So Weird

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  • TV-Y7
  • 1999
  • 3 Seasons
  • 8.4  (3,289)

So Weird was a television series that aired on Disney Channel from 1999 to 2001. The show followed the life of a teenage girl named Fiona Phillips, played by Cara DeLizia, who traveled around the country with her musician mother Molly Phillips, played by Mackenzie Phillips, and her brother Jack Phillips, played by Patrick Levis. The trio is on the road as Molly performs at various venues, and Fiona uses her experiences to document strange phenomena and paranormal events for her website.

The series opened with an eerie song by Mackenzie Phillips, setting the tone for what was to come. The show embraced the notion that there was more to the world than what meets the eye, as Fiona discovered supernatural events and unusual happenings during her travels.

Fiona's character was curious and daring, diving headfirst into her investigations even when it put her in danger. She had a deep connection to the paranormal, due to her own experiences with it, and her open mind allowed her to see the world differently than most people. Fiona's website, 'So Weird', was a place where she could share her findings with others who shared her interests, and it became a central theme for the show.

Molly's role as a traveling musician brought the family into contact with various people from different walks of life. This gave the show an opportunity to explore different cultures and stories, and allowed for a diverse range of characters to be introduced. Molly was supportive of Fiona's investigations but also acted as a protective mother, being wary of the dangers that came with them.

Jack, Fiona's younger brother, was a computer genius and provided technical support for the So Weird website. He also had his own encounters with the supernatural, and although not as gung-ho as Fiona, he was always willing to lend a hand in her investigations.

The show was unique for its time, as it tackled themes of the supernatural and paranormal without relying solely on jump-scares or gore. Instead, it relied on a sense of unease and mystery, with each episode leaving viewers guessing until the very end. The show didn't shy away from the more esoteric aspects of the paranormal, such as astral projection, poltergeist activity, and even reincarnation.

So Weird also had a musical element to it, with Molly performing songs at various venues across the country. The music played a large part in the show, with Mackenzie Phillips's haunting voice setting the tone for many of the episodes. The music was often used as a backdrop for Fiona's investigations, and provided a sense of continuity throughout the show.

The show had a loyal fan base during its short run, with many praising the show for its departure from the usual Disney Channel fare. So Weird's characters were multi-dimensional, with flaws that made them relatable to viewers. The show tackled difficult themes, such as death and loss, with sensitivity and care.

So Weird was cancelled after three seasons due to a change in management at Disney Channel, and its absence was felt by its fans. The show has since gained a cult following, with many lamenting its cancellation and expressing a desire for its return.

In conclusion, So Weird was a unique and thought-provoking show that tackled themes of the supernatural with sensitivity and care. Its characters were multi-dimensional and its music haunting, making it stand out from the usual Disney Channel fare. Although its run was short, the show has gained a loyal following and remains a beloved memory for many of its fans.

So Weird is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (65 episodes). The series first aired on January 18, 1999.

