When a tornado transports Dorothy Gale from Lucas, Kan., to the faraway land of Oz, her arrival sets in motion a prophecy about a disastrous event known as The Beast Forever and strikes fear into the land's almighty ruler, the Wizard. On her quest to meet the Wizard in Emerald City, Dorothy encounters witches, an amnesiac soldier, a sheltered little boy and many more mysterious beings who will ultimately shape the future of Oz and Dorothy's place in it.
A rainbow suncatcher can be seen in the kitchen when Dorothy is talking to Aunt Em. A nod to "Somewhere over the Rainbow" and the color that reflects a change when Dorothy lands in Oz. Instead of arriving to Oz in color it is now black and white via the snow. The Kansas scenes of "The Wizard of Oz" were filmed in sepia, not black and white. See more »
Aside from the obvious elephant in the room when you first start watching the pilot - Dorothy is definitely older than 20- I liked the casting and really like the lead actress and believe she has depth and intelligence. If they had gone and castes a dumb but pretty face for the hot factor alone, leaving a forgettable lead character than I wouldn't have bothered watching past the 10 min marker. But I liked her and I liked the quick lead in and the whole setting really. The casting for everyone else and their chemistry is superb. The set design and costumes are special and worthy of recognition. You SHOULD feel like you're in a different world and you do. I'm also a mega fan of Vincent D and was not disappointed by his turn as a beloved but strange wizard with dark undertones hiding something (many things I'm sure),
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