We are now at the half point for this Disney+ Original series and it’s now the show I watch straight after the Mandalorian, because I want to know what happens next. Which is a big departure from before Disney+ launched and I doubted I would watch it. This series continues to impress as the characters continue to build up, which is what’s bringing me back each week.
In this episode, the school has its homecoming dance, which Nini doesn’t go to, now she is single, which sets off a chain of events including a big musical number. This is the first time the series goes down the musical route, which was a little corny, but I enjoyed it.
The side story of both Ricky and Ricky’s dad trying to move on was done well, if a little predictable but I especially liked how they’ve started to build out Gina’s character, explaining why she is how she is and how her home life isn’t as good as it seems. I certainly felt like the romantic connection with her and Ricky seemed more interesting than with Nini, who is quickly becoming an annoying character who I have little sympathy for, as she is becoming very self centred.
I’m glad the story is helping to build out the side characters more, especially with Seb and Carlos. Having him build up the courage to dance by himself, which I also liked how the Stem teacher encouraged him and is moving away from being the villain that we saw at the start of the series. This is a great opportunity for Disney to showcase a gay relationship and treat it with respect. Especially the opening dance scene between the two, which was fantastic.
High School Musical: The Musical – The Series continues to impress me and would encourage anyone to give it a try out. The connection to the original Disney Channel movies is now nothing more than a title, it’s becoming its own thing and I’m loving it.
Rating – 4 out of 5.