Credit where credit is due, it's got a lot of pretty colors, but that won't save the show from it's glaringly atrocious drawbacks. For what it has in flashy go-go lights, it lacks in stunning quality and originality. But let's step aside so I can ask you a few rhetorical questions--What's the premise of Nickelodeon' sitcom "How to Rock"? A group of teenagers take part in the music industry. How about "Big Time Rush"? A group of teenagers take part in the music industry. How about "Victorious" or the lesser known Cartoon Network series "Groj Band"? A group of teenagers take part in the music industry. Now, dearest friend, what's the premise of Austin & Ally? The show is also abundant in one-dimensional characters, although they're--in the least--dynamic, and they're not as appalling as some other attempts at child recreational broadcasting. Here, in this magical, parentless world of guitar riffs, we have the "dainty flower", the "charming, ethical instantaneous rock-star prince", the "tough as your grandmother's fruitcake bad-chick, and your "butt-monkey". Honestly, Disney, you can do better than that. But let's not for get the "Bella Swan-esque" name: "Austin Moon". Now, I'm not a picky person when it comes to names, a sling as it's not too extravagant or Mary-Sue-ish. But if you have a main character with "gorgeous" looks, a "gorgeous" personality, /and/ a "gorgeous" name, it makes me scream, "Faultless!". And we all know, a character without any kind of faults is a boring piece of cardboard that you can't relate to in any way, which makes some children extremely insecure about their looks. Why couldn't they just use some common (but not at all undesirable) surnames like "Fredrickson", or "Callaghan", "Lowrie", "Otten", "Rickey", "Griffiths", or even fricking "Halifax" for that matter? But the "all too beautiful" names stick out like a sore thumb. The music--which in this case should be decent if it's their theme--is mediocre at best, for it sounds like Austin is talking in rhymes to his insurance agents while music just happens to be in the background. And I know they're teenagers, and I know it's Disney, but life isn't all just riding to the beach or having a non-alcoholic party (not that it's wrong to not have alcohol at a party). Life just isn't that... funky as your songs put it. Now that I think about it... why do so many Disney stars have such maddening voices? I understand that not everybody has the voice of Morgan Freeman or Kevan Brighting, but surely you can hire less squeaky people for your show... can you? ... I don't know anymore... So there you have it. Austin & Ally is just another faceless portrait on the Wall of Shame and Shallowness. Now, if you excuse me, I'm going to bake a Black Forest Cake while singing a nonsensical song by an emotionally chaotic A.I., which has better vocal talent than most television cast members. ~ Addio!