Technically, Episode 4 left us exactly where we were in Episode 1.
Welp, we've reached the all-important fourth episode.
"Ariel" carried a message that for once I agree with, which is that keeping secrets is a terrible idea.
This episode put aside the hunched-back ghosts and passageways and torture for an hour and zeroed in on the essentials: drama, sex, and "hand-detailing the downstairs." Or at least that was Kenna’s focus. AGAIN.
This episode zeroed in with laser-like focus on Captain Hook: his origins, his desires, his transition from being HRH’s navy officer with bowl-cut bangs to being a guyliner-addicted pirate in a leather frock coat.
I think I'm sort of completely hooked on this show and I intend to spend my weekend convincing people who haven't watched it yet to do so.
Lots of great developments this week! But I can’t believe we had to wade through two weeks of buildup to get to the heart of the matter.
Other than a soul-crushing 30-second interlude with Emma, this episode was boring.
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.