Once Upon a Time

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AIRS ON 4/27/2014

Season 3 : Episode 19

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Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis, writers of Lost, have created a modern take on fairy tales with a female lead character, Emma Swan, who has moved to Maine. The show revolves around the adaptation of fairytale characters such as Snow White and Prince Charming who have been brought into the real world with no knowledge of their true identities, due to the Evil Queen, who cast an evil spell on the entire land.

Ginnifer Goodwin

Ginnifer Goodwin

Snow White/Mary Margaret Blanchard

Jennifer Morrison

Jennifer Morrison

Emma Swan

Lana Parrilla

Lana Parrilla

Evil Queen/Regina Mills

Josh Dallas

Josh Dallas

Prince Charming/David Nolan

Emilie de Ravin

Emilie de Ravin

Belle

Colin O'Donoghue

Colin O'Donoghue

Captain Hook

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  • Different, sweet

    9.0
    I just like that this show is different from all the others. It is something that one could even watch with kids, so it's no agreesive or dark. It reminds me of the fairytales I read as a child. I love the fact that there are so many different characters and they are all loveable in some way. And I am so excited that Regina finally finds her place! From the very beginning I could just not hate her. I am excited for whats to come.moreless
  • It's becoming tedious

    8.0
    First of, while overall Season One was very well done, I cant help but feel that the shows becoming a little more like a Saturday morning cartoon show then anything else, through lack of a better term, the main reason for this seems to have been shown very prominently within the Third Season. While still ongoing obviously, my main problem with it that I have is arcs are introduced, as in they are clearly separated within the two parts of the series.



    In all they just seem a little to forced for me, granted the Peter Pan arc got a little build up within Season Two, but still I feel it was very forced in the sense that 'Hey! we need a new big threat now!' and that's how I feel that it is becoming more of a cartoon show.



    As in the transition of the story, how it continually just jump form one big villain arc to another mid season by mid season, for example with Cora in the first half of Season Two, and then Gregg and Tamara in the next, and as we are seeing with season three, Pan in the first and the Witch in the next. This just seems to be boring and very parable and as I said very parable to that of a cliche cartoon show, where the entire plot of a season would center around an 'all powerful villain' and the heroes trying to stop them.



    Again granted that did work with the First Season, with Regina, our current Queen of sass, but it gave you the sense that she and the whimsical Rumple, where in fact just misunderstood characters, that had gone through terrible hardships within their lives, which gave them more feel to their characters, made them that more of a memorable villain. This gave the show, for me, a feeling that they were not going to just rehash the same thing we've seen so many times in other shows in which the whole villain plot been the entire center of the season, and that they were going to explore other ways of moving the story forward.



    Like again what was done greatly in the First season, showing the real life conflicts of living in the 'real world' and applying this to that of the fairy tale characters, which was what made the show so unique in the first place.



    However now I just feel that this whole villain per mid season thing is killing off the shows uniqueness, and how they all somehow have to be related to Henry? Couldn't Pan just of been Rumples best friend? Instead of going down that frankly cliche story of the villain been the hero's (or whatever Rumple is now) father. Couldn't Zelena be just someone the queen had wronged? Instead of going down the again cliche evil or in this case wicked sister road. Wouldn't showing the extent that the Queen had pushed someone in the past to make them such an evil witch right in the middle of her redemption be more relevant within the story? Instead of Rumple's jealous ex-student which we have already seen within Cora's Arc.



    But don't get me wrong some of the villains were pretty good, Peter Pan was well acted, it was nice to give Rumple someone to contend with for the throne of the 'big bad' of the series.



    Cora was good to, Barbra Hershey is always good a what she does, and the fact that she was actually developed in the First Season and not forced like a certain wicked witch, allows the plot surrounding her to be for interesting.



    But season Three's plot however seems to just be reusing old ideas, like the villain been student of Rumple whose in love with him (seriously that guy gets all the girl's for some and then him or her been related to Henry or one of the character that their supposed to be the arch nemesis off, and that they have had terrible lives prior to this, and I mean I know that the writers are trying to get the message across that evil is made, but I think it was pretty apparent with the sass Queen and Rumpleplayboy.



    Its not like I don't like the series anymore, its just is getting more predicable as it goes on, and has gotten to the point where it has to rely on character ships as a subplot, which I wouldn't mind now and again, but it's every episode now, and connived with the predicable writing of the characters and story arcs again it all now just seems as if it where a cartoon series. Which is shown through that of Neal's death, something that was seemingly brushed off within the space of what? 24 hours by both his farther and lover alike, I don't know about you but I sure a person but be pretty destroyed if their son or lover had died. I mean Rumple and Emma are quite cool with it by the end of the episode that proceeded it. Heartless so and so's....



    Still pretty an enjoyable series, especially with Season One, good story, good hero, good behind the scenes villain plot at the end, and off course fantastic villains.



    I just have give praise to Robert Carlyle, he really got me invested in his character, and when he got those villain 'Master manipulator villain I win fuck you moments' he played them fantastically. Even his romance was quite heart wrenching, which was especially good because, as most of you are probably going to think after reading this, I don't have one, or at least a very big one.



    And off course Regina, well Regina is just Regina, queen of sass and that of the bad ass one liners.







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  • Renewal, pretty please?

    10
    Please get this show renewed! I love this show!
  • Feels like a "Fables" comic ripoff

    5.0
    I think there was a comic book series that had the same premise more than 12 years ago. The show may be apealing at certian points and the acting is very decent but I just dont like the fact that the show is not 100% original.
  • i love this searies very much

    10
    I really loooooooooooove this Series and hope it will have season 4
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    Drama, Fantasy

    Themes

    Fairy Tales & Fables