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In the past, many television shows have tried their hand at creating musical episodes. Some have been successful (Scrubs, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and others have failed (Grey’s Anatomy). With the rise of the Broadway musical Hamilton as such a phenomenon, I have a feeling musical episodes will make a comeback, or at I least I hope they do. Here’s my list of the top 5 shows that should have a musical episode.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
This would be a little more difficult to fit into the storyline, but maybe an Inhuman could have powers that make everyone sing? The only real reason I want this to happen is because of Joss Whedon’s success with other musical episodes like Buffy’s “Once More Time, With Feeling” and Dr. Horrible. I’m not sure how the cast would feel, but I think it would a solid hour of television.
I had to throw a curve ball unto the end of this list. Sam Esmail is a brilliant writer and director, plus the show is known for its perfect song song choices. I think it could be an interesting challenge. Besides don’t we all want to hear Rami Malek sing?
These are just a few of the shows I think deserve a musical episode, but I would honestly watch any show that took on the challenge (and for people looking for more songs in their TV viewing right now, CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend churns out the musical goodness weekly). I think it’s an interesting concept for any show to tackle. Whether it’s a success or a complete disaster, I think these types of episodes can draw a decent audience. With the rise of musical events on television, we will have to wait and see what kinds of trends this leads to. We already have The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Hairspray coming later this year, but I think there’s a gap when it comes Broadway-themed shows.
What shows do you wish had a musical episode? Hit the comments below!