I keep thinking about a show I used to watch on tv, and damn I wanna know the title :P

It was a live-action show that I saw somewhere between halfway the 90's and halfway the 2000's, and I'm almost sure it was produced around that time as well. It was in English, most likely an American show. It was for kids and/or teenagers.

Although I can hardly remember anything about the story, I do know some of the important details.

The show was about a room, I think an attic, where there was a large standing mirror, I think oval of shape. I don't know exactly how, but that mirror somehow connected the normal world (set in the here and now) to another world.

This world 'on the other side of the mirror' had a medieval-based setting, but with some fantasy elements. I remember the classic 'good vs. evil' being the main concept the story was revolved around. Some details and fragments that I rememer:

  • One of the 'bad guys' gets a magical or mechanical glove that she can shoot electrical bolts with, making her powerful and feared.
  • The intro of the show contains (or perhaps entirely exists of) the magical mirror and a cloudy sky as a background.
  • The medieval-like land is what the show is mainly about; the normal world is only seen in a few episodes I think.

Any ideas?

  • I seem to have some memory of the same thing. At first I thought it was Mr. Merlin but I don't think so. What I remember also involved a flight of stairs.
    – rosends
    Dec 14, 2012 at 15:34
  • Hey, no it's not Mr. Merlin, it was definately not as old(-looking) as that one. But what do you mean by 'flight of stairs'? Can you give me some more detail about that?
    – paddotk
    Dec 15, 2012 at 19:08
  • I picture a mirror at the top of stairs with clouds all around.
    – rosends
    Dec 15, 2012 at 23:32
  • Ah ok, that must be the same show I'm thinking about.
    – paddotk
    Dec 17, 2012 at 10:28
  • I know you already know the name of the show you were watching but Once upon a Time on ABC is a really good show :)
    – user5181
    Jun 19, 2013 at 2:18

3 Answers 3


I think you're mixing up two shows. There are 2 Australian shows -

1) Mirror, Mirror and 2) Spellbinder

  • Spellbinder is certainly a good guess ... I remember it being on the Disney Channel in the late 90s...
    – jlmcdonald
    Jan 6, 2013 at 6:58
  • Spellbinder's the one, thanks a bunch! You may be right about mixing these two up, because although the youtube videos from Mirror Mirror don't ring any bells, the picture on its wikipedia page is exactly what I pictured for the intro. I'll check them both out :D
    – paddotk
    Jan 7, 2013 at 13:44
  • You might have watched Mirror Mirror II, I watched them both as well but Mirror Mirror didn't ring a bell til I saw Mirror Mirror II. It was the graphics of them going through the mirror I remembered
    – Dave
    Jan 9, 2013 at 21:13

Possible it was The 10th Kingdom, a miniseries with 5 episodes that ran in the year 2000.

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    that's what i was thinking as well
    – DForck42
    Dec 14, 2012 at 6:20
  • Hey jlmcdonald, thanks for the answer. It's a good guess but unfortunately not the one I'm looking for. The series I'm talking about isn't as 'humoristic' (which I'm getting from watching the trailer of 10th Kingdom) and mostly plays in the fantasy world, rather than our world.
    – paddotk
    Dec 15, 2012 at 19:04

Magic in the Mirror Magic in the Mirror: Fowl Play

Babes in Toyland

The Hugga Bunch was another mirror movie but has toy munchkins that need hugs to save grandma and only youth know how to hug story line...

The Labyrinth had a flight of stairs in it as well, Sarah was the lead character https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJLnGjhPT1Q

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