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Linda in sw va



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like Xina I am enjoying both Once Upon a Time and Grimm, no complaints! I'm thrilled to have two new great shows!

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree. HBO would have allowed the show to go in some interesting directions. The only problem I can see with that route would be that HBO series tend to have explicit things for shock value alone that could make a show like Once Upon A Time less accessible. HBO could (and probably would) take it too far. Syfy or FX might have been a good choice becuase those networks push boundaries while maintaining a certain broad accessability.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How is everyone enjoying Once Upon A Time thus far?

I find the story's progression to be monotonous and boring. In every episode I see the queen/mayor threatens people with her "I own this town" attitude, I see little Henry repeating his belief in the fairytale to pretty much everyone who cares to listen and they all voice their disbelief to little Henry without fail, Emma is still walking around clueless. I haven't seen anything significant from when it started 3-4 episodes ago. To be fair, it is only their first season, so maybe I'm just too impatient. But then I'm comparing this series to the fantastic older mini-series aired on NBC called "The 10th Kingdom". The story is also about 2 parallel universes: one in modern time, the other in fairy tale time complete with Evil Queen, Snow White, Cinderella, Prince Charming, etc. But The 10th Kingdom delivers a far more superior story than Once Upon A Time. I think you can probably rent The 10th Kingdom from Netflix or buy it from Amazon.

I don't know if Once Upon A Time will be able to hold my interest for much longer.
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Linda in sw va



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm starting to lose intrest, I think it's going to be one of those 'Giligan never gets off the island' themes where the town will never entirely wake up until the show's over.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm still enjoying the program. I find the characters and the story interesting. Rumplestiltskyn/Mr Gold is fascinating. Things have started to change in Storybrook with Emma's arrival, but progress is slow--probably because they want to be around for several seasons.

On last week's episode, I particularly enjoyed the circling of the story--with Prince James about to meet Snow White at the end of the episode, when we have already seen the story of their first encounter.

I think that the writers are very cleverly alternating between the two worlds.

Kay
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was just broken hearted at the end of tonight's episode Sad
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Broken hearted... hah! Very punny. But it's finally getting interesting!! And don't count Graham out, yet.... anything can happen in fairytale land....
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Donna Lea Simpson wrote:
Broken hearted... hah! Very punny. But it's finally getting interesting!! And don't count Graham out, yet.... anything can happen in fairytale land....


I hope you're right. Smile. I was tweeting when it was on. I'd watched it earlier (the joys of extended Rogers, I can watch when it comes on the East coast) and the cries of NOOOOOOOOOO could be heard around Twitterland.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still really like it. What happened with Graham was sad but hopefully things will change, as they sometimes do in a fairytale world filled with magic.

I think Rumplestilskin/Robert Carlisle has proven himself to be a terrific character. Carlisle deserves an emmy for his work.

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