A Review Of "Alice: A Syfy Original Mini-Series"
Start writing a post

“Alice” is a 2009 Syfy original mini-series comprising of two two-hour long episodes, and so it is technically a four-hour long feature film. I am going to treat it as such so that I may justify myself in doing a ‘movie review’ on it.

This ‘movie’ actually has some pretty big name actors such as Caterina Scorsone, Kathy Bates, Colm Meaney, Matt Frewer and Tim Curry. It currently has a 7.3-star rating on IMDb.com, despite having only aired a single time on Syfy in December, the first half on the 6 and the last half on the 7. It managed to win multiple Leo Awards for being the best in several areas in a feature length drama and was nominated for a couple of Primetime Emmy Awards.

“Alice” is loosely based on Lewis Carroll’s novel “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland" but it takes a totally new perspective on the classic tale and goes at it from a more fantastical angle. The film is both literal and interpretive, using people as all the characters, but giving them the qualities of an animal when applicable. Alice (Caterina Scorsone) is in love with a man who gets kidnapped and so Alice chases down a man with a white beard and a pocket watch, later revealed to be White Rabbit (Alan Gray), until she falls into a giant mirror and down into Wonderland, where the real journey begins.

I don’t want to ruin any of the creative and interesting moments in this rendition of the classic children’s story, but just know that this version is almost a totally new story full of mystery and more adult problems than the original plot included.

This is one of my favorite recreations of “Alice in Wonderland” and that is largely due to the small timespan that it was easily experienceable (trust me, it is fairly difficult to find this online and the only way to find a decent quality version is to simply buy the DVD).

You will probably like this two episode mini-series if you are a fan of other fantasy shows such as “Tin Man”, “Once Upon a Time”, “Neverland” or any “Alice in Wonderland” film in general.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

- Since my late teens, I have had wavy, unruly hair that is susceptible to frizz from heat damage.

- I've made a conscious effort to try and eliminate heat styling products from my hair regimen in order to do less damage in the form of split ends and hair loss.

- When I first tried Tineco's MODA ONE Smart Ionic Hair Dryer, I was immediately amazed by how quickly it dried my thick strands and how straight/sleek my hair was with minimal work.

Up to my late teen years, my thick, soft, silky straight hair was the envy of nearly everyone I encountered. I totally took it for granted till my hair began to evolve into being more wavy and unruly with random patches of wavy and straight hair.

Keep Reading... Show less

"Schitt's Creek" has quickly become an absolute fan favorite in the US and Canada and their seven wins at the Emmy Awards last night proves just that.

Keep Reading... Show less

10 Ideas For A Cozy Date Night In When It's Just Too Chilly To Go Outside

Because sometimes you just need to be snuggled up with your boo.


Yup, like most things, summer must come to an end, but just because summer is ending doesn't mean date nights have to end with it. Sure, there will be no more water park trips or picnic dates for a while, but surely there are many more date night ideas you don't need a clear sky and 80+ degree day to make happen.

That's what this list is for. Below are 10 ideas for date nights inside so that while you're stoking the fire at home this fall and winter, you're also keeping the fire alive in your relationship.

Keep Reading... Show less
Politics and Activism

The Steelers Are Honoring Antwon Rose Jr., A Victim Of Police Brutality, For The 2020 Season

The Pittsburgh Steelers have united by wearing the name of a victim of police brutality, Antwon Rose Jr., for the 2020 NFL season.


NFL players are permitted to wear decals on their helmets this season in honor of victims of systemic racism. However, the Pittsburgh Steelers have decided to unite and all wear the same name on their helmets this season: Antwon Rose Jr.

Keep Reading... Show less

I will preach this until the day I'm in the ground, nudes are an essential.

They are just as essential as toilet paper is right now and they have more power than just being a photo that's hidden on your iPhone. Nudes aren't just a way to turn on the guy/girl you've been hanging out with, but they can elicit a feeling of confidence and pure sexuality.

Keep Reading... Show less

During the pandemic, I've found out so much about myself by being single. I've learned that self-care comes first, I don't have to worry about impressing anyone else with my cooking skills other than myself, and it's perfectly OK to date yourself. So, for my fellow singles, here are 11 at home solo-date ideas (that are COVID-19 friendly) you can partake in any time you want to, to rock the single life this fall.

Keep Reading... Show less

Just when we thought 2020 couldn't get any more unpredictable, we find out that Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at 87 of complications from pancreatic cancer.

Regardless of where you might stand politically, you can't deny that the was a very honorable woman, who has accomplished a lot in her lifetime. Writing majority opinions for many cases such as United States v. Virginia, and Olmstead v. L.C., she has paved the way for many women, showing that no matter what obstacles stand in your way, you can achieve your goals.

Keep Reading... Show less

These are just a few of my favorite responses! Please read and enjoy. This is probably some of the best advice you will read!

Keep Reading... Show less
Politics and Activism

Coronavirus, The Arizona State Legislature, And The 2020 Election

The Arizona State Legislature might shift its majority in the House and Senate come 2021.


Arizona State Senator Martín Quezada spoke today on legislative changes that may occur in 2021 due to the possibility of Arizona becoming a bipartisan state.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments