What starts as interesting and fun becomes a bloated, badly made fan fiction drowning in cliches, plot holes and bad acting. A show with three female leads about female strength becomes a show about how lucky they are men want them at all, at least when it's coherent. Watch as good ideas becomes disasters when they aren't suddenly, inexplicably abandoned from something all together different. Be prepared to be perpetually disappointed.
Initially loved this show. Season 1 blew my mind. Season 2 was kinda meh but still good. Things got even worse in Season 3 but I hung in there. Season 4 made me want to shoot my tv. Season 5 is complete sh!t.
Somehow they took all the character development and ingenuity and just enjoyable, intelligent creativity out of this show and replaced it to be cliche and lackluster. The main relationships on the show don't really make sense and are offensive to watch for anyone with 2 brain cells to rub together.
It went from a show that I couldn't stop talking about with my friends to a show that I didn't want people to know I ever watched. Sad but true.
I'm in love with every character and every episode I've finished watching all seasons and I'm actually watching them again for the 3rd time seriously I love this movie so much its an inspiration to me ... it might sound a bit crazy but after watching it I start doing stuff with my hands like I'm doing magic.. I'm 16 years.. crazy too :P
Once Upon a Time is one of my favorites, no doubt. The cast is so perfect. Can we talk about the music in this show? I could listen to the soundtrack all day. I always look forward to the next episode, this show is full of magic, intenseness, and feelings. I am so intrigued.
Querie: Do I need to watch Black Swan first? When the Elsa/Anna segments aired, I hadn't watched Frozen yet but did before I watched OUAT with Elsa/Anna. Not only did it help me, but it turned me into a 67 year old Frozen fanatic!!! Now, does Dark Swan have anything to do with the Natalie Portman movie Black Swan? I can watch it first if it does. Thanks!!
This season, I did something which I believe was awesome. I binged watched the entire season in 1 week. I had every show recorded and I stripped all commercials.
Well, this is the only way to watch this show.
And Season 4 was the best. Every aspect of the show was cool, especially the concept of the author.
The cliffhanger however, will make me want to watch the first episode of Season 5, on time, but I will try and resist and do again as I did for Season 4. Record the episodes and binge watch next year.
It is very tough.. requires lots of discipline, I can only hope I will be up to the task! :)
Season 3 mid review:
I like the way the show is structured. It is interesting to see how they weave the fairy tales into this story line. Rumple's Dad is Peter Pan.. Who would have thought? There are of course a few loopholes, for example, why does Neil have go regress into the curse when he was brought to this world before ithe curse started? After all, Henry wouldn't be Henry without Emma and Neil mating. Well anyways, seems that it might just be they have their memories after all, since Hook came back to NYC.
Rumple and his Dad dissapeared (allegedly died) in Storybrooke. Will the breaking of the curse restore them? Who knows..
The break in the season seems too darn long too me.
Ok, I've watched both seasons in 1 week, and yes, thank you for the ability to get shows online.
First season was great and ended on a nice cliffhanger. Second season was actually pretty slick, especially the ending.
Obviously, Peter Pan is going to be the threat in Season 3, part 1, it makes sense, he's the big bad of NeverLand.
Now, I've read some of the reviews here, and some people think that Season 2 didn't make any sense. Well, I disagree with that.
Basically, as we are talking about alternate worlds, which is really what this is all about and the power of magic vs science. And it's all done based on so called fairy tales. Nothing wrong with that.
Furthermore there is dimension to the characters, and that's refreshing. A lot of nuance.
For those of you who pine for Regina and her character development, well the show is about much more than the Evil Queen.
In the end, she's a pawn, let's face it. But character development there has been.
There is providence and fate intertwining with Rumpelstiltskin rather large manipulation of events, all geared towards getting back his son.
The show is going somewhere and it's hard to predict where, and that's refreshing.
For the most part, there has been a lot of interesting twists and a lot of unexpected development in the show.
Nothing wrong with that.
I'm just wondering if there will be a clean ending at some point. Maybe in 3 or 4 seasons from now.
Henry seems to be way much more than he seems in many ways. Why would Peter Pan be seeking him?
Is Peter Pan also working for someone else? Based on the patterns I've seen, I would NOT be surprised.
Anyways, looking forward to the 3rd season, it's going to be a long summer........
I'm a little disappointed I love the show but would like to see Mulan get her true love Shang why they changing the story I don't care for that it's not going along when the real thing. That's what I loved about it now I'm not sure how I feel.
I have watched every season and love, love the show. it is very well written and the story line is to die for.... but here's the thing.. Season 4 had some issues that began to destroy it for me.
