While crit­ics are di­vided over ‘Emer­ald City’, Singh can cel­e­brate his leap to tele­vi­sion

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Based on L Frank Baum’s Land of Oz novel, this se­ries comes to mag­nif­i­cent life á la Once Upon A Time with fresh­faced Puerto Ri­can ac­tress Adria Ar­jona at the helm as Dorothy Gale.

The story starts with Dorothy Gale, a 20-year-old nurse, swept up by a tor­nado while en-route to con­front her bi­o­log­i­cal mother about “aban­don­ing” her.

Be­fud­dled by her strange new en­vi­ron­ment – the Land of Oz – she, and her newly in­her­ited dog try to make their way mindful of.

The char­ac­ters need to have enough juice to get the au­di­ence to in­vest in their jour­ney. There also needs to be plenty of twists to sus­tain cu­rios­ity.

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