Neverland: Season 1 Reviews

December 12, 2011
Just make sure you see it.
Full Review | Original Score: A
December 12, 2011
Adds clever new twists to the origin story of Peter Pan and Captain Hook while remaining unpretentiously faithful to the adventurous spirit of the original.
December 12, 2011
It's entertaining enough that when the obvious setup for a sequel arrives, you may find yourself smiling rather than cringing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 12, 2011
As prequels go, Syfy's miniseries Neverland is a special treat, in part because it answers questions we didn't know we had.
December 12, 2011
There are some nice moments, but it should be much shorter.
December 12, 2011
It's packed with action, much of it violent, and even more packed with special effects.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 12, 2011
By pulling the curtain back on the magic of Neverland, Willing has stripped all the fun from a marvelous classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 12, 2011
Oh, well, it makes for a mildly enjoyable story and it's probably best not to overthink things.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 12, 2011
As Neverland unfortunately shows throughout, when you spend all your time and energy explaining how the trick works, there's precious little left to entertain the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
December 12, 2011
If you yearn for the days of high-quality, big-budget, fantasy miniseries, skip Syfy's Neverland.
December 12, 2011
What a thudding, literal-minded bore it is.
December 12, 2011
As constructed, it amounts to a Peter Pan prequel lacquered up with a revisionist space-age paint job.
December 12, 2011
Syfy's miniseries Neverland doesn't end up having much of a point, but the cribbed elements from other popular fantasy TV series, movies, and books are mixed together in an entertaining way, which makes the enterprise definitely watchable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 4, 2011
It's bad storytelling clothed in good storytelling, and there's something horrible about that, about using other's work to prop up your own vague, clumsy attempts at world-building.
Full Review | Original Score: D+