So I saw Les Mis last week and I have to admit I was completely new to it but I loved it! Well, I loved the music. It was epic. One thing I wasn't crazy about was the Marius and Cosette love story because it seemed to start so abruptly and I found it highly unlikely but maybe I'm being too critical? Thoughts?
i mean, 90% of musicals are about true love that blossomed in two seconds. and it’s tough to criticize because that’s how the musical is too, like it’s literally them bumping into each other and looking at each other and then singing love songs to each other three scenes later. i think it works for the show and it works for the period of time (that whole rushing into things~ because of the stakes of the upcoming battle and then how he almost died). yeah its quick and silly, but they’re young (they’re really all still teenagers in canon!) and i think it aides the theme of love and what the show is trying to say about it.
like, all of rent’s first act is supposed to happen in one day. musicals move quickly because the emotional beats are most important because that’s where the songs are.