History Series / TheTenthKingdom

21st Apr '18 10:45:17 PM nombretomado
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* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: NBC was notorious for doing this during most if not of all of their miniseries "events", but a particularly {{egregious}} example occurred twice: just after the suspenseful scenes in which Virginia and Tony were trying to buy the Traveling mirror at auction, the trailer revealed [[spoiler:that it gets broken]], and right as we're wondering if the heroes will get to the ball and stop the Evil Queen's plot in time, the trailer revealed [[spoiler:all of Wendell's guests collapsing from poison]]. Next commercial break then shows us both [[spoiler:the same guests awakening, revealing they weren't really dead]] and [[spoiler:Prince and Wendell switching back—though granted, this was something of TheUntwist by that late in the game]]. About the only major plot point not revealed by the trailers, thankfully, was that [[spoiler:the Evil Queen was Virginia's mother]]. Not to mention [[spoiler:Wolf stopping the Huntsman from killing Virginia at the end]].

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* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: NBC was notorious for doing this during most if not of all of their miniseries "events", but a particularly {{egregious}} JustForFun/{{egregious}} example occurred twice: just after the suspenseful scenes in which Virginia and Tony were trying to buy the Traveling mirror at auction, the trailer revealed [[spoiler:that it gets broken]], and right as we're wondering if the heroes will get to the ball and stop the Evil Queen's plot in time, the trailer revealed [[spoiler:all of Wendell's guests collapsing from poison]]. Next commercial break then shows us both [[spoiler:the same guests awakening, revealing they weren't really dead]] and [[spoiler:Prince and Wendell switching back—though granted, this was something of TheUntwist by that late in the game]]. About the only major plot point not revealed by the trailers, thankfully, was that [[spoiler:the Evil Queen was Virginia's mother]]. Not to mention [[spoiler:Wolf stopping the Huntsman from killing Virginia at the end]].
6th Apr '18 11:00:19 AM Malady
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* BigApplesauce: The portal which opens between our world and the world where fairy tales are real is, of course, located in New York's Central Park. What makes this miniseries a particularly striking example of the trope is how the opening titles quite conspicuously, and jaw-droppingly, magically morph the New York City skyline into a fantasy land to suggest the crossing over of magic into the real world. The sequence, quite justifiably, won an Emmy. To watch the sequence, go [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOekyGlGhCY here.]]

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* BigApplesauce: The portal which opens between our world and the world where fairy tales are real is, of course, located in New York's Central Park. What makes this miniseries a particularly striking example of the trope is how the opening titles quite conspicuously, and jaw-droppingly, magically morph the New York City skyline into a fantasy land to suggest the crossing over of magic into the real world. The sequence, quite justifiably, won an Emmy. To watch the sequence, go [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOekyGlGhCY here.]]
17th Mar '18 5:21:16 AM kanade1111
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* WerewolfThemeNaming: Wolf.
8th Mar '18 8:59:11 AM Synchronicity
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Take just about every well-known FairyTale, myth, legend, oral history, and fantasy story known to man. Cross them with screwball comedy, an epic [[TheHerosJourney Hero's Journey]], fantastic (for television, anyway) special effects, and a lot of surprising twists. Add a dash of tragedy and mystery, a sprinkling of some rather serious ([[IncrediblyLamePun or should we say, ''Grimm''?]]) issues, and some great British casting, and what do you get?

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Take just about every [[FairyTaleFreeForAll every]] well-known FairyTale, myth, legend, oral history, and fantasy story known to man. Cross them with screwball comedy, an epic [[TheHerosJourney Hero's Journey]], fantastic (for television, anyway) special effects, and a lot of surprising twists. Add a dash of tragedy and mystery, a sprinkling of some rather serious ([[IncrediblyLamePun or should we say, ''Grimm''?]]) issues, and some great British casting, and what do you get?
8th Mar '18 8:58:32 AM Synchronicity
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* FairyTaleFreeForAll: The Nine Kingdoms (the titular "Tenth Kingdom" represents our world) were founded by the heroes and heroines of the classic Grimm fairy tales (who didn't so much write the stories as stumble upon said world and steal the stories). Only the Third, Fourth and Ninth Kingdoms were physically seen in the miniseries, but representatives from most of the others made cameos.
6th Mar '18 3:07:03 PM fruitstripegum
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* HouseOfBrokenMirrors: Interesting variation: the mirror in question was not smashed by the person looking into it, or in order to keep from seeing something terrible [[spoiler:(it was a simple accident)]], and because of this it is no longer magical. However, considering the point this happens in the narrative [[spoiler:(the smashing of the mirror itself keeps the characters from getting back to our world, their princely companion is losing his mind in the dog body he's been trapped in, and Virginia just learned (she thinks) that Wolf didn't love her and so she has left him)]], having the heroine see her shattered reflection in the pieces they've managed to gather is still extremely symbolic.



