Ready or not, JONAS is coming to the Disney Channel in May!
The spy premise has been eradicated and replaced with one involving three famous musician brothers, their life, and yards of fetching blue plaid. Oh, and hi-jinks, must not forget the hi-jinks. We were given a preview during Disney’s Totally New Year. The clip features mostly Joe and Kevin, but you get a sense of the single camera filming style, as well as a taste of the show’s tone.
Check it out (if you haven’t already)…after the jump!
We are very very excited! It’s clear they have been working very hard and it looks like it is really paying off, and the producers seem to be making some smart choices that will work with Jonas strengths, play down any weaknesses, appeal to the Disney Channel demographic and, with any luck, capture the interest of some outside it in a positive way. So far, it is something of a relief from some misgivings we were having. We can’t wait to see more (advance clips of Camp Rock were more promising than we ultimately found the completed film, after all.) But if it goes the direction it seems to be going…it might just be a pretty safe project.
It reminds us more than a little (and don’t kill us) of The Monkees. I realize we have made this judgment after only 41 seconds of footage, but the gags, the girl stampede – a bit Monkees-esque. But, don’t think that is a bad thing. We completely LOVED The Monkees! And the inevitable comparisons might just work in the Jonas boys’ favor,especially considering the production advantages they will have.
There are a few obvious differences:
- 3 Lucas boys; 4 Monkees.
- The Monkees were adults sharing an apartment; the Lucases are in high school and live with their parents.
- The Monkees were not a successful band (on the show) and spend lots of time chasing after girls; the Lucases are a huge band and spend lots of time running away from girls.
- The Lucases have (magical?) firepoles!
At this stage in their career, the Jonases’ greatest strength beyond their music is their incredible natural charisma – so this is not a bad show format to emulate. And that show was so successful!! Maybe a better comparison than Flight of the Conchords? Be reminded of the simple, goofy brilliance of The Monkees below.
We are, however, still a little disappointed that none of the band will be involved in the show that we can see. Remember long ago when Garbo would pop up in the Boys’ videos? Dude, to tell you the truth – he was super awesome!
Maybe they will give the band some cameo roles as the show goes on!!
With major edits by Mememoi.