Originally Posted by xcrunner529
... So far I enjoyed Season 1 more.
OUaT is definitely suffering from a sophomore writing slump, imo. I hope it doesn't get as bad as some other series my wife and I loved in the first season and quickly grew to hate in subsequent seasons (Heroes comes to mind).
The season 1 overall story arc was tight, focused, and built to a nice climax at the season finale. When something sagged a bit (whether a particular episode or situation or acting performance), something else propped it up (we loved just about every scene with Mr. Gold in it, e.g.). This season the focus and story arc has meandered.
We're still enjoying the characters and performances and the general concept, but I'm hoping the "juice" glass gets refilled.
(It's almost like a group of writers get together on a new show, map out a really good story arc for a season, execute it well, then become completely surprised and lost for ideas when it's successful and gets renewed. Or maybe all of the good writers get better jobs on a different series.