Wherever SCHMIGADOON! is heading, I’m along for the musical journey. After episode 3, I have “That Skinner Feeling” that I’m in love with this show.
The latest 28 minutes of Broadway musical bliss opens with a reprise of Aaron Tveit belting out “You Can’t Tame Me” to “You Done Tamed Me,” and from there, we are off to the races. The leads, Melissa (Cecily Strong) and Josh (Keegan-Michael Key), are trying to figure out ways to break out of this musical madness by finding true love, yet their schemes keep failing. Luckily, they are smart enough to find their way out of Ikea, so they should be able to escape SCHMIGADOON! 😂
While we attempt to “Cross That Bridge” hilariously with our leads, the show continues to have something to say about the musicals of yesteryear. From correcting previous color-blind casting, closeted husbands (“He’s a Queer One, That Man o’ Mine”), and dialogue like, “women were so underwritten in early musicals,” this woke musical addition is welcomingly fixing the mistakes of the past.
Thanks to my mom and her theatre-loving past, I’m a sucker for a good musical. SCHMIGADOON! is not just the best musical of the year; it’s also quickly becoming one of the best TV shows.
I can’t wait to “Enjoy the Ride” next week on Apple TV+.