New Fantasy TV Shows

So, another sequel on this year’s new fall season TV shows. If you haven’t read the previous posts, I will put the link to the others at the end of this entry.

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland Season 1 Promo Poster 1

I already love the original show Once Upon a Time from ABC, even though I have to say, that I think it got a lot worse in the second season. Since the show was a huge success, I wasn’t surprised they made a spin-off, called Once Upon a Time in Wonderland focusing on Alice and her adventures. The show stars: Sophie Lowe, Michael Socha, Peter Gadiot, Emma Rigby, Naveen Andrews, John Lithgow and many more.

You don’t have to know the actual Once Upon a Time series to understand what’s going on in the Wonderland-version. Alice, who fell into a rabbit hole when she was little, tries to proove to her father that she wasn’t imagining her adventures. When she travels to Wonderland again, she falls in love with the genie Cyrus, but after he gets murdered by the Red Queen, she returns home and gets sent to an Asylum by her father. I don’t want to tell you more, because that would be the summary of the entire first episode, and I’d really like it to see it for yourself.

I still think that the visual effects look very computer animated … in a bad way (I’d almost say cheap), but that was the same in the regular Once Upon a Time. Other than that, I quite enjoyed the new take on Alice’s story and I especially liked the character of the Knave of Hearts.

Witches of East End

I am mostly very prejudiced concerning Lifetime-TV-shows, because I barely ever like them. The only one I actually tolerate is the Client List, but I wanted to at least check out the show Witches of East End.

The story is based on the novel of the same name by Melissa de la Cruz and revolves around the witch Joanna and her two adult daughters who don’t yet know about their powers. Things get complicated, when Joanna’s sister Wendy turns up to tell her that someone is trying to kill her family.

Although the show is sometimes ridiculously soapy-romantic, I actually find it quite entertaining. There is a certain level of mystery that fascinates me and I think I am going to keep watching it for a while to see how it continues. Another point that convinced me to check the show out were the actors and actresses. You’ll be able to see the following people: Julia Ormond, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Rachel Boston, Eric Winter, Daniel Di Tomasso, Mädchen Amick, Kellee Stewart, Freddie Prinz Jr., Virginia Madsen, …

 

Here are, as promised, the links to the previous posts:

https://theimpossiblegirlblog.wordpress.com/2013/10/08/and-some-more-tv-shows/

https://theimpossiblegirlblog.wordpress.com/2013/10/03/tvs-fall-season-has-started/

 

Are there some shows you would like me to cover? If so, just leave a comment below!

Coming this fall … Part I

As I’ve mentioned a hundred times before I am quite obsessed with all sorts of TV shows and am always looking for new material, but I am quite dissappointed in this years fall line-up of the American TV networks. Here is Part I of the shows to watch or shows to avoid right from the beginning.

cw

ImageStar-Crossed: Matt Lanter in yet another cw show … well, I can’t say I don’t like his appearance, but I would love to see him as something other than the loner/outsider/rebel heartthrob he always plays. Basically, the show is about an alien race that landed on earth and is now trying to integrate in the life of the typical American High School. Of course the story wouldn’t be complete without a little romance, so, one of the aliens immediately falls in love with one of the humans. (Anyone else think of the Host when they heard this!?) I’m not sure how the show will pan out, but I am not having a good feeling about it.

NBC

ImageDracula: Really? Yet another show about vampires. Well, what should I say? Jonathan Rhys Meyers is really good at playing in sexy costume dramas, but the topic of vampires is just too overused by now. I, personally, was hoping for something a little more creative by now. Again, I don’t know if this show will become a huge hit due to it’s casting or a big fail because of the boring subject it’s about. I’ll check it out this fall and will see if it’s worth watching.

abc

ImageOnce Upon a Time in Wonderland: The original show Once Upon a Time had so much potential at the beginning until it got terribly boring in the second season. Nonetheless, the producers of the show decided to create a spin-off series called Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. We’ve been to Wonderland before in the show and can now expect to see familiar faces in the spin-off as well as some new and fresh actors and actresses in the lead roles. As I’ve watched the promo for the show; I have to admit I found it somewhat interesting. This could be due to my love for fairy tales and Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan in general, or because the show looks really lovely. Unfortunately, just like vampires, fairy tales are massively overdone these days and it was a bold move to not only incorporate Fairytale-Land, but also Neverland and Wonderland in the show. Hopefully this won’t be one of those shows that gets canceled after one season, because I am really, really looking forward to it.

What are some shows you have heard about? And do you think the same about the shows I have mentioned?