A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The show intends to entertain rather than educate.
Kids see a young woman upend traditional gender roles by immersing herself in battles rather than learning to be a proper princess by way of the proper kissing of frogs, for instance. For all their foibles and the scoffing of more experienced knights, Henri, Jimmy, and Kat make a formidable team against the stories' villains and never doubt their own potential.
Positive Role Models
Henri has good intentions, if not the best track record of success. Fortunately, though, he has Jimmy and Cat to help keep him straight. Cat in particular stands out as a role model because she's willing to follow her own compass (and it's a good one) rather than do what others expect of her.
Violence & Scariness
Physical comedy involves falls, crashes, and chases. Funny mishaps look painful, as when a frog takes a cactus to the face.
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Some name-calling such as "stupid."
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that My Knight and Me is an animated series set in the medieval era about an inept knight whose capable son and his best friend, a modern-thinking princess, help him safeguard their kingdom. There are many instances of people crashing into things (and each other), falling long distances, and other calamities, all of which is presented as funny. Princess Cat stands out among the characters as a positive role model for girls in particular as she refuses to be boxed in by gender roles of the time and proves herself an able teammate to her male counterparts. Expect some mild name-calling such as "stupid" in this otherwise innocuous series.
Is It Any Good?
Friendship and a likable female role stand out in this lighthearted medieval story. No matter the threat facing them personally or the kingdom as a whole, this valiant father-son duo is ready to leap into action, but it's Cat who always manages to steal the show with her refusal to be defined by the expectations placed upon her because she's a princess. She's a modern model for modern girls, proving the only limitations that exist are those we put on ourselves.
And speaking of modern, My Knight and Me straddles its setting between the Dark Ages and current times as conveniences such as computers and tricked-out carriages exist for the characters. Although a bit misleading about the realities of medieval times, this heightens the sense of fantasy in these stories and facilitates even more funny adventures for the characters.
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