This pilot set up a dangerous and beautiful (and, yes, ridiculous—who cares?) world that I absolutely want to return to.
I don’t want to see this show fail, but I also don't want to see this show as badly as I want to see OUAT from week to week, and that comparison is not flattering.
Do you really have room in your heart/on your screen for one more show about attractive people in olden-times frippery? Read on to find out.
"Quite a Common Fairy" was undeniable evidence that OUAT feels like it needs to woo its audience back. Still, despite the lack of real-time action, the episode was absorbing, especially the flashbacks.
"Down the Rabbit Hole" introduced to our plucky heroine and the cartoon villains she's up against. It was a sweet, colorful soft drink: fun, but not intoxicating.
"Lost Girl" was a good reminder of what this show at its best can be.
The flagrant lack of reason in "The Heart of the Truest Believer" was stunning, but its sheer audacity was enough to make me excited about what may lie ahead.
I know hateful jokes at roasts are a beloved tradition, but then again, so is female circumcision. (Top-hat cymbal brush, laughs!)
The pilot for ABC's newest costume drama is still super rough, but the version I saw was loony enough to be “bad in a good way” fun.
After Season 5, I wondered how True Blood would survive. After Season 6, I'm wondering how I will survive the next several months without the show.