Once Upon A Time - S01E01 - 10/23/11

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  1. Oct 23, 2011 #1 of 131
    martinp13

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    I liked it enough to keep the SP. Interesting premise, good setup.

    The biggest bother to me is that there's a Defined Goal (restoration of happy endings). Once you hit that goal, what's next? Is the whole show trying to attain that goal and never quite getting there?
     
  2. Oct 23, 2011 #2 of 131
    astrohip

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    Felt the same as you. Was interesting enough to give it a second episode. And I also wondered about the endgame. Are we always striving, never reaching?
     
  3. Oct 23, 2011 #3 of 131
    Philosofy

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    I have a feeling it rushed to set up the premise, but it has great potential. It could be this season's Lost or Heroes.
     
  4. Oct 23, 2011 #4 of 131
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Well, the Fables comic book series that this isn't based on had a Defined Goal, which they accomplished in issue 80. They're now on issue 110 and going strong. So it CAN be done!
     
  5. Oct 23, 2011 #5 of 131
    zordude

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    Oh god I hope not.

    I liked it, i wish it had a defined arc that it was already guaranteed for though, It really feels like a story I wont get to see through to the end
     
  6. Oct 23, 2011 #6 of 131
    Fleegle

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    Boy, it sure felt like Fables...
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    Well, not really...the very basic premise is the same (fairy-tale characters exiled to the real world), but everything else is pretty different.
     
  8. Oct 24, 2011 #8 of 131
    spikedavis

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    I wish this was REALLY Fables instead...
     
  9. Oct 24, 2011 #9 of 131
    holee

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    This was better than I expected. I'll stick around for a bit.

    The kid, I could do less with, though.
     
  10. Oct 24, 2011 #10 of 131
    Maui

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    I rather enjoyed it! Definitely keeping this SP
     
  11. Oct 24, 2011 #11 of 131
    Peter000

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    It was okay. I actually fell asleep during the last 15 minutes of it, and had to watch it again. Got a bit slow at the end.

    I'll have to check out "Fables."
     
  12. Oct 24, 2011 #12 of 131
    JohnB1000

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    I liked it but I'm already wishing it was a British like - 2 seasons of 6 episodes then done - kind of show.
     
  13. Oct 24, 2011 #13 of 131
    getreal

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    I like the premise, but the men should have beards. How does Rumpelstiltskin stay clean-shaven while locked up in that cage? And Prince Charming with a modern-day buzz cut? And the Evil Queen with stilettos and tight leather pants? The costumers on this show should be required to research fashions of the times.

    Having said that, I like the idea and will keep watching.
     
  14. Oct 24, 2011 #14 of 131
    Peter000

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    The characters aren't from a time period, they're from a fairy tale. They don't have rules like that.

    And everyone knows that Rumplestiltskin had a magic face that didn't need shaving.

    And Prince Charming's hair was always perfect.

    And tight leather pants are awesome, so don't make waves. :D
     
  15. Oct 24, 2011 #15 of 131
    danterner

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    Considering the writers' pedigree (LOST), I was amused to notice that the house number of the mayor/witch/adoptive mom was 109, and that the town clock had stopped at 8:15. Nice subtle nod to the Numbers, perhaps.

    I thought it was alright and will watch again. My wife really liked it.
     
  16. Oct 24, 2011 #16 of 131
    wprager

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    I have to admit, I'm really surprised at the overall positive tone. I nearly turned it off half way through and was fully expecting it to be massacred/lampooned over here. The most annoying part for me was the extra, unnecessary characters. Gepetto, really? Tinkerbell? With boobs big-enough for her to float like a dirigible? And I don't understand why, if there is this "The Fog" like curse coming, did they have to do a sword fight to kill Charming.

    Of course I'll give it another couple of episodes because of the pedigree, but I expected to like it a lot more.

    P.S. 109? The Lost numbers added up to 108. Sorry I don't remember if the house number was actually 108 and 109 was a typo.
     
  17. Oct 24, 2011 #17 of 131
    caslu

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    ...with stilettos, don't forget the heels! :) and by the way, I also enjoyed it.
     
  18. Oct 24, 2011 #18 of 131
    madscientist

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    ObLostRef: when Emma wakes up in jail they do the Lost eye opening close-up thing.

    Watched it with my kids. They thought it was fun. I thought it was not too bad. I'm sure we'll continue to watch, with them.
     
  19. Oct 24, 2011 #19 of 131
    omnibus

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    Anybody else remember "The Charmings" (not Charmed) with Christopher Rich as Prince Charming banished to present day. There are a couple of eps on youtube.

    A highlight was Paul Winfield as an in-law (I think) in the mirror, think Cinderella. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jvMm9bLJY4
     
  20. Oct 24, 2011 #20 of 131
    Flop

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    It was good enough for me to stick around to see where it goes.
     

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