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Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Pleasant Paris-set superhero story sweet fun for tweens.

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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 125 parent reviews

age 15+

Hmm.

I think it's not that bad, but it has a bit too much romance and implied sexual innuendos to ever be considered a kids show, especially in the movie, which was a total abomination by the way. Also,,, love squares?? How would that ever be in a kids show??
age 10+

Watching miraculous with my daughter made me realize a few things I missed when it first came out. For a kids show, it pushes someone's personal boundaries and in some cases normalizes assault. Not only that, but the main character is seen as a stalker who made a shrine for a boy she likes. That's not the representation we want children to see and idolize. Along with that, the logistics of the show don't make sense from a logical point of view.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (125 ):
Kids say (343 ):

Ladybug and Cat Noir make a charming crime-fighting duo, but their relationship easily eclipses the show's action in entertainment value. As with most alterego setups, you have to forgive the characters' naivety about each other's true identities, accepting that merely an eye mask and some cat ears really can render Marinette and Adrien unrecognizable to each other. Once you get past that, it's fun to watch their relationship develop, and it's interesting to note the differences in how it does when they're incognito versus when they're not.

But that's just half of the story. When they're not fighting bad guys in Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir, Marinette and Adrien are typical tweens facing typical tween troubles -- keeping up with school, making friends, and dealing with difficult peers such as pretentious, spoiled Chloe (Selah Victor), whose devious actions usually wind up elevating patient, kind Marinette's standing in her classmates' eyes. Overall, the message to kids is that being a bully doesn't pay off, and if you want people to like you, it's best to just be yourself (except when you have to be an anonymous superhero, of course). Not a bad takeaway from an entertaining hero tale.

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