Is this Alice or Alias? Something to ponder while navigating the deluxe rabbit-hole theme-park ride of ABC's Once Upon a Time in Wonderland spinoff (Thursday, 8/7c), in which a feisty and literally kick-ass Alice (Sophie Lowe) battles her way out of insane-asylum confinement with Sydney Bristow-level brio. She even has a Will Tippen-like sidekick in the sheepishly raffish Knave of Hearts (Michael Socha of the British Being Human), who stands by as Alice goes all action heroine.
Once upon a time, a young girl named Alice took a trip down a rabbit hole and experienced fantastical adventures that would sound insane to anyone in the real world.
That's exactly where we find Once Upon a Time in Wonderland's Alice (Sophie Lowe) when the Once Upon a Time spin-off premieres on Thursday (8/7c, ABC). It's been years after her journey following the White Rabbit (voiced by John Lithgow), and Alice finds herself in a mental institute after her quest to get evidence that Wonderland exists results in the loss of her love, a genie named Cyrus (Peter Gadiot).
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Like its predecessor, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland adds new details to a familiar fairy tale to tell an entirely different story.
To wit: This Alice (Sophie Lowe) has to escape from an insane asylum to make her way back to Wonderland, where she hopes to reunite with the love of her life, a genie named Cyrus (Peter Gadiot).
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