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TV Review: Zoey 101 TV Movie Spring Break-up

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Zoey 101, one of Nickelodeon’s many shows aimed at teens, is premiering its first TV movie. The movie is scheduled to air this Friday, March 10 at 8:00PM (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon. The DVD will be released on March 14 and is available on Amazon.

The movie is called Spring Break-Up. Logan, the rich self-centered snob, invites the group to his daddy’s mansion. But knowing Logan, he always has something up his sleeve. And so he does.

Without telling his friends, he signed them up for a game show called “Gender Defenders.” It’s a reality show that Logan’s father was making where the guys compete against the girls. The teams are told to pick team captains. The girls select Zoey and the guys select Chase, this proves to be very important later.

Malcolm Reese, Logan’s dad and the producer, gives everyone cell phone-like products as gifts. Michael, who has been trying to convince Chase to confess his love to Zoey, text messages Chase telling him now is his chance. Chase types back saying that he would not tell Zoey he loves her because it might hurt their friendship. Later, it’s revealed that Chase accidentally sent the message to none other than Zoey.

I really liked the B plot, or sub-story, of the TV movie. Quinn, the science geek, is trying to create an energy drink with fewer chemicals and even more energy than the usual drinks. She explains that it is not yet done. She leaves the drink for a minute, thinking that nobody would touch it. Wrong. Dustin, Zoey’s brother, drinks it, claiming it tastes good. He goes on a major sugar high and starts working out on the exercise machines. When on the step climber, he climbs more than 22,000 stairs.

The B plot was funny and gave Paul Butcher (Dustin) a good acting opportunity. It was definitely well-written and performed well. It made the movie more desirable to watch.

One thing I didn’t like was how predictable it was. The commercial currently being shown on Nickelodeon is misleading. (I can’t explain without giving something away so I’ll talk about it at the end with the rest of the spoilers.) After starting to watch, I guessed correctly on most of what was going to happen. One thing totally shocked me, but I don’t want to give it away.

I watched the movie with my twin sister, Amanda. Usually, I cannot tell you what is going to happen in a show, but when watching it I could tell Amanda, “They are going to lose the challenge and blame the [other team].” I was so right.

There was one thing that really bugged me. Spring Break-up is advertised as a movie, but it really is not very long. When you think of movie, you generally think of 1 1/2 to 2 hours. The movie is an hour WITH COMMERCIALS. So in reality, it’s only 45 minutes of the show. Maybe I’m just upset it isn’t longer, but I thought it should be referred to a “special one-hour event” or something, because a movie is misleading.

I have got to admit, there was some incredible acting from the stars. Even Jamie Lynn did better than I expected. I really do want to point out Sean Flynn, playing Chase, because this show was basically his. He was in most of the scenes and he handled the responsibility better than Jamie. His role was bigger and Jamie’s was smaller than usual.

I loved how it wasn’t only Zoey this, Zoey that, which is actually another reason that the main part should be shared. I also would like to point out Chris Massey’s, playing Michael, acting skills really shined in this movie too. I was very impressed by him. The cast in general did very well, I thought. It was probably the best acting I’ve seen from the series. I want to applaud the whole cast on a job well done. This is another reason to tune in on Friday.

Overall, definitely something not to miss. Even if you just watch the show once in a while, it’s one of the better episodes. So, remember Friday at 8. I rate it a 8.5 out of 10.

Below are spoilers. You have been warned.

Although I refuse to tell you every single thing that happened in the movie, I will tell you some general things. First of all, as I have told you the commercials are VERY misleading. In the commercials, it makes it seem like Zoey did receive the text message and gets upset with Chase. She doesn’t know that Chase had a crush on her when she was upset with Chase. I will tell you though, the text message does make Zoey upset with Chase. I will also tell you the ending is very upsetting, but Zoey does NOT reject Chase. That is some of the stuff you should expect to see. But I still highly recommend you catch the movie, because there is a lot I haven’t told you.

