Lizzie McGuire is an American comedy television series created by Terri Minsky for Disney Channel. The series premiered as a sneak preview on January 12, 2001 after Zenon: The Zequel a Disney Channel Original movie. Throughout the two season run, a total of 65 episodes were broadcasted.
On May 2, 2003, a theatrical movie of the same name was released during the events of the second season. Additionally, the film serves as a finale for the series. The final episode was released on February 14, 2004.
The show centers on an adolescent girl named Lizzie (Hilary Duff) riding a roller coaster existence of a junior high student with her comrades Miranda Sanchez (Lalaine Vergara-Paras) and Gordo (Adam Lamberg) where every day seems to be a popularity battle, a crisis-loaded classroom, and everything else dolloped on top. Lizzie also has to encounter her irritating younger sibling Matt (Jake Thomas) and her mother Jo (Hallie Todd), one who means well and has a tendency of being nosy. Carrying out in each episode, her animated alter ego (also voiced by Duff) addresses the viewer in a manner reminiscent of a Greek chorus.
Why It Rocks
- Very sweet storyline of a junior high schooler experiencing realistic teenage challenges.
- Through the show, Hilary Duff has a rather sharp knack at her actuation.
- A few characters are quite likable, including the eponymous lead, Gordo and Miranda.
- Passable theme song perfectly sung by Angie Jaree.
- As mentioned in the lead, the series bore a theatrical film released in 2003 which gave its way as a potential final episode of Lizzie and Gordo reuniting.
- Rewarding and often heart melting sceneries even in the saddest moments.
- Lizzie‘s cartoon alter ego displays an incredible volume of deadpan comedy and entertaining to screen, for the uninitiated who have a vendetta against Disney programs.
- The aforementioned cartoon character is an awesome conception, giving her the illusion starring in a cartoon of her own.
- Usually persuades viewers of both genders of the female cast taking over the main plot while the male half mostly on Matt or Gordo on the B-stories.
- Toon Lizzie emulates her real life self in problems that teens often face in actuality when she is incredibly anxious.
The Only Bad Qualities
- The series concluded rather prematurely.
- A couple of characters can pathetic jerks, such as popular girl Kate and Lizzie‘s brother Matt.