I had zero expectations going into NEVERLAND, SyFy’s big miniseries event for 2011, so the program easily exceeded what I was hoping to see. Unlike TIN MAN and ALICE, which interested me but never really engaged me, I was instantly caught up in the various worlds of NEVERLAND, and I am eagerly looking forward to watching Part 2.
NEVERLAND is a prequel to the beloved classic children’s story Peter Pan, and purports to explain what Neverland is, and how Peter and the Lost Boys, Capt. Hook and the pirates, the Indians, fairies and everything else all came to live there. Surprisingly, writer/director Nick Willing (who also wrote and directed ALICE and directed TIN MAN) has come up with a surprisingly cohesive explanation for it all that is also fun to watch.