Show review: ‘The Dragon Prince’ on Netflix

Makenna Dibble, Section Editor

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The Dragon Prince is a new show currently on Netflix written by the creators of Avatar: The Last Airbender.

 

Two human princes (Ezran and Callum) befriend the elven assassin (Rayla) who was sent to kill them. The three then embark on an epic quest to bring peace to their warring lands and to right an old wrong. Having received a 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, this show was a hit and a worthy successor of Avatar: The Last Airbender.  

 

Common Sense Media states that the show was “Brimming with mysticism, action, and suspense, this engrossing series grabs your attention and doesn’t let go. The similarities to Avatar: The Last Airbender — masterful storytelling, multidimensional characters, mature drama — aren’t surprising, given creator Aaron Ehasz involvement in the project. The result is a beautifully rendered animated series with numerous fascinating characters that get more and more interesting with each new revelation.”

 

With great themes and characters that we can all relate to, and with the use of a fun, light, and artistic style, this show was destined to be a hit.  

 

While it is a very good show, some found certain flaws. Slate explains, “The show isn’t perfect: The slightly shaky animation and some markedly shakier accents (the elves range from terrible-fake-Scottish to nebulously English, for reasons unknown) take some getting used to. But for anyone who relishes in a good fantasy story or has longed for a new cartoon of Avatar’s caliber, The Dragon Prince seems set to deliver. It offers escapism without being blinkered, in a world that’s like ours in the ways that matter—and different from it in ways that are immensely satisfying.”

 

In my opinion, this is one of the best shows I’ve ever watched, and it’s definitely one of my favorites. You can watch it on Netflix and form your own opinion. Have an open mind and just enjoy this fun cartoon.