Season 2 reviewed.

The "second" season of Lizzie McGuire is an odd beast, because Disney essentially treated it as two separate seasons. Season 1 aired from January '01 to January '02, but the episodes shot as "season 2" aired from February '02 to February '04. Its "finale" aired smack in the middle, in February '03, a few months ahead … Continue reading Season 2 reviewed.

Season 2, episode 34: “Magic Train”

Oh snap, y'all! We made it! It's the actual, non-finale final episode! Like the Disney Channel's airing order and life itself, this milestone is pretty meaningless. But we're here, and we reached it together. Lizzie and Miranda hang out in Lizzie's room playing with makeup and reading beauty tips in magazines. It's extremely adorable, and exactly … Continue reading Season 2, episode 34: “Magic Train”

Season 2, episode 33: “Xtreme Xmas”

By a weird coincidence, we get the Christmas episode at just the right time! That hasn't happened with any other holiday episodes, so I'm pretty delighted about this. I'm not particularly delighted about reviewing this episode, though. Sometimes the writing credits are really confusing to parse, especially in the second season. I can't figure out who … Continue reading Season 2, episode 33: “Xtreme Xmas”

Season 2, episode 32: “Just One of the Guys”

Boy howdy does none of my episode numbering make any sense anymore. Oops. This is supposed to be one of the more feminist episodes of Lizzie McGuire, according to Lizzie writer/story editor Nina Bargiel. Let's get into THAT! Lizzie's P.E. class has to participate in the Presidential Fitness Challenge, which seems to only consist of the flexed … Continue reading Season 2, episode 32: “Just One of the Guys”

Season 2, episode 26: “Grubby Longjohn’s Olde Tyme Revue”

The official episode title, according to imdb, is "Grubby Longjohn's Olde Tyme Revue," which makes it sound like a whimsical Western episode about an old-fashioned show. In Disney's online player, it's just "Grubby Longjohn's," which makes it sound like a gross episode about dirty underwear. It is, in fact, a corny episode about family bonding. … Continue reading Season 2, episode 26: “Grubby Longjohn’s Olde Tyme Revue”