Well there's no doubt where I'll be come 8 o'clock tonight—huddled on the couch with my soon-to-be 9-year-old, who has been counting down to the premiere of Teen Beach Movie for weeks, thanks to the promo that's been running between shows on Disney Channel. (He's fascinated with anything and everything to do with teenagers—they're like an exotic species.) The story surrounds what happens when a cool, confident surfer named McKenzie and her boyfriend Brady are mysteriously "transported" into a movie (c. 1962) called "Wet Side Story." This is Disney, so presumably plenty of spontaneous singing and dancing ensue. As for drama, it's bikers versus surfers for control of the local hangout. Will Disney enjoy a ratings juggernaut along the lines of the monstrously successful "High School Musical" with "Teen Beach Movie" is the question. We'll know tonight. I'm looking forward to watching.
If you catch "Teen Beach Movie" over the weekend, come back and post a comment letting me know what you thought.