Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire

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Thursday 10:00 PM on Comedy Central Premiered Apr 09, 2009 Between Seasons

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Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire
8.3
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AIRED ON 5/7/2009

Season 1 : Episode 6

Show Summary

Monty Python meets The Princess Bride in this upcoming Comedy Central original series. Follow Kröd and his band of ineffectual freedom fighters as they fight evil and save the world.
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  • A Score of 8+? Really?

    3.5
    Ok, so Aneka (India de Beaufort) is absolutely smokin', and makes this show worth watching... And as far as Comedy Central shows, it is a high budget production...



    But the jokes are so low brow, and repeated ad-nauseum that even a 10 year old should soon tire. The writing is ok I guess, but I don't recall ever seeing a show where it takes so much time to produce so little plot progression (so much time is wasted on setting up bad jokes that plot is forgotten). The acting is actually quite solid (by ComCen standards, at least). The problem is that it just isn't funny. Oh, sure, a few "hee hee" moments per episode... But when comparing the number of jokes that work to the ones that bomb - it's just not a good ratio.



    Ultimately, it's really kind of boring.



    I mean, really really boring.moreless
  • This show needs to be put to death by it's own sword of fire...

    2.0
    I really did want to love this show. Honestly, I did. However, after four episodes I just couldn't go on (and yes I'm sick of reading how it gets better as it goes along. It clearly doesn't).



    The whole thing is hamstrung straight away by a script that is just dreadful. It's not often that I've watched a comedy (which I believe this is supposed to be) that's so unfunny that seeing it causes me physical pain but this show managed it. It's just not funny. At all. In any way, shape or form. If you add to this a raft of performances that are catastrophically cheesy and over the top then it's the kiss of death for Krod and his bunch of idiots.



    And before people start posting, "You've missed the point! It's supposed to be cheesy, that's part of its charm!", I think you people have missed the point. It's supposed to be a comedy. It could get away with being cheesy if it had a script that was funny and it just isn't in any way.



    Positives? It looked great and had obviously had a ton of money spent on it. Unfortunately it was money wasted; it should have been spent on a good script doctor and some re-writes. Bye bye Krod, you certainly aren't going to be missed.moreless
  • I have heard Krod Mandoon related to so many things, Mel Brooks, Benny Hill, Monty Python, etc... It is a comedy about a band of mercenaries making the world a better place. They have joined the resistance to become heroes and fight for their people.moreless

    8.5
    Of course they do this one silly skit at a time! The characterizations are very funny, the acting is just the right level of off that it is charming. The circumstances surrounding their adventures are absurd but the results are heroic and good defeats evil in the end even if good is stupid or maybe just naive.



    The dynamics of the characters is well thought out. The resistance leader and hero Krod played by Sean Maguire, his always horny and not the most trustworthy Pagan girlfriend Aneka played by the beautiful India de Beaufort, his friend and sorcerer sidekick Zezelryck played by Kevin Hart who is not a master of the magical arts, his muscle Locuasto played by Steven Speirs, and Bruce played by Marques Ray an attractive gay man they found frolicking with General Arcadius while he was in prison for a few weeks.



    This merry band is facing off against the evil Dongalor played by Matt Lucas and his sidekick Barnabas played by Alex McQueen. Dongalor is sort of reminiscent of the brother that is trying to usurp the King's thrown while he is absent. Not an overly qualified leader but he is always trying and not succeeding. If you are interested in seeing just a funny show with nothing really important to say you must see this show. The first season has ended with all six episodes showing on Comedy Central. Hopefully they'll be making more.



    Thanks for reading...moreless
  • Hope It's Renewed

    9.0
    Although it seems it took a few weeks to really start developing the characters, the first season ended with a great show. Here's hoping they renew and bring it back! Enjoyed the Star Wars parody..."I AM YOUR.....Brother.......in-law". Personally, could have done without the graphic display of the dogs self-pleasuring, but hey...it's Krod!



    The costuming and sets have all been remarkably well done; in that regard, the show reminds me of the old Hercules show.



    The uniqueness of the characters on the show make each episode worth watching. My personal favorite was the BiClops - the writers' minds, although not striving for award nominations, continued to produce entertaining characters and plots throughout the first season.moreless
  • Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire appears to be a parody of Conan the Barbarian. It isn't a bad show, but it's far from perfect.

    7.5
    Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire is basically Conan the Barbarian meets Monty Python. The majority of the characters are believable, from the incompetent band of heroes (Krod's group) to the bumbling overlord (Dongalor). The show is enjoyable, but also somewhat boring. Krod's sword also has the ability to catch on fire, hence the name "Flaming Sword of Fire", although this power is very seldom seen. Again, the heroes are incompetent, which adds some comedy. There's a sorcerer played by Kevin Hart (Scary Movie 3 and 4) who cannot perform magic well. There's also a pig-like archer whose shots are inaccurate, which often leads to injury to Krod. Overall, the show has some entertainment value, but it is highly unlikely that it will make it to a second season.



    Grade: Cmoreless
  • Second Season?
    What do you think? Yay or nay? Personally, I would love to see them continue with this series, I think they have been getting prog...
    09/27/10
    18
  • Show Disscusion
    Here, you can ask questions, post your ideas, predictions, whatever you want. Also, first forum topic, awesome.
    08/17/09
    10
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Comedy, Fantasy

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facing danger, good vs. evil, low brow humor, college humor, mythical quest