Located on a small expansion shelf about midway between the Third and Fourth Circles, Musical Hell is presided over by Diva, a minor demon charged with passing judgement on the worst musicals ever committed to film. (She still hasn't figured out if this is their punishment or hers.) Take a seat on the bench and have your earplugs ready, because court is now in session.

New videos posted on the first Monday of the month. Other viewpoints, news, and general ramblings posted when they crop up.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Musical Hell Review: Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return

It's time for another trip down the Yellow Brick Road.  This time, we'll encounter annoying villains, creepy puppets, and unscrupulous producers.


Special thanks to AniMat for donating his time and sanity!  See more of his stuff here!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Know the Score: Oscars 2015

What do I think of this year's nominees for Best Score and Best Song?  So glad you asked!  Here's a video with the answer!


Monday, February 2, 2015

Musical Hell Review: The Singing Detective

This month's Musical Hell Review is the Patreon-requested The Singing Detective!  It's about Robert Downey, Jr. having a noir-musical freakout.  Or something.




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Monday, January 19, 2015

Know the Score: Top Five Oscar-Winning Songs

It's Oscar time again!  This year we're kicking off by having a look back at five of my favorite tunes to win the Best Original Song award.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Galavant So Far: A Review in Filk

And so we’re halfway through
ABC’s four-week ‘do
About a hero known as Galavant

And goodness knows I’ve tried
To be on this show’s side
But I just can’t get into Galavant

True, I can’t be an absolute hater
Love the songs by Al and Slater
And sure, Joshua Stasse is hot!
But what about the plot?
It sure is sinking Galavant!

Now the main arc’s okay
(If quite a bit cliché)
With jaded Gal and Princess Isabella

The fractured hero’s quest
Is the show at its best
And Stasse, he does make you root for the fella

Yet Izzy’s betrayal is a chance missed
(Should have saved that for a plot twist!)
And oh, it would be good to go
In a two-hour show
But twice as long is Galavant

There’s all these subplots we must slog through
Mostly King Richard trying to woo the bitch queen
A trip to Sid’s hometown (his parents are Jews?)
And the worst joust in the land
A goofy pirate band
And gags like every sitcom you’ve seen!

And that’s just how it goes
Fun songs and cameos
But not enough to salvage Galavant

Though I will soldier through
I don’t have hope, it’s true
And I’ve one more gripe with Galavant

That the meta humor leaves me jaded
(Must the singing be lampshaded?)
Oh, it’s just not going well
Could end in Musical Hell
A sorry fate for Galavant!


Monday, January 5, 2015

Musical Hell Review: Geppetto (Plus: Social Media Madness!)

A new year, a new review!  Here's Drew Carey starring in Geppetto, providing himself with joke fodder for years to come!





And what's more, Musical Hell is now on Facebook and Tumblr for all your social media needs!  (And Twitter.  But that's been up for a while now.)  Like, follow, and do whatever!

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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Know the Score: Annie and Into the Woods

There are two musicals in theaters this holiday season.  Which should you see--and which should you avoid?  Check out the new Know the Score to find out!