Parents' Guide to

The Barbarian and the Troll

By Ashley Moulton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Bold princess fights foes in funny quest; some language.

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age 2+

Based on 1 parent review

age 2+

A Family Friendly Middle-Earth Adventure: Hilarious, Smart, and Safe for All Ages!

The moment that sold me was when the wizard said "Alexa, turn on the lights" - and a skeleton named Alexa walked open to the curtain and let in the light. GENIUS. That being said, this is a rated G show - so it will be safe for all ages! No profanity, nothing inappropriate - and yet my wife and I have been thoroughly entertained (26 and 24 years old, respectively), and we will be letting our kids grow up with Brendar and Evan!!!

This title has:

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Is It Any Good?

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This charming series will enchant kids and grown-ups alike with its fantasy world, whimsical characters, and constant laughs. All of the characters are puppets, and while it's not produced by the Henson Company, it evokes the old-school Muppets in the best possible way. The creatures Brendar encounters truly seem magical, and the puppeteers' performances bring them to slightly scary (but mostly funny) life. Kids will love the slapstick humor (a lot of which comes from cartoonish violence) and silly characters, and older kids will appreciate the wordplay and double meanings.

Adults will guffaw at the grown-up aimed humor, like a tavern being named "The Queen's Goiter" or the troll saying he has "99 problems but a bridge ain't one." Brendar is a great strong female lead: self-confident (to a fault), tough as nails, and independent (though her midriff-bearing outfit doesn't seem necessary). There's more meanness and violence than some parents may prefer, but Brendar seems like she may become a reformed, softened barbarian under Evan's influence as the series continues. The Barbarian and the Troll is fantastic viewing for families with older kids.

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