The villains are back as five more episodes of “The Villains of Valley View” have been added to Disney+. In episodes 6 through 10, Jake meets up with Starling but learns that Starling has mistaken him for someone else she has saved. Then, Starling figures out Jake is Chaos, but doesn’t turn him in when he saves her life. Colby is still stuck shapeshifting into all of these odd shapes until his parents can figure out how to stabilize his powers. And Havoc’s relationship with Hartley is strained when she learns Hartley has been keeping Jake’s secret about Starling. It ends with a new student at the school who ends up being a different villain in disguise trying to hunt down the family.
This is still a very cute Disney Channel series, but not one that will keep an adult’s attention. It’s perfect for pre-teens and tweens. It’s got just enough action to keep them engaged. The acting is cheesy, but they probably won’t notice that too much. It’s a fun show while being serious when it needs to be. There are stakes, but not too big of stakes that you wouldn’t be able to enjoy it.
The worst part about this series is honestly the acting the of the adults. While I expect the teenagers to act a little cheesy because teenager are kind of cheesy, I expect the parents to be less cheesy. I know Disney Channel shows have cheesy scripts, and I’m not expecting an Oscar or Emmy worthy performance with the material they are being handed, but I expect less cheese. Still, they look like they are having fun, so that’s a plus.
I will never go out and tell people to check out “The Villains of Valley View.” It’s not the type of series that will appeal to a wide audience, but it’s the perfect show to appeal to the Disney Channel audience and adding it to Disney+ makes all the sense in the world. I had a little fun watching it for this review and that counts for something, but I’m not going to watch it again.
Ranking: 2.5 stars
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