Series fans, premiere season is upon us! And I for one, could not be more excited.
While I was looking through a list of premiere dates and jotting down those of my most loved shows, one particular name caught my eye – a spin-off for Once Upon a Time that takes us to one of my most favourite and fantastical places. Wonderland.
Now this is no ordinary recount of Alice’s adventures down a rabbit hole and I suggest that you put aside the ideas of tea parties and painting the roses red. This is a story about life after Wonderland.
The series begins in a place that I’m sure none of us would expect – a mental institution. After years of sharing stories of a talking cat and hookah smoking caterpillar, it’s no wonder Alice’s father had her institutionalised to straighten her out. This is where the plot thickens. Not only does Alice have memories of Wonderland as a child, she also has memories of travelling back to Wonderland as a teenager to bring back proof of its existence. This is when she meets and falls in love with Cyrus, but things quickly turn from happiness to despair…
I don’t want to ruin the rest of the series, but if you’re interested in finding out more, you can watch the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7v8hwx2xHnM (I’ve already hit repeat quite a few times).
The writer’s of this show are probably completely bonkers (then again, all the best people are) for trying to take on a childhood classic like Alice in Wonderland. Being one of my all-time favourite stories, my imagination is already tingling and I can’t wait to see how this pans out.
“But i don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked.
“Oh, you can’t help that,”
said the Cheshire Cat:
“We’re all mad here.”