Many a young female preteen or tween these days will swoon when you mention the Jonas brothers. Parents, those who listen to PRI, and jaded hipsters may not know who they are, or they may feign ignorance for the sake of keeping up their blissful ignorance stance. The Jonas Brothers are an American boy band whose tunes can be heard on radio stations and satellite TV shows and whose trio of brown locks can be seen in HD on various children’s channels and midmorning talk shows. these kids are popular. They are a force to be reckoned with. not since perhaps N’Sync has a boy pop group stirred up so much emotion and fervor.
The youthful boys gained popularity after appearing on the Disney Channel (which you can catch on satellite TV). A little background: the Jonas Brothers are Kevin Jonas, Joe Jonas and Nick Jonas. They come from Wyckoff, New Jersey. The band originally started off with one Jonas brother, Nick. Nick was discovered singing in a barber shop, or so the story goes, when he was all but six years old. When he was seven, Nick started performing on Broadway. he was in Annie get your Gun, A Christmas Carol, and Beauty in the Beast among other things. soon afterwards, Nick did his own album which also featured his brothers. The Jonas Brothers band was formed. They went on to perform with Stevie Wonder at the Grammy awards. Nick Jonas and Elvis Costello participated in a spirited interview/conversation, arranged by Rolling Stone. The brothers are devout Evangelical Christians. their father was a pastor with the Assembly of God. All brothers were homeschooled and they each wear purity rings to signify their promise to abstain from sex, alcohol and drugs. The Jonas brothers are also philanthropists, having donated 10% or so of their 2007 earnings to charities.
Now, this remarkable, charming HD friendly stars are back on satellite TV, on the Disney Channel in a new sitcom, called Jonas. The brothers do not play themselves, but instead TV versions of themselves-the Lucas brothers, Nick, Kevin, and Joe. They play pop stars of course who try to maintain normal high school lives whilst fawning fans group around them. The show is pretty thinly veiled, which is not surprising.
It’s also not as rose tinted and cheery as you might expect from a HD Disney Channel show. There’s a sense of cynicism, as the boys are chased by fame loving girls. you also get an inside peek into the rock star life. The entourages, the many denizens of the music world, the stylists, the managers, etc are all duly portrayed.
In the premiere episode, the focus is on Nick, the oldest of the bunch. The other episodes give equal time to each of the Jonas or Lucas brothers as it were, so fans won’t be disappointed. while the show is light hearted and serious and somewhat silly as a conceit, the fans will surely love it.