And it still seems to be primarily about a woman whose only goal is to live happily ever after with some guy. Nothing wrong with those kinds of stories, but they really aren't my thing. I love heroines who fall in love but also have other goals---preferably something involving their interests. They could have a stamp collection or maybe a burning desire to save their people from an oppressive overlord. Maybe they like to square dance. I don't even care, I just want something more than a person in love with another person. I want to know who this person is when they aren't focused on their love interest. I want to see them being amazing.
So far, Alice has daddy issues, knows how to use a sword (because apparently that's all you have to know how to do in order to be classified as a strong female lead), and would gladly let herself be lobotomized rather than live without Cyrus (rather than use any of her wishes for any reason, even if it means a chance to be reunited). There is something appealing about loyalty/dedication like that, but there is also something so off putting about a character who just gives up pieces of herself so readily. And I don't believe anyone so hopeless wouldn't use up her wishes first---if there was even a chance she could wish her love to safety, I think she would have attempted it. You only give up your mind when all hope is lost. She had three wishes---hope, though small, was still there, struggling.
I do not like Alice, and as for Cyrus, they have not really shown me why he is so deserving of her devotion. His is just a man who happens to be a genie who happens to have won Alice's heart. It would be nice to see who he is/was away from Alice, before Alice, and in situations that have nothing to do with Alice. Maybe we'll get something like that in the next few episodes, but if we don't, I'll be rooting for Jafar. I mean more so than I already am.