Sonny With a Chance

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Feldman, M. & Marmel, S. (Writer), & Seaton, E. D. (Director).  (June 10, 2010).  Falling for the Falls [Television series episode].  In Robbins, B. (Producer), Sonny With a Chance.  Hollywood, CA: It’s A Laugh Productions.

Bryon, E. & Kapstrom, L. (Writer), & Seaton, E. D. (Director).  (November 21, 2010).  Sonny With a Kiss [Television series episode].  In Robbins, B. (Producer), Sonny With a Chance.  Hollywood, CA: It’s A Laugh Productions.

Feldman, M. & Marmel, S. (Writer), & Seaton, E. D. (Director). (November 28, 2010).  A So Random! Holiday Special [Television series episode].  In Robbins, B. (Producer), Sonny With a Chance.  Hollywood, CA: It’s A Laugh Productions.

Feldman, M. & Marmel, S. (Writer), & Seaton, E. D. (Director).  (December 5, 2010).  Sonny With a Grant [Television series episode].  In Robbins, B. (Producer), Sonny With a Chance.  Hollywood, CA: It’s A Laugh Productions.

Review:

Sonny Munroe is only seventeen, but already has the job of her dreams working on her favorite sketch comedy show, So Random! With the help of her friends and castmates, Tawni Hart, Nico Harris, Grady Mitchell, and Zora Lancaster as they deal with work, school, rival shows, and romance.

Like most of the tween shows I’ve seen so far, this had a decent amount of only laugh track worthy humor and unrealistic characters.  Still, the main cast felt much more genuine than those of most other shows and the story lines made a lot more sense.   Even better though, the whole conceit of this being a show about a show just begs for all kinds of deconstruction, and the writers are more than happy to give it to the audience.  It’s done in a very tween appropriate way, too, such as Sonny and her new beau, Chad Dylan Cooper, dealing with the pressures of being a high profile couple or even just the fact that Chad’s show, MacKenzie Falls, is clearly a jab at series like The Vampire Diaries and Dawson’s Creek.

I also like that it’s a tween show that has a tween on it that is a positive role model.  Zora isn’t exactly typical, nor is she the center of the show, but she is entertaining and smart and is perfectly happy being 12 and not 17.

To be honest, this show had me hooked the moment I saw the characters dump water on someone who said “falls.”  Any show that pays homage to You Can’t Do That on Television will always have me as a fan.

Best for ages 10-14

Show website: http://tv.disney.go.com/disneychannel/sonnywithachance/

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