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  • Eric Olsen

    thanks Maddy – you totally rock!!

  • Zopin

    I just watched the movie. All in all I liked it but the ending is very upsetting for the person watching it. I really hope the next T.V. show will fulfill some questions I have.

  • MKOB

    I also really liked it but I wished they would have shown it in the T.V. show so she could see instead of his message. Overall I really liked this movie. I hope also the next T.V. show shows what happens and he tells her about his true feelings.

  • Zopin

    Yea, I agree with MKOB. I think that Chase should of gotten the messege to Zoey. I have to hopes for the next show. I hope that Chase gets to tell Zoey he likes her and also that, and she doesn’t reject him. From the show Lola likes Chase I think that she likes Chase too.

  • Zopin

    One last thing. The next show will be on 3/26/06 at 8:00

  • shelby c.

    Hi guys, i’m new to this site. I haven’t seen that yet but i’m going to.

  • rosie fl

    yes i agree with most of you. the ending is really upsetting. i just hope the next T.V. show will be kind of a continuation to show what happened next but overall the show is really cool.

  • shay

    i love the movie.it was really romantic cool.it was sad at the end when chase sent zoey the message and she didn’t have her tek mate.those were really cool.

  • natalie terrell

    i think that the movie rules

  • nikole

    i think the movie rocked and i am watchin it roght now i really wanna tech mate

  • more

    I like the move

  • cody

    i love zoey 101 the movie pluse another thing i love is ZOEY jamey lyn spers she is out ragously HOT!!!!! love ya

    p.s. i love you so much and i watch all of your movies.

  • Chaseloveszoey199

    a tech mate is really a T-mobile Sidekick. I was just colored for the movie. But the sidekick has all of the features that the techmate does, and it has the same screen and keypad. The only thing different is the color. I just got one. They are $199.99- well worth the money. It has a mp3, a camera, internet, AIM and a phone. Go buy it!! you won’t be soryy!

  • yoyo

    chase looks like a girl

  • Canadian

    OMG!! This so called movie hasnt come to Canada yet! Other than that i cant wait!

  • Liona

    I was really looking forward to watching the movie, because I really hoped that Chase could finally tell Zoey how he feels. But I read that Zoey’s phone brakes, and Chase’s message doesn’t get to her, I was quite dissapointed, but I’ll watch it anyway.

  • Roxy

    Where can I buy a Sidekick II?
    Do they even excist in Sweden?
    If not, where in America can I get one?
    What store?

  • ben

    im the best with jamie lynn going out with her even though she dont no me but i no her

  • ancioussister

    I live in canada and my sister idolizes this show.
    she quotes it and dresses like the characters and even named her barbies after the people on the show. its her birthday soon and i wanted to buy her the d.v.d. but its not available to purchase in canada! grrr… this isn’t good

  • Greg

    What was the company that provided the Tek Mate for the program/actors. We want to buy one!!

  • http://may12006 super star

    i love your show

  • http://may12006 super star

    i wish the next show or movie will be cool because i want zoey and chase to be boyfriend and girlfriend

  • http://may12006 super star

    i love jamie lyn spear

  • http://may12006 super star

    i think zoey and chase would make a good couple

  • http://may12006 super star

    i wish dana and logan woud be boyfriend and girlfriend

  • alicia

    that was an awsome show and those tek mates were so awsome

  • Maddy (author)

    anciousist: Though it may be a little late, I have thought of a solution. You can buy the DVD off Ebay. That’s how I buy all my stuff from Canada.

    Thanks everyone for commenting

    –Maddy

  • zoey LOL

    I live in Brazil but lived my wwwwhhhhhooooollllleee life in the usa and here in brazil the movie didnt come out yet so Im dying to se the movie

  • fan

    hey kid in sweden u cud get 1 on ebay for cheap or the mall in the t-mobile stand…trust me they r worth $400.00

  • maheen

    thanks maddy you rock girl

  • toni gilbert

    omg chase is so0 sweet…..he should just tell zoey how he feels and then they would be the best couple alive…! chase is so0 sweet and kind…why wont he just tell zoey how he feels…

  • Firdaws

    I love ur show zoey!!! I’m ur #1 big fan!!!! pleeeez tell me where you can get the Tek Mate! I reaally want one!!! Thank you!!!

