There have been some pretty silly TV movies on the Disney channel in the past. But they may be setting a ridonkulous new benchmark with Zapped, in which a teenage girl discovers that mind-control can be fun!
Sadly (or maybe luckily), Zapped is not a remake of the Scott Baio movie about a nerdy dude who becomes a Tomorrow Pervert. Rather, it's about a teen girl whose cellphone gets a weird "app" that lets her control boys. This movie has everything: gender politics, cellphones, fear of technology, and our secret wishfulfillment about getting to bend others to our will. (Of course, you know she will learn a Very Important Lesson by the end of it, and realize that she really wants a dude who can stand up to her, or something.)
Here's the official synopsis, via Disney Dreaming:
The storyline follows 16 year-old Zoey Stevens, a skilled dancer and straight-A student who is having a hard time adjusting to a new high school, a new and klutzy dance squad, a new step-dad, three new rowdy step-brothers and an unruly dog. But things change when a dog training app on her smart phone begins to somehow control all the boys around her.