'Once Upon a Time in Wonderland' review: Sophie Lowe shines in ABC's promising spinoff

If you're a devotee of the works of Lewis Carroll, "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland" will probably make you cringe more than once. If, however, you're a fan of the original "Once Upon a Time" -- and of smart, competent female heroes -- you'll probably find a good deal to like in ABC's new series.The story of a grown-up Alice (Sophie Lowe), who has been haunted by her memories of Wonderland ever since visiting as a little girl, features sumptuous visuals and a couple of strong central performances from Lowe and Michael Socha as the Knave of Hearts. It's a little weaker on the villainous side of things, unfortunately, and its central romance is less than swoon-inducing at the outset. All the better to create a triangle, perhaps."Wonderland" isn't a spinoff of "OUAT" per se, at least not in the way we usually think of them. "Once Upon a Time" has already featured the...


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