"Andi Mack" has always aimed a little higher than most of Disney Channel's live action series, which tend to come and go after a few seasons, as actors begin to age. The final of the series therefore looks like an opportunity, even though there have been few surprises in its various successes.
The series, whose main character is Peyton Elizabeth Lee, made headlines in 2017, when it became the first Disney Channel show to feature a gay teenager.
Appropriately, Cyrus (Joshua Rush) and TJ (Luke Mullen) were reunited in the final, which also ended a romantic relationship featuring Buffy, Andi's friend (Sofia Wylie). ).
Andi, meanwhile, received her own good news – to be accepted into the prestigious school where she had applied – although the children made it clear that no matter what future they had for them, their friendships would continue.
All this followed a penultimate episode in which Andi's parents, Bex (Lilan Bowden) and Bowie (Trent Garrett), finally tied the knot. In the clever Disney Channel tunes, even the original premise of the show – that Andi discovers the woman to whom she thought her older sister was actually her mother, who had left her unprepared to adolescence – was considered potentially controversial.
The show ends its three seasons as the most watched series by Disney Channel, after clearly raising the network 's ambitions in terms of thematic broadcasts aimed at its target audience of "tweens", c & # 39; that is, children from 9 to 14 years old.
In announcing the premiere of the final season, series creator Terri Minsky spoke of her landmark events in Disney: "We were her first serialized show, her first series centered on an American family of Asian descent and the first to feature an LGBTQ character who said: "I am gay."
In hindsight, the progress of "Andi Mack" will probably look relatively modest. Yet, as the history of the series makes clear, a company that cares about its image like Disney tends to be cautious, one step at a time. In this regard, the end – and the success of the program – can also be seen as a start, or as the catchy theme says, "Tomorrow begins today."