I was invited by Disney Studios with a few other Entertainment Blogger as part of the #TheGeeklyRetreat to screen Disney+ Original Content. I wanna tell you about a reimagination of an old classic. (You know, Disney’s specialty) High School Musical: The Musical: The Series!
Old Concept, New Style
It’s a mouthful. Yes. But remember watching the original High School Musicals and wishing you could have more? Me too! In classic millennial fashion, this new version is updated, recasted and shot like an episode of The Office.
I was treated to the first episode of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. It’s filmed documentary style with changing camera angles and cast interviews in-between scenes. Once and a whole a character breaks the 4th wall and looks at the camera “Jim Halbert Style” almost as to say “Are you seeing this, too?”
Should you watch High School Musical: The Musical: The Series?
In concept it doesn’t sound like it should work. It’s a meta version of something that already exists. I don’t know how, but it totally works. Maybe it the casting of incredible talent. But this was really fun to watch.
It still has attractive 20-somethings playing high school students who are navigating romance and rivalries. All revolving around a high school theater department.
Welcome back, East High! This is going to be a fun year ahead of us.
Check out High School Musical: The Musical: The Series only on Disney+, streaming November 12th, 2019!