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High School Musical: The Musical: The Series: Season 1 Reviews

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January 23, 2020
Even the title has a bit of the sharp and irreverent self-awareness that the original lacked. It never takes itself too seriously, even when it probably should.
November 14, 2019
This attempt to make a musical of High School Musical... plays with the fourth and fifth wall with a slew of references to the original, but little of the frolick and fun that made the franchise so endearing and enduring.
November 11, 2019
The show seems aimed at fully self-aware meta humor, but it's not quite sharp enough to pull off self-mockery, and at the same time, too loopingly referential to just be a straight remake.
November 11, 2019
A continuation of Disney's High School Musical franchise that goes for meta and comes up meh.
November 11, 2019
It's a very meta, but mostly meh, homage set in the same Utah high school where the original movie was filmed and which seemingly has yet to get over the honor.
November 4, 2019
These moments, however, tend to highlight the fact that other aspects of the show remain frustratingly similar to the movie's overwhelmingly two-dimensional approach.
November 11, 2019
The dialogue and characters here are so grating that it's one minor rewrite away from a Scary Movie-style parody of High School Musical instead.
December 11, 2019
The new series has songs - ones that aren't retreads - and a sense of competition that's brutal.
November 4, 2019
The Series will leave fans impressed with its authentic feel, comedy, and quality. It is a production which seeks to redefine one of Disney's biggest franchises, and so far, it seems the series' cast and crew are together doing it right.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 4, 2019
Hardly unbiased as a big fan of High School Musical, this will be my daughters' (and my) guilty pleasure. Bravo for a teen drama filled with humor, talent, original music, and diversity!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 18, 2019
I'm honestly looking forward to watching the rest of the series and would definitely recommend original HSM fans give this show a shot.
January 12, 2020
While High School Musical may not seem like the freshest material, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series feels new, exciting, and stuffed with fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 14, 2019
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series captures a sense of what endeared Disney Channel shows to them in the first place, but overcomes tropes and clichés for a more grown-up approach.
November 4, 2019
While the more prominent arc isn't exactly revolutionary, this newest installment shows early signs of its ability to root itself in something a little deeper. And though the clunky title can feel like an act of aggression, damn, these kids are talented.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 18, 2019
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series might take place in the same high school and be a musical about the musical, but its characters have their own unique issues and personalities.
November 7, 2019
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series is as funny and delightful as its name is long.
November 8, 2019
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series is just fun to watch. It knows its earnestness can be very silly, and leans hard into taking loving shots at that earnestness.
Full Review | Original Score: 9.3/10
November 4, 2019
None of the story lines are particularly intriguing, but they don't need to be. This is as entertaining and light as eating a marshmallow, delicious for a few seconds, disappearing instantly. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 12, 2019
More overtly comedic than the original, HSM: The Musical: The Series has no qualms about harpooning the fandom.
November 12, 2019
All of this could be a recipe for disaster but actually, the first two episodes present an incredibly self-aware and very fun and funny and occasionally mockumentary-style comedy about modern high school theatre.
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