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Review of Dwight in Shining Armor

Cheesy and Heartwarming Medieval-Modern Mash Up

By Cezanne LibellenPublished about a year ago 3 min read

I honestly doubt that most people on here have seen this show.

I discovered this show when my grandma recommended it to my little brothers and they showed it to us. And I didn't realize it at first, but I fell in love with Dwight.

The guy in the middle. His expression should reveal everything about him.

Sweet, awkward, helpful to the point of being a do-gooder.

Yup, that's him.

I love this show so much. It is a sweet, cheesy, I-hate-to-call-it-romance-because-it-is-so-pure, and masterfully done show.

The show gradually introduces the character's stories and characteristics in a beautiful way. Of course, we can immediately get a good idea that Dwight (played by the incredible but little-known Sloane Moran Siegel) is a sweet guy who probably has straight A's, is kind of the teacher's pet, and is always the first to raise his hand.

Princess Gretta (played by the young but talented Catlin Charmichael) is a super BA girl who beats up trolls and dragons when Dwight doesn't force her to do her homework. She is strong and independent but sometimes a brat (what do you expect from a princess?).

Her Court Magician, Baldric's (Joel McCrary) title doesn't exactly do his powers justice. He is in possession of a powerful scepter (until Dwight breaks it) and even then he is still powerful on his own. He is protective of Gretta and is like the father she never had.

So, the show opens with Dwight reluctantly agreeing to get his friend a picture of a belly-buttoned owl. In the next scene, we see him riding his bike to Woodside Woods. He takes two seconds to locate the aforementioned owl (a little unrealistic if you ask me), and just as he gets a quick snap of the owl, the ground gives out underneath him.

He falls with a scream and a grunt when he lands. When he looks down at what he landed on, a pair of eyes appear beneath him.

He has just accidentally awakened a gothic medieval princess under a spell.

This is, believe it or not, the least scary thing that happens to him throughout the day.

After their first episode of comedic adventures, Dwight remarks, "So we fought a troll, and a wormy night guy. It's not gonna get much worse, than that, right?"

Baldric and Gretta share a grimace.

And they're right. It certainly does get worse.

We're not going to go into that, though.

This show is cheesy, heartwarming, and packed with laughs. The characters are three-dimensional and relatable, and you can't help rooting for Dwight and Gretta as their relationship grows and they defeat villain after villain.

And, let us not forget the plot twist.

It was unforeseeable to me, but some might see it coming. But the show incorporates the perfect amount of foreshadowing so that it makes perfect sense when the twist is revealed.

There are a couple of plot holes that lack explanation, but the show is enjoyable enough to forgive them.

With comical twists around every turn, this show deserves four and a half stars. The only reason I deducted half a star is because of the plot holes and incongruencies in the plot.

With comical twists around every turn, this show deserves four and a half stars.

Overall, the show is hilarious, heartwarming, and wonderful to watch. My entire family enjoyed this show. As Sloane Morgan Siegel said, this show is not for any particular demographic, but fun for the entire family to watch.

I especially recommend that you watch it if you have kids. Teenagers might not enjoy it as much (My best friend and I enjoyed it, but we are equally dorky), but kids ages seven to twelve ages will enjoy it a lot. The only reason I set seven as the minimum age is that it has some sad parts and some romance, but that might go over their heads until the second to last episode (no spoilers).

There is no sex, no swearing, and very little violence, and it is usually comical violence or a duel with swords. The only romance is very slow-burn romance and swear words are replaced with words like "Floof!" and other such comical euphuisms.

Dwight in Shining Armor can be found on BYUtv, a free app that you can download on your Firestick or computer or watch online right now at

Happy watching!!


About the Creator

Cezanne Libellen

I am an ailurophile, xocolatophile, linguaphile, lexophile, and a bibliophile. Writing is my passion. I am currently working on a novel. Subscribe and share my stories if you want to see more of my work!

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  • Cezanne Libellen (Author)about a year ago

    Let me know if you are interested in watching!!

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