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High School Musical: The Musical: The Series

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Faux-docu is a fun new take on the now-classic musical.

TV Disney+ Comedy 2019
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Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 20 parent reviews

age 10+

Awesome show!!!

This show is so great I have children ages 12, 12, 8, and 2 and so far I only let my twins watch this just because I don't think my 8 year old will enjoy this. Great messages: This show teaches that no matter your race, sexuality, religion etc. everyone belongs! I love the LGBTQ+ representation and parents just because your kid watches something with a lgbtq+ character doesn't mean she/he will become gay and if they do, so what? Violence: There isn't really any violence, there are a couple of verbal fights but nothing big. The only physical part is EJ getting a basketball thrown at his face. Language: There are small curse words such as, hell and crap and a bleeped out sh*t which isn't bad if you don't want your kid to curse then tell them that hearing cursing can't do anything to them. And I don't know why people are saying that there is the f-word I watched the entire series and there was no f-word! Sex: Minor kisses nothing major remember this is disney. Consumerism: Well this is based off HSM so there are mentions of it. Overall, I suggest this to any teen/preteen as long as they are mature enough!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
4 people found this helpful.
age 5+

I love seeing real teenagers playing teenagers.

Pretty Good show; a little too much drama for kids but for teens, it's super relatable.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
2 people found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (20 ):
Kids say (107 ):

This musical comedy offers an edgier, documentary-style series that's inspired by the original movie, and which just happens to take place at the same high school where the film took place 13 years ago. The result is a show that's nostalgic but makes room for a quirkier, contemporary story world that's full of lots of on- and offstage theatrical drama, ranging from new friendships, budding romance, and, of course, some strong rivalries. But in between these antics is an obvious statement that strongly supports the performing arts at a time when art initiatives are losing funding and STEM is being prioritized in schools across the country. Fans of the original movies will find this venture quite different from what they remember, but High School Musical: The Musical: The Series gives a new generation of tween viewers a fun, entertaining series.

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