Parents' Guide to

Daniel Spellbound

By Ashley Moulton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

So-so fantasy series has violence and peril.

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Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 12+

Too scary and grotesque

The first season was passable with thrills and scary depictions of magical beings that might make more sensitive viewers want to choose something else. The second season however features a scene that is just not appropriate for kids under 12 and will cause nightmares. Our hero finds himself, his sidekick pig, and an unlucky third unknown man in the “tickle pit,” where a magical ghoul attempts to humor the victims to death. The unwitting third man succumbs and his corpse is danced across a stage in a “humorous” fashion. Perhaps in the age of streaming and YouTube we have lost sight of what is developmentally appropriate entertainment for children. There’s so much content and you have far more ability to curate quality programming for your children. If seeking age appropriate thrills, choose something like Gravity Falls instead.
age 6+

It’s modern, clever and cool

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (2 ):

Tween fantasy fans may be interested in this series, but it's a bit disappointing. The story and world-building in Daniel Spellbound is lackluster, and the Daniel character seems kind of flat. There are a lot of exciting action sequences and fun fantasy characters that kids will enjoy, but the story is unlikely to hook them. Grown-ups also will be less enthusiastic about the violence and mean characters, as well as the overall negative motivations of many of the characters. Since the subject matter is about a secret magical world in a major world city, on the surface it may seem like it would appeal to Harry Potter fans. However, there's a dark undercurrent to this series, as if all of the characters never leave Knockturn Alley. Fantasy and magic lovers can find better content elsewhere.

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