Wizards of Waverly Place

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Wizards of Waverly Place is about a family of with 3 children who are wizards. But, Only one child from each family can keep thier powers and when they learn enough they compete to win the family powers. There's Alex who doesn't really care about life and uses magic to do things she thinks are hard which usually makes things worse. Justin is the oldest russo child and is very smart and plans on becoming the family wizard. Max is the youngest and the spells he uses usually backfire. He is odly the farthest in the competition since his two older siblings were set back from the Competition for revealing the secret. Harper Finkle knows the Russo's secret and lives with them. She is Alex's best friend. The series won 2 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Children's Program of 2008-2009 and 2011-2012.

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  • My character review

    5.0
    Wizards Of Waverly Place follows the adventures of the Russos, a family of wizards living in New York disguised as humans. The series mainly focused on Alex Russo, the middle child in the Russo family who was known to use her powers for her own nefarious purposes and eventually having to solve the problems she caused along the way. In my opinion, it was an okay show, entertaining with a few things that bothered me.



    Alex Russo was a very laid back character. Though her sarcastic remarks can be entertaining, I feel that she is not a very good role model. She was very nonchalant, often doing things in her own way and time, and often had to correct her various mistakes, in both the wizard and mortal worlds. A specific thing that bothered me was a speech Alex gave in The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex. Though she was giving the message that you shouldn't let anyone change who you are, she also refused changing for the better, indirectly stating that is okay to be selfish and lazy if that is who you are.



    Justin Russo is a somewhat stereotyped character, often classified as nerdy or geeky to an extravagant extent (speaking an "alien language" with his best friend, running for student body president). I also found it annoying how he always seemed to belittle his siblings, constantly pointing out their flaws, though he seemed to have many of his own. Another thing that bothered me was his narcissism. He always seemed so sure he was going to win the wizard competition, and even went as far as to trash Alex in her celebratory speech, saying he should have won her award because of all of his achievements in "Wizard Of The Year".



    Max Russo was a character I never really found myself liking, often shaking my head at his stupidity (sorry WOMP fans, but there really is no other way to describe his intelligence). His jokes were a bit overrated, and his low intelligence was too exaggerated.



    Jerry Russo wasn't necessarily a likable or unlikable character; he was just, well, okay. He was rather clueless at times, but had his wise moments and seemed to be involved in his children's lives, unlike most current Disney Channel parents. I liked how he always watched out for Alex, especially in her times of need, and was fair with his punishments.



    Theresa Russo was always a character that greatly annoyed me. I hated that she, like her eldest son, was always a narcissist, but to a greater extent than he was. She always thought she was so young (I believe there was an episode where she even wore a skirt that belonged to Alex when she was younger) and beautiful, and oh so talented. She was clueless, more so than her husband, and wasn't as involved as he was, though she did seem to genuinely care when they had problems and often called Alex "Mija" .



    These are just my opinions, others may think differently.

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  • ,3.1

    5.0
    i just thought it should be more longer in the ,alex vs alex and we did it see any future for harper at all and why , david
  • One of the last good shows on Disney

    7.0
    This show was really good at first but I hated it in the last few seasons. The actors were good and it was funny. When it ended, there was only 1 other good sitcom- Good Luck Charlie. Now that that's gone, there are no good sitcoms. This is a lot like Harry Potter, which I like and is one of the main reasons I like this. I wish this would come back.moreless
  • Recommended for the guys who like the magic theme

    5.0
    The show is good enough to watch but it is not strong enough to be my favorite. Selina Gomez really has been good with her role and some of the other actors actually did a decent job but I found most of the plot lines too shallow and dry. I`d recommend it if you are into wizardry but if your looking for really high quality, forget this show and keep looking.moreless
  • Disney ruins what was an interesting formula.

    4.0
    When I heard there was a show about wizards learning how to use their powers by DISNEY of all companies, at first I was excited.



    But then the horrid truth still remained in the back of my head, that this show would have a canned laugh track, a couple of obnoxious characters, and stupid scenarios sometimes barely focusing on magic.



    and that's exactly what I got.



    I didn't mind it for the first season, but man the show went weak from there on out.



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    Comedy, Fantasy, Kids

    Themes

    parents and children, Tweens, Pre-Teens, Sword & Sorcery, Kids Fantasy