Kelly Quinn and her two BFF’s, Darbie and Hannah, stumble upon her grandmother’s mysterious cookbook in the attic and discover some far from ordinary recipes. When the Shut’em Up Shortcake silences Kelly’s pesky little brother and the Healing Hazelnut Tart heals Darbie’s ankle, the girls discover they have the power of magic. A single-camera live-action pilot based on the popular book.
I have 3 boys ages 9, 11, 13. A lot of the shows they like I’m not quite as impressed with. We stumbled upon this show a couple weeks ago and we have watched episodes as time and homework allow. As boys I wasn’t sure they would like it but they wanted to give it a shot and we are all so glad for it. Even as boys they were immediately drawn into the storyline. They didn’t care that the main characters were girls. The characters were interesting and kept my boys guessing and hypothesizing about intentions. The young girl actors were surprisingly good. So much better than what we find on Disney or Nick nowadays. I really hope to see them in more projects…and in more seasons of "Just Add Magic". The value of friendship and family is strong in each episode. And each episode had a moral or lesson but they didn’t hit you over the head with it. They were situations that my kids could generally relate to.
We were disappointed when we watched the season finale. Not because of the show, but because it was the finale. We really hope the show comes back for another season! We need more magic!