The Wizards of Waverly Place is an American sitcom that aired on Disney Channel from 2007 to 2012. It was shown in Russia in 2009. The series lasted 4 seasons, 106 episodes were filmed. The main roles were played by young stars Selena Gomez, David Henry.
The Wizards of Waverly Place is an American sitcom that aired on Disney Channel from 2007 to 2012. In Russia, he began to be shown in 2009 on the STS channel, then he moved to the Russian branch of the Disney channel. The main roles were played by a pupil of the Disney studio - Selena Gomez, as well as David Henry. In addition to them, comedian J. T. Austin, actress Jennifer Stone and others were also involved.
"This world is not that simple at all." Features of the series
This sitcom primarily targets the teenage audience. In the center of the plot is a family of wizards. Accordingly, the series reflects the relationship both between parents and children, and between the children themselves. The conflict between fathers and children is captured in the relationship between Alex and Jerry, as well as Teresa and her desire to take care of and help children. The conflict between the older and younger children arises in Alex and Justin, and partly in Max: Justin tries to be a leader, as if taking Jerry's place, while Alex refuses to obey him, since he considers himself completely independent.
The series is characterized by the theme of rivalry between family values and selfishness.
Characters are often faced with a choice between their interests and their family. In the last episode of the series, the conflict between these values reaches its peak. Fortunately, family values win.
The magic in the plot is a separate topic. This is a kind of metaphor associated with the period of growing up, when you want to have everything and immediately, when a teenager is at the mercy of an uncontrollable whirlwind of emotions that you need to be able to cope with. Magic is a big responsibility, characters learn it to varying degrees, but they grow, their problems change, their attitude changes. The show teaches the viewer responsibility, that people should think about the consequences, and that there really are no easy ways.
The sitcom also shows other problems of adolescents: school, friends, romantic relationships. Through humor, these problems cease to be and are ultimately overcome.
Jerry Russo is the head of the Russo family. A former wizard teaches children magic. He is the owner of the Waverly Place diner. Possesses a lot of oddities in the positive sense of the word.
Teresa Russo is Jerry's wife. Not a magician, speaks with a Spanish accent. She owns a diner with her husband.
Justin Russo is the son of Jerry and Teresa. He is the eldest child in the family. Responsible, ambitious, ambitious. Despite his great knowledge, in practice he sometimes gets lost and cannot do anything. He tries to play and live by the rules. Approaches business from the standpoint of rationality and intelligence. This attitude makes Justin farsighted, he often neglects his family.
Alex Russo is the daughter of Jerry and Teresa. By nature, he is fidgety. She is characterized by arrogance, sometimes arrogance. Has a tendency to be lazy. She's trying to prove she's an adult. He always goes against the rules, uses magic most often for his own purposes. Nevertheless, empathy and empathy are not alien to her. He loves his family, but often conflicts with Justin and his father.
The voice of conscience tells Alex to make the right decisions, but only after she does something.
Max Russo is the youngest child in the family. Doesn't differ in intelligence or intelligence. Very messy. Not prone to discouragement. Overall, he loves all family members equally. When he learned that he would no longer be a wizard, he showed no apparent frustration.
Harper Finkle is Alex's friend and almost a member of the Russo family. One of the first to learn about the magical talents of her friend and her family. She is eccentric, clumsy, at the same time she has many positive qualities that are sometimes conveyed to Alex.
In addition to 4 seasons (106 episodes), the "wizards" also have two spin-offs in the form of films: "The Wizards from Waverly Place to the Movies" (2009) and "The Return of the Wizards: Alex vs. Alex" (2013). Filming of new seasons is not planned.