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Emerald City (2017) – NBC’s Urban (Romance!) Fantasy Remakes ‘Oz’

March 20, 2017 10 Comments

Several weeks ago, I sat down to watch the pilot episode of the NBC’s fantasy, Emerald City. While entertaining, it apparently didn’t leave the kind of lasting impression that drew me in, because I left without watching more episodes. Then, as is a normal reaction, suddenly I realized, this is a must watch because I had a review due for it in a matter of days. *While perhaps this is an exaggeration, that due date loomed large* Needless to say, this made it a necessity to finish this limited ten-episode series. 

As it turns out, I’m grateful for this “push” to finish this series because ohmygoodness! Inside its fantastical, beautiful and often creepy world, I discovered a unique story. As all TV is bound to do, this one won’t appeal to some viewers, especially those who don’t care for an overabundance of magic, PC story lines or moral lines that blur. 

That said, I did watch this purely for its entertainment resources and as such, Emerald City is a fabulous example of ten hours of telly fun. 

You got your wish. – Dorothy from Emerald City

If you’d like to read my official review, you can click through to find it on Silver Petticoat.

Emerald City (2017) – NBC Remakes ‘The Wizard of Oz’ with Magical Realism

Airing a limited miniseries is a trend that seems to appear and disappear on TV screens before I blink. NBC’s latest is Emerald City, an urban fantasy that tweaks, revamps, and in most instances reconstructs, the classic known as The Wizard of Oz. Continue Reading on Silver Petticoat →

Have you seen Emerald City? Did you like it or detest it? What modern re-imaginings of classic fables are among your favorites?? Comment down below with your thoughts. I’d love to chat with you.

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Emerald City (2017) - NBC's Urban (Romance!) Fantasy Remakes ‘Oz.’ A preview of my full-length review on Silver Petticoat. Text © Rissi JC
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Content: there are adult situations (including two sexual situations, and one implied). Other issues like a transgender character makes up a good portion of the story as does magic; the use of magic tortures characters. There’s swordplay, and other instances of violence. During a vicious battle there a decapitation of one character. Most episodes are TV14

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amateur graphic designer. confirmed bookaholic. bubbl’r enthusiast. critical thinker. miswesterner. social media coordinator. writer.

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amateur graphic designer. confirmed bookaholic. bubbl’r enthusiast. critical thinker. miswesterner. social media coordinator. writer.

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  • Kristin Tara Belter March 21, 2017 at 6:28 AM

    I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed this series as it's been something that I've been undecided on whether I should watch it or not. Totally going to go and watch it now :P. Lovely review :)

    • Rissi March 22, 2017 at 12:08 AM

      Thanks, Kristin. I do hope you enjoy. It's not something everyone will enjoy, but I found it super entertaining and fun. Let me know what you think if you do give it a shot. :)

      Appreciate you visiting.

  • Anonymous March 21, 2017 at 11:03 AM

    Ok, so I haven't actually watched this series, and if I'm being honest, I don't believe I ever will; it's just not really my kind of show. That said, ever since I happened upon a Dorothy and Lucas fan-vid, I became intrigued with their stories, both individually and together, and started following the show through recaps. Now, while I absolutely hate how they ended it (I could have come around if there had been at least a few additional scenes that provided for a more satisfactory reconciliation than we got between Lucas and Dorothy), everything else about this romance was so epically beautiful, from her calling him home, to his vow there is only one person he fights for since they met.

    Also, another really well-rounded, interesting review; I enjoyed getting your take on this magical re-telling!

    God Bless,
    Eleanor Rose

    • Rissi March 22, 2017 at 12:20 AM

      Hi, Eleanor. As always, it's lovely to see a comment from you over here and to chat, friend. I was surprised by how well I ended up enjoying this.

      AND OHMYGOSH, the romance in this show! Yeah, I'm hooked. It's funny that I liked it so well, because, well, it has complications – some bigger than others. That said, I'm a fan. Surprisingly I liked the ending better than I thought. I mean, sure, I'd like more of a resolution, but overall considering the genre and "scope" of the series, I felt it wasn't bad. :)

      Let me know if you ever see this and what you think. It's definitely not for everyone, and there's nothing wrong with that. :)

  • Bekah M. March 23, 2017 at 4:02 PM

    I was watching this show every week and loving it, until you know what happened between Lucas and Dorothy. I stopped watching after that, LOL. *But* I will definitely be catching up, because it really is an epic story. Beautiful review!

    • Rissi March 24, 2017 at 3:15 AM

      Lucas and Dorothy are my latest 100% ship, Bekah. :D Despite their (awkward) complicated relationship, I found them to be such an intriguing couple.

      Hope you enjoy if you see the rest!!! :)

  • Amanda Holmes March 25, 2017 at 4:07 AM

    I may have to watch for this one to come to Netflix or the library…;)

    • Rissi April 9, 2017 at 8:27 PM

      Indeed! Hope if you find it, you enjoy, Amanda. I thought it was really creative and unique. :)

      Thanks for visiting – and my apologies for the late reply.

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