TV Review: The Dragon Prince Seasons 1 – 3

Hello my dear readers, I hope things are going well with you. Being stuck inside has allowed me to cross off a few shows on my Netflix list, though I seem to add more shows than I finish watching.

I wanted something lighthearted and fun, with short episodes, and The Dragon Prince came across my radar. I had heard it had a lot of Avatar: The Last Airbender vibes, so I didn’t hesitate to pick it up.

So, what did I think of it?

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Title: The Dragon Prince
Network: Netflix
Rating: ★★★★☆

In the magical land of Xadia, magic comes from six primal sources: the sun, moon, stars, sky, earth and ocean. When human mages create a seventh kind of magic — dark magic — they start capturing and harvesting the unique magical creatures they need as ingredients, which sparks a war between Xadia and the Human Kingdoms. Three kids from opposite sides of the conflict — two princes and an elven assassin sent to kill them — discover a secret that could change everything and decide to join forces and go on an epic journey. That trek could be their only hope of ending the war and restoring peace to both worlds.


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The Animation

It took me a while to get used to the animation style. One moment it looked really good, then the next it felt almost two dimensional. It was a different animation style than I was used to but by the end I ended up liking it. It actually had some moments that were really beautiful, and I think both the dragons and the elves were beautifully designed.

They had such unique characteristics and features, and you could see the tiniest differences between the different groups of elves.

I will also admit that the fights were “well choreographed”. I find a lot of animated fights look really good, but the ones in The Dragon Prince had a good flow to them. They never felt clunky or too fluid. It felt right.


The World

The main focus of the first three seasons is not very political at all. It’s much more adventure based with a nice touch of politics in the background. Despite that, I think The Dragon Prince does a good job of explaining the world dynamic. Not just the separation of the elf and human kingdoms, but the intricacies between those two sides as well.

What The Dragon Prince does really well is allow us to explore the magic system. There are six main different sources of magic, and then dark magic. With Callum wanting to be a mage, we really get to explore the intricacies of how it works and the strengths/limitations the system has. It gave me a lot of Avatar vibes when we got to see the magic system.


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The Story

This is my favourite part of The Dragon Prince, because it is so simple. It’s not an original story at all. A group needs to travel across the world to deliver something to a certain spot. We’ve seen it dozens of times, but there is a beauty in simplicity.

It is one of the best ways to tell a story in a fantasy world, because we get to explore the world alongside the main characters. The Dragon Prince did it really well, because there was a good amount of mystery, drama, thrill and action along the way.

It is one of the best ways to tell a story in a fantasy world, because we get to explore the world alongside the main characters. The Dragon Prince did it really well, because there was a good amount of mystery, drama, thrill and action along the way.


Final Thoughts

I really enjoyed The Dragon Prince. It was a lot of fun to watch, and I think the writers did a great job at making every episode so different from each other, but making sure they all tied together nicely.

What did you think of The Dragon Prince? Let’s talk about it in the comments.
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One thought on “TV Review: The Dragon Prince Seasons 1 – 3

  1. I’m glad you commented on the animation! Before, I used to stop watching if I don’t find the animation good. Haha. Seeing the attached pics in your article, it does have that Avatar: The Last Airbender vibe! I’ll put it on my list in Netflix hehe thanks for the review! 🙂

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