For our new selection, we decided to feature Schmigadoon! the new Apple TV+ series that pays homage to the musicals of the 1940s and is directed by Barry Sonnenfeld!

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Schmigadoon!

WHY

If you like musicals then Schmigadoon! is for you! This new Apple TV+ series is directed by Barry Sonnenfeld (Men in Black) marking his return on a director chair since A Series of Unfortunate Events in 2019. The story follows a couple (Cecily Strong and Keegan-Michael Key) as they attempt to recapture the love of their early days of their relationship through therapy in the wild. After crossing a mysterious bridge, the couple finds themselves trapped in the small town of Schmigadoon! They are then immersed in a touching tribute to 1940s musicals! This will prove to be a real hell for Keegan-Michael’s character who hates these comedies. The slightest word can trigger a song and dance sequence at any moment. Their first day in this city is really funny as well as their interaction with the inhabitants. The gap between them, who do not know that they are in a musical, and our couple is really cool! The series is watched with a lot of pleasure and its relatively short format (6 episodes of 30 minutes) should please a lot of people, even those who don’t like musicals because the comedy aspect is really good!

WHAT

A parody of iconic musicals, “Schmigadoon!” is a new musical comedy series executive produced by Lorne Michaels and starring Emmy Award nominee Cecily Strong and Emmy Award winner Keegan-Michael Key as a couple on a backpacking trip designed to reinvigorate their relationship when they discover a magical town in which everyone is living in a studio musical from the 1940s. They then discover that they can’t leave until they find “true love.”

WHERE

Apple TV+

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