A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The two main characters are taught the value of honor, accepting your fate and responsibilities, and helping those in need. There are consequences for dishonorable actions.
Violence & Scariness
Mild fantasy/martial arts violence -- battles usually involve kung fu-style kicks or punches to the head or other parts of the body. No blood. Injuries are implied but not shown. Some weapons (staffs, etc.), but no guns.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this animated series is full of fisticuff battles and kung fu-style sparring (as is the nature of martial arts shows), but the violence doesn't go beyond that. The show's two main characters are taught positive values like honor and accepting responsibility, and there are consequences for those who stray from the path. That said, the protagonists are a brother and sister who end up on opposite sides and often have to fight each other.
Is It Any Good?
The series' plot is nothing new -- almost every martial arts movie or series revolves around the conflict between good and evil, and viewers can almost always predict how it'll turn out. That said, the script is actually decent, and most of the characters seem human and real, rather than leaning too much toward stereotypes or archetypes -- with the notable exception of the Zodiac Master, who's a typical, snakelike, super-evil baddie.
The fight scenes are engaging, even though the animation, like the plot, isn't exceptional. (The only real twist to the show is that both Ang and Ling are likable to some extent, so it's easy for viewers to be torn when the siblings are duking it out.) The series' many dramatic moments are occasionally balanced by a jester-like character who becomes Ang's sidekick and provides the comic relief -- which will probably amuse tweens, but otherwise seems like an unnecessary element.
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