Wizards Of Waverly Place is all the hype on the Disney Channel right now. Selena Gomez who plays Alex is supposedly the newest Hannah Montana replacement (no she is not going to literately be the new Hannah Montana- she plays Alex in this show, only she is being spoken of so highly that I imagine in due time she will surpass Miley Cyrus' popular show shortly).
I first caught the first season opening show a few months ago, however
I didn't follow up with the show for a good few months. Recently though
I found myself addicted to the show.
Wizards Of Waverly Place is a kid's TV series about a family of
wizards. Like a more modern day Sabrina the Teenage Witch, instead
Wizards Of Waverly Place focus's on not one teenager with magical
powers, it focuses on 2 teens, one young boy, and a mother and father.
Their parents have no magical powers, but Jerry- the dad once had them,
but gave them up to marry a mortal. It just has that whole Sabrina vibe
to it. Even the use of mortals will bring you back to Sabrina times.
The catch is very, very familiar to Sabrina The Teenage Witch, and
each episode I've come across has that same Sabrina feel to it. Still
though, I loved Sabrina, so of course it was only natural I would love
Wizards Of Waverly Place.
The main focus is on Alex, (Selena Gomez), and her family. Her older
brother Justin is the overachiever book loving nerd, her younger brother
Max is a spunky lovable fella, her father is basically their teacher
when it comes to things magical, and her mother who is just as spunky,
spy and lovable as the other characters in the series.
My focus today though is not on the entirety of the show, just one
show in particular. I plan to do more episode reviews as I get the
chance to watch them.
Season 1, Episode 2: First Kiss
The show opens up with the youngest wizard Max. He has created a
sandwich in his mother and fathers shop, and a customer actually wants
to buy it. He sells him the sandwich and calls it 'To The Max'.
The man enjoys the sandwich so much, and tells Max's parents Jerry and
Theresa that he wants to enter Max's sandwich as the newest NY Mets
As excited as they are, when Max returns home from school, he cannot
remember how to make the sandwich. They spend a good majority of the
show on trying to figure out what combo Max may have used before the
taste testers come in to try the sandwich and dub it the official
sandwich of the NY Mets.
Meanwhile Alex is trying really hard to convince her older brother
Justin that Miranda; a girl he has recently been seeing wants him to
kiss her. Justin though is afraid, and does not know how to go about
planting a first kiss on Miranda.
Justin brings Miranda to the movies and attempts at planting his first
kiss on Miranda. Every time he goes in for a kiss something comical or
horrible happens that totally ruins the moment. So to fix the mistake
Alex uses this spell that rewinds time just a few seconds, so you can
fix what went wrong.
Justin messes his first kiss up 17 times!!!
Back at the sandwich shop the taste testers are also being brought
back in time to try To The Max over and over again. The first test they
all loved it, yet every time Alex brought back time, the sandwich became
more and more familiar.
Without completely ruining the ending, I will stop there.
Season One, Episode 2, First Kiss is really cute, and fun at the same
time. Although the comedy is a little juvenile, it is still enjoyable
All in all I'd plant a decent 9.0 rate on it, out of 10 stars.