Amanda tries to find a job at the Renaissance Festival until she can plan her next move. David suffers an injury that hinders his performance in the mud pit, while Maggie (Queen Elizabeth) is visited...
Approach to the material is completely appropriate
The premise for this show was so "out there" that I felt that I had to take a look.
There's obviously a simple girl-meets-boy premise in there that could have been bundled off into a by-the-numbers time-travel fantasy ... but in the first three episodes there is a surprising depth of supporting characters and a willingness to attack the material with the same combination of witty allusion and earthy prat-falling that you find in Shakespeare, that I hope this series finds legs for an extended run.
Overall a strong debut, with a cast of (to me) unknowns who are obviously quite invested in their roles. The writer is pacing the material well, and there is plenty of opportunity for the lead's family to interfere - there are certainly hints of the other characters' pre-Faire back-stories potential to work their way into the storyline.
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