School may be out for summer, but it’s still in session for East High. Here’s a complete breakdown ranking each episode of season two.

The Good:
🤩 E1 NEW YEAR’S EVE – There was “Something in the Air” with the series return being “The Perfect Gift.”
🤩 E5 THE QUINCEANERO – Carlos and Seb’s emotional “Climb” make this the must-watch episode of season two.
🤩 E7 THE FIELD TRIP – In the only episode this season, Derek Hough finally gets to sing and dance!
😊 E11 SHOWTIME for audiences to “Be Our Guest” for the BEAUTY AND THE BEAST curtain call.
😊 E10 THE TRANSFORMATION can’t save this episode from having only one great musical number.
😊 E2 TYPECASTING – Where are the songs?!?!
😊 E9 SPRING BACK – A zoom episode that felt sooooo 2020.
😊 E12 SECOND CHANCES – Eastsiders get a chance for “second acts and new beginnings.”
😊 E3 VALENTINE’S DAY – More filler. And where is Derek Hough!?!
😊 E6 YES, AND…another mediocre episode with hardly any songs.
😊 E8 MOST LIKELY TO love Howie’s rendition of “If I Can’t Love her.”
The Bad:
🤮E4 THE STORM – I’m not taking this show for “granted,” yet this was the worst episode of season two.
The Results:
The second season of HSMTMS could’ve been a 🤩. Unfortunately, the lack of focus and songs, coupled with poor writing, stops it from reaching a high note. Yet the lead characters are just so darn earnest it’s hard not to get sucked in and watch the most talked-about show on Disney+ that’s not attached to STAR WARS or MARVEL.

Aaron "Dobler" Goldstein

Aaron Goldstein is a Product Manager by day, ludicrous speed content consumer by night. He’s a LA Film School Alumni and TV Academy / Producers Guild of America member. Aaron is a proud parent and dad joke enthusiast.

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