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Ruby and the Well

By mseegers, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Grief can build community in inconsistent fantasy adventure.

TV BYUtv Drama 2022
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Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 1 parent review

age 6+

Worth watching

I am always looking for good shows without bad language and a good plot! This show is very engaging and makes you want to watch the next episode! I like the lack of drinking, sex, “wokeism” that the show portrays, as well as its wholesome storyline. Highly recommend as well as Dwight In Shining Armor!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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This series about an enchanted well may be well intentioned, but its execution leaves the viewer wishing for more. With each episode clocking in at around 45 minutes, the runtime of Ruby and the Well creates inconsistent pacing at the expense of the story. The problems Ruby is tasked to fix either feel too complex or over simplified. A library closes because people "just started caring more about themselves," and a teenage runaway's backstory feels incomplete and more like a sprint to the finish. The show succeeds when it focuses on Ruby's personal growth. She uses the loss of her mother to change her grief into good. Her empathy toward others is admirable, and creates a heart at the center of the story.

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