This fantasy action-adventure series follows four teenage boys who get lost in the forest and discover, when they return home, that they are in an alternate world identical to theirs except...
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This fantasy action-adventure series follows four teenage boys who get lost in the forest and discover, when they return home, that they are in an alternate world identical to theirs except for one startling difference - they were never born.Written by
At the outset, I should mention that this review is only for the first two seasons: I fell in love with the original cast and I refuse to watch the third season which replaces all my favourite actors.
I remember watching the first episode sometime way back in 2013 or 2014 (around the time when it first aired, I should think) and then promptly forgot all about it. (I'm in India where it's rather difficult to come across Australian programming)
I found this again on Netflix two weeks back and I was hooked!
No praise is enough for the crackling cast: and they're so young! As far as I could see, they more or less were the age their characters were: and that was such a pleasant surprise compared to the 30 year old's playing at 16 on the CW (*cough* Vampire Diaries *cough*) Everybody played their parts amazingly well with no hint of camera awkwardness etc. A talented, good-looking bunch of young men and women- I hope they'll go really far in the industry.
I'd also like to commend the writers for creating really down-to- Earth characters (no angst-for-the-sake-of-angst nonsense American teen shows indulge in) who were likable! I loved seeing teens with more-or-less well adjusted lives with the usual problems with relationships; because that's what reality is usually like, right? I genuinely grew fond of the characters and rooted for them throughout the two seasons.
The plot-lines were also really well-done and kept me guessing a lot of the times. Nicely done!
The witchcraft bits, I feel, could have been better depicted or written- the show made it a tad too campy...but that's all right, really.
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