'School of Rock' Review
Most of us rock n’ roll lovers have watched the classic Jack Black movie School of Rock at some point or another. The comedic take on learning to play an instrument and being part of a rock band brought smiles, laughs and inspiration to viewers.
To be honest, I’m surprised a TV show riffing off the cult classic hadn’t come sooner — but fear not, the time is now and timing actually, couldn’t be more perfect.
Music today has vastly changed, slipping away from the “sex, drugs & rock n’ roll” motif of the late 60s and 70s; kids these days can call themselves a musician if they have a mac book… seriously, they do that.
So, a new TV show promoting to learn how to play reals instruments, being part of a musical group that plays those real instruments and features songs by The Who, Boston and Twisted Sister, just might be that thing we need that helps spark a generational change to bring rock music back to the airwaves.
So the idea of the show is bang on, but is the show engaging? Is it entertaining? Will kids and parents want to watch? Well, to help you find out those answers, Ryan Parker sat down with his two young sons, watched the season premiere, (which airs Thursday, March 31st at 7pm on YTV,) and then filmed a review just for you!
I’d say that would be a ‘yes’ to all those questions — Grade: A+ from us!
The show follows a group of prep school students and a failed musician, posing as their substitute teacher, who together form a secret rock band.
The kids work together, across peer groups and cliques to form the band but more importantly, they have to keep the band a secret from their parents and the rest of the school if they want to keep playing. They’re in it together!
There are secrets (he’s not really a teacher!), there are hopes and dreams, (battle of the bands,) there’s lots of drama and most importantly, there’s fun everywhere in this show!
If the band is found out, not only will Mr. Finn be fired, but the kids will go back to their “normal” lives of school work and high pressure from their parents, school and principal (booooo).
School of Rock is a great time for kids, adults and music lovers of any age. The season premiere airs Thursday, March 31st at 7pm on YTV.