La La Land is a great musical

I finally went to see La La Land this past weekend and it was fabulous. It reminded me of the old Hollywood musicals.

La La Land stars Emma Stone as Mia and Ryan Gosling as Sebastian. They both have dreams. She wants to be an actress and he wants to own a jazz club. In the pursuit of those dreams, they fall in love.

I enjoyed how their relationship was portrayed because they truly supported each other. There were ups and downs, but they always encouraged each other.

Stone and Gosling have a ton of chemistry. They played off of each other well and I see Oscar nominations in the not too distant future.

In the course of the story, there are great musical numbers. Mandy Moore, who choreographs the opening numbers for Dancing With the Stars, outdid herself. The opening number is amazing. I certainly wouldn’t mind being stuck in that traffic jam.

The songs are catchy. Even a couple of days later, I’m still singing some of the songs.

This is a musical that should not be missed. You will love the music, dancing, and Gosling and Stone’s performances.

Have you seen La La Land?

 

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Thank you ABC for bringing back Galavant

I watched Galavant last season and immediately fell in love with it. Unfortunately, it was almost cancelled because of low ratings and I don’t understand why. It has music, comedy, and a handsome leading man. What more could you want? My only complaint is that the season is too short.

If you haven’t been watching, here’s what has happened. Galavant’s ex, Madalena, was taken by King Richard. Galavant tries to find her and is joined by Princess Isabella of Valencia.

In the end, Madalena chooses Richard because of his power and money. Galavant falls in love with Isabella, but they are soon separated.

Season 1 ends with Galavant on a ship with pirates and King Richard who was ousted from the throne in Valencia. Isabella is locked away by her parents who have arranged for her to marry her cousin. Madalena declares herself Queen of Valencia.

This season opens with Galavant and King Richard on a journey to rescue Isabella. Galavant doesn’t realize that Isabella believes that he doesn’t love her anymore and that she has set a wedding date because she’s being controlled by the wedding planner.

Richard returns to his kingdom only to find that his castle isn’t where it used to be and that his subjects seem to be happy with democracy.

Madalena is having trouble being accepted as Queen of Valencia.

Below is a clip of what you’ve been missing.

If you have been watching, what do you think of Galavant’s return?

 

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