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A Tale Dark and Grimm review: A good bedtime story

A Tale Dark And Grimm is about believing in magic and yet taking control of every situation with one's own sensibilities.

3.0
Shaheen Irani
Oct 09, 2021
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A Tale Dark And Grimm.

Story:

Hansel and Gretel are born in royal family in the town of Grimm. While the siblings felt their parents loved them, the King and Queen took a drastic step, breaking the little ones' trust. Thus, the brother and sister leave on an adventure to find a place they could call home. In the process, they meet the good, ugly and evil.

Review:

A Tale Dark & Grimm gives the first impression of Cindrella's maternal home - where there is a dark mansion with an evil step-mother ordering her around. The example fits since A Tale Dark & Grimm is also about children running away to find good parents.

The series is made for children as a bedtime story. We meet Hansel and Gretel. Three crows give an introduction to the tale. They raise expectations of the series. Hansel and Gretel have complicated parents in King and Queen. Thus, the brother-sister duo leave on an adventure.

The story takes a scary turn which the children who feel afraid are sure to feel. A man with an Australian accent is introduced. While he swoops in like a hero, this man disappears soon enough. However Mrs. Baker replaces him soon enough. He comes back to the story soon enough.

A mystery awaits Hansel and Gretel. The duo do not realize how naive they really him. The animation is nearly perfect, almost as perfect as every setup. The story takes a dramatic turn and soon, becomes hilarious too. The educational crows bring in some good depth to the story.

The show leaves some Easter eggs that the kids might find easily if they try to. The story continues in the same tone, only this time it takes a weird turn. The terror continues in all forms. While the story promoted independence so far, a prince walks in soon, sweeping Gretel off her feet. Thankfully, that just was a fleeting moment.

Halfway through the series, it becomes a musical. However, that too, was for a brief period. The situation turns weirder. However, Hansel and Gretel's evolution is something else. The series grows on you as it narrated the story of every characters, including the three ravens, who are the narrators of the story.

As the story unfolds, the environment gets tense. The story has a dragon connection too. The three ravens are quite the characters and end up showing that on more than one occasion.

The series brings together all the characters beautifully. However, it all becomes all too dramatic soon after. A big surprise is revealed towards the end of series. Although the magic is absurd, children are likely to be intrigued by the world.

Every story in the series wraps up beautifully. It also, obviously, hints at a sequel. While most stories got a fitting end, many were unresolved too.

Verdict:

A Tale Dark and Grimm is good to be read as a bedtime story. It makes for a good watch too but only for kids who still believe in evil, magic and the likes.

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