|USA||2015||30||Documentary . Musical|
Todrick wrote this love anthem when he was in the throws of a break up, with the optimistic hope of someday finding "the one" out there for him. To match this epic theme, team Toddy makes an epic video - a homage to great moments from romantic movies. But the production runs into some epic problems when they face a thunderstorm blackout on their night shoot and his lead dancer and friend, Jenni, falls while dancing on a concrete stage.
|Episode Title:||Epic Love|
|Airs:||2015-09-14 at 10:00 PM|
From the terrific opening theme song, it’s immediately evident that Hall’s sheer talent is immense. He’s got an innate gift for crafting catchy lyrics and the vocals and dance moves to bring his songs to life. He’s also an enormously likeable person.... But what the series is missing is an authentic look at how everything actually happens.The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
Watching Mr. Hall work, it’s clear that everything around him is a prop. The people, the cameras, the locations, the actual props--they’re all in service of him. And so Todrick ends up being a documentary about top-down management, not collaboration.The New York Times Full Review
If it’s mildly interesting to see how the process works, it grows tedious watching Hall and his posse (many of them outfitted like extras from “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”) agonize over how they’re ever going to get it all done in time, which of course they do.Variety Full Review