Just Add Magic (2015– )
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We were disappointed when we watched the season finale. Not because of the show, but because it was the finale. We really hope the show comes back for another season! We need more magic!
It's quite childish and cheesy, no doubt, but the girls are so cute and charming, one simply cannot resist them. Not to mention the flawless acting of all the members of the cast.
Great watch for any child, no matter the age. :)
In conclusion, all I can say is that is worth giving it a try because adults can enjoy it just as much or more than kids, at least I do! Feel tempted to try some of the magical recipes...LOL! Can't wait for the next season!
My kids are glued to the series and look forward to every new episode. Kid friendly but with meaningful content and intrigue. Kudos to the writers and directors. The kid protagonists are very believable and add to the magic.
In some ways, "Just Add Magic" reminds me of "Babylon 5", and not just by the presence of the remarkable Mira Furlan in the cast. The good guys have been known to make mistakes, the bad guys are given serious motivations for their actions, and sometimes it's difficult to be quite certain just who the good guys and bad guys are in the first place. The adult actors are especially to be commended for their commitment to telling this story, and not letting the fact that it's aimed at kids be an excuse for half-hearted performances.
This show is childish and corny. It's about a sarcastic girl, and her sister-like relationship with her best friends who are cooking for their grandmother's birthday. I guess 7-mid teens is probably the demographic.
The writing and execution could've been better.
Season One - This season is entertaining and clever. I had fun watching it. The effects were good and this version of magic was interesting.
Season Two - Everything about this is terrible. Maybe I didn't notice it in series one, or maybe they actually did get a massive budget cut. The acting is terrible and unconvincing. The script is atrocious. The effects are terrible. Everything about this movie feels cringy and fake. There is nothing about this season that is done well.
I would maybe recommend season one to a child - maybe. I would not recommend season two to anyone.
The music can be a little cheesy when they start cooking their recipes, and they usually have one of these cheesy scenes per episode. But there is something hilarious when they say "We need to cook." making me think of young teen Walter Whites.
Overall a good show with some good role model characters for young girls.