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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by martinp13, Oct 31, 2011.
That's good, right?
Very good. Unless it drops significantly in the next few weeks, ABC has a bona fide hit on its schedule.
Yes, by todays standards, the ratings have been phenomenal. When I first heard about this show and ‎saw the promos, I thought for sure this would be one of the first shows of the season to be cancelled. ‎I thought it would get 5-6 million viewers, tops.‎
Even after getting around 12 million for the pilot episode, almost all of the so called TV experts were ‎predicting a huge drop off, but it didnt happen.‎
I am shocked, but happy, to see that this show appears to be a huge hit.‎
I really thought that Lana Parrilla did a great job here, especially with the realization of what she really loved and the decision she made.
I was finally able to get on the bandwagon with the rest of you! I missed the first episode only having a vague idea that I might be interested in the show, I new nothing other than it was a new show having something to do with fairy tales, so I setup my SP to pick it up. When I checked my Tivo showed both the first and second episodes were going to be recorded on Sunday, and I was very happy about that. Being able to get a rerun of ep 1 before the airing of the second ep? AWESOME!
On Saturday I was hanging out with some friends and we had a chance to talk about the show and they laid out the basic plot premise, and I was very excited by what I heard, I thought it sounded very original and interesting, then I lost power.... until yesterday...
That said, I hadda go and download eps 1 and 2. Watched them both last night and I thought it was great. Glad to see that the show is doing well and we're all enjoying it.
YES!!!! I was laughing and shaking my head about that (and after reading just last week the apple thread in HH).
Count me in the "annoyed" by the honeycrisp thing. While honeycrisps are a bit overrated on the whole, they are still wayyy more delicious than the apples shown and deserve the respect and dignity of a proper coloration when represented on TV.
Well, OBVIOUSLY you snobs have never had Magic Fairytale Honeycrisp Apples!
Once you've tasted those, there's NO going back!
Unless Prince Charming kisses you...
I think I've figured out how they should end this show.
The perfect way to end it would be for Emma to convince Mary (Snow) that
John Doe (Charming) is her true love, and that she must kiss him. She does, and he wakes up. Then happily ever after begins again.
Then I don't understand why Emma is the key. Anyone could (theoretically) do that. In particular, Henry could do that.
I thought this was a strong second episode - I enjoyed it.
I loved seeing Giancarlo Esposito (the magic mirror/the Daily Mirror) in a distinctly more flamboyant role than his character on Breaking Bad. I probably wouldn't have recognized Maleficent as the actress who plays Pam on True Blood unless it had been pointed out to me.
Rumplestilskin, who made the curse, specifically told them that only their unborn child could break the curse. It's magic. No one else can do it. As Gold, he seemed to have arranged for Henry to be brought to Storybrook, which influenced him to get Emma, and bring her to Storybrook. Why? We haven't gotten enough information to know that yet, but for some reason SHE is the only key that fits this lock (curse).
Yes, you would expect since they made such a point of it, that they would use the correct apple, UNLESS it is a future plot-point of some kind. I'm likely overthinking a clumsy mistake. With TV, and especially with the people in productin from Lost, you can never tell if it was an accident, or deliberate. Hmmm.
I suppose it depends on how easily you can get Honeycrips in Vancouver.
It is another country, you know.
I would guess the opposite in cases like these. I'm guessing the writers have a fondness for honeycrisp apples and the people who actually were responsible for making the apples appear didn't give a rat's tail or didn't find it worth the cost to find some similar-looking apples.
Once Upon a Time (as well as Happy Endings and Last Man Standing) has been picked up for a full season by ABC.
Hmm. A little early, given only two episodes have aired, although both had very good ratings. I'm guessing ABC's "intent to watch" poll numbers for next week must have been pretty good as well for them to pull the trigger.
Without access to the script and story conferences etc. it's hard to know who screwed up.
It makes me wonder:
1) when are honeycrisp apples in season and
2) when was the episode shot?
Maybe the right apples weren't available.
Or maybe some producer insisted that they had to use red apples because the apples are red in the traditional story etc. but no one changed the script.
But it's hell on the props department and the art designers when the scripts dictate stuff that isn't possible (e.g. a description mention a red apple AND elsewhere there is dialogue that says it is a Honeycrisp).
The season is in September-October, so surely after the episode was shot.
They could have used fake apples though.
Exactly. It's pretty much a lock that the pilot episode was shot in February-April 2011, so they probably didn't have access to actual Honeycrisp apples (at least not from the US), but that doesn't mean the prop department couldn't have rigged something up. If the use of Honeycrisps was so important to the writers, the prop department could have made the props look right, but apparently nobody bothered to get the writers and prop department on the same page.