Over the weekend, Baby A, my sixteen year old cousin and I went to the private screening of Yonderland series 2. I was intrigued to see this show that admittedly I had not seen any of the 1st series but it is said to bring lots of laughs and feeding the imagination along with puppets and it’s a show for the whole family.
Before the actual screening, Baby A was happy to take pictures with some of the puppets in the show, I don’t think my 4-year-old self would have been quite as keen, but she seemed to like them and was not at all scared of them. My cousin was very happy to see the cast of Horrible Histories and also not having seen Series 1 of Yonderland had a good feeling about the show, based on the success and humour of Horrible Histories. In the very first episode, there was immediately so much going on which had everyone’s attention. There was chaos, demons, and another universe, honestly it was gripping. Baby A was not at all scared of the demons (who are quite comical anyway) or the ‘baddies’ she loved the puppets, which I think appeal to the younger viewers. There was a lot of sarcasm, silliness and even some adult humour which went right over her head but she laughed with the crowd. I think it’s the humour along with the puppets that make this show light-hearted even though there were a couple of deaths and dramas.
The end of the second episode has got Baby A asking me when she can watch it again and obviously the privilege of actually meeting the cast and writers of the show, showcased that the characters are just fictional. I do think this is a family show, I don’t know if my 4-year-old fully understood everything that was going on but she seemed to enjoy it. My sixteen year old cousin giggled the whole way through but said if she was a couple of years younger she would have enjoyed it a lot more. For parents, it’s something you don’t mind watching with your children and having a laugh, like I said it’s a good family show.
Yonderland returns with Series 2 on the 13th of July at 8pm on Sky 1
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