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: 26

74%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 58
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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

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

All Critics (26) | 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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More overtly comedic than the original, HSM: The Musical: The Series has no qualms about harpooning the fandom.

Nov 12, 2019 | Full Review…

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…

The series is not a reinvention of its genre, but it shines in its little specifics, like the agony of listening to someone slog through reading stage directions out loud, or impromptu harmonies that are really just singing an octave up.

Nov 12, 2019 | Full Review…

"HSM:TM:TS" plays with the genre with an insider's rude glee.

Nov 12, 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…
Top Critic

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…

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…

Meta faux-docu a fun new take on the now classic musical.

Nov 12, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | 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 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…

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…

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

  • 1d ago
    It was a show I would watch if I was done with finishing binging my favorite T.V. show when the next season hasn't come out yet.
  • 3d ago
    Pretty good. I'll accept it for what it is rather than what it could be. That being said, this could have the potential to say something truly meaningful about the high school theater experience.
  • 5d ago
    Campy, funny, and perfectly overdramatic. The show's not for everyone, but I certainly enjoy watching it!
  • 5d ago
    I think it's good that they nod at the past, but have their own story.
  • Nov 27, 2019
    Amazing. Being older now it brings back memories of when the movies first came out. I hope the rest of the season is just as good and I would love to have a season 2.
  • Nov 26, 2019
    This is an amazing show. I love the characters, especially Ricky and Nini, and the music is incredible. It's hard to believe they sing live. My 14-yr-old daughter heard about it from her friends and wanted to watch it so I watched with her. She loves it and to my surprise, I actually love it, too.
  • Nov 23, 2019
    After what I truly found to be 3 boring films that lacked any humor or fun, Disney and the creative team have finally found a formula to play around with that allows people from tween to adult to have a damn good time.
  • Nov 22, 2019
    Love the mockumentary style and how relatable it is to the real high school lives
  • Nov 22, 2019
    It's a great show. I think it will turn into the new GLEE. The plot keeps going. Whenever the episode ends I want to see what happens next.
  • Nov 22, 2019
    I like this fresh take on the HSM story. Nothing will compare to the original film trilogy, and this show recognizes that and provides a unique way of creating a new story while still paying homage to the original films. Though the dialogue can be a little exaggerated at times, these characters feel real and keep me invested in the story. I like that they took a mockumentary route with this show to shake things up. I'm also a fan that it's geared to a slightly older audience than regular Disney channel shows cater towards. Feels like a mixture of Glee and The Office, written for a middle school/high school audience.

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