‘The Lodge’ – Impressions

Hey guys! If you’ve seen my last post, recently there has been a new show on Disney Channel called ‘The Lodge‘. I’ve recently watched it and I absolutely love it!

(there may be some spoilers ahead, I’m sorry but I may get really excited)

‘The Lodge’ centres around 15 year old Skye (Sophie Simnett) who moves from the city to rural Northern Ireland, to a local hotel where her mother grew up. However, what she didn’t know when she moved is that her father and grandfather were planning to sell the place. Skye convinces them to not sell and gives the place a unique and modern makeover. She also attracts the eye of a TV reality producer who wants to showcase Skye in a show called “My Amazing Life” and show how she is running the hotel.

Skye also make friends with the workers at the “North Star Lodge” (the hotel) who are all around the same age as her. She gets to experience what her mother felt like growing up and discovers bits of her mother’s past she never knew about (this adds a cool mystery element to the show). Skye also gets into some sort of love triangle between two friends (which kinda resembles ‘Girl Meets World’ but with swapped genders).

My first impression of ‘The Lodge’ was that the first episode had some quite awkward dialogue which was expected when the cast is introduced to one another. However, as the series progressed Skye made quick friends with most of the people and we see how the friendship blossoms.

If you read my previous post, I predict that there would be some spontaneous singing. Well, my predictions were right! There is a tendency in each of the episodes for one or few of the cast members to break into song. However, the songs in the series do help and move the storyline along. Some of the songs are sung a number of times by different members of the cast which turns the song into their own and showcases their voices. Even some of the guest stars get to sing a song and I was thoroughly surprised by the talent of the whole cast!

This show has seriously left me on the edge of my seat with all the drama and mystery involved with it and I always can’t wait for the next episode to show. Unfortunately, ‘The Lodge’ only has the first season with 10 episodes and I am unsure whether there’s going to be a second season (please let’s hope there is). This show has a lot of good aspects to it and I especially love the singing. It happens, although it is quite weird to just break into song, more organically and involves more cast members than just performance-based typed singing seen in ‘Liv & Maddie’ or ‘Austin & Ally’.

If you want to hear all the songs from the show, they are available for purchase from Apple iTunes music or streamed on Spotify. My favourite songs from the show have got to be ‘Believe That’ and ‘What I’ve Been Wishing For’.

If you haven’t watched the show, I highly recommend you watch it!!! It has so many different genres involved from comedy to mystery to musical and romance so there would always be something in this show that you would find interesting.

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