#1. Elsa's dress. At the end of season 3, where you see her for the first time, the dress was beautiful. But in season 4 this hideous rendition of the dress was chosen.
#2. Ursula was fat and she should have been in this no matter what color she ended up being. even though she was an extremely wicked hot Brazilian lady when she took human form to marry Eric.
#3. Last but most defiantly not least. Maleficent.... I am sooooo sorry. but that is the ugliest woman I have ever seen and should not have played the part of the hottest Disney supervillain ever created. Maleficent was dark headed and her horns were sleek. smh.... She was tall with a very distinct royal voice. This woman was a mouse of a creature not a dragon. She was short, too much botox, and frankly just down right ugly. Now maybe I wouldn't feel this was about her if she had a more suitable part.
Ms. De'vil was the only one out of the 3 that looked how she was supposed to.
Love this show. I've considered myself a 'fan' of a tv show before, but now I am definitely a OUAT fan. I'm loving everything about this show, and I love the relationship between hook and emma. Can't wait to see more.
Is it me, or is Elizabeth Henstridge (Jemma) from Marvel Agents of SHIELDS very similar in acting and behavior? Not that I am against it, they are both bringing such charm and fun to their roles and the show.
Every time I watch this show I get sucked in! I have to say I was worried about where this show was going but the Frozen story was so refreshing and now I need to know what happens next with the author! Rumple is my favorite character and I hope to see him find a way to win back Belle. Seriously Robert Carlyle is an amazing actor though!! This show is the best show I've ever seen. The effects are awesome! The acting is really great! The costumes are perfect! I find myself at the edge of my seat every single commercial break. The stories are so original. I love the flashbacks. Overall, THIS SHOW HAS NO CHILL and it'll keep me sucked in until the end... I LOVE IT!!!
I'm not a big fan of the characters themselves, and constantly find myself being drawn towards the villains, seeing as though most of the heroes are just hopelessly optimistic, and when they're not, they all have awful personalities. The actors themselves are good, but my problem is with the writing and the story line. Most of the time I find myself more interested in the villains' stories than the heroes'. Also Snow White's haircut is awful and Rumpelstiltskin needs to see a dermatologist. Despite all those things, I have been keeping up with the series and most of all, I'm impressed that the writers can think of that many fairy-tale characters.
I will watch till then end of the season but unfortunately I will be giving up after that - the show was fairly original & refreshing when it started but i just have not found the storylines gripping enough & I dont really care what happens to the characters anymore - show seems to be aimed squarely at a family audience & suitable for younger children which can be restricting on the drama - in future I will be sticking to Grimm & iZombie which dont have the same restrictions
I think OUAT is probably the best or most different concept for a television series I've seen in a long time. I absolutely love it and look forward to a date with captain hook every week. Love watching the journey's of all the characters. Loved watching Regina elvolve into who she is now. And loved watching Rumplestiltskin become something better then falling from Grace. Robert Carlisle is acting genius and I couldn't imagine anyone else for that part. It's got potential to do alot of seasons and do them all well. I've loved what they've done with the stories. Peter Pan is rumples dad that was so cool. And the way they wrote frozen into it without disrupting the movie series was excellent. It just awesome and I can't wait to see the 3 queens in action this season too.
This show is just full of cardboard characters that borders between boring and nauseating. The kid is the most whining ingrate I've ever seen - turning on his mom that raised him since he was a baby and latching on to a mom that cast him away like garbage when he was a baby. Emma is a self righteous know-it-all that thinks she has all the rights of a mother all of a sudden. Snow White and Charming has as much depth as their cartoon characters. And the rest are just cardboard cutouts with mundane dialogue.
Only the bad guys seem to have a semblance of real people emotion. The Queen is a little over acted and her neediness is a bit much but at least I get her motivations. Rumpelstiltskin had an interesting take on his character, and has the most promise.
So seriously, am I the only one rooting for the bad guys?
i have to say the this episode was good to come the end of this frozen arc it sad becuse they where pretty good in the once upon a time . and i love how once upon a time writter did to the it up writter.
This show makes me so happy. I love the characters and the genius way the writers incorporated the different fairytales. I find the frozen characters so interesting and I hope there are more characters from a few of the latest fairytales to be integrated too. I really love this show. I love the way relationships between characters develop. I adore Emma and Hook. I think that the episodes are so well written as well, and I love the actors and actresses that are part of this series. This is an amazing television show that deserves to win the 2015 people's choice award that it has been nominated for! (All of the awards it has been nominated The show deserves more recognition!! . The voting polls for the 2015 people's choice awards are now open. Let's show our appreciation and give this show and the cast what it and they deserve!
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