Nickelodeon, Fridays at 7:30/6:30c
Synopsis: Tori Vega is hoping to start over fresh at a new school:HollywoodArtsHigh School, where everyone is learning how to polish their acting, singing, painting, and performing skills in order to become stars! Tori hopes things will be easy, but high school is never easy, and she is going to need the help of new friends to help her become the star she is on the inside shine on the outside.
Victoria Justice is a talented singer and actress, but that isn’t what makes the show. True, the show is centered around her escapades as a high school student looking to become a star and move out of the shadow of her older sister, but it seems like there should be more to it than that. The characters are all likable and have their own quirks that help Tori work her way through the high school maze, but I think what I like most about the show is its almost complete lack of realism. I can’t see parents letting their children make random trips across the country, down toSan Diego, or some of the other shenanigans these kids get away with, but I can appreciate the role of the few adult figures that do make an appearance on the show to help guide the students. The humor is a little off the wall and the musical numbers and sometimes out of place, but that is just part of the charm of the show – escapism at its finest.