‘Emerald City’ not quite the yellow brick road of Oz
OKAY, I’m a huge fan of the fantasy genre. I have watched everything from Merlin, Legend of the Seeker, Atlantis, Game of Thrones, Once Upon a Time and countless more.
The genre continues to gain momentum on the small screen, with the arrival of Emerald City. back home, unaware of the adventure that awaits her.
After watching the first episode, I can’t say I was completely spellbound by the execution.
At best, this world inhabited by witches and wizards and villains is moderately engaging.
And Arjona, who appeared in Person of Interest and True Detective, doesn’t really have that gravitas to leave you completely enamoured. Yes, her beauty is distracting but not in a Roselyn Sánchez (Devious Maids) way.
The set, while somewhat imaginative, doesn’t completely sell the world.
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