Neverland, SyFy Mini-series
I had an interesting response to Neverland – I liked it at first, then I wasn’t sure, then I kind of didn’t, but at the end I liked it quite a bit. I thought it was a bit too dark in parts, and kind of left out the sense of wonder that I have always associated with the story. I really liked the character Fox, and we know how that ended up. Ultimately, I felt as though the show served as an interesting prequel to the story we are all familiar with. Now I want to watch the animated Disney film again, which I haven’t seen in years.
Favorite line: when Peter and Fox first arrive in Neverland and try to figure out where they are, Peter says, “We’re not in Shoreditch anymore.” I thought that was a nice homage to The Wizard of Oz , as the stories were from the same time period.
Did you watch this mini-series? If so, what did you think? Did you have a favorite scene?
Dr. Who Christmas Special: The Doctor, the Widow, and the Wardrobe (BBC America)
I don’t watch this show, but have really enjoyed the Christmas specials the last two years. I’m not sure if it’s typical for the series or not, but this episode managed to pull off beautiful and creepy at the same time. While the show played on its parallels with The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, it branched off into its own unique blend and became something a bit different. It was touching, nonsensical, funny, and heartwarming – a great combination for the holidays.
Favorite lines: “I found a spaceman in a field, possibly an angel” (Madge to her son, Cyril).
“Fairyland! Oh, grow up, Lily. Fairyland looks completely different” (The Doctor to Lily).
Did you watch this episode? If so, did you like it? What was your favorite scene?
Watchers, a number of genre shows are beginning or returning over the next two months:
Alcatraz (Fox) 1/16
Being Human (SyFy) 1/16
The Fades (BBC America) 1/14
Lost Girl 1/16
Once Upon a Time 1/8
The River 2/7
The Secret Circle 1/5
The Vampire Diaries 1/5
The Walking Dead 2/12
Which shows are you most looking forward to? Which ones would you most like to discuss?
I have a few more episodes of Sanctuary left (the finale just aired on 12/30), so I will say a few words about it next time.