 5/14/21 at 2:21pm

That cast. Holy God. 

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Wayman_Wong
#4Apple TV+ Series SCHMIGADOON! - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 5/15/21 at 2:44pm

Just a few days ago, Aaron Tveit was on ''The Kelly Clarkson Show,'' plugging ''Moulin Rouge!'' and ''Schmigadoon.'' Small world, but Clarkson says she played Fiona in her high school production of ''Brigadoon''!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5BIbykQMTM

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#5Apple TV+ Series SCHMIGADOON! - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 7/12/21 at 1:13pm

https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/VIDEO-Sing-Along-to-a-Musical-Sneak-Peek-From-SCHMIGADOON-20210712 Video Sneak Peek from the show!  The first two episodes premiere this Friday.

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#6Apple TV+ Series SCHMIGADOON! - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 7/12/21 at 4:46pm

I was already pretty pumped for this but having seen that preview, I cannot WAIT to see this! Everything about it looks great.

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#7Apple TV+ Series SCHMIGADOON! - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 7/12/21 at 5:03pm

This preview gives off Brigadoon meets Oklahoma! vibes. And oh my God, that CAST!

I will definitely watch the pilot come Friday and offer my thoughts. 


Oh look, a bibu!

Globefan
#8Apple TV+ Series SCHMIGADOON! - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 7/12/21 at 7:27pm

The songs are gonna be stuck in my head! 

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#9Apple TV+ Series SCHMIGADOON! - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 7/15/21 at 6:38am

A 5 star review in TV Guide which is rare.

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#11Apple TV+ Series SCHMIGADOON! - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 7/16/21 at 4:06am

I watched the first 2 episodes and found it to be rather charming. Aaron was in fine form nailing it from the get go. Kristen was very funny, a combo of all of the prudes in musical comedy. Reminiscent of Mrs. Danvers and Mrs. Sowerberry. Cummings had a wonderful number that was very tongue and cheek. And Martin Short was hysterical. 

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#12Apple TV+ Series SCHMIGADOON! - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 7/16/21 at 8:35am

This was delightful, charming, and whimsical.  As if the best of Pushing Daisies and Galavant were mixed together in a pot with the golden age movie musicals. A shame this is only six episodes and there are only four more (weeks). Would love to own this on Bluray, but doubtful as it's an Apple TV series.  The original music is available on streaming platforms, as well. And by shooting most of the choreography with full-body shots of the dancers, nothing seemed amiss. Glad to see that lately there are some folks who know what they're doing with musicals on screen (big or small).

rattleNwoolypenguin
#13Apple TV+ Series SCHMIGADOON! - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 7/16/21 at 11:22am

I like it! It's sweet. 

Some solid songs, good pacing and the production and musical talent is of course fabulous. 

I think it could be funnier. I find it lightly funny. Keegan who I normally love, his character is so far very one note. 

I can't help but feel like-we've milked the musical theatre parody to death. Like it's lovingly done but it's just so DONE. 

Ya know what would be something? A musical television show where it's all 100 percent genuine and the humor came from the situation not the meta ness. 

I think at a certain point there are diminishing returns when we've lampooned broadway so many times. Like- South Park, Book of Mormon, Urinetown, Something Rotten, Crazy Ex Girlfriend, Spamalot, The Muppets- it's the same joke now.

How much longer do we have to keep appealing to the "I Hate Musicals" crowd in this craft?

Updated On: 7/16/21 at 11:22 AM

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#14Apple TV+ Series SCHMIGADOON! - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 7/16/21 at 2:49pm

Y'all. It. Is. Specaliciously. SPECTACULAR. Honestly, I would have binged the whole thing if it weren't for the episodes coming out every week. LOVE IT.

Globefan
#15Apple TV+ Series SCHMIGADOON! - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 7/16/21 at 3:38pm

I'd love them to edit it into a 3 hour movie 

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#16Apple TV+ Series SCHMIGADOON! - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 7/16/21 at 4:23pm

Globefan said: "I'd love them to edit it into a 3 hour movie"

Even a stage version available for licensing. 

Globefan
#17Apple TV+ Series SCHMIGADOON! - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 7/16/21 at 6:25pm

The door is open for a season 2 according to Cecily 

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#18Apple TV+ Series SCHMIGADOON! - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 7/16/21 at 8:42pm

rattleNwoolypenguin said: "I like it! It's sweet.

