The legendary Scheherazade (Mili Avital) saved her life by spinning fabulous fictions for her murderous husband night after night. Nowadays she'd save herself some effort and just do a game show each evening. But this mini-series proves that over-the-top stories, richly told and lavishly gilded, still have some value, even at Regis' network. If you can get past the kitschy orientalism and the sometimes-tired ideas (A wacky genie! Brilliant!), you'll find this baroque epic an often thrilling carpet ride.