“Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.”
For better or worse. Everyone has some level of familiarity with the famous- or rather infamous- Murphy’s Law. Bad luck, at least to some degree, in unavoidable in life. Perhaps this is why so many works of fiction plays off the concept of having their characters blessed. Or rather cursed depending on your point of view- with bad luck.
From being accident prone, having a horrid and non-existent sense of direction. To simply being a walking disaster. It is no wonder why we see stories and characters like this often.
Yet the new Disney XD series, “Milo Murphy’s Law” could be the most insanely amusing spin on bad luck we have seen. It is pure brilliant. And it is coming to Disney XD next month.
If you have not heard about the series yet check out the summary below.
Born with Extreme Hereditary Murphy’s Law condition (EHML), a trait that has affected the men in the Murphy family for generations, Milo is always expecting the unexpected. No matter what goes wrong – and it constantly does – Milo is prepared for every possibility, armed with knowledge, a backpack of supplies, and an endless sense of optimism and enthusiasm that can turn any catastrophe into an adventure. In each 22-minute episode, comprised of two 11-minute stories, Milo, along with his best friends Zack and Melissa, find ways to think outside of the box while enjoying life’s obstacles.
Did we mention the show’s executive producers are none other than Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh? The dynamic duo responsible for bring us “Phineas and Ferb”. Though everyday might not be summer vacation. As seen in the opening of Milo the new series still retains the same heart and adventure as their processor.
Besides having two great creative minds crafting the antics of Milo and company. There is a great voice cast bring these characters to life. Providing the voice of our main titular character Milo Murphy is the one and only Al Yankovic. (Plus he also sings the opening theme.) Best friends Melissa is voiced by “Girl Meets World” star Sabrina Carpenter. And MeKai Curtis from “Kirby Buckets” is Milo’s other friend, Zack.
Even though the series does not arrive on Disney XD until October third. The first episode of the series “Going the Extra Milo/ The Undergrounders” is up for free download off iTunes and Amazon’s stores.
Though I will try not to go into great detail, as the series is well worth a watch. I will warn for spoilers below.
In “Going the Extra Milo”, the action and antics of Milo are quickly brought to light. As Milo, and new student Zack, find themselves missing the school bus the two set out to get to school in time. Thought it sounds simplistic, the task of getting there in time is trying. With losing a map to you know, being abducted by aliens- typical slice-of-life stuff.
The seemingly larger than slice-of-life continue on in the second act of the episode. But rather than the trials of getting to school without being tarty. The friends are headed to a school trip, en route their subway car is separated from the others. Thanks to such, the three find themselves underground and have to find their way back.
Though a lot of the show’s humour does come what does go wrong. It really is the reactions of the characters that make it all the more comical. We see Zack on the verge of having a panic attack as Melissa shrugs some of it off. Then we have Milo acts like everything is nothing.
It is going to be exciting to see what adventures Milo and his friends will face next.
Join the conversation: What are you early thoughts and impressions of “Milo Murphy’s Law”?