The Russo family may be an ordinary family with an average restaurant, but behind close doors, all three children must compete to be the next family wizard.
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Series cast summary:
Selena Gomez ...  Alex Russo 106 episodes, 2007-2012
David Henrie ...  Justin Russo 106 episodes, 2007-2012
Jake T. Austin ...  Max Russo 106 episodes, 2007-2012
Jennifer Stone ...  Harper Finkle 106 episodes, 2007-2012
Maria Canals-Barrera ...  Theresa Russo 106 episodes, 2007-2012
David DeLuise ...  Jerry Russo 106 episodes, 2007-2012
Holland Sanders Holland Sanders 78 episodes, 2007-2012


"Wizards of Waverly Place" focuses on the Russos. A typical family, which includes a mom, Theresa Russo; a dad, Jerry Russo; a son, Justin Russo; a daughter, Alex Russo; and another son, Max Russo. The kids and the family live normal lives but what their friends don't know is the kids are wizards in training and the dad was a former wizard! Written by EMWII

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A Surprisingly Fun Show
20 April 2009 | by RessiSee all my reviews

This show delivers on so many more levels than most would expect from a Disney Channel show. It reminds me of the good ol' sitcoms i grew loving, Home Improvement, Fresh Prince of Bel Air & Saved by the Bell. Its a show the parents can enjoy watching with their kids, instead of counting the minutes until its over.

vs Hannah Montana: This is not the usual cookie cutter sitcom that Hannah Montana tends to be. The jokes are not all based on "wacky moments". They have done a great job with character development and getting you to care about what they are doing. Selena Gomez surpasses Miley Cyrus by leaps and bounds as an actress. And i can see her growing up and following in the foot steps of the likes of Amanda Bynes or Hilary Duff, in finding great success.

Characters: -Max (the youngest) is for the younger audience, from 7-10 -Justin (oldest) is the goofy one, which every great sitcom has (Screech, Jazz & Al) -The parents are great characters that are given great moments on the show. And have a great amount of depth -Alex, the main character is all around likable. The psychology of her comedy is is far more mature than you would expect. And Selena does a great selling every joke. There are moments that her timing is that of the Office.

Conclusion: It may not be everybody's flavor, but many will be pleased. The kids fall in love with the show and it will grow on you too, given a fair shake. Its no 30 Rock or Office, but it is...Wizards of Waverly Place. And the best way to describe it in short, is fun.

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