Tangled: The Series

TV review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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More delightful adventures from Rapunzel and her friends.

Parents say

age 8+
Based on 16 reviews

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 21 reviews

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Educational Value

The show intends to entertain rather than to educate, but there are positive messages about being content with yourself and never giving up on your dreams.


Positive Messages

Kids see fearless Rapunzel take matters into her own hands and embark on a quest to discover the secrets behind her magical hair. To do so, she breaks some of her father's rules and bends others, but her intentions are true. Strong themes of friendship and loyalty, despite the tension between Eugene and Cassandra.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Rapunzel continues to be courageous and undaunted in her quest for answers. She also plays the peacemaker between the inexplicably distrustful pair of Cassandra and Eugene, who just don't see eye to eye. Varian is clever and a creative thinker who uses science to answer questions.

Violence & Scariness

Some perilous moments that show characters in worrying situations, as when they're approached by a dark figure with glowing eyes. Many questions surround the mystery of Rapunzel's hair, but there's no violence or real danger. It's hinted that the sinister Mother Gothel will make a return to the story, as she's seen once in a dream.

Sexy Stuff

Rapunzel and Eugene kiss on occasion.


The series follows a feature-length film and a TV movie starring the same characters.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Tangled: The Series follows the feature-length film and the TV show Tangled: Before Ever After, continuing the story of Rapunzel as she adjusts to her new role as princess of Corona. In this tale, she and her friends team up to discover the secrets behind her magical hair, which necessitates her breaking rules her father instituted to keep her safe. There's much romantic chemistry between her and her betrothed, and they're often seen hugging, holding hands, and kissing. Some moments can be frightening as mysterious people emerge from the shadows or the characters face one kind of peril or another, and a sinister presence from Rapunzel's past lurks in her dreams. Because Rapunzel's mystery unfolds over many episodes, very young kids might not have the attention span to see it through. That said, the characters' adventures are always fun, even for stand-alone viewing.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byLilyOrchard May 6, 2019

Solid start, gets unbearably depressing and desperate to shock toward the end.

The first season starts the way you'd expect a series about Tangled to start: Slice of life show. Toward the end of the first season and into the second se... Continue reading
Adult Written bysarahmyriacarter September 22, 2018

Less Fillers more Varian

Everything is great about the core story and full of plot twist and things that throw a wrench into normal shows based on movies but it has way to many fillers... Continue reading
Kid, 11 years old June 8, 2019

Better than the movie

I've always loved the movie and watched it almost everyday when I was younger. The show is even better.

Also, Varian is the best.
Teen, 14 years old Written byKylashaye June 17, 2020

This Is a Great Show

I started watching this with my little sister and I thought it was just another little kids show about friendship and love but I was so wrong. This show is amaz... Continue reading

What's the story?

After an encounter with a mysterious growing rock regenerates Rapunzel's (voiced by Mandy Moore) magical golden locks, she's determined to discover the reason behind them in TANGLED: THE SERIES. Together with her loyal lady-in-waiting, Cassandra (Eden Espinosa); her boyfriend, Eugene (Zachary Levi); and a somewhat starstruck young alchemy expert named Varian (Jeremy Jordan), Rapunzel sets out to learn more about her past, her destiny, and her fabled golden hair before she steps into her royal role in Corona.

Is it any good?

Fans who can't get enough of this exuberant princess will love these continued adventures in and around Rapunzel's home kingdom of Corona. She's entirely the same person who stole hearts in Tangled with her appealing naïveté and optimism, and she keeps them even as she's thrust back into a mystery of magical proportions regarding her inexplicable (and now indestructible, by the way) hair. Her chemistry with Eugene continues to know no bounds, even with the somewhat meddlesome presence of Cassandra, who harbors a strong dislike of Rapunzel's devoted boyfriend. The addition of Flynn Rider-devotee Varian is not an unwelcome change, and he offers plenty of laughs in his fanboy admiration for Eugene's alter ego.

Rapunzel's spunk continues to make her a favorite among princess fans, and that won't change with this fun series. But because the mystery of her hair evolves over time and multiple episodes and, thus, there's no conclusive result at an episode's end, it's better suited for a slightly older audience than the enamored tots. That said, the content in Tangled: The Series is consistent with previous productions, making it good family fare.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about why Rapunzel is so motivated to learn the mystery of her hair in Tangled: The Series. How are we influenced by our pasts? Why is it sometimes difficult to put to rest questions without answers?

  • How does Rapunzel cope with being the peacemaker between Eugene and Cassandra? Have you ever had to play that role? How do moments of adversity such as these make us better friends and stronger people?

  • Is Rapunzel a "typical" Disney princess? Does she require rescuing, or can she do the rescuing herself? How does she portray courage during this show? What other character strengths are important?

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