Harper and Griffin learn more about the portal they have entered and how one girl’s hatred for the living Savannah led her to rig the talent show against Savannah and into the favor of Griffin’s dad as a young boy in episode 2 of “The Secrets of Sulphur Springs.” The two kids vow to make sure the talent show isn’t rigged in an attempt to change the past. Meanwhile, back in the present, Harper’s mother doesn’t want her hanging out with Griffin, or at the hotel, and it’s hinted that she’s hiding a secret, much in the same way Griffin’s father appears to be.
This is a really entertaining series that, I believe, will peak the interest of many pre-teen viewers. It’s got a lot of suspense. I’ve watched the first two episodes with my 10-year-old son and he seems to be very interested in the storyline. As an adult, I wouldn’t just sit down and watch a Disney Channel show on my own, but I’m enjoying watching it with my son. It allows for some bonding time and I can appreciate the hard work that has been put into this show to make it appealing to the entire family.
This doesn’t feel like your typical Disney Channel fare. I used to watch the Disney Channel TV shows in my pre-teen and early teen years. While they were appealing to me then, none of them were anything I would even attempt to watch today. I wouldn’t even recommend my kids watch them, not because they were bad, but because they were just there. They weren’t bad or good. This is a vast improvement over what we had in the late 90s and early 2000s. I’m happy to see the improvement in quality for the next generation of Disney Channel fans.
Overall, this is a really good series that I hope gets a decent run on the Disney Channel. This is a network that has a bad habit of canceling shows after three seasons to avoid pay raises. It’s one of Disney’s worse qualities and I hope the success of some other shows on the network has convinced them not to do that anymore. And, I hope the creators have the content to make this last longer than three season.
Episode: 4 stars out of 5
Series: 3.5 stars out of 5
What did you think of this episode of “Secrets of Sulphur Springs?”