BY DEAN ROBBINS
A companion to Once Upon a Time, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
(7 p.m. Thursday, ABC) reinterprets Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
(Sophie Lowe) faces a panel of doctors in Victorian England who don’t
believe her stories of an invisible cat and a hookahsmoking caterpillar.
They consider her insane and propose a treatment that will bring her
back to drab reality. Just in the nick of time, the White Rabbit (voice
of John Lithgow) and the Knave of Hearts (Michael Socha) appear,
offering to spirit her off to Wonderland. How can anyone say no to a
rabbit in trousers and a derby?
The Tomorrow People
Wednesday, 8 p.m. (CW)
In this new drama, an angstridden teen named Stephen (Robbie Amell) learns he has extraordinary abilities, including telepathy. He discovers a subculture of similar young folks who consider themselves better than homo sapiens
— indeed, they call themselves homo superiors.
This good-looking bunch live in an abandoned subway station, hiding out from a group of sadistic scientists dedicated to their extermination.
The Tomorrow People is not a series superior. Stephen is a generic Lonely Hunk With Special Powers. The bland heroes are hard to root for, and the silly villains are hard to root against. We homo sapiens may lack telepathy, but luckily we’ve mastered the ability to change the channel.
Super Fun Night
Wednesday, 1:30 a.m.. (ABC)
Never has a sitcom title been so inappropriate.
offers no fun whatsoever in its tale of a pathetic nerd (Rebel Wilson) and her equally pathetic best friends (Lauren Ash, Liza Lapira). I think the series aims for a female-empowerment message by having these characters stand up to those who would judge them for their looks. Unfortunately, no one judges them more harshly than their own writers