The show, from the pilot at least, appears to be a smart and thought provoking piece of television, although I'm not entirely sold on the sustainability of it. I'll briefly say the effects were great, the pacing was well done and the characters were fairly believable. That being said, this feels like the last season of Lost (hence the title). Like bare bones description of the pilot? Characters from a fantastical land forget who they are, and that they are existing in an unhappy world,separatedfrom those they care about, except one person who everyone sees as a little bit crazy. Sound familiar? It's fine, I actually think this is a much better format to do that kind of storyline in then Lost ever could have been. But my question is this, how will they keep it up in a potential season two and three? There's only so long it can go before everything explodes in our faces I fear. My other issue with the pilot isn't so much a stylistic issue, but just a bit ofdisappointmentI have on a personal level. The main character, for whatever reason, gives up her child for a closed adoption then is magically brought back into his life. But that doesn't change the fact that legally, she really has no rights to this kid. As the step mother said she wasn't there for the diapers or the tantrums. It just doesn't feel kosher to me.
Overall I'm excited to see how the story unfolds, and how these fantastical characters have made their transition into the "unhappily ever after" world (as I can't say real world, since within this paradigm it's a matter of perception). If the other shows out this fall weren't so trulyheinous, i'd be hesitant about this one, but as the season is what it is, I think we can all take a sigh of relief.