Monday, January 14, 2008

What I will be watching on TV tonight

With lines like “First we crossed a river and scaled the cliffs of doom / Then we took a little break and went to the bathroom," it's not Spamalot. But it does feature knights, dragons, anthropomorphic animals, and songs ("The trajectory isn’t toward Thomas Malory, but to Miley Cyrus.") [amazing fact: after a patient lecture from my son, I learned this Saturday that Miley Cyrus and Hannah Montana are the same person!] [I also must wonder what Hannah Montana's parents would have named her had their last name been "California" or "Massachusetts"...]. Anyway, endless narrative brevitized: Nickelodeon is growing future medievalists by showing a movie called The Backyardigans: Tale of the Mighty Knights.

1 comment:

Jeffrey Cohen said...

What a dreadful show. I knew I wasn't going to like it when the "knights" departed on their adventure equipped only with shields. Pointy weapons, apparently, would teach the young audience improper lessons about aggression.

My 3.5 year old daughter loved the story, which involved guarding a dragon's egg ... but to call the thing soporific would be too kind. Even its pounding rock soundtrack (!!!!) couldn't keep my eyes open.