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Recensie SkyShowtime-series ‘Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies’

Go back to the 1950s with a contemporary twist in this upbeat high school musical filled with rock ‘n’ roll, toupees and a girl group.

Director: Alethea Jones, Benny Boom, Ruben Garcia, ea | Cast: Marisa Davila (Jane), Cheyenne Isabel Wells (Olivia), Ari Notartomaso (Cynthia), Tricia Fukuhara (Nancy), Shanel Bailey (Hazel), ea | Episodes: 10 | Time to play: 48-59 minutes | Year: 2023

Who hasn’t danced at a party or at least sang to You’re the One that I Want or Greased Lightning? Even people who were not born in 1978 have Fat definitely seen once. At a time when one movie classic after another is getting a new look or a sequel, now a prequel is coming in the form of the very sweet musical series. Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies.

Four years pass before the events of the film take place. Four misfits at Rydell High join forces in the race for student council president, and behold, the rebellious Pink Ladies are born. In ten episodes, all the dramatic vicissitudes that can be expected in a high school series take place, supported by dozens of great musical numbers with high-quality singing and dancing. The ensemble consists of a cast that everyone, unlike John Travolta at the time, sings all the songs themselves.

The diversity of the cast and certain themes have also become more topical. At the time, interracial and LGBTQ relationships weren’t really socially accepted. Other issues, like traditional male-female relationships and discrimination, are actually raised in the zeitgeist of the 1950s. And some things never change: peer grouping at school, the older generation feeling that the youth are becoming depraved with their unorthodox music and behavior and the youth rebelling against the prevailing norm and fighting back freely.

For fans of the original movie, there are plenty of references in the music, movements, or script that will bring smiles and recognition. Other similarities are the actors and actresses with an average age of twenty-six passing for sixteen-year-old high school students and the somewhat superficial plots and twists. The number of love triangles is unbelievable even for a high school student. However, this is largely offset by the light-hearted and light-hearted nature of the series.

Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies It’s beautifully made, looks good, and is high in feel-good content. The ending hints at the arrival of a second season and features characters from the original film in supporting roles. Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies is an ode to misfits who achieve so much more than alone through friendship, loyalty, and an open mind. A wonderful way to disappear into a fantasy world filled with song and dance for ten hours. Grease was and still is the word.


Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies can be seen in SkyShowtime.

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