TV: Austin & Ally – Season 1

On: Disney Channel

Premiered: December 2, 2011

Starring: Ross Lynch, Laura Marano, Raini Rodriguez, Calum Worthy, Cole Sand, Andy Milder, Ashley Fink, Richard Whiten & Noah Centineo

Sort of an update on the popularity that came from Hannah Montana, Austin & Ally is a comedy full of upbeat music.

When Austin Moon (Ross Lynch) accidentally steals a song from Ally Dawson (Laura Marano) and becomes an overnight internet sensation, they team up to jump-start his musical career enlisting the help of their friends Trish (Raini Rodriguez) and Dez (Calum Worthy).

Lynch is a bona fide pop star as Austin Moon and has one of the best voices to come from a Disney star in years. He’s spot on with his comedy, though sometimes it feels like he’s trying too hard.

Marano is often painful to watch. While Ally is supposed to be awkward, Marano takes it to the next level making you cringe with her every move.

Final say: Watch it for the music. ★★★☆☆

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