‘The Dangerous Book for Boys’ is an American comedy-drama series that airs on Amazon Video and first premiered on March 30, 2018. It is based on the book of the same name by Conn & Hal Iggulden. The show has been created by Bryan Cranston, best known for playing Walter White on ‘Breaking Bad‘, and Greg Mottola of ‘Arrested Development‘ and ‘Superbad‘ fame.
The book itself is recommended for boys from the age of eight to eighty, and it helps to bring to life the McKenna brothers, who are in grieving due to their father Patrick’s passing away. Patrick, a wonderful, whimsical inventor touched the lives of everyone who knew him and left the boys the book which allow them to connect with a different world they’ve never seen in their lives. The book contains various guides on about eighty topics ranging from how to build a treehouse to how to grow a crystal. It also has quotes, stories, and historical battles that are mandatory for every boy to know. Wyatt, one of Patrick’s sons, is inspired by this and while in the fantasy world he not only manages to reconnect with his father but also learn some valuable life lessons.
Critics were more or less appreciative of the content and said, “There is darkness in the series, but it all bends toward fuzzy good feelings in the end. Actually, it feels pretty fuzzy all the way through, conscientiously warm and mostly predictable. Lessons are learned, right on time. Some viewers, and parents of viewers, will take such qualities as a recommendation, and they’re not wrong to”. If you like this show, you will also enjoy ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events‘.
The Dangerous Book for Boys Cast: Who is in it?
The cast of the show is led by Chris Diamantopoulos, known for his roles in ‘Skylanders Academy‘ and ‘Silicon Valley‘, who appears as both Patrick and Terry McKenna, with the latter being the dopey and unreliable twin of the inventor. Gabriel Bateman of Lights Out‘ and ‘Stalker’ fame appears as his son, Wyatt, while Drew Logan Powell and Kyan Zielinski play Dash and Liam McKenna respectively. Erinn Hayes of ‘Children’s Hospital’ appears as Beth McKenna.
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The Dangerous Book for Boys Plot: What is it about?
‘The Dangerous Book’ centers around the McKenna family trying to cope with the untimely passing of Patrick, the family patriarch and a whimsical inventor who touched many people’s lives. While the family is reeling from his loss, hope appears in the form of “The Dangerous Book for Boys,” a handbook that Patrick created to help his three sons. The how-to guide for childhood inspires youngest son Wyatt, who reconnects with his father in a fantasy world. While there, Wyatt learns life skills that help him navigate the real world.