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‘High School Musical: The Series’ is actually a good show

| Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Look, I never meant to like this show. I thought I was going to watch and hate it because it wasn’t the original at all. But it has surprised me and I can’t help but tuning in every Friday when Disney+ releases the new episode of “High School Musical: The Series.” Yes I know, this is my second column talking about something that is about “High School Musical” but when I started watching this show I had to talk about it, and people write what they know right? 

Anyways, back to the main point. When my friend and I pressed play on the first episode of “High School Musical: The Series” we were already cringing about the concept of the show. The idea of the show is that the high school were they filmed “High School Musical” is putting on a musical of the movie. It follows the cast members of the musical through the preparation for the performance. This show is full of drama and songs that are honestly bops. I never thought I would put some of the songs in my daily Spotify playlist. 

I’m not going to lie, my friend and I still cringe while watching this show every Friday but that’s why we love it. At the beginning I thought it was so bad it was good. But after watching more and more episodes I have grown to really enjoy watching it. What I also love about this show is that it is very modern. For example, one of the main characters has two moms as parents, and a boy auditions to play Sharpay. This is amazing— I love this because it is teaching kids who are watching this that they can be whoever they want to be and they will be accepted. The director of the musical in the show supports all the teenagers and even defends them when they are being judged. 

Unfortunately, spoilers are a thing. All weekend I have been trying to avoid spoilers of the next episode, I haven’t seen the latest episode but apparently this one is a game-changer. I can’t wait to cringe and watch it later this week. I will say the one thing I am getting used to is that I have to wait a week for the next episode to come out. I am so used to being able to binge watch shows. “High School Musical: The Series” leaves you on a cliffhanger and makes it so hard to wait another week. I have to know what happens! Disney had me hooked when I was eight, and now they have me hooked with the same concept about 11 years later. So thank you Disney for keeping it real.  

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