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The Life and Times of Juniper Lee

By Sarah Wenk, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Buffy the Vampire Slayer for the tween set.

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Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 5+

Not that bad but very hard to get into

this show wasn't that bad but there were some things that bugged me, this show is a rip off of Jake Long: American Dragon Some Of the similarities are: 1. there parents had there generations skipped 2. both are Chinese-American 3. both have a talking dog with magical knowledge 4. They have the same initials Juniper Lee Jake Long 5. their grandparents are their mentors 6. both are celebrities in the magical world 7. both have a troublesome sibling that also has magical powers 8. they have awkward friends 9. their responsibility is destroying their lives this show also has many plot holes and makes no sense at times and just gets odd, Also this is an American cartoon but Juniper can frequently be heard speaking Chinese and guess what, in one episode someone sees juniper using her powers and the show gets canceled just LOL
age 11+

Great show!

This show is excellent! It has great animation and great voice acting.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (7 ):

It's great to see a girl getting to be the hero, and doing it more or less on her own. Another big plus is the lack of racial stereotyping: Juniper is Asian, and the boy she has a crush on is African American.

The show's animation is rather flat, though there is an impressive array of monsters and demons, both good and bad. Overall, it's fun and entertaining and certainly a good lead-in for the more mature pleasures of Buffy.

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