If you have a completely juvenile sense of humor, or really laugh hard at Judd Apatow movies, you may want to check out “Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire.” I think it’s one of the weirdest and funniest new shows on television, and it is also completely subversive.
“Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire” from Comedy Central is certainly silly and infantile, but it’s also weirdly sexy. It’s definitely a guy’s show, and the juvenile humor had me laughing out loud occasionally, despite the obvious punny quips.
It’s a Middle Ages adventure series with swords and loose-cut clothes and creepy creatures. The show deals with promiscuity and polyamory, as well as outwardly gay characters and plenty of potential fence sitters. They’re crass, ribald, and horny.
The show stars the reluctant liberator of the oppressed, Krod Mandoon (Sean Maguire) and his hopelessly futile band of warriors, as they take on the evil Chancellor Dongalor (Matt Lucas). To help fight the good fight, Krod has assembled a band of loyal and sexy, but remarkably ineffective freedom fighters: Aneka (India de Beaufort, from “Run, Fatboy, Run”), the beautiful Pagan warrioress whose weapon of choice is sex; Zezelryck (Kevin Hart, “Fool’s Gold”), the young warlock whose greatest magical gift is spinning B.S.; Loquasto (Steve Speirs, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest”), Krod’s oafish half human/half swine servant; and Bruce (Marques Ray, “Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out”), who’s fierce and proud.
Krod isn’t thrilled that his girlfriend Aneka seems to sleep with anything that moves. He’s also devastated that his mentor, the great General, is found in prison with his male lover even though he has a loyal and devoted wife back home. Then, there’s the Biclops. He’s one-eyed, he’s randy and he’s kind of creepy.
It may sound out there, which it is. But it is also tons of fun, so check it out.
Stars: Sean Maguire, Matt Lucas, India de Beaufort, Kevin Hart, Steve Speirs, Marques Ray
Times: Thursdays on Comedy Central at 10 p.m. on the coasts, 9 p.m. Central time
Studio/Official Site: http://www.comedycentral.com/shows/krod_mandoon
[Mike Szymanski is a Hollywood-based freelance writer and author who has written for “Entertainment Weekly,” “USA Today,” the “Los Angeles Times,” and many websites.]