Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Hilary Duff, former leading lady of the direct-to-video fantasy feature Casper Meets Wendy, starred in this weekly cable-TV sitcom as 13-year-old Lizzie McGuire. Most of the stories concerned Lizzie's efforts to fit in with the other kids in her middle school without coming off like a "total dweeb." Her innermost thoughts were conveyed by her animated alter ego, who in Strange Interlude fashion let the viewers know what was really going on in Lizzie's mind as she struggled to cope with the perils of adolescence. Robert Carradine and Hallie Todd co-starred as Lizzie's parents, while Jake Thomas played her younger brother Matt. Created by Terry Minsky, Lizzie McGuire (originally titled What's Lizzy Thinking?) debuted January 19, 2001, on the Disney Channel.
middle-school, adolescence, alter-ego