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http://onceuponatime.wikia.com/wiki/Emma_Swan
post #332 of 1237
Haven't watched all of the eps, but at least 5 or so. Like goneten, I find the premise not only limited, but trite. If the series has any legs, the backstories will dominate with the forestory moving in tiny increments. If there is any resolution in Storybrook, then the series ends...unless they get really daring...and I haven't seen any evidence that this Disneyesque verse has the balls to take the realworld players into to fantasyland. I prefer Grimm, but have complaints about that series too, since they haven't developed the Grimm character at all, just offered fairy tale of the week, reimagined. That said, they are at least original in the adaptations. OUaT isn't dark enough...too much saccharine and soap.
post #333 of 1237
Can't wait 'til Stanley aka Gus starts a meth lab in the newspaper's basement.
post #334 of 1237
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Can't wait 'til Stanley aka Gus starts a meth lab in the newspaper's basement.

Yep, talk about a spin-off .. that's a whole new series ..
post #335 of 1237
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Originally Posted by Kevin_Wadsworth View Post

I'm guessing even the writers don't know what she was in prison for. It just made good fodder for her "troubled past" this week.

Could just have been overnight for DUI or something, I suppose. Although regardless of what you were in for Iwould think that for giving birth they would move you to a hospital.

I'm thinking that it will turn out that she broke the law in order to help someone, or some other nobel cause.
post #336 of 1237
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I'm thinking that it will turn out that she broke the law in order to help someone, or some other nobel cause.

I'm thinking she blew up the house that her drunk dad was passed out in.
post #337 of 1237
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I'm thinking she blew up the house that her drunk dad was passed out in.

This one didn't go over my head...touche'
post #338 of 1237
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Originally Posted by Ron Temple View Post

OUaT isn't dark enough...too much saccharine and soap.

Different strokes, as they say. For me, OUaT borders on too dark. About the only "good" thing happening so far was the sherrif starting to regain his memories and defying the mayor, and as a result he was murdered.

I have a 3-yr-old girl, so I've watched al the Disney moveis recently and this isn't terribly similar. Prince Charming didn't get a gaping hole in his chest nor was Cinderella's fairy Godmother murdered by Rumplestiltskin in the Disney versions.
post #339 of 1237
If OUaT is too dark for you, I recommend staying far way from the original Grimm fairy tales.
post #340 of 1237
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Originally Posted by Kevin_Wadsworth View Post

Different strokes, as they say. For me, OUaT borders on too dark. About the only "good" thing happening so far was the sherrif starting to regain his memories and defying the mayor, and as a result he was murdered.

I have a 3-yr-old girl, so I've watched al the Disney moveis recently and this isn't terribly similar. Prince Charming didn't get a gaping hole in his chest nor was Cinderella's fairy Godmother murdered by Rumplestiltskin in the Disney versions.

Agreed that this is not the "Disney-fied" version of Fairy Tales, but this is a different spin on Fairy Tales. You have to do a little bit of research or go in with not too many pre-conceptions or expectations when viewing a new show. Unfortunately, there are quite a few parents that probably heard Fairy Tales and just assumed their 5 year olds could watch this series and were horrified to see Prince Charming sliced and diced and dead in the first episode.
post #341 of 1237
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Originally Posted by Kevin_Wadsworth View Post

Different strokes, as they say. For me, OUaT borders on too dark. About the only "good" thing happening so far was the sherrif starting to regain his memories and defying the mayor, and as a result he was murdered.

I have a 3-yr-old girl, so I've watched al the Disney moveis recently and this isn't terribly similar. Prince Charming didn't get a gaping hole in his chest nor was Cinderella's fairy Godmother murdered by Rumplestiltskin in the Disney versions.

So what's your take on exposing your 3-yr-old to fratricide, drownings, slavery, smitings, skewerings, flogging, thorns ... crucifictions et. al. ... you know ... the classics.
post #342 of 1237
I just want to be around when his daughter is a teenager and he's wanting that sweet little girl to return again! Oh wait that's most parents at that age
post #343 of 1237
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Originally Posted by HDTVChallenged View Post

So what's your take on exposing your 3-yr-old to fratricide, drownings, slavery, smitings, skewerings, flogging, thorns ... crucifictions et. al. ... you know ... the classics.

I know we're veering off topic, but we don't really expose our 3-yr-old to much of that, although miost if not all is in the bible. At this age, the concept of death is a tough one ot understand and action/consequence is just beginning to sink in. So we focus on the positive side of stories - there will be plenty of time for fratricide later.

I'm also well aware of the Grimm version of many fairly tales (there is a reason Disney changed the tales for an audience including Children). I like the original Grimm tales too, so perhaps "too dark" was the wrong desciption for OUaT. It's just that I'd like to see somethign go right for the good guys once in a while. Teem good has: Emma elected sherrif. Team evil has: curse enacted, Snow White/Charming split up, fairy godmother murdered, Jimmeny Crickets manipulated into murdering innocent couple in a failed attempt to murder his own parents, sherrif murdered...
post #344 of 1237
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I'm also well aware of the Grimm version of many fairly tales (there is a reason Disney changed the tales for an audience including Children).

by pretty much scrubbing the stories of their original meaning and purpose. But you're right, that's a topic that could consume an entire forum (or at least a literature class or three. )

BTW ... I'm pretty sure O.U.A.T. carries a content appropriate TV rating, and I'm pretty sure it's *not* set to 'All Kiddies Welcome.'
post #345 of 1237
Just watched Warrior and unknown to me, I got to see Jennifer in action.

