Once Upon A Time - S01E02 - "The Thing You Love Most" - 10/30/11

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by martinp13, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. SoBelle0

    SoBelle0 Go Big Blue!!

    Jun 25, 2002
    Decatur, GA


    That's good, right?
  2. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    Very good. Unless it drops significantly in the next few weeks, ABC has a bona fide hit on its schedule.
  3. dwells

    dwells Well-Known Member

    Nov 3, 2001
    Birmingham, Al
    Yes, by today’s 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 didn’t happen.‎

    I am shocked, but happy, to see that this show appears to be a huge hit.‎
  4. JYoung

    JYoung Series 3

    Jan 16, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Great episode.

    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.
  5. SeanC

    SeanC ECT

    Dec 30, 2003


    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.
  6. betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

    Dec 26, 2005
    A Galaxy...
    :up: YES!!!! I was laughing and shaking my head about that (and after reading just last week the apple thread in HH).
  7. TAsunder

    TAsunder Debates Ghee vs Gi

    Aug 6, 2003
    Madison, WI
    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.
  8. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    Well, OBVIOUSLY you snobs have never had Magic Fairytale Honeycrisp Apples!

    Once you've tasted those, there's NO going back!
  9. Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

    Jan 30, 2005
    Boston, MA
    Unless Prince Charming kisses you...
  10. Vendikarr

    Vendikarr New Member

    Feb 24, 2004
    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.
  11. Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

    Jan 30, 2005
    Boston, MA
    Then I don't understand why Emma is the key. Anyone could (theoretically) do that. In particular, Henry could do that.
  12. danterner

    danterner Not it!

    Mar 4, 2005
    Greenacres, FL
    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.
  13. Church AV Guy

    Church AV Guy Active Member

    Jan 19, 2005
    high desert...
    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.
  14. JYoung

    JYoung Series 3

    Jan 16, 2002
    Los Angeles
    I suppose it depends on how easily you can get Honeycrips in Vancouver.
    It is another country, you know.
  15. TAsunder

    TAsunder Debates Ghee vs Gi

    Aug 6, 2003
    Madison, WI
    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.
  16. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
  17. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

    Jul 24, 2001
    Milwaukee, WI
    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.
  18. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

    Jan 5, 2002
    Berkeley CA
    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).
  19. laria

    laria Librocubicularist

    Sep 7, 2000
    Seacoast, NH
    The season is in September-October, so surely after the episode was shot.

    They could have used fake apples though. :)
  20. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    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.

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