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message 1: by Christine (new)

Christine (chrisarrow) | 1367 comments Mod
Am I the only one who thinks Sy-Fy is silly name change?

But they are doing a series of movies based on fairy tales. The first is Saturday at 9 pm (EST).

Link to review: http://www.the-trades.com/article.php...


message 2: by Hazel (new)

Hazel | 71 comments Nope, the pose, the cleavage, the parted lips... This is not my idea of Beauty.

Ditto on Sy-Fy. But I don't think I've been too impressed by their shows anyway.


message 3: by Mawgojzeta (new)

Mawgojzeta | 240 comments Hate the name change.

Missed the premier of their "Beauty and the Beast" but thinking I did not miss too much (haha).


message 4: by Elley (new)

Elley Murray (elleyotter) The name change to "SyFy" is stupid. What's wrong with being the SciFi channel? "SyFy" doesn't MEAN anything!

That being said, did anyone see SyFy's "Alice"? I have to say, I loved it pretty hardcore. But then, that could just be because I've been a Alice in Wonderland junkie ever since I was 8 and read Lewis Carrol's books. Oh, and cuz Hatter (Andrew Lee Potts) in the "Alice" miniseries was cuteness. <3 =)

~Grim


message 5: by Mawgojzeta (new)

Mawgojzeta | 240 comments I really liked their movie "Alice", also.


message 6: by Christine (new)

Christine (chrisarrow) | 1367 comments Mod
"Alice" was good. I have heard some promising bits about Sy-Fy's version of "Little Red Riding Hood", which makes Red into a werewolf hunter.


message 7: by Leah (new)

Leah (flying_monkeys) | 1009 comments I loved Alice, too! (Especially for Hatter :D )

And I thought Tin Man was an interesting retelling of Oz - heavy on the science fiction aspects.


message 8: by Mawgojzeta (new)

Mawgojzeta | 240 comments Leah wrote: "I loved Alice, too! (Especially for Hatter :D )

And I thought Tin Man was an interesting retelling of Oz - heavy on the science fiction aspects."


I very much enjoyed "Tin Man".


message 9: by Michele (new)

Michele | 520 comments I thought Tin Man was a terrific example of reimagining a classic fairy tale. It retained all the core elements, even a lot of the original personalities and dynamics/interactions, yet gave them a fresh interpretation and mixed them up in a new way. It was a bit like Wicked but (I thought) better because the characters had a chance to become more well-rounded and fleshed out.


message 10: by Caitriona (new)

Caitriona For everybody who's getting upset about the whole "SyFy" business - they couldn't call themselves "SciFi" for copyright reasons.
So, er...yeah. :)


message 11: by Candace (new)

Candace Pettit | 28 comments They were SciFi before. They re-branded to this stupid Sy Fy when they changed from being about hardcore science fiction to their current hipster urban fantasy with a dash of faux science fiction branding that they have now.

I enjoyed Alice and I loved Tin Man to pieces. Those are the type of adaptations I want to see. I'm glad I missed this and will be avoiding their retellings like the plague if this is what they're coming up with.


message 12: by Elley (new)

Elley Murray (elleyotter) Caitriona wrote: "For everybody who's getting upset about the whole "SyFy" business - they couldn't call themselves "SciFi" for copyright reasons.
So, er...yeah. :)"


But they USED to be SciFi. What's up with that??


message 13: by Elley (new)

Elley Murray (elleyotter) Did anyone else catch Neverland when that came out last year or whenever? That was pretty cute. <3 Any more good ones out there like Alice and Tin Man that I absolutely must watch? :)


message 14: by Candace (new)

Candace Pettit | 28 comments Have you seen The 10th Kingdom?


message 15: by Leah (new)

Leah (flying_monkeys) | 1009 comments Katie wrote: "I remember The 10th Kingdom - little bit like what Once Upon a Time is doing now. I must find that series and watch it again."

I l-o-v-e the 10th Kingdom. After I watched it on TV during its original airing, my sister surprised me with the mini-series on VHS. Then when I wore out the VHS, I upgraded to DVD which I still own and watch regularly. I've watched the entire mini-series at least 30 times over the last 15 years.

If after you re-watch 10th Kingdom, you want something else along those lines, I recommend Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story. It's another one from Hallmark and it aired about a year after 10th Kingdom. I really loved it too. Admittedly both have a somewhat dated feel to them now - cinematography and technology-wise - but I still love 'em.

I've watched ABC's Once Upon a Time, and I like it. But it's no 10th Kingdom in my humble opinion. :) It's just a bit soap opera-ish for my tastes. Probably mostly because I'm not a big fan of the actress who plays Emma. My fave is Rumple -- I love what they've done with retelling/mashing up his and Belle's characters/original fairy tales.

As for SyFy's LRRH, I haven't yet watched it. I intend to at some point because I like Felicia Day a lot. Nor have I watched their Beauty and the Beast. Just didn't hear enough good things about it to change my already low interest.


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