Some solid songs, good pacing and the production and musical talent is of course fabulous.

I think it could be funnier. I find it lightly funny. Keegan who I normally love, his character is so far very one note.

I can't help but feel like-we've milked the musical theatre parody to death. Like it's lovingly done but it's just so DONE.

Ya know what would be something? A musical television show where it's all 100 percent genuine and the humor came from the situation not the meta ness.

I think at a certain point there are diminishing returns when we've lampooned broadway so many times. Like- South Park, Book of Mormon, Urinetown, Something Rotten, Crazy Ex Girlfriend, Spamalot, The Muppets- it's the same joke now.

How much longer do we have to keep appealing to the "I Hate Musicals" crowd in this craft?



I think it appeals more to folks who love musicals.

Keegan is not the world’s greatest actor. I would have preferred a stronger actor who would have contributed more (the relationship between the two leads was like a skit and could have used more truthfulness) but it is a minor quibble. 

 

 

 

 

Globefan
#19Apple TV+ Series SCHMIGADOON! - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 7/16/21 at 11:30pm

It was great to see Dove Cameron 

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rosscoe(au)
#20Apple TV+ Series SCHMIGADOON! - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 7/17/21 at 12:52am

While I really enjoyed it , I found the two main leads didn’t gel that well, at the end of the second episode I’m not sure if I care they get back together. Everyone else perfect. The musical numbers where done brilliantly.


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#21Apple TV+ Series SCHMIGADOON! - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 7/17/21 at 1:26am

I wanted to like this. I really did.

Schmigadoon! unfortunately let me down these first two episodes (and I was super excited for this). Saving graces for me thus far include Martin Short and the lovely Dove Cameron, who has clearly come a long way since the Disney Channel. The always-reliable Kristin Chenoweth gives "wicked" a whole new meaning (ba-dum tish).

The main problem is, the show drags too much these first two episodes. Key and Strong are just so unlikable so far. Key's character - a 180 degree spin from his charming Principal Hawkins in The Prom - is so bland and poorly written. The running gag with DeBose's brother announcing everything is annoying to say the least. 

The musical numbers are serviceable at best. "Corn Pudding" might be stuck in my head for a day or two though. The Golden Age references are tongue-in-cheek (did anyone recognize any of the names being called out during the auction scene in Episode 2?) and I guarantee it made some others on these boards break out a grin.

Four more half-hour episodes left. That's not much time for a show which had so much potential to redeem itself for its initial shortcomings.

 


Oh look, a bibu!

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#22Apple TV+ Series SCHMIGADOON! - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 7/17/21 at 2:00pm

Maybe the problem for me is the show would work better if we just wait for the full series so we can watch the entire arc. Otherwise it’s kind of like we are turning the show off half way through the first act.


"You can't overrate Bernadette Peters. She is such a genius. There's a moment in "Too Many Mornings" and Bernadette doing 'I wore green the last time' - It's a voice that is just already given up - it is so sorrowful. Tragic. You can see from that moment the show is going to be headed into such dark territory and it hinges on this tiny throwaway moment of the voice." - Ben Brantley (2022) "Bernadette's whole, stunning performance [as Rose in Gypsy] galvanized the actors capable of letting loose with her. Bernadette's Rose did take its rightful place, but too late, and unseen by too many who should have seen it" Arthur Laurents (2009) "Sondheim's own favorite star performances? [Bernadette] Peters in ''Sunday in the Park,'' Lansbury in ''Sweeney Todd'' and ''obviously, Ethel was thrilling in 'Gypsy.'' Nytimes, 2000

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#23Apple TV+ Series SCHMIGADOON! - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 7/17/21 at 4:43pm

binau said: "Maybe the problem for me is the show would work better if we just wait for the full series so we can watch the entire arc. Otherwise it’s kind of like we are turning the show off half way through the first act."

That's kind of how TV series work...otherwise they would be movies.

 

Globefan
#24Apple TV+ Series SCHMIGADOON! - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 7/17/21 at 5:58pm

Which song is your favorite? 

Updated On: 7/17/21 at 05:58 PM

Dolly80
#25Apple TV+ Series SCHMIGADOON! - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 7/18/21 at 2:57pm

I’m so freaked out by Dove Cameron.

She looks 9 years old. And like a doll. And one that had tons of plastic surgery.

Is she even real?


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