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Schmigadoon!: Season 1 (2021)



Critic Consensus: Schmigadoon!'s clever inside-theater jokes may not be for everyone, but there's no denying the joy of seeing this talented ensemble sing (and dance!) their hearts out.


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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."


Critic Reviews for Schmigadoon!: Season 1

All Critics (76) | Top Critics (31)

It would work to the show's advantage to lean on its Broadway cast more and not be afraid to find the humor in darker topics. Either way, I'm off to sing "Corn Pudding" one more time!

July 16, 2021 | Rating: B | Full Review…

If you're a person who, say, wrote a substantial paper about movie musicals in college (ahem), it's a lot of fun picking over choreography flourishes and musical and lyrical flourishes as they are, in some cases, mashed up with modern life.

July 15, 2021 | Full Review…
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The show goofs on the conventions of the genre, but it's an affectionate goof, one that makes fun of the sexism and vapidity of the old shows while simultaneously delivering top-notch and well-shot choreography and plenty of catchy schmaltz.

July 15, 2021 | Full Review…

"Schmigadoon!" manages to both expose and celebrate the formulaic structure of traditional musicals; theater buffs will love the sheer audacity of it all.

July 15, 2021 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Despite the magic of show-stopping musical numbers, Schmigadoon! provides a surprisingly realistic depiction of a relationship rut.

July 7, 2021 | Full Review…

At just six episodes, it neatly wraps up its story in a way that seems to shut down any questions about a second season, but it's hard not to wish for an encore performance.

July 7, 2021 | Full Review…
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