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

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November 19, 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 19, 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.
Top Critic
November 14, 2019
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.
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 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 13, 2019
"HSM:TM:TS" plays with the genre with an insider's rude glee.
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.
November 12, 2019
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 12, 2019
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.
November 12, 2019
Meta faux-docu a fun new take on the now classic musical.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 12, 2019
More overtly comedic than the original, HSM: The Musical: The Series has no qualms about harpooning the fandom.
November 11, 2019
A continuation of Disney's High School Musical franchise that goes for meta and comes up meh.
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
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.
November 11, 2019
It's a breezy watch -- the half hour will fly by -- that's perfect for fans of theater, of Disney, of Zac Efron, of satire, of meta commentary, and of absurd punctuation.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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 11, 2019
Considering they have to rehearse and put on "HSM," "Musical" finds plenty of time to repeat the infectiously catchy songs of that film and include moments where the characters watch it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 11, 2019
...worth watching for the charming stars and fun song and dance numbers.
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 7, 2019
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series is as funny and delightful as its name is long.
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