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.
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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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.