Once Upon a Time - Catch-All (May contain spoilers after show is aired)

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I did a search and didn't find a catch-all for this series yet. Anybody watching it?

I have been watching since the first episode and I am really enjoying it. It has a little bit of a lost feel to it (before it went crazy) and it is an interesting take on fairy tales. Some of the acting is meh, but some is really good. So far my favorite is Rumpelstilksin.

My wife has been into it, so I've seen a couple episodes. I haven't been that thrilled with it. I love the idea (I'm a bit Fables fan), but I just haven't enjoyed any of the episodes. They are incredibly slow and I just don't see an end game for where the show can go while being successful.

All the women look alike! And they're all pretty!

(We watch this.)

It's not too bad. I keep expecting Bigby to run up and take Snow away. Also, Robert Carlyle is having way too much fun as Rumplestiltzkin.

wordsmythe wrote:

All the women look alike! And they're all pretty!

(We watch this.)

WUT

They don't look alike. They are all pretty though.

They all have the same face shape and cheeks, aside form Red. Between that and the switching between stories, we took a couple seconds to decipher who was a parallel of whom.

We don't wait for shows to explain things to us.

Oh yeah, look at that. Practically indistinguishable!
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(Breaking Bad spoiler) This guy is the only reason I decided to watch the show.

I hope they decide to flesh out the town a bit more, I'd like to see something more akin to Gilmore Girls' Stars Hollow.

I've really enjoyed watching this show. Much better than I anticipated.

Question for those who have kept with the series: Does Emma's son become less "perky, always-right Captain Exposition"? I enjoyed watching the show (until the television was commandeered for Skyrim during the weekends), but can also see that character getting old quickly.

I'm still expecting Dr. House to appear to reveal that it isn't lupus.

Quintin_Stone wrote:

Oh yeah, look at that. Practically indistinguishable! :)

Yes, there is a blonde.

MyLadyGrey wrote:

Question for those who have kept with the series: Does Emma's son become less "perky, always-right Captain Exposition"? I enjoyed watching the show (until the television was commandeered for Skyrim during the weekends), but can also see that character getting old quickly.

The past few episodes he has only had a few minutes of air time.

mr_n00b wrote:

I hope they decide to flesh out the town a bit more, I'd like to see something more akin to Gilmore Girls' Stars Hollow.

This.

I hope the town starts to get even more quirky.

wordsmythe wrote:
Quintin_Stone wrote:

Oh yeah, look at that. Practically indistinguishable! :)

Yes, there is a blonde.

Ohhhh, I get it. All us white people look the same to you, huh?

kazar wrote:
MyLadyGrey wrote:

Question for those who have kept with the series: Does Emma's son become less "perky, always-right Captain Exposition"? I enjoyed watching the show (until the television was commandeered for Skyrim during the weekends), but can also see that character getting old quickly.

The past few episodes he has only had a few minutes of air time.

Thanks! I'll give it another try.

I'm actually having a bit more fun with that show Grimm.

My wife and I watched the first several episodes (despite the mostly bad acting), and then during one of them we looked at each other, shook our head, and deleted it from the DVR rotation. The "acting" between the kid and his birth-mom was so dreadful, we could not take it any more. I really did like some aspects of the show, but could not get past those two's short comings.

You know what: I like it! It's fun and interesting, and I like Emma's character since I feel she's different a female protagonist than I'm used to seeing.

However, every time Archie Hopper / Jiminy Cricket is on screen, I can't help but hear Kaidan Alenko from Mass Effect.

I look past all the bad acting, and any glaring plot points when I'm watching. Basically, the writer in me has to be locked in a cage so I can watch and actually enjoy the show without being a critic. I've always enjoyed the alternate "reality" type of story and this show was immediately appealing to me.

Quintin_Stone wrote:
wordsmythe wrote:
Quintin_Stone wrote:

Oh yeah, look at that. Practically indistinguishable! :)

Yes, there is a blonde.

Ohhhh, I get it. All us white people look the same to you, huh?

No. You're much uglier.

The show is a guilty pleasure for me. I know exactly how bad it is yet I'm still amused by the wonky acting, wacky plotlines, and the sheer stupidity of it all. I think I'll get bored of it soon though.

Last episode

Spoiler:

I can't believe they had the Queen/Regina be aware of the curse all along. I know it was in the intro of every episode but it was kind of ambiguous up to this point. It just makes her character more boring and predictable.

The acting and writing is not as bad as some suggest. It just isn't the show they want it to be. For a Sunday evening show with the family, it is really good.

Indeed. It's one of the few shows that my family all watches together. My 6 year-old really likes it and the rest of us can enjoy it well enough.

Same thing with Terra Nova, except it's my 10 year-old that really likes it.

Latrine wrote:

The show is a guilty pleasure for me. I know exactly how bad it is yet I'm still amused by the wonky acting, wacky plotlines, and the sheer stupidity of it all. I think I'll get bored of it soon though.

Last episode

Spoiler:

I can't believe they had the Queen/Regina be aware of the curse all along. I know it was in the intro of every episode but it was kind of ambiguous up to this point. It just makes her character more boring and predictable.

Spoiler:

They had indicated in the first episode that the queen would be the only one able remember. It was the whole point of the curse. That none of the fairy tale creatures and folk would live happily ever after and she would relish in it. I like that the last episode showed us that magic does exist in our world. Up to this point, I was wondering if the queen was limited.

LiquidMantis wrote:

Indeed. It's one of the few shows that my family all watches together. My 6 year-old really likes it and the rest of us can enjoy it well enough.

Same thing with Terra Nova, except it's my 10 year-old that really likes it.

Good point on Terra Nova. My 14-year-old daughter is much less interested in it than Once Upon a Time. But my wife and I enjoy it in exactly the same way.

Jayhawker wrote:

The acting and writing is not as bad as some suggest. It just isn't the show they want it to be. For a Sunday evening show with the family, it is really good.

I don't usually watch network shows that air on Sundays and are intended for "families". You have to throw on a lot of qualifiers to lower the bar enough to call this show good.

I will say that they made the odd choice of having the actors be really hammy in the fairy tale flashbacks while they're not that bad in the current timeline. Snow White especially I detest in the flashbacks but kind of like in the regular world. But I do like Robert Carlyle's performance in both, he's just fun to watch.

I'd say that the writing is good because they come up with funny plot contrivances. My favorite so far was the chainsaw scene in one of the earlier episodes. But other than that there's not much to the plot of this show and I don't see them going anywhere interesting.

Could the "Hammy" acting in the Storybook version of realty be because they are storybook characters?

I've been watching the show. It's much better than I expected.

I hate the time slot this show is in. I think I've missed the last three episodes because I forget that it's on and I never remember to set my dvr for it. Sunday night I'm usually playing a game with football on in the background. It should be on Tuesday since I have absolutely nothing to watch on Tuesdays.

iaintgotnopants wrote:

I hate the time slot this show is in. I think I've missed the last three episodes because I forget that it's on and I never remember to set my dvr for it. Sunday night I'm usually playing a game with football on in the background. It should be on Tuesday since I have absolutely nothing to watch on Tuesdays.

I have been watching this completely off of Hulu, and they don't have this new wait 8 days policy with this series.

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