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.
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I'm 56 and from Ohio. Normally, I don't enjoy most American TV. Prefer Downton Abby and Poldark type dramas. I prefer beautiful scenery, costumes, great acting, scripts....just a wonderful feast for the eyes and ears. This take off of the Wizard of Oz is a bit dark and dusty. Gone is the technicolor of the original. But the sets are imaginative and the script and acting are good. Plot lines are unpredictable, so you never know what's about to happen next. The main attraction seems to be the growing relationship between Dorothy and Lucas. I suppose it's a romance that's going to blossom....eventually. This isn't made for kids and it's not a musical....but I'm interested to see how creative the producers will be in future episodes. I see this has been cancelled after one season. It couldn't hold my interest. I stopped watching after a few episodes. The problem for me - it's too dark and dusty with little heart. The Hollywood movie had lots of heart and color and wonderful music. It was an uplifting fantasy. This was not.
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