I'm sixteen years old, and I think Austin and Ally is the best currently running show on Disney Channel. It's comedy is awkwardly adorable, and the characters are each role models in their own ways. Each of the main characters always recognize their mistakes when made and do everything they can to make it right. At times, the show may seem unrealistic, but it also touches on situations that adolescents can relate to. I also don't see the big deal in the fact that the show is musically centered. So what? Kids love music and they're usually drawn to it. It doesn't glorify glamour and the songs that are feautured on the show and its soundtrack sound like songs you hear on the radio except that they don't nearly reach the level of the inappropriate songs parents try to censor from their kids. Stop comparing the newer Disney shows to the older ones because not all of them were perfect. Austin and Ally helps inspire kids to embrace their talents whether it is singing, playing an instrument, dancing, filmmaking, acting, and even writing! Of course the show has a couple of flaws, such as Trish's selfish character, and the promotion of Dez' stupidity for laughs, but the same characters always redeem themselves in lessons. Another issue that some may have is the lack of parental supiversion in the show, though the characters never set out to make trouble. Lastly, the show is enjoyable as it discusses bullying, shyness, friendship, confidence, and kindness. Austin is a famous pop star who continues to stay humble, while also being captain of the basketball team and remains friendly and respectful to the people he communicates with. I definitely give the show a thumbs up and would rather have my younger siblings watch this over shows like Jessie which promotes disrespectful kids, an adult supervisor focused on becoming famous, and features sexual innuendos.