Oz in the News 8.6.17

Review: “Lost in Oz” Season 1 – Great Way to Get Lost The series can be easily followed by those who are completely unfamiliar with Oz, with a lot of the references coming off as pre-series historical context in the same way as the offhand references to the Clone Wars in the first Star Wars movie. Those more familiar with the L. Frank Baum books or the classic Judy Garland movie will be nicely thrown by the way Lost in Oz keeps throwing curveballs at your expectations. This is a very, very different Oz that crafts a lot of magical equivalents to more modern technology ranging from cars to computers and mobile phones. Some characters get revamped, like the Cowardly Lion turning into Reigh, a teenaged conspiracy theorist who links up with Dorothy and her friends to solve the riddle of the magical drought. Other characters are left almost entirely unchanged from their more familiar incarnations, such as Glinda the Good and the Scarecrow (the latter of whom suffers from memory loss to parallel his quest for a brain in the original story, but which unfortunately makes him feel a little too derivative of Dory in the Finding Nemo movies).

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