High School Musical: The Musical: The Series: Season 1 (2019)


Season 1
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series

Critics Consensus

Though fans may find what they've been looking for in its nostalgic stylings, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series follows a little too closely in its predecessors steps to truly be the start of something new.

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Critic Ratings: 29

79%

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User Ratings: 199
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Episodes

1
Air date: Nov 12, 2019
2
Air date: Nov 15, 2019
3
Air date: Nov 22, 2019
4
Air date: Nov 29, 2019
5
Air date: Dec 6, 2019
6
Air date: Dec 13, 2019
7
Air date: Dec 20, 2019
8
Air date: Dec 27, 2019
9
Air date: Jan 3, 2020
10
Air date: Jan 10, 2020

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

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (10)

Does that make sense? It shouldn't. But for those over and under 12 who enjoyed the earnest, silly pleasantness of HSM, this might just hit the spot.

Nov 14, 2019 | Full Review…
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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.

Nov 11, 2019 | Full Review…

It's sweet and funny and charming, and God bless Disney for being the world's most efficient factory at churning out cherubic teenagers who can sing the house down.

Nov 12, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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"HSM:TM:TS" plays with the genre with an insider's rude glee.

Nov 12, 2019 | Full Review…

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.

Jan 12, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The new series has songs - ones that aren't retreads - and a sense of competition that's brutal.

Dec 11, 2019 | Full Review…

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.

Nov 12, 2019 | Full Review…

I'm honestly looking forward to watching the rest of the series and would definitely recommend original HSM fans give this show a shot.

Nov 18, 2019 | Full Review…

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.

Nov 14, 2019 | Full Review…

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.

Nov 14, 2019 | Full Review…

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.

Jan 23, 2020 | Full Review…

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.

Nov 18, 2019 | Full Review…

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

  • Feb 06, 2020
    Es una serie innovadora e inspiradora, le da un nuevo aire al contenido de Disney que estábamos acostumbrados a ver. Toma con mucha naturalidad la inserción de cada personaje, ninguno es forzado para entrar a la historia. Los protagonistas logran conectar con la audiencia al no ser los perfectos niños cantantes. Hicieron un gran trabajo con las nuevas versiones de los clásicos de la película original y sus nuevas canciones son geniales.
  • Jan 29, 2020
    Objetivamente hablando es mejor que cualquiera de las películas originales de High School Musical, es divertida, bien actuada, dulce, con muy buenas canciones e increíblemente adictiva.
  • Jan 24, 2020
    It was extremely awkward and cringy.
  • Jan 21, 2020
    I Tried watching not a fan
  • Jan 20, 2020
    I was impressed with the multiple plot story points that they had to offer in just 10 episodes which may seem a mistake but seeing them unfold together was the greatest thing. And how can we not forget about the great amount of music that that was out into this series both old and new I recommend most of their new songs (Just for a Moment, I think I Kinda, You Know, Out of the Old, All I Want, Billion Sorries, and Born to be Brave). I hope Season 2 will live for the hype that season one has planted. Good for the whole family and and even to non-musical lovers
  • Jan 12, 2020
    Série muito boa, nostálgica e conseguiu entregar oq queria com perfeição. Série tipicada da Disney q todos gostamos.
  • Jan 11, 2020
    I thought i was gonna hate this show, But instead, I LOVED it and i can't wait for season 2 to come out.
  • Jan 11, 2020
    This is one of the best shows I have ever seen!!!!
  • Jan 11, 2020
    I thought it was going to be a bad show but when I watched it it was really good did not expected to be and it's not even a musical like the films and it has a modern family feel.
  • Jan 10, 2020
    Initially, the fourth wall breaks for interviews can be jarring - especially when they aren't acknowledged in any other parts of the episode. The campiness is initially annoying, but, throughout the first episode or so, whether intentional or not, become so endearing that I personally loved coming back to it. This show doesn't just pay homage to the movies before it, but it also gives the audience a new story with new characters that we all can't help but root for. That's what I love most about this show, no matter how cheesy, or campy, or illogical the show can get. I find myself wanting to root for all of the characters more because of it, even if I might know exactly how the story will play out.

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