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Dwight in Shining Armor, on BYU TV
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So, this is something I'm aware of because my aunt posted a trailer for it on facebook in October 2018. And it looked like it could be kind of fun, plus it stars Sloane Morgan Siegel (whom I knew from Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street). The show started in March 2019, and it was only a few days before the premiere that I realized it would be a TV series, not a web series. And that I discovered I actually get BYUtv on Dish.

Anyway, Siegel plays a high school kid named Dwight. One day he's out in the local woods looking for an owl to take a picture of (for a friend). He suddenly falls into a deep cavern, and lands on a sleeping warrior princess named Gretta. The fall causes an accidental kiss, which awakens both Gretta and her wizard protector, Baldric. They inform Dwight that they'd been sleeping there for about a thousand years, ever since Baldric cast a spell that could only be broken when Gretta was kissed by the person who was destined to be her champion. They had been besieged by many enemies who wanted to usurp Gretta's kingdom, and all those enemies had also been put to sleep by the spell. Now that the spell has been broken, they've all awakened, and will be seeking Gretta. And Dwight has to protect her. Of course, he's no warrior, but he does know how to live in the 21st century. So he'll have to teach Gretta and Baldric how to act (not that they actually change much; most people just think they're actors in some medieval fantasy movie, or something). He also uses his modern ways of thinking to deal with Gretta's enemies in ways that don't actually involve fighting. The first of these is a guy named Chlodwig, who becomes an ally at the end of the pilot. In episode 4, the enemy is an old witch named Hexela, who apparently has a romantic past with Baldric. By the end of her episode, she's created a potion that restores her youth. After that, she becomes sort of ally-ish, though not necessarily entirely trustworthy. And... there may be a couple of other important characters we meet in other episodes, but I'm not sure right now if I need to mention them.

Well, it's not a particularly high quality show; it's mostly really silly, but I find it amusing enough to keep watching. And I do look forward to seeing how many different sorts of enemies (both humans and creatures) they'll have to face, and how Dwight deals with them. The first season was just 10 episodes, and it ends on a cliffhanger, so I'm eager to see the second season.


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