13Recently, I have been re-watching The Tenth Kingdom, a miniseries from a time long past (2000).
This miniseries came out when I was 14 years old. I have to say it just might be the worst thing to show any coming of age young person… Mostly because of the typical story line of completely sexualized, out of context and enraging unrealistic relationships between all of the characters. But this is not a plot hole, feminism, nor realism comparison article. Overall I really, really like this miniseries.
“A father and daughter are caught in a parallel universe where the great queens Snow White, Cinderella, and Little Red Riding Hood have had their kingdoms fragmented by warring trolls, giants and goblins.” – IMDB
Essentially, Virginia and her dad get stuck in a fairy tale land and accidentally have to care for a prince-turned-dog, whilst being helped by a bad-turned-good wolf man who falls in love with Virginia. A wicked witch threatens to take over the world, or 9 Kingdoms in this reality, as is their stereotype.
There is drama, suspense, action and adventure! Oh, and love too… You can easily expect that each characters personal journey is riddled with good intentions gone wrong and triumph over impending doom. The plot twist is both typical and well played and there is a happily ever after, as to be expected.
I have always enjoyed fairy tales, as you might expect from my line of “Once Upon a Time…” items, especially when the tales of the past meld with the tales yet to be. I recommend it if you have never seen it, but maybe don’t watch it with your kids. 😀