Griffin and Harper continue their mission to save Savannah from disappearing in the latest episode of “Secrets of Sulphur Springs” entitled “Straight Outta Time.” In this episode, the pair learn that Savannah knew Griffin’s father; Ben; when they were kids, Harper’s mother; Jess; also went to camp with them and they are just days away from Savannah’s disappearance. Now, both are trying to figure out how one or both of their parents could be involved.
This show is picking up steam and is doing it really well. I’ve said it before, but I’m thoroughly enjoying the mystery aspect of this show. Disney Channel shows have a childish reputation, and while this show is definitely targeting the early teen and pre-teen audience that Disney is known for, it has a broader appeal that parents can enjoy while watching with their kids. It’s got the right amount of suspense and mystery without being too scary or too cheesy.
I’m completely invested in finding out how Ben and/or Jess could be involved in Savannah’s disappearance and why the adult versions of those two characters don’t seem to recognize each other, nor want to discuss anything about Savannah. Both are clearly hiding something, but you aren’t sure if it’s anything sinister or if they are just repressing some type of trauma. It’s intriguing. It’s engaging, and at times, it’s spellbinding.
I hope Disney Channel continue to push for better content like this with the addition of Disney+. I’m curious if the knowledge that its shows will be available for streaming on a major platform led to an improvement in content. It’s been a long time since I watched a show on the Disney Channel. I grew out of the target demographic and the shows no longer appealed to me. While I would never have sat down to watch this one without my son watching it, this one has me interested in sitting down with him to watch more.
Episode: 3.5 stars out of 5
Series: 3.5 stars out of 5
What did you think of this episode of “The Secrets of Sulphur Springs?”