The Tin Man
My childhood was ripe with the annual viewing of Oz, as my next older sister made sure we did NOT miss it. There would even be popcorn for most viewings of it. In high school, the brand new drama teacher decided that it would be our spring musical. Yep, that's the way to ensure tenure-not!
Anyway, the commercials looked promising. A slew of familiar faces and a healthy dose of darkness. The big draw for me was that Richard Dreyfuss would be in it. Some searching found that he'd be the Mystic Man (I guessed that meant he was this version's Wizard) The bad witch would be a face I'd recognized from my guilty pleasure of the early 90's, 90210.
Part one was pretty good. It's always interesting to watch a fresh telling of a familiar tale. You know what's coming, but what it this version's interpretation? "The Tin Man" of the title is what police of OZ (or Outer Zone) are called. He literally is encased in tin when you first meet him, though.
It was good enough that I'll tune back in tomorrow night. Fortunately, we'll be home from scouts before it starts. Tuesday does presents a problem-I work until 10pm and then I'm back to work at 8am. This calls for watching the 11pm showing and getting little sleep. Something tells me it will be worth the sleep deprivation.
(In work news, this is a far busier early shopping week than I have experienced in many years. Interesting)