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Once Upon a Time - New Show on ABC

Discussion in 'Film & Television' started by myrddin173, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. zdaddy

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    Both Grimm and Once are shows we dvr and watch. I think so far we are liking Once a little more than Grimm. Interesting that these 2 shows that are of a similar nature came on at the same time.

    Grimm is definitely darker and can be a little spookier, especially when they show the true faces... some of them are pretty creepy!
     
  2. Damien

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    Once Upon a Time is an awesome show, hope it stays around for a long time.

    Grimm isn't exactly a bad show, but I don't feel as if it is delivering on what it advertised.

    Once Upon a Time advertised a fantasy show, and it is giving us a fantasy show.

    Grimm advertised a fantasy show, and it is giving us a detective show, with a bit of fantasy mixed in. Don't get me wrong, I love detective shows (huge fan of both SVU, and NCIS) but when I am tuning in to watch fantasy, that is what I want to see.
     
  3. Giant

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    I watch Once Upon a Time but I am not really a fan. I keep tuning in just hoping that it gets better and they move the story along a bit.

    I like The Grimm much better. It is a lot darker and spookier. I hope they start training the main character in the ways of the Grimm soon though. Right now if you watch the show, it seems like the wolfman (bluebodden) is carrying the load for the good guys.
     
  4. mythique890

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    We watch both. I like Once Upon a Time, though I wish the story would move along a little faster.

    I'm disappointed in Grimm. They have this world of endless possibility to draw from and all they have are a bunch of wer-creatures with a tenuous connection to actual fairytales at best. I agree that Munroe (the blutbad) is by far the best character. It could be so much better.
     
  5. The Blue Lotus

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    Six more day!!! I can't wait.
    I have however, officaly given up on Grim, I made it to the Bee epi. It just does not float my boat.
    It is dull, lackluster and has the fun factor of a burnt pizza.
    :( Sadly, I feel they cheaped out and avoided anything that might have made it a runaway hit.
     
  6. Larion

    Larion Guest

    I'm a big fan of Once Upon A Time. Every episode feels perfectly paced to me. But I do wish we could get just a feeeew more answers regarding some of the finer points of the magic curse.
     
  7. mirrorrorrim

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    On a whim, I watched the first episode of Once Upon a Time on Hulu last night, and I'm hooked! It wasn't perfect, but for a first episode I thought it was really good, and I'm really excited for where the creators could take this.
     
  8. myrddin173

    myrddin173 Maester

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    @Blue Did you watch the Once marathon on New Year's Day? Also I think the last Grimm I saw was also the Bee episode, or maybe the one after...

    Only five more days now!
     
  9. The Blue Lotus

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    No I missed it I was in charge of the drunk toss here @ the house. :p
    I have seen them all so it's ok.
    I can't wait!!!!
    ~BL~
     
  10. The Blue Lotus

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    Hey Myr,

    I was right, she did run for the dead guys office!

    I really liked how Mr. Gold's story is developing. He is much more relateable now don't you think?

    I said, "that poor guy!" More than a few times.

    Can't wait for sunday now. :)
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2012
  11. myrddin173

    myrddin173 Maester

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    I was so sure... Oh well there is always the future. I certainly empathized with him earlier in the episode but by the end I was just in shock of his evilness, the last scene with Rumpel was kind of freaky and the last scene with Gold was mind-blowing. Anyways I'm also looking forward to Sunday, its Hansel and Gretel time!
     
  12. The Blue Lotus

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    Evil yes, but at least now I can see the why's and hows to it. He did not start off that way, which makes him a bit of a victim. He did what he felt he had to do for his son... and really what would a parent not do to save their child? It is actually kind of sad when you consider it.

    It will be interesting to see what spin they give the old Hansel and Gretel tail. I persoanly am hoping for some kickin' set designs on this one! I mean it is a ginger bread house after all... :D
     
  13. Devor

    Devor Fiery Keeper of the Hat Moderator

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    I gave up on Grimm with that same episode.

    Once Upon A Time is awesome. The only thing is, I wish Emma would ask somebody about their past. It seems like such an easy way for Henry to show her the effects of the curse - how their memories aren't all together there - and he hasn't made her do it.
     
  14. The Blue Lotus

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    She has in at least two epi's. Once with Jimminy Cricket and again with the Gram.
    Also the Evil Queen herself has alluded to this, and several townspeople have said things like "For as long as I can remember" or "For as long as anyone can remember..."
     
  15. Devor

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    It still just seems like an easy thing for Henry to have her do to show her the curse. She might have asked, but Henry wasn't there saying, "See, they don't remember anything!"

    I don't mean to diss the show or anything. That's, like, the only fault I have with it. It's just about my favorite show at the moment.
     
  16. myrddin173

    myrddin173 Maester

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    Okay Gold definitely Knows something, because that card was blank. I still think he's a bad guy, but is also working against the curse for reasons unknown. (Probably wants to go back to walking without a limp) I was amused by Mary's reaction to Snow White being Emma's mother, and I'm willing to bet it's foreshadowing something. I liked the queen's hat. Hansel and Gretel story was not bad. Looks like next week is another SW/PC episode...

    P.S. Who do you think the stranger is? At first I thought it was Henry's father, but Emma didn't recognize him so I don't know.
     
  17. The Blue Lotus

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    Getting ready to watch it now... I was down sick all weekend long, just now getting to where I can stay awake for more than 5 mins at a time. :) Allthough my tummy is still not a happy cooperating camper!

    I'll give my take on it in a bit. :D

    Hmm, odd. Mr Gold knows everything it seems... He is not affected by the curse, btw a great plot twist.

    I'm bummed that they cheaped out on the set design for the blind witch's house. That could have been done a lot better IMHO.


    The stranger could be someone the mayor has called on, or it could be the boy who found Emma on the side of the road all those years ago?

    Six whole days untill we find out. Can't wait!
    As for the stranger well, I got chills as he drive away. I'm thinking it is someone the mayor has called. That or he is the 7 yr old that found e
     
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2012
  18. The Blue Lotus

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    Hey Myr, I found this thought you might enjoy it.

    "Anything on Once Upon a Time!
    Prepare to meet Jefferson, a former criminal in the fairy-tale world who is extremely handsome. (Aren't all TV criminals?) In Storybrooke, he's a mysterious figure who is in the know about a certain curse and attempts to sway Emma (Jennifer Morrison) into believing as well.
    fotreya: Something about Once Upon a Time, about Snow and Charming! Any scoop?
    David (Josh Dallas) is about to make a big decision regarding his love life that should make David and Mary Margaret (Ginnifer Goodwin) very happy."


    Read more: Spoiler Chat: Glee, Once Upon a Time, New Girl, Vampire Diaries and More! - E! Online
     
  19. myrddin173

    myrddin173 Maester

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    Cool! Thanks.
     
  20. The Blue Lotus

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    NP :) Myr enjoy!
     
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