Emerald City (2017) - NBC's Urban (Romantic!) Fantasy Remakes ‘Oz’

Monday, March 20, 2017

Several weeks ago, I sat down to watch NBC's pilot episode of Emerald City. While entertaining, it apparently didn't leave the kind of lasting impression that drew me in, because I left without watching more episodes. Then, as is a normal reaction, suddenly I realized, it was a must watch because I had a review due for it in a matter of days. *While perhaps this is an exaggeration, that due date loomed large* Needless to say, this hastened the necessity to finish this limited ten-episode series.  

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As it turns out, I'm grateful for this "push" to finish this series because ohmygoodness! Inside its fantastical, beautiful and often creepy world, I discovered a unique story. As all TV is bound to do, this one won't appeal to some viewers who aren't fond of an overabundance of magic, PC story lines or moral lines that blur. 

That said, I watched this purely for its entertainment resources and as such, I found Emerald City to be a fabulously fun ten hours of telly. 
You got your wish. - Dorothy from Emerald City
If you'd like to read my official review, you can click through to find it on Silver Petticoat.

Airing a limited miniseries is a trend that seems to appear and disappear on TV screens before I blink. NBC’s latest is Emerald City, an urban fantasy that tweaks, revamps, and in most instances reconstructs, the classic known as The Wizard of Oz. Continue Reading on Silver Petticoat →

Have you seen Emerald City? Did you like it or detest it? What modern re-imaginings of classic fables are among your favorites?? Comment down below with your thoughts. I'd love to chat with you.

Buy Emerald City on Amazon Video!

Content: there are adult situations (including two sexual situations, and one implied). Other issues like a transgender character is an important part of the story as is magic; characters are often tortured with magic. There's swordplay, and other instances of violence. A character is decapitated in a vicious battle. Most episodes are rated TV14


  1. I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed this series as it's been something that I've been undecided on whether I should watch it or not. Totally going to go and watch it now :P. Lovely review :)

    1. Thanks, Kristin. I do hope you enjoy. It's not something everyone will enjoy, but I found it super entertaining and fun. Let me know what you think if you do give it a shot. :)

      Appreciate you visiting.

  2. Ok, so I haven't actually watched this series, and if I'm being honest, I don't believe I ever will; it's just not really my kind of show. That said, ever since I happened upon a Dorothy and Lucas fan-vid, I became intrigued with their stories, both individually and together, and started following the show through recaps. Now, while I absolutely hate how they ended it (I could have come around if there had been at least a few additional scenes that provided for a more satisfactory reconciliation than we got between Lucas and Dorothy), everything else about this romance was so epically beautiful, from her calling him home, to his vow there is only one person he fights for since they met.

    Also, another really well-rounded, interesting review; I enjoyed getting your take on this magical re-telling!

    God Bless,
    Eleanor Rose

    1. Hi, Eleanor. As always, it's lovely to see a comment from you over here and to chat, friend. I was surprised by how well I ended up enjoying this.

      AND OHMYGOSH, the romance in this show! Yeah, I'm hooked. It's funny that I liked it so well, because, well, it has complications - some bigger than others. That said, I'm a fan. Surprisingly I liked the ending better than I thought. I mean, sure, I'd like more of a resolution, but overall considering the genre and "scope" of the series, I felt it wasn't bad. :)

      Let me know if you ever see this and what you think. It's definitely not for everyone, and there's nothing wrong with that. :)

  3. I was watching this show every week and loving it, until you know what happened between Lucas and Dorothy. I stopped watching after that, LOL. *But* I will definitely be catching up, because it really is an epic story. Beautiful review!

    1. Lucas and Dorothy are my latest 100% ship, Bekah. :D Despite their (awkward) complicated relationship, I found them to be such an intriguing couple.

      Hope you enjoy if you see the rest!!! :)

  4. I may have to watch for this one to come to Netflix or the library...;)

    1. Indeed! Hope if you find it, you enjoy, Amanda. I thought it was really creative and unique. :)

      Thanks for visiting - and my apologies for the late reply.


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