Galavant: The One True King (To Unite Them All)
February 1, 2016 6:09 AM - Season 2, Episode 10 - Subscribe

The battle is rejoined as Sid returns with an army of everybody from Season Two (except for the big-name guest stars, because they couldn't afford them). The shift from our title character to Richard having the most important plot arc becomes more or less official, as the former king finally becomes The One True King, gallops off to keep Roberta from going to Spinster Island, and watches Tad Cooper grow into a dragon. Oh, and also Galavant marries Isabella, Madalena seeks out the Dark Evil Lord, Gareth realizes he's meant to be an adventurer (and takes Sid with him), and Weird Al And His Singing Monks return to sing us out...

...probably forever, as they acknowledge in the text. Ratings for Season Two were even worse than for Season One.
posted by Etrigan (13 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Tad Cooper....lives!

I was satisfied with the resolution and the happy endings bequeathed upon all, and that they still allowed some room for a third season. BECAUSE THERE WILL BE A THIRD SEASON.

I was a little disappointed that the Enchanted Forest rescue army essentially showed up to march into battle and promptly disappeared. I would have loved watching that fight unfold.

Gareth, good guy, really, even if he's a terrible good guy. In a weird backwards way, he's the anti-Galavant setting off with a squire and everything.

I was happy with Richard's rehabilitation and the cat handing out at the dock was splendid.

Man, I'm going to miss this show.
posted by Atreides at 2:00 PM on February 1, 2016

Atreides, you summed up my feelings exactly. If we don't get another season, the cast and crew left the viewers satisfied and in a very good place. And if we do get blessed with another, there is plenty of potential.

In case anybody is interested (and didn't already read it), AV Club did an interview with Timothy Omundson, the actor who plays King Richard.
posted by sardonyx at 7:18 PM on February 1, 2016 [4 favorites]

'Put down that cat!'
posted by h00py at 3:44 AM on February 2, 2016 [2 favorites]

I desperately want this show to be renewed. Like... it's just straight-up delightful. I never would have expected it really considering I was a little 'meh' on the first season (not hugely 'meh', but mildly 'meh') but I love this one to death.

also why do i find timothy omundson so attractive now that king richard's had his weird fantastic little redemption arc maybe this is why I liked season 2 more
posted by suddenly, and without warning, at 6:13 AM on February 2, 2016 [5 favorites]

"Men and women of the second season, ATTACK!"
posted by drezdn at 7:20 AM on February 2, 2016 [2 favorites]

Everything about the second season was amazing. My only minor quibble is that there are now so many characters that the songs were spread a little thin - and I was surprised they had a guest star sing us out, even if it was Weird Al. Still, A++ will watch again (immediately, because at least one scene each episode had us howling too hard to hear the next bit).

"Shall I write the king a theme song?" "Shut up, Menken!"
posted by Flannery Culp at 8:09 AM on February 2, 2016 [6 favorites]

I really enjoyed the second season two. It would be great if there could be another season, but if this is the end, they really went out on top.
posted by drezdn at 9:14 AM on February 2, 2016

This was delightful, I was delighted. If there is no more, then at least this is an acceptable point for the story to end.
posted by rewil at 9:21 AM on February 2, 2016 [3 favorites]

Ok, so it's like. A full week later from this thread but I HAVE to revisit it because I rewatched the entire second season (again) and I love this show so much. And I rewatched the first as well and realized I hadn't really given it a fair shot the first go around, because really, it was pretty spectacular in its own right. But the second season allowed for so much more character growth on all sides, and I think more importantly a really good look at the whole 'true love' storyline thing, and a real-life fairytale ending vs. a straight-up fairytale ending in that, for example, Galavant and Isabelle are kicked out of their still-there-but-somewhat-fictionalized perfect love (man that kiss sucked huh), but they still love each other and the point is they put in the effort to make it work rather than writing it off as imperfect. There was so much character development! For so many of the characters! SO MUCH it was so good. This show went to some really interesting places and I probably care too much about a silly musical period/fantasy piece.

ANYWAY MY POINT IS if this show hadn't gotten a surprise second season it would have been an absolute travesty and a huge waste (well... not waste. failure to utilize?) an incredible amount of talent from both the actors and the writers, and really the costume designers too because that definitely improved from season 1 (more money? probably even though ABC seemed reticent to take too much of a gamble on them).

But it was really nice of the writers to end season 2 with a good deal of closure. I'll be upset if it isn't renewed and I would watch the hell out of a season 3, but it's not like CERTAIN tv shows that I will ALWAYS lie in bed at night wondering what the hell happened (coughREBOOTcough)
posted by suddenly, and without warning, at 7:44 AM on February 10, 2016 [2 favorites]

It's official; Galavant is cancelled.
posted by Etrigan at 8:11 AM on May 13, 2016

Tad Cooper will live on in our hearts.
posted by drezdn at 4:22 PM on May 13, 2016 [6 favorites]

Finally finished watching this, was satisfied at the ending. In my head, they cut in some footage from Game of Thrones to show Tad Cooper all grown up.
posted by asperity at 9:56 AM on March 28, 2017 [3 favorites]

Game of what? Oh, is that the Galavant ripoff with a bunch of people who can't sing?
posted by Etrigan at 10:38 AM on March 28, 2017 [2 favorites]

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