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The River
26. The River
September 28, 2001
After Ziegler from Exit 13 sends Annie a package that causes Molly and the boys to forget everything about Annie, she desperately tries to refresh their memories.
Annie's Song
25. Annie's Song
September 7, 2001
While at a Native American tourist site, Annie journeys through her past in order to recall what happened to her as a child and how the black panther became her spirit guide, with the help from a shaman possessed by a coyote's spirit.
Dead Ringer
24. Dead Ringer
August 24, 2001
Alone in the house, Jack believes he's being haunted by his dead neighbor over something he did when he was six years old.
Mr. Magnetism
23. Mr. Magnetism
August 17, 2001
During the school science fair, Annie meets a young man dubbed Mr. Magnetism who like a magnet seems to change polarity, one minute being attractive and the next repelling.
Gone Fishin'
22. Gone Fishin'
August 10, 2001
With Molly on vacation, Irene takes Annie and Jack on a fishing trip where they encounter what seems to be a monster in the lake.
21. Babble
June 29, 2001
While Clu is assisting some teachers at Annie and Jack's school, they discover the new boy has an ancient cursed stone, from Babel, that causes people to speak nonsense, aka babble.
Widows Walk
20. Widows Walk
June 8, 2001
Annie, Molly, Jack and Carey are spending a two-day vacation at an old seaside inn. Annie sees an old woman dressed in a cloak standing on a balcony with a lantern calling out the name ""William."" The innkeeper tells her it's old Mrs. Hasby, whose husband was lost at sea fifty years ago that night. Jack and Carey find a old bottle on the beach with a message inside for Virginia. Annie takes it to her. The message is from William, and it says he's coming home to her. Virginia is excited and sends Annie away so that she can prepare herself for her husband's arrival. In her room, Annie wishes that she was older so she could have some of the privileges the boys have. At the same time, Virginia is wishing she was young again. Annie awakens to find herself with gray hair, wrinkled skin and in bad health. She goes to see Virginia, who has been transformed into the young woman she was when her husband went to sea. But now Virginia doesn't want to go back to the way she was and refuses to help A
19. Meow
May 11, 2001
When visiting an Egyptian museum, Annie encounters a cat who once belonged to an Egyptian Princess, who now wants her beloved pet back.
The Great Incanto
18. The Great Incanto
May 4, 2001
After picking up a young magician hitchhiking, Annie learns he stole his former master's bag of magic and now the Great Incanto wants it back and will stop at nothing to get it.
The Muse
17. The Muse
April 6, 2001
Molly looks to find her lost ""muse,"" or inspiration, at an Oregon inn where she and her late husband Rick first met and played music together. Jack also is concerned because he doesn't have an interest like music that inspires him. At the restaurant Annie meets a brash young man named Quinn who says he's Molly's muse, sent to help her. He proves his powers on the waitress and a dog. Annie takes him to Molly, but his powers don't work on her. Molly gets depressed and wants to leave without doing a show. Carey finds the dog Quinn made dance earlier thinking it may be the Muse, but now the dog just sits. Quinn admits that this is his first job as Muse. Jack talks to a strange handyman who has been working in their room, and he tells Jack he has to listen for his muse. Molly decides to do the show. On the way out of the inn she mentions the handyman to the owner, who tells her they employ no such person. At the concert something special is revealed to both Molly and Jack.
Pen Pal
16. Pen Pal
March 16, 2001
Parallel universes collide when Molly and Annie receive a postcard from a different Annie, a punk chick who was created from one of Annie's alternate choices. Annie must think fast on how to handle the situation when her double shows up at her house and learns that only one of them can exist.
Grave Mistake
15. Grave Mistake
March 2, 2001
The Phillips' old family friend, Margaret comes to visit and brings along a ghost who keeps telling her she's dead. Turns out it's her husband who's trying to tell her that she died and that it's time to join her in the afterlife.
Still Life
14. Still Life
December 21, 2000
Molly buys an unusual painting that traps Annie and her friends in, where they encounter the artist himself who's seeking solitude and doesn't want any company.
13. Snapshot
December 14, 2000
Annie encounters an ambitious photographer who has stolen the townspeople's souls and trapped them in her photographs and it's up to Annie and the photographer's sister to release their souls, which includes Molly, Jack, Carey, Ned and Irene.
12. Changeling
December 12, 2000
Jack, Clu and Annie are stuck with babysitting duty, which wouldn't be so bad if one of the children hadn't turned into a ravenous, ugly creature called a changeling.
Beeing There
11. Beeing There
November 16, 2000
En route to the next tour date, the gang stops in Hiveburg, a very unusual town whose residents seem to behave like bees.
Earth 101
10. Earth 101
November 9, 2000
When Annie encounters two aliens studying humans, namely Molly and Ned, they all are delayed from Thanksgiving dinner with Fi.
9. Carnival
November 2, 2000
Annie is aghast when she realizes that Molly and the gang have been turned into a sideshow attraction while visiting a carnival and she's the only one who can reverse it.
Exit 13
8. Exit 13
October 19, 2000
At a rest stop, en route to Niagara Falls, Annie buys a mysterious stone from a man name Ziegler and learns the hard way that the stone causes bad luck for its owner...and a time loop.
7. Rewind
October 12, 2000
While recording a song at an unusual studio, Annie receives a mysterious recording that contains a personal warning.
6. Banglebye
October 5, 2000
Annie realizes that the latest video craze Banglebye is really programming kids to be the perfect young men and women, including Clu, Jack and Carey.
5. Voodoo
September 28, 2000
Annie and the gang meet an old family friend of Annie's; strange things happen around Annie and the gang resembling bad voodoo.
Eddie's Desk
4. Eddie's Desk
September 21, 2000
Annie and the gang are still in Hope Springs. While down in the school basement, Annie sees a wavery figure sitting in a desk and it runs up to the surface. Annie doesn't know where it went and is question Jack about it. Clu comes home for a visit from college. The second time Annie goes looking for the ghost, aka Eddie B. Johnson, aka, a Doppelganger of the janitor, and meets the janitor and questions him. Up above, two girls are talking about a boy who is picked on a lot named Adam. The wavery figure defends the boy by making a very sticky and stretchy substance pour out of the locker and onto the girls back (my favorite part). Clu goes to the front office to find out the full name of this 'Eddie' that Annie had been talking about. Adam is again picked on in the lunchroom by an older boy, but Eddie dims the lights and throws food at him, causing him to go away. Annie goes to the Janitor, now knowing who he is, and says that she talked to the school principal in getting his d
3. Detention
September 14, 2000
While visiting Molly's old high school, Jack and Annie get trapped in a time warp that strands them in detention, thanks to a strange watch.
Talking Board
2. Talking Board
September 7, 2000
Annie and her friends play with a Ouija board that seems to be able to predict the future for real.
Lightning Rod
1. Lightning Rod
August 28, 2000
Fi decides to go live with her aunt for the school year in order to forget the supernatural and resume a normal life, at the same time that Annie Phelan, a family friend joins the tour. Fi learns that Annie has a supernatural aura around her too, especially when Fi's now blank ring suddenly sprouts it's designs once again when placed on Annie's finger.
Where to Watch So Weird
So Weird is available for streaming on the Disney Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch So Weird on demand at Disney+.
  • Premiere Date
    January 18, 1999
  • IMDB Rating
    8.4  (3,289)