Once Upon a Time in Wonderland: Season 1 Reviews

March 28, 2019
I'd assume we'll get plenty more back story on Alice and Cyrus the genie, but so far I liked what I saw. Even with the few scenes they shared they had some nice chemistry.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
March 28, 2019
Wonderland stands on its own as a new and thrilling fantasy world to explore.
March 28, 2019
If you are a romantic, you'll love Once in Wonderland. If not, expect a lot of eye rolling in between the good parts... But some flashes of wit, imagination, and goofy-but-fun action hint that it may end up being worth the ride.
March 28, 2019
If over -the-top fairy tale stories full of true love and elaborate costumes aren't your cup of tea, you probably won't fall head over heels for Wonderland, but it's still worth giving a look. It's just that much fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.6/10
March 28, 2019
Whether read as pure whimsical fantasy or a collection of deep ideas that'd been over-simplified into incoherent psychological symbols, Wonderland was a hot mess.
March 28, 2019
It's all meant to be a paean to the imagination. Too bad the effects pry some of us out of our imaginations and into the tech lab.
March 28, 2019
Too much of the show is taken up with unnecessary contrivance. Yet, when the program works, it's surprisingly easy to get past all of that to the show's core, which is old-fashioned, family TV that's refreshingly straightforward about its aims.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
March 28, 2019
For this to work -- and right now, it looks like Oz during a shutdown -- Wonderland needs the sort of recognizable human types who drive "Time."
October 20, 2013
Even moving nights, though, won't solve the problems of the thin story and artificial scenery.
October 15, 2013
TV spin-off takes dark fantasy drama to another dimension.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 14, 2013
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland is a disappointment, focusing more on the chintzy tableau of the candy-colored Wonderland than on giving its actors anything interesting to do there.
October 14, 2013
Wonderland is kind of dark, kind of confusing and only moderately entertaining.
October 14, 2013
With the mothership's leads on a similar quest for a missing boy, Wonderland seems like an exercise in magical redundancy. This looking glass is cracked.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 11, 2013
The main storyline isn't strong enough and the incongruous peripheral elements just confuse rather than engage the viewer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
October 11, 2013
Wonderland promises to be eye-popping. What about heart-rending?
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 10, 2013
Why borrow a classic if you're not going to do anything with it?
October 10, 2013
If the writers and the network are content and able to mirror Carroll's knack for dreamy digression, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland could be all that, and a side of magic cordial too.
October 10, 2013
The flaws in Once Upon a Time in Wonderland appear to be fixable.
October 10, 2013
The challenge of creating a successful spinoff is to give the new show its own identity while still reminding viewers of how much they love the older show. Once Upon a Time in Wonderland... does that quite well, suggesting it might even be better.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 10, 2013
I'd be happy to follow this White Rabbit just about anywhere.