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, January 18, 2021

At the Source: My Love, My Love or The Peasant Girl by Rosa Guy

Today we'll be talking about Voodoo, "The Little Mermaid," deforestation in Haiti and other things you didn't know were connected to Once on This Island. Here's an At the Source look at the book behind the musical, My Love, My Love by Rosa Guy!

Monday, January 4, 2021

Musical Hell 100th EPISODE SPECIAL: Cats

 Well, 100 episodes later I'm still doing this bad musicals thing and you're still watching. Good for both of us! And what better way to celebrate than with the notorious experience that is Cats?!

Special thanks to AniMat, John Reid Adams (Narcotic Casserole Productions), Emily Clark (Stealing Focus) Casey K (Miss Nightmare), That Long-Haired Creepy Guy and Ingoyama (of the unfortunately currently defunct TLHCG channel), and Tricksterbelle for making this episode special! They all have fantastic stuff and you should check them out!

Monday, December 21, 2020

MHTV HOLIDAY SPECIAL: Rapsittie Street Kids Believe in Santa

 So this is the time of year when I usually talk about holiday musical offerings, only....well, this year sucks. So you're getting a special treat: this infamous television special from the early 2000s! Happy holidays one and all!

Monday, December 7, 2020

Musical Hell: La La Land

 Happy "FINALLY, 2020 is almost over!" everyone! Time for a little December award bait with the well-intentioned but fatally flawed La La Land!

Monday, November 16, 2020

At the Source: Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini

 Whew, everyone come off their post-election hangover? Good! Now we can talk about Orientalism and ambiguous representations of the American Dream as we talk about the opera behind Miss Saigon, Madama Butterfly!

Monday, November 2, 2020

Musical Hell: The Lion King (2019)

 Here's something to distract you from your pre-election anxiety: me spending eighteen minutes wondering why the "live-action" adaptation of The Lion King is a thing!

Monday, October 19, 2020

Know the Score: A Strange Loop

 Broadway's dark until mid-2021, which sucks. So here's a video about the Pulitzer-winning A Strange Loop, which does not suck.