* HouseOfBrokenMirrors: Interesting variation: the mirror in question was not smashed by the person looking into it, or in order to keep from seeing something terrible [[spoiler:(it was a simple accident)]], and because of this it is no longer magical. However, considering the point this happens in the narrative [[spoiler:(the smashing of the mirror itself keeps the characters from getting back to our world, their princely companion is losing his mind in the dog body he's been trapped in, and Virginia just learned (she thinks) that Wolf didn't love her and so she has left him)]], having the heroine see her shattered reflection in the pieces they've managed to gather is still extremely symbolic.
6th Feb '18 12:51:45 PM Xtifr
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Not to be confused with ''LightNovel/TheTwelveKingdoms'', ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'', any of the several works named ''SevenKingdoms'', or the trope TheKingdom.

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Not to be confused with ''LightNovel/TheTwelveKingdoms'', ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'', any of the several works named ''SevenKingdoms'', or the trope TheKingdom.
''SevenKingdoms''.
14th Dec '17 7:23:33 AM LavonPapillon1
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* TortureFirstAskQuestionsLater: Blurry, Blabberwort and Bluebell have Virginia strapped to a chair with the intentions on torturing her for information on her "kingdom". When she makes it clear that she'll tell them anything they want without torture, but they make it clear they plan on torturing her regardless.
->'''Burly:''' This could be a long torture session.\\
'''Virginia:''' I'll tell you anything you want to know!\\
'''Burly:''' Torture first, then you talk. It's better that way. Rush a torture, ruin a torture.
21st Nov '17 5:33:54 PM MarkLungo
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Not the WickedStepmother's potion, but the 2000 NBC miniseries ''The 10th Kingdom.''

Virginia Lewis, a down-on-her-luck New York waitress, and her ne'er-do-well janitor father Tony, are accidentally dragged out of their boring, miserable lives when they cross paths with a golden retriever (actually an enchanted prince) and an ex-convict werewolf (actually, half-wolf) -- one fleeing his stepmother the Evil Queen, the other working for her (sometimes). Complications and hi-jinks result, as magic spills over into New York (the Tenth Kingdom of the title), and soon the foursome end up via magic mirror in the world of the Nine Kingdoms, where fairy tales are real but "Happy Ever After didn't last as long as we'd hoped." Pursued by vengeful Trolls and their odious father, and Creator/RutgerHauer as a typically villainous but effectively chilling Huntsman, they must chase after the magic mirror and wend their way in and out of the lives of many fairy tale characters (always with a twist) in order to find their way home again.

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Not the WickedStepmother's potion, but the 2000 NBC Creator/{{NBC}} miniseries ''The 10th Kingdom.''

Virginia Lewis, a down-on-her-luck New York UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity waitress, and her ne'er-do-well janitor father Tony, are accidentally dragged out of their boring, miserable lives when they cross paths with a golden retriever (actually an enchanted prince) and an ex-convict werewolf (actually, half-wolf) -- one fleeing his stepmother the Evil Queen, the other working for her (sometimes). Complications and hi-jinks result, as magic spills over into New York (the Tenth Kingdom of the title), and soon the foursome end up via magic mirror in the world of the Nine Kingdoms, where fairy tales are real but "Happy Ever After didn't last as long as we'd hoped." Pursued by vengeful Trolls and their odious father, and Creator/RutgerHauer as a typically villainous but effectively chilling Huntsman, they must chase after the magic mirror and wend their way in and out of the lives of many fairy tale characters (always with a twist) in order to find their way home again.



Not to be confused with ''LightNovel/TheTwelveKingdoms, [[SevenKingdoms Seven Kingdoms]], [[Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms The Three Kingdoms]],'' or the trope [[TheKingdom The Kingdom]].

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Not to be confused with ''LightNovel/TheTwelveKingdoms, [[SevenKingdoms Seven Kingdoms]], [[Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms The Three Kingdoms]],'' ''LightNovel/TheTwelveKingdoms'', ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'', any of the several works named ''SevenKingdoms'', or the trope [[TheKingdom The Kingdom]].
TheKingdom.



** The Huntsman [[spoiler: inadvertently killed his own seven year old son]] to prove his worthiness to the Queen. Later, he kills [[spoiler: an entire gypsy camp including an innocent half-wolf boy]].

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** The Huntsman [[spoiler: inadvertently killed his own seven year old son]] to prove his worthiness to the Queen. Later, he kills [[spoiler: an entire gypsy romani camp including an innocent half-wolf boy]].
10th Nov '17 3:44:02 PM Ingonyama
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** Also, [[spoiler:Wilfred Peep [[MoralEventHorizon kills his own granddaughter]] to keep from having [[{{Greed}} the secret of the family's magic well]] revealed to the town]]. If you listen closely to the mob after Sally's killer is revealed, her mother, quite justifiably, screams her intention to kill him in retribution.

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** [[invoked]] Also, [[spoiler:Wilfred Peep [[MoralEventHorizon kills his own granddaughter]] to keep from having [[{{Greed}} the secret of the family's magic well]] revealed to the town]]. If you listen closely to the mob after Sally's killer is revealed, her mother, quite justifiably, screams her intention to kill him in retribution.
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