Thursday, October 10, 2013

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (1.1)



Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (1.1): Down the Rabbit Hole

I'm in love, head over heels gone about this show! Maybe it's the Knave's snarky sense of humor. Or it could be that my little romantic heart goes pitter-pat at the adorableness of Alice and Cyrus. Or maybe it's their bringing in Jafar from Arabian Nights complete with snake staff. Or it could just be that I love Alice in Wonderland, but whatever the reason, this first episode has me completely hooked.

Once Upon a Time was never my thing. I never thought it was something I would enjoy because it looked entirely too ridiculous. But maybe I'll give it a chance now. Or maybe I'll stick with what I know that I love. I mean, come on! Alice and the Knave land in the Mallo Marsh! And they shrink the Cheshire Cat! And, and, it's just too adorable for words!

All right, enough gushing, down to brass tacks. The premise is that no one believed Alice when she returned home. She spent years trying to convince her father that her adventures were real, but nothing worked. She finally returns to Wonderland as a young woman to find something that will convince her father, and she meets Cyrus, a djin or genie. He's like no one she has ever met, and he's equally enthralled with her, but evil forces tear them apart. Alice returns home believing that Cyrus is dead, and she's committed to an asylum because of her fanciful tales. Except that the White Rabbit and the Knave of Hearts track her down and tell her that Cyrus is in fact, alive. He is her one true love and she must find him and so she returns to Wonderland on this quest.

It's beautiful, right!?

The story probably won't run forever because the writers have a very specific goal in mind and once it's over, it's over, but until then, the show is delightful and I'm so excited to see where it leads. I want Cyrus and Alice to be happy!

Next episode is Trust Me.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, this makes me want to watch it even more! My sister and I tried Once but it got a little too annoying, and we didn't finish the first season. I've been wanting to give "Wonderland" a chance!

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