TV Club: The wildly fun Milo Murphy’s Law just needs to escape Phineas and Ferb’s shadow

One day, people will finally realize Phineas and Ferb was a genuinely great show. It was hilarious, smart, sweat, exciting, adventurous, and–above all–just pure fun. Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh’s show was a huge hit for both Disney and Disney XD (they switched networks during its run), but for some reason it always lacked the critical or social media attention that it deserved. Sure, I gave the season finale a B, but it was the strongest B possible, and it only received that grade because it didn’t quite hit the creative heights that the show could reach. It’s no surprise then that Disney would give Povenmire and Marsh another show to work on. Milo Murphy’s Law is just as fun as Phineas and Ferb, but the show needs to find a way to establish itself as something beyond that show’s framework. At …

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