Posted 05/10/17 at 00:35:42
I was chatting to my old man about all these cancellations of new series during the past year and his response was in protest " that he is not going to watch any new series from America unless they are good ,they have a beginning , middle and end ... Ie not cancelled ...thats what he intends to do about it , so he asks you lot what you intend to do about it? ...are you going to be satisfied with the job half done ?
Posted 05/09/17 at 17:06:08
Posted 05/09/17 at 12:42:57
So I guess they failed at their attempt to copy of ABC's "Once Upon A Time"? But yet Grimm made it and may even still be on I don't even know.
Posted 05/09/17 at 11:21:33
I thought it was a completely different take on the wizard of 0z , it was dark and entertaining...i was hoping it would do a second season of 22 ...agreed the wizard was a tool , but to cancel it with the end as it stands isn't fair ...as with half your comments ive read ...anyone who watches sci fi has to understand a first season has to establish characters and some plots faithful to the story ...this needed to stay and do a second....maybe it got cancelled by those who caused it to be cancelled ..you lot .....
i am pretty disappointed at NBC
Posted 05/07/17 at 21:21:20
That was funny @David - I pretty much like everyone's comments. @Jacks may have got it right. Thanks @Steve for your thoughts and explaining how the transgender issue came in. I see it shouldn't have been an issue. There may be a sensitivity due to the recent gratuitous insertion surge of that subject matter. @Suzanne - thanks to you, I plan to watch the finally three episodes, casually, just as I've been observing it. Yeah, I often struggle to follow as I watched the first episode the week it started and I have big time gaps between episodes. It doesn't seem like I've watched seven episodes, but I must have. They spent a ton of money making it, so I'll see it out. And be happy it concludes.
Posted 05/07/17 at 17:43:49
My beef was with Vincent D'Onofrio as the Wizard. Instead of a ruthless tyrant, he came across as a shallow ding-a-ling.
The rest of the characters sort of milled about giving each other the stink eye.
Posted 05/07/17 at 12:04:41
I very much enjoyed the *idea* of the show, but I wasn't too enthused with the execution of it. The entire season was just completely all over the map. I think the biggest problem was the development team was working with an incredibly huge amount of source material from the books/films/plays/writings that they just didn't know what to use and what to leave out or save for later. If you think about it, the Oz series of written works are as big and complex as stuff from Tolkien and RR Martin.
I get the sense that if they'd been on cable, they would have been able to slow down and parse out some of the many, many arcs. But since they got stuck with network, they knew they really only had a very limited shot, so they decided to throw -everything- at the wall and hope enough stuck to get the renewal nod from the doofuses upstairs.
It really is a shame, a show connected to such amazing source material could have been really good. I'm sure someone will try again in a couple years.
Posted 05/07/17 at 09:49:48
A lot of people here have commented on the transgender issue when the main character of Ozma is changed from a boy into a girl. In fact, that was just about the only thing taken from the original series of Oz books by L. Frank Baum in this show (it was the big reveal at the end of the second book). But of course it wasn't a transgender issue in the books, just a "hidden in plain sight" twist.
The rest of the show wandered all over the place. Some of it was interesting, but most was just a big grab bag that made no sense.
Posted 05/06/17 at 17:44:05
Even the promo stunk i didn't watch it.
Posted 05/06/17 at 15:53:19
I had high hopes for this show. It took one episode for that to change.