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Old 05-11-2012, 12:42 PM   #1
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Twisted fairy tales in ONCE UPON A TIME



Just completed Season 1. Like how the writers have cleverly interweave famous fairy tales like Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Red Riding Hood, Rumpelstiltskin, Alice in Wonderland, Pinocchio, etc and give them an unexpected twist.

The good guys are rather weak in this series and are often outshone by the villains. Can't stand the draggy on-off relationship between Mary Margaret and David, the alter-egos of Snow White and Prince Charming, who along with all the fairy tale characters, are transported our world with an all-consumming evil curse concocted by the Evil Queen and have forgotten their true identities. And Emma, who is the only one who can break the curse, is unbelievably naive even though she is supposed to be street-wise.

Love the villains more than the protagonists as they are far more interesting. Lana Parrilla's Regina/Evil Queen is the epitome of true evil as she is hellbent on vengeance against Snow White for ruining her happiness. Robert Carlyle's creepy Mr Gold/Rumplestiltskin will have you guessing which side he's on as he double and triple crosses those who are in cohorts with him.

The series is rather addictive if you can get pass the scenes between Mary Margaret and David and I can't wait to see what Mr Gold has unleashed into the town in Season 2.
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Old 16-11-2012, 11:13 AM   #2
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i like how they are weaving various fairy tales into one main story line. a bit of dark fantasy for your viewing pleasure
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Old 16-11-2012, 11:18 AM   #3
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Old 16-11-2012, 02:50 PM   #4
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Ah but i think Snow White is super annoying. And I feel so bad for the evil queen. Lol.
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Season 2 is even better and yea, actually the queen quite poor thing
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Old 27-12-2012, 03:48 PM   #6
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I don't like Snow White or Emma - think the casting is all wrong. But Prince Philip, Red, the Huntsman in Season 1 are all <3. & the guy playing Rumpelstiltskin is a great actor.
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Old 27-12-2012, 05:53 PM   #7
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That's Robert Carlyle. Very experience actor. Noticed him from The Full Monty. Yes, he can do comedy very well. Later he was Hitler in Hitler: Rise of Evil and then in Angela's Ashes. He was also the villain in James Bond: The World is Not Enough.

His face has this joking "loser" look which is great for comedies and his grin passes off as funny or evil at the same time! Undoubtedly, he does have the star pulling power as he was used in the Johnnie Walker ad that was many minutes long! Check it out on Youtube.
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Old 29-12-2012, 03:29 PM   #8
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Now got so many remakings of snow-white, mirror mirror, snowwhite and the huntsmen, snowwhite by asylum, and this one also... cannot underestimate brothers grimm, after so many years their story is still immortal.
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Grimm's Tales were meant to be horror stories but over two centuries, the stories have been watered down to be children-worthy.

This series merely reverted back to the original intent, probably. I like it too as lately I've been bored with good guys winning all the time.
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I like this sinister approach to the stories. In original series it gives the right context. Good effort
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Old 11-05-2014, 10:50 PM   #11
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boring imo...
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Rather read this.

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Old 19-05-2014, 09:45 AM   #13
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Was surprised at the finale when they teased the introduction of another character which is all the hype now with little girls....

Spoiler!
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Old 19-05-2014, 02:30 PM   #14
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they r not done with fairytales spinoffs

akan datang the musical





and one more limited series
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