Shake It Up

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Shake It Up
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Best friends CeCe Jones and Rocky Blue make their dreams come true when they become background dancers on the most popular teen dance show, "Shake It Up, Chicago." Their newfound status, dance skills and antics will test their friendship in hilarious ways.

Roshon Fegan

Roshon Fegan

Ty Blue

Caroline Sunshine

Caroline Sunshine

Tinka Hessenheffer

Bella Thorne

Bella Thorne

CeCe Jones

Kenton Duty

Kenton Duty

Gunther Hessenheffer

Zendaya

Zendaya

Raquel 'Rocky' Blue

Adam Irigoyen

Adam Irigoyen

Deuce Martinez

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Fan Reviews (138)

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  • Glad This Is Over

    1.0
    I never found this show slightly enjoyable, here's why.

    It's boring, not funny, and confusing at times what is going on. Nuff said.
  • Shake it Up!

    5.0
    Yeah, so about time I do this show.



    So basically it's about these two girls who get roles on a dance TV show. That and dealing with high school problems is basically the whole show.



    It's not really a bad show. It has its moments. It can be clever and funny. But like most shows, it really declined in quality with each season. Season 1 was the best - the humor was sincere, clean - but the 3rd season was easily the worst. The problem I see - much like with what I said about . Farm - is that this show tends to over-exaggerate its acting and resort to toilet humor and crappy jokes. And sometimes when it comes to their characters, it highlights and best and worst of their acting.



    For example, CeCe Jones is established to be very lazy, and tends to not take school seriously. In one episode, "Protest it Up" she talks about how she stayed up all night just to sleep through a school assembly and pulls out napping glasses and a pillow. She is later shown sleeping on Rocky's shoulder, snoring loudly and drooling all over it. While some may find this funny, I was not amused, and to me it highlighted the biggest problem with recent Disney shows. They tend to over-exaggerate their acting. That, coupled with poor writing, tends to lead to bad episodes. The same can be said for another character - Ty - as I have often found that he greatly over-exaggerates himself when he speaks regardless of the subject. I couldn't stand it from him, and it made it hard for me to enjoy that character.



    This show has more positive episodes than negatives, but its problems do compound, especially in the later seasons. Overall, it's a solid show - good for a few laughs here or there - but it's really nothing special.moreless
  • Zendaya

    3.0
    Zendaya is hot that is the only reason i give the show a three, cece is a stupid idiot who cares about fasion and gets 0.0 gpa
  • My review

    6.5
    Shake It Up follows the misadventures of CeCe Jones and Rocky Blue, two best friends who land roles on Shake It Up! Chicago and dream of becoming professional dancers. Overall, I found the show to be quite entertaining, and contrary to a popular opinion, I liked the clothes they wore. Though she had a tendency to be ditzy, I liked the character of CeCe, and thought she was a very unique character. I liked how she and Rocky were so passionate about their love of dancing, and (another unpopular opinion) I thought they were talented dancers. I liked the character Rocky because of how clever and witty she was and how balanced her friendship with CeCe was. The characters Deuce, Dina, Gunther and Tinka never really made me laugh (their voices were REALLY annoying, but bearable) but they entertained me enough, they were okay. I liked Shake It Up because even though the plot was about singing/dancing (I know a lot of people hate Disney shows that are about either of those things; I know there has been a lot of Disney shows with singing, but SIU was the first dance-based show) the episodes were really creative and entertained me. I really hated all of the SIU songs though, with the exception of Watch Me.moreless
  • Finally, this abomination of a show has ended!

    1.5
    OK, before I start my review I would just like to say that I am glad this show has finally ended. It was absolutely crap since the pilot episode and everything about this show is completely shit. Now, on with the review.



    Plot:

    So, Shake it Up is about two teenage girls: Cecilia 'CeCe' Jones and Raquel 'Rocky' Blue. They are basically backup dancers on Shake It Up Chicago and they are trying to lead normal lives as well.



    To be honest, the plot of this show is absolutely rubbish. In the pilot episode, Rocky and CeCe were dancing in a subway street because they were desperate to get cell phones. Not food, not clothes, cell phones. Everyone watching them were feeling so sorry for them that they just HAD to give them cash. After that, they get discovered and all of a sudden they're famous. (Austin and Ally anyone?) This plot makes no sense and something like this would not happen in reality. Also, the way the title of each episode is annoys me because it goes _______ it Up just like iCarly's I_____ or Austin and Ally's ______ & _______.



    Characters:

    As usual, the characters have no personality whatsoever and they are just one dimensional stereotypes. OK, here are the main characters and their so called 'personalities'.



    Cecilia 'CeCe' Jones: She is a ditzy, dumbass redheaded girl who thinks she is so cool and popular when she isn't. CeCe is also bossy and she doesn't have much friends apart from Rocky. She goes on and on about how she's so famous and it gets really annoying. She also thinks she's a great dancer but she isn't really, even a reject from Strictly Come Dancing can dance better than her. She is just obsessed with being pretty. In one episode, she and Rocky were helping a young girl win a pageant and she was so obsessed with winning to the point where she parades around the stage in a plastic kids crown and sash as if she's the winner. Why, Disney? Why?



    Raquel 'Rocky' Blue: She is the nerdy goody two shoes who is obsessed with dancing as well as school. In one episode she was obsessed with beating Candy (a cheerleader) in a competition related to dancing. She follows CeCe around and she pretty much goes with her plans. Again, she can't dance to save her life.



    Flynn Jones: He is so annoying. His catchphrase 'I'll get it mom' gets really old and basically nobody is around to watch him.



    Mrs. Jones (the mom): I have nothing to say about her other than the fact that she's never around.



    Ty Blue: The only character who can even dance. I wonder how on earth he's related to Rocky. His acting is fine but the only thing that bothers me is the fact that he's a bit of a player when it comes to girls.



    Deuce Martinez: He is basically a street seller going well on his way to becoming a drug dealer.



    Supporting characters:

    Gunther and Tinka Hessenheffer: Ugh, honestly these two annoy me. Their accents are obviously fake and they dress like Japanese fashion rejects. Also, they seem like crazy people who came out of a downtown mental institution.



    Dina: Basically a female Deuce with a fake New Jersey accent. She's also going to be a drug dealer in her future.



    Acting skills:

    The acting is so abysmal in this show. The actors (except Roshon Feagen who plays Ty) try way too hard to be funny and cool and it's just sad yet hilarious to see these people humiliate themselves on TV.



    Jokes:

    The laugh track really needs to be banned, I hardly laugh at this show and these jokes are not funny at all plus they're overused.



    Moral values:

    There's none at all. The only thing this show teaches is how teenagers can be slutty and idiotic.



    Summary:

    Overall I would give this show a 1.5 because Ty is pretty much the only OK character I can tolerate and everyone else just tries too hard and not in a good way.







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