“”Schmigadoon!” was clearly made by and for people who love musicals, for better and occasionally worse. Seeking to create enough original music to power a TV series is always a major challenge, 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 “Saturday Night Live” patriarch Lorne Michaels’ company, the premise (like the title) is a play off “Brigadoon,” where Gene Kelly and Van Johnson stumbled upon a magical village.
“Here, it’s a pair of lovers, Melissa (“SNL’s” Cecily Strong) and Josh (Keegan-Michael Key), 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.”
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