I know this is NOT bookish at all but I feel like sharing. 😛
I love retellings, especially fairy tale retellings, thus I was instantly interested in Once Upon a Time when my friend first recommended it last year. I have lots of spare time now and I thought, “Why not give it a chance?”
So I just finished watching the first season a few days ago. It was like fairy-tale-retelling-fest but with new twists that weren’t in the original stories. Dark curse. New enemy. But only one person can break the curse and restore the happy endings of those fairy tales.
In the first episode, we are introduced to the main characters and a bit of background of how the curse happened. But starting on the second episodes onward, each episode focuses on a particular character’s past. I think Wikipedia can say it better, “One segment details the character’s past life that, when serialized, adds a piece to the puzzle about the primary and/or secondary characters and their connection to the events that preceded the curse and its consequences. The other, set in the present day, follows a similar pattern with a different outcome but also offers similar insights. In addition, another story-line follows the results of what had happened after the curse took place and after it was broken by Emma.“
I did feel a bit bored some times about the fairy tale flashbacks and there were a lot of Snow White/Prince Charming flashbacks compared to the other characters. But overall, I was really enjoying this series! My favorite episodes are about Ruby/Little Red Riding Hood and the one about Jefferson/The Mad Hatter.
Emma is an independent character and to be honest I like her better than Snow White. 🙂 Speaking of the cast, I know I was supposed to figure that out in the beginning but most of them are undeniably old. They are around 30. What did I expect anyway? xD I guess I was fooled by makeup haha xP
One thing that made me laugh out loud is when Rumplestiltskin said:
“Love makes us sick, haunts our dreams, destroys our days. Love… has killed more than any disease. This cure is a gift.”
LOL, sounds like Delirium!!
Ooh, now check out this Ruby/Red pic I found on Tumblr :3