New Yellow Brick Road
By Naiesha Thobe, Teen Scribe
October 24, 2011
managed to get their miniseries
Alice to be quite the hit, but before Alice came Tin Man. As most would
to guess from the title, this miniseries revolves around a futuristic
Zooey Deschanel, Neal
McDonough, Alan Cumming, Raoul Trujillo, and Kathleen Robertson, this
follows the adventures of a girl named DG after she is, literally,
into a strange world that goes by the name of the O.Z., or the Outer
heroine of the story soon finds out that a Wicked Witch is wreaking
the O.Z. and all of its inhabitants, and soon finds that she has an
role to play in this strange land.
the miniseries comes from
SyFy, many people can expect that futuristic feel to an old story.
expectations are greatly captured in this miniseries. Look for points
interest such as androids, morphing tattoos, shapeshifters, and
those who are looking for elements
of the old Oz, you will not be disappointed. Each character has a
to the original characters. Dorothy may not be the original Dorothy,
there’s DG. You figure out what it stands for. For the Scarecrow, you
Glitch: a man who had half of brain taken away. And the Tin Man isn’t
a literal tin man, but rather a police officer of the O.Z. Not to
original Yellow Brick Road, hot air balloons, the Wizard himself, and
little dog, too”.
the end, I give Tin Man a nine out of
ten. To be fair, it would have gotten a full ten if not for the acting.
are many moments where you wonder if one of the actresses has any
all... but the others make up for it. The suspense and drama lend
into the main story line, and the landscapes are also very pleasing.
part miniseries was first aired in 2007, and can be bought on DVD on a