I love the Disney Channel, and last Friday I caught the premiere of the show "Good Luck Charlie."
And the magic s/s of awesome sauce goes to the lead actress Bridgit Mendler.
She stars as the somewhat socially awkward teen, who is making a video diary for her baby sister, so she can learn from their mistakes in the future.
The show is not a super blend of strong comic elements, but it shows potential for a strong family show. It's going to be something that the sentimental comedy genre needs.
Bridgit has worked all over the place on the Disney channel, starring on "Wizards of Waverly Place," and "Jonas."
Also, she appeared in the KCA winning film "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel."
"Good Luck Charlie" airs at Sunday nights at 8:30 on Disney.
QATFYG: Are you a fan of sentimental comedies?
So... I decided to watch "Good Luck Charlie." It was enjoyable. It did seem quite different from the D-channel's normal shows. Generally, the shows on that channel are completely child centered, but here there was mixing with the parents. The show gave me the feeling that it was a bit like Lizzy McGuire, if Lizzy McGuire were a live action comedy and slightly lower quality. I might continue watching the show.ReplyDelete
The only real down side I saw to the show was the sets were really fake. It was hard to watch, because they did not in the least bit seem real, and they were obviously trying to imitate real sets.
i was not paying close enough attention to the sets on GLC, but the Disney world is notorious for having sets that are underfunded and they are obviously staged and fake, which damages the illusion.
I guess one of the best is Sonny with a Chance, because the show is set on TV sets. But again, I have not payed the best attention.