Disney Channel Sucks
I wonder what kind of people come up with the crap that ends up airing on Disney Channel, because it all just fails HARD.
Wizards of Waverly Place, the newest show on Disney focuses on the life of a teenage girl named Alex Russo, played by one-shot character actor Selena Gomez who briefly made cameo appearances on two other Disney shows, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, and Hannah Montana, both shows very successful in their run.
The premise is that Alex and her two brothers are "Wizards-in-Training", and their parents homeschooling them about using magic. The kids are not allowed to use ANY of their magic without adult supervision. While the premise sounds decent, it creates a HUGE problem with the show.
EVERY SINGLE DAMN EPISODE IS THE SAME.
It's basically like this in every episode: kid learns new magic, parents say no, kid does magic anyway, craziness occurs, kid is sorry and doesn't do magic, REPEAT.
The writing staff of the show must be fast asleep at their desks, much like the audience that halfway bothers to watch this thing Disney happened to cough up one day. The show is so uncreative and boring that it ACTUALLY RECYCLED A SET FROM ANOTHER SHOW.
If you just so happen to have eyeballs, watch the scenes with the school. The ENTIRE set is just the same school set from Cory In The House, massively redecorated to look different. Check the rest of the episodes for even MORE recycled material. Speaking of sets and things, they SERIOUSLY need to work on their animation techniques. The Magic Carpet things (which they dug out from what was left of Aladin) are so poorly animated, and I KNOW the kids have noticed.
Most of any show's core, besides the writing, is the acting, so this show is pretty much garbage. The acting on the show is downright atrocious. Most characters speak in monotone...the actors don't really make me feel like I'm watching a show about magic. They just don't seem like they're really into their roles, and I can hardly blame them.
In all honesty Disney Channel, your whole Sitcom boom is coming to a screeching halt with this last piece of garbage. Give up your unusual fetish with a recorded audience and pay attention to your REAL audience.