  • http://www.xx-hannah-dance-chic-xx.piczo.com Hannah

    Where do you get tek-mates and wht happened to Dana being on the show?

  • http://LOL JAMIE

    WHAT HAPPENS DOES ZOEY KISS CHASE OR DUSTIN GETS IN THE WAY

  • Dinosuar

    Dustin gets in the way.

  • http://none Kelly

    tek-mates are actually nothing but T-mobile Sidekicks with different colors and names. And Dana left in Season 1 because the producers thougt she was too old for the show considering she was born in 1989, being 2 years older than the shows star Jamie

    This was really cool but the ending was a rip-off!

  • Dani Bills

    I LOVE WATCHING ZOEY 101! IT IS THE COOLEST SHOW EVER! I WISH THAT IT WAS ON EVERY DAY! I LOVE ZOEY’S SENCE OF FASHION!!!!!!!!!

  • Jay

    I watch Zoey 101 everytime.

  • CallmeMaddy

    Hey guys,

    I’ve seen the dvd… and the new episode. Check out my review.

  • jake

    i want a tech mate

  • Kendra

    Chase Matthews….i know a friend that had just died and his name was Chase Covington and he was 15 and he had died in a house fire at his residence!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • BLANCHE

    i think logan is hot and can 14 year olds date 80 year olds or is it illeagal!

  • BLANCHE

    i like blanche matthews in the movie

  • BLANCHE

    yo girls i do my car insurance with sheilas wheels who du u du it with

  • blanche

    du u no the name of logans dad cause im going to ask his permission to propose to logan!!

  • zack

    hey dogg! whats doin! yo jake they are so cool just got one dey ar amazin you so have 2 get 1!b

  • http://Clint'sChick Bianca

    I love Logan, he’s so hot. And when Lola wor those punk those. I wondered, “there did she get those.” Cause they were cute. But i already have that belt. And a nose ring. And it hurt.

  • http://Clint'sChick Bianca

    That is so cute, Chase loves Zoey, but in another episode, he ends up having a girlfriend, that is so weird. But i’m going through the same thing Chase is going through. Except the guy i “LOVE” isn’t my best friend, he’s just a “friend”

  • brittany

    your shows rock like nicole is so boy crazy but you are the best and chase really likes you alot

  • http://july242007 gloria

    man i like you ,when i you’ld finish my study i want to do a tv show with you.

    you’re fan glorua

  • Ben

    STEELERS SUCK!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://Losty Celeste

    Zoey you rock, You are cooler that your sister its true

  • tek mates rule

    yes they now sell tek mates in the uk!!!!!!!!! goin to get 1 now ps. THey are just sidkeick 3 that have different names and colors for the movie!!!!!!!!

  • zack

    they are actully only sidekick 2 not sidekick 3

  • ria

    hi. zoey 101 is my favorite show ever. i mean seriously. goodbye zoeyw as so sad i almost cried. i love jamies character!!!! its nice!!! i mean it i love zoey 101 more than anythigne else. the theme song is soo good!

  • obinosouth

    good die i need a friend girl

  • http://ffghggjtri7r7 samanth

    i love pca

  • kristen

    you suck zoey you are ugly

  • stephen

    I LOVE TECH MATE’S WERE CAN I GET ONE

  • anderw

    i love you zoey 101

  • Mark

    Love you so much x

  • krysa

    Chase should have been honest with zoey in the first place.

  • Marie Pierre

    Dear Zoey you are a very nice girl and when i finish my studies i would like to do moovies with you

  • alyssa zucchi

    you stink zoey