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Instant Star - Season 1
Instant Star - Season 1
Actor: Alexz Johnson
Genres: Drama, Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
PG-13     2007     4hr 46min

And the first ever Instant Star is ?. Jude Harrison! Jude is thrilled to be the first season winner of the Instant Star TV show. But after the fanfare, with a record contract in hand and a pile of dreams, she is hit by a...  more »


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Actor: Alexz Johnson
Genres: Drama, Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Sub-Genres: Drama, Drama, Reality Shows, Teen Scene, Anime & Manga, Animation
Studio: Funimation Prod
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 05/22/2007
Original Release Date: 07/01/2005
Theatrical Release Date: 07/01/2005
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 4hr 46min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 3
SwapaDVD Credits: 3
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
Edition: Director's Cut
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Instant Star
M. Colon | 04/21/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Instant Star is a Canadian television program starring Alexz Johnson as an adolescent music competition winner; she plays Jude Harrison. After its release, the program's popularity rose amongst teenagers, particularly in the United States and Canada.

The show chronicles Harrison's experience in the recording industry whilst focusing upon character development. In each episode of the show, Jude Harrison must deal with the problems and challenges of both her musical career and her personal life, as one weaves into the other.

In season 1, she faces dilemmas and choices in her relationships, dividing her feelings between the loves in her life, such as Tommy Q. (her producer/soul mate, who is played by the dreamy Tim Rozon), Jamie (a life-long best friend who is played by the charming Kristopher Turner ), and Shay (a major rap artist/ex boyfriend), while also recording with G-Major Records.

These people are important to her music - the one thread that ties her life together. Her best moments are when she is working with others in creating and performing her music. In addition to her music and her loves, there is a lot more going on in her personal life and in the lives of those around her.

Each episode of the series features a new song performed by Jude. Usually, the song is about something that occurs in the episode. However, in some episodes there are no direct explanation to the lyrics. Some episodes can feature more than one song, but there is only one song per episode that is to be featured on the soundtrack for that particular season. For instance, there are 13 episodes per season, therefore there are 13 main songs.

Alexz Johnson has done the vocals for Jude on both soundtracks that has been realesed so far, while even co-writing some of the songs with her brother Brendan.

The episodes from Season 1 are listed below;

Episode # 1: Even Better Than the Real Thing
Episode # 2: Come as You Are
Episode # 3: Oh Well, Whatever, Nevermind
Episode # 4: Hey Sister
Episode # 5: You Can't Always Get What You Want
Episode # 6: Kiss Me Deadly
Episode # 7: I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend
Episode # 8: Unsweet Sixteen
Episode # 9: Won't Get Fooled Again
Episode # 10: Lose This Skin
Episode # 11: All Apologies
Episode # 12: Train in Vain
Episode # 13: Should I Stay or Should I Go

This product contains everything a person could want. It contains passion, drama, sizzling sexual tension, sisterly rivalry and a whole lot more. Each episode will have you on the edge of your seat and leave you wanting for more."
Great DVD Release
Dorrie Wheeler | 07/29/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

Instant Star has been a popular teen favorite the past few seasons. Fans of the show will be pleased with the DVD release of the first season. The season one DVD includes the first 13 episodes of the show. The downside is that season one aired so long ago these episodes seem like light years ago. It would have been good if they would have released the first and second season together on DVD.

The first season chronicles Jude's semi rise to stardom. After winning the Instant Star competition she receives a record contract with G Major Records. Her producer is "Little Tommy Q," who used to be in a boy band named Boyz Attack. Tommy is all grown up now and he is her producer who she has a crush on it seems. Adding to the story is her close relationship with her male childhood best friend Jamie. At this time in the series, Jude is still in high school and living with her parents who are still married. Her sister Sadie is a little older than her but they attend the same school.

The first season is primarily about her recording songs for G Major and dealing with various unexpected trappings of sudden fame. First she has conflict with a fellow recording artist named Eden. Then she finds love with a rapper named Shay. Things really heat up when her and her producer Tommy share an unexpected kiss on Jude's 16th birthday. It's all not a smooth ride as she also has to deal with her parents crumbling marriage.

Instant Star is a television series packed with drama. It's a series that teens and adults will find intriguing and it was created by the same people who created the series Degrassi The Next Generation. Bonus features includes deleted scenes, bloopers, cast auditions, music performances and more.