Good flick by the way if you have not seen it.
post #346 of 1237
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Originally Posted by Stoney Jackson View Post

Maybe her qualification is the painted-on jeans she wears everyday. Never seen a sheriff like that!

Between Emma's wonderfully too tight jeans and Red's outfit this show doesn't lack for eye candy. Anyone have a clue why wardrobe seems dead set on dressing Gennifer Goodwin so frumpy? It's so over the top. There's no need for her to go Red Riding Hood slutty but I'm not sure she's even shown her ankles. I can't help but think Prince Charming's memory might be refreshed if Snow hadn't let herself to.
post #347 of 1237
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Originally Posted by aeromorris View Post

Between Emma's wonderfully too tight jeans and Red's outfit this show doesn't lack for eye candy. Anyone have a clue why wardrobe seems dead set on dressing Gennifer Goodwin so frumpy? It's so over the top. There's no need for her to go Red Riding Hood slutty but I'm not sure she's even shown her ankles. I can't help but think Prince Charming's memory might be refreshed if Snow hadn't let herself to.

The queen was killer hot this week. Loved her blue buttons in fairytail land.
post #348 of 1237
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Originally Posted by aeromorris View Post


Between Emma's wonderfully too tight jeans and Red's outfit this show doesn't lack for eye candy. Anyone have a clue why wardrobe seems dead set on dressing Gennifer Goodwin so frumpy? It's so over the top. There's no need for her to go Red Riding Hood slutty but I'm not sure she's even shown her ankles. I can't help but think Prince Charming's memory might be refreshed if Snow hadn't let herself to.

I think you are missing the obvious... The curse ensures the queen looks better than snow white by design. No point to the curse if snow was still happy and thought pretty by all.
post #349 of 1237
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The queen was killer hot this week. Loved her blue buttons in fairytail land.

Not to mention the queenly cleavage
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Not to mention the queenly cleavage

Thanks to the "push up bra"!
post #351 of 1237
I didn't care for the latest episode. At all. The Hansel and Gretel story did nothing for me. Found it funny that even the blind witch was kind of hot though.

Also, I don't like how this show portrays adoptive and foster parents. I personally know a few foster and a couple different adoptive parents. More often than not the biological parents are NOT the ideal situation for the children, sometimes flat out dangerous. I didn't get any warm and fuzzy feeling at the end when the tow truck driver walked up to the car.
That said, I'm by no means an expert on the subject, it just rubbed me the wrong way.
post #352 of 1237
There was a new episode? DVR did not catch it. Drat
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There was a new episode? DVR did not catch it. Drat

For some odd reason, I'm in the same boat .. DVR was set to record all new episodes
post #354 of 1237
I think the next episode is when all the characters realise that they're actually fairy tale characters stuck in a real world. I can't wait. Then we can find out what the point of the show is. Once they realise they're stuck in the real world then.... who. the. hell. knows. I'm not sure which show is worse, this or The Cape. The only reason why I'm still watching is for the eye candy. That cute school teacher thing. Yum. The hot major, yeah she is a bit old but I could hit that. Jennifer Morrison is a pretty thang as a Sheriff with zero weapons training, but this show was never meant to be taken seriously.

Anyways...
post #355 of 1237
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I'm thinking the next episode is when all the characters realise that they're actually fairy tale characters stuck in a real world. I'm not sure which show is worse, this or The Cape.

I'm sure everyone know I feel about The Cape.

I rather enjoy this show. It's one of very few that I look forward to these days.
post #356 of 1237
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Also, I don't like how this show portrays adoptive and foster parents. I personally know a few foster and a couple different adoptive parents. More often than not the biological parents are NOT the ideal situation for the children, sometimes flat out dangerous.

As a foster parent myself, I have seen countless TV shows that repeat the usual abusive money grubbing foster parent schtick. It's sad because there are so many loving and caring foster parents out there.
post #357 of 1237
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Originally Posted by MattNelson View Post

As a foster parent myself, I have seen countless TV shows that repeat the usual abusive money grubbing foster parent schtick. It's sad because there are so many loving and caring foster parents out there.

That's what Hollywood does. If we were to go by what they say, then all military personnel are idiots and all strippers are law students working their way through Harvard. ect, ect, ect....
post #358 of 1237
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Originally Posted by MattNelson View Post

As a foster parent myself, I have seen countless TV shows that repeat the usual abusive money grubbing foster parent schtick. It's sad because there are so many loving and caring foster parents out there.

and there are just as many that that aren't. As I was a foster child in a crappy home.
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Originally Posted by MattNelson View Post

As a foster parent myself, I have seen countless TV shows that repeat the usual abusive money grubbing foster parent schtick. It's sad because there are so many loving and caring foster parents out there.

That's true my next door neighbors have two kids adopted. I've known them before they adopted. It's the LOVE that kids want and require and need, not the biological relationship.
post #360 of 1237
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Originally Posted by goneten View Post

... I'm not sure which show is worse, this or The Cape. The only reason why I'm still watching is for the eye candy. That cute school teacher thing. Yum. The hot major, yeah she is a bit old but I could hit that. Jennifer Morrison is a pretty thang as a Sheriff with zero weapons training, but this show was never meant to be taken seriously.

Anyways...

Once Upon a Time is getting MUCH better ratings than The Cape ever did. Maybe you don't think it's better, but the audience does.
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