|USA||2015||30 Min||Documentary . Musical|
In his new weekly MTV docu-series, quadruple-threat Todrick Hall lets fans into his creative factory and introduces them to the passionate troupe of creative collaborators who pour heart and soul into his weekly videos.
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