My Knight and Me

TV review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Headstrong princess stands out in fun medieval series.

Parents say

age 8+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 1 review

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Educational value

The show intends to entertain rather than educate.

Positive messages

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 & representations

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.

Sexy stuff
Language

Some name-calling such as "stupid."

Consumerism
Drinking, drugs & smoking

What 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.

User Reviews

Adult Written bythe r. December 6, 2017

Dull

This cartoon's animation and visual style is good and the orchestry is well-done but this cartoon in general is just dull and forgettable. It's nothin... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written bySpacething7474 April 18, 2018

Gets way too much hatred.

I’ll never understand why the US hated this a lot. Sure it wasn’t as funny as the other shows, it was still good. Luckily, it still airs on Boomerang. I hope it... Continue reading

What's the story?

MY KNIGHT AND ME chronicles the misadventures of Henri of Orange (voiced by David Gasman), a somewhat bumbling knight with a heart of gold and boundless enthusiasm for every task. Left to his own devices, Henri's success rate in saving the kingdom from witches and dragons would be questionable, but with his capable son, Squire Jimmy (Jules de Jongh), along, he stands a chance. Rounding out the kingdom's wall of defense is headstrong Princess Cat (Kaycie Chase), who's never met a challenge she hasn't conquered.

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.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about which aspects of My Knight and Me reflect authentic medieval sights and sounds and which are more modern. Does the blend of the two improve the story? If so, how?

  • Which traits make Cat a good role model? Does she break rules or challenge expectations in her quest to be her own person? Can you relate to her struggle to set her own destiny?

  • Are the villains in this series scary? What makes them so (or not)? Do you enjoy being a little scared when you're watching a show or movie?

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