10 Disney TV shows that will make you feel nostalgic for the 2000s

10 Disney TV shows that will make you feel nostalgic for the 2000s

10 Disney TV shows that will make you feel nostalgic for the 2000s

October 11, 2021

Likbez Kino

“Hannah Montana”, “Lizzy Maguire”, “Everything is Tip-Top, or the Life of Zack and Cody” and more.
Photo by Linda Zhuravleva

Linda Zhuravleva

Lifehacker Film Critic

10 Disney TV shows that will make you feel nostalgic for the 2000s


1. Dance fever

Shake It Up

  • United States, 2010–2013.
  • Family comedy.
  • Duration: 3 seasons.
  • IMDb: 4.9.
Shot from the series “Dance Fever”

Two teenage girls, Cece Jones and Rocky Blue, dream of becoming popular dancers. Girlfriends take part in the show “Shake it, Chicago!”, At the same time trying not to fly out of school, fall in love, quarrel with loved ones – in a word, they live like all typical teenagers.

The series enjoyed great success not only in the United States, but also in other countries, including Russia. Of course, the project is quite straightforward and is designed for the youngest viewers. But at one time he became an excellent career start for Bella Thorne and Zendaya, who played Sisi and Rocky, respectively.

The latter also brought racial diversity to the Disney Channel: before Dance Fever, the main characters in Disney series were mostly white.

2. Hannah Montana

Hannah Montana

  • United States, 2006–2011.
  • Family comedy, musical.
  • Duration: 4 seasons.
  • IMDb: 5.2.

Schoolgirl Miley Stewart leads a double life. She is not only an ordinary teenager, but also the famous pop singer Hannah Montana, who is crazy about all of America. A loving family and loyal friends help the heroine keep her alter ego a secret.

Miley Cyrus started her career early: she starred in the Disney Channel series Hannah Montana at the age of 11. But over time this role caused the girl has an identity crisis: she gave concerts under the name of Montana and also recorded her first album on behalf of the alter ego.

The producers even decided to give the role of the father of the heroine to the father of the actress herself, country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, although he was not an actor and was afraid to spoil the show with an inept game. Not surprisingly, after the completion of Hannah Montana, Miley decided to break with the past, cut off her hair and radically changed her image, turning from a modest woman into a walking provocation.

The series itself has not passed the test of time and now looks too sugary. It is worth revisiting it only for the sake of the wonderful songs sung by the beautiful voice of Miley Cyrus.

3. Austin and Ellie

Austin & Ally

  • USA, 2011-2016.
  • Family comedy, musical.
  • Duration: 4 seasons.
  • IMDb: 6.0.

Austin Moon is a promising performer. He writes songs for his best friend Ellie Dawson, who also sings well, but is terribly stage fright. After one of their works makes a splash on the Internet, the friends decide to conquer the musical Olympus.

Austin & Ally is a truly humorous and kind sitcom that combines romance, a funny plot and great music. But after the end of the show, Ross Lynch, who played Austin, was quick to disown his past – however, like most young Disney stars. The actor starred first in the biography of the famous maniac (“My Friend Dahmer”), and then in the dark remake of the series “Sabrina the Teenage Witch”.

4. Jessie


  • USA, 2011-2015.
  • Family comedy.
  • Duration: 4 seasons.
  • IMDb: 6.0.
Shot from the series “Jesse”

Jesse Prescott moves from Texas to New York to become an actress. As a temporary part-time job, the heroine is hired as a nanny in a wealthy Ross family. In the new place, she has to look after four children – Emma, ​​Luke, Ravi and Zuri. But despite the lack of experience, Jesse gets along well with the wards and manages to find a way out of the most difficult situations.

The plot about a brood of mischievous children who survive one nanny after another from the house, and the heroine who managed to find an approach to outrageous things, to put it mildly, is not new. But if you truly miss My Fair Nanny, give the Debbie Ryan series a chance. Moreover, there is a sarcastic butler here, but not Konstantin, but Bertram.

5. Give Sunny a Chance

Sonny with a Chance

  • United States, 2009–2011.
  • Melodrama, family comedy.
  • Duration: 2 seasons.
  • IMDb: 6.1.

A friendly girl from Wisconsin named Sunny Monroe is taken on the popular sketch show “Anywhere”. She will have to meet all her colleagues, make friends and make enemies, and fall in love with a guy from a rival TV show.

Despite the fact that the show itself is light and kind, its background is rather gloomy. The fact is that the lead actress Demi Lovato experienced a serious psychological crisis during the filming. Despite good ratings, two seasons later, the series was closed due to the fact that the actress had to undergo rehabilitation in a specialized clinic.

6. Lizzie Maguire

Lizzie McGuire

  • United States, 2001–2004.
  • Melodrama, family comedy.
  • Duration: 2 seasons.
  • IMDb: 6.6.

The series tells about the life of a charming thirteen-year-old schoolgirl Lizzie Maguire. Together with her best friends, Miranda and Gordo, the girl faces the everyday challenges of adolescence. At the same time, Lizzie’s inner thoughts and emotions are voiced by her cartoon version.

The series has become a truly cult and made the young Hilary Duff the idol of all teenagers. But after the completion of the project, the former Disney Channel star, alas, was perceived as an actress of one role. The girl was called only in rom-coms (“The Story of Cinderella”, “Cheaper Wholesale”). However, she also acted in…






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