If you know me, you know I think the Disney Sitcoms are Guilty Pleasures
, with some okay elements here and there. But Wizards of Waverly Place (and Good Luck Charlie, but most people know why that one is solid) is actually decent. I'm not saying it's amazing but but Disney standards, it is impressive.
did a video on it that explains some of why It's good, so i won't go deep into the good acting and etc./ Watch oto here
. Anyway, I like that the acting is less over the top and that it has less weak elements, but let's get into it for real.
I like that it has an actual mythology with a story. The entire series is building up to the competition. Not just that, said contest effects the characters and leads to good stuff even before then. While plenty of aspects of the wizard world make no sense, I like most of it cuz it is cool and leads to good jokes and story parts.'
The only case where it bugs me is, to an extent, the infamous Stevie saga (I won't go into here, as I did a post on my blog on dsney sitcoms, and I cover it there) and the season 4 opener. But the latter put the characters in a new situation that lead to go development.
Speaking of, I love the development. Alex is not evil or whatever. She is simply a snarky, kind of bitchy person who is likable thanks to Selena Gomez's immense charm and how she actually grows and becomes easily willing to do good things in the end. She is a great, funny, character.
I like everyone else too, as they tie into the story and truly grow and I did care for them. Man, the original end to the Justin/Juliet was pretty cool (even if it was just go Bridigt Mendler could go GLC). Each mini-sage of the story only got better and better, making for 2 great finale seasons and one amazing
I agree with the positive review on here,as i like how dark it gets (with Steve's end being the only needless part). I won't go any further, as the video and review i mentioned explains it enough. This has it's flaws (like all of these shows) but it makes up for it with a good story, actual good humor, and heart.
(Also, when a Disney sitcom detractor like MR Coat can see how this isn't a "devil show" and Alex is not evil, and others don't, is kind of sad when you think about it)