A Tale Dark & Grimm

TV review by Ashley Moulton, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

Fairy tale retelling with humor, violence, and scariness.

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 24 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 15 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 13+

Trying to desensitize our kids!

This show is rated 7+ by Netflix so naturally I thought it was fine to watch with my 8 year old. NOPE! The first episode is literally about how the parents randomly decide to kill their children (Hansel and Gretel) who somehow come back to life and then run away to find the scary candy house lady. The show goes into detail about how that lady ate her baby (because she loved it too much?) and now she can't get enough of children. The kids stay there and eat themselves into a coma, ignoring the closet full of children's shoes that pour out. The children eventually figure it out (after literally almost being burned to death in the oven) and push the lady out the window to her death. Then they SHOW her being impaled by the pole with her eyes open and tongue sticking out!!!! Wtf!!! We turned it off. I'm so disgusted by this show. Why create a cartoon fictional show like this? With the INTENTION of desensitizing our kids to violence? I'm not one of those parents that shelters their kid either. My daughter has seen stuff with violence but the violence was a side effect of our history and had a greater plot line worthy of discussion -- the intention was not meaningless violence like this show. This show should be removed from Netflix. So disappointed.

This title has:

Too much violence
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age 13+

Creepy ...murder?

Parents murdering their children? The rating on this on Netflix was Y7... which means for little kids. Sadistic, twisted and creepy. I see more and more of this mentally sick narrative finding it's way into children's media. Why??? What is the end game with all that? WTF is wrong with people!!?? NOT for kids.

This title has:

Too much violence
4 people found this helpful.

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