This Disney Channel original TV show (a spin-off from "That's So Raven") is about Cory Baxter (Kyle Massey), the son of White House Chef (Rondell Sheridan). Cory's best buddy is Newt Livingston (Jason Dolley), the Chief Justice's son, and Meena Paroom (Maiara Walsh), the daughter to the Bahavian Ambassador. The 3 teen leads in the cast have great chemistry and work well; my one gripe is that Maiara Walsh just can't seem to get a grasp on her accent; it comes and goes during dialogue, but is most definitely gone whenever she is singing. Can Disney hire a dialect coach for this girl? Minor point, as they all seem to be having lots of fun in this family show that is safe for all to watch together. The episodes on this disc are: "The Presidential Seal," "Through the Roof," "Lip Service," "Peace Love and Misunderstanding" which was unaired. "Peace Love" is probably one of the best ones, as it gives a good lesson in being tolerant of other's beliefs and not making snap judgments based on stereotypes. Saruza Zamuti (Natalie Amenula) is a new love interest of Cory's who turns out to be from a country at odds with Meena's country. Cory finds himself stuck in the middle of the two girls. Kudos to Natalie for doing much better with her accent!
The extra featurette, "Breakin' Down Cory In The House" is really very good (about 12 minutes); it is a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into making "Cory in the House," including writing the script, doing the sets, wardrobe, camera angles, editing, stunts, what the cast does when they "hang out," and a taste of what being in the audience during filming is like. Very informative for youngsters not familiar with what goes into putting a sitcom together (hey kids, know what a "table read" is? you will after watching this!). DVD previews of other upcoming Disney movies are also included.
So for children/young teens, you will find this set to be enjoyable.