Disney Channel

I don’t think anyone I know hasn’t heard of Disney Channel or the shows it produces. Disney is one of the most well known entertainment industries in America, particularly in their movies and TV shows. The quality of these shows, however, is debatable, and frankly I’m not sure those arguing for the side of “Disney Channel shows are high quality entertainment” would have a good chance of winning.

The quality of Disney Channel shows and movies has, in my opinion, gone drastically down. The themes in nearly all of their movies and TV shows inevitably boil down to this: Get a girlfriend/boyfriend who’s cute and then run with that idea until nearly every episode is about dating. That’s what I’ve certainly seen in Hannah Montana… Since the day her new series started and Lily and Oliver started dating, the show became a wreck because it really should have been over and they were just dragging it out as long as possible, but why end a series that’s still raking in the dough even if its quality is lost in the greedy desire for money?

But the early episodes, however, were excellent. They taught valuable life lessons while still maintaining some humor which actually was surprisingly very funny. And another reason Hannah Montana’s quality and moral was better in the olden days was because, rather than portraying the dad as “stupid and incapable”, as they now do in the later shows, the father was very intelligent and actually taught the kids a lesson.

I recently, however, watched a movie that actually had a fairly decent moral. It was called Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie. I watched it expecting it to be like most other movies on Disney Channel: Fairly mediocre and really just a source of entertainment… I wasn’t expecting to actually learn anything from it. But I was pleasantly surprised. The movie actually touched on a topic that is rarely seen on Disney Channel anymore… Family.

And, instead of walking away from the movie thinking “Ah, another mediocre movie from Disney”, I thought of it as a refreshing break from the average movies which Disney Channel spews out these days just to get some quick money. The movie actually, dare I say it about a Disney Channel movie, had some heartwarming and beautiful moments.

Here I now conclude this post. Expect that I will touch on this subject often, though, because it is a subject that can be observed very deeply and much can be gained from it.

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2 Comments

  1. November 3, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    Catie S. here. 🙂 So, I completely agree with you. My sisters and I love Wizards of Waverly place best because it’s so much about family. It’s a great show. I’m glad you told why you don’t like Hannah Montana instead of just complaining. That was cool. I dont’ care for her either. I like your blog. 🙂

  2. Sophia said,

    November 30, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    It’s so hard to agree with the telly. Actually, I thought the same thing. It’s much the same with their music… I hate to admit it, but some of Hannah Montana’s earlier songs were actually worth listening to… Not any more, I’m afraid– the theme seems to be, “If I have an idea and repeat it over and over to a beat, then I can probably pass it off as a song, because I’m pretty!” that being idols like Justin Bieber… *shudder* And it’s so popular, too. *sigh* I like your blog so far.


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