Once Upon a Time in Wonderland

Spotted the premiere on the upcoming show list and thought I’d give it a try. I’m a sucker for anything that promises decent fantasy-style special effects. Said effects were indeed fairy decent. The Boiling Sea shots were especially well done, I thought. And I liked the rabbit implementation. Could have done a bit better with the cat, though.

Story-wise it doesn’t seem to be anything special. Pretty standard for a fantasy world, lovers-separated-by-the-fates stuff. Being based on Wonderland, I expect a good chunk of psycho in the writing, and I don’t just mean the Alice-in-the-asylum bit. I suspect they’ll attempt to drag out this rescue-Cyrus story-line too long.

Acting…meh. Alice seems decent enough, and I might be convinced to give the Knave a chance, but both villains were horrible. And the “fighting”…it looked more like interpretive dance than an action sequence. If there’s no improvement on this front in a few episodes, this thing won’t last long enough for the story-line to matter.