Monday, November 28, 2011

ABC's Once Upon A Time Roundtable

If you're anything like me, you would love to finish up your weekly viewing of the most recent Once Upon A Time episode to discuss the fairy tale aspects revealed and tackled that week.

Since this blog doesn't currently facilitate that, I thought I'd point you to the next best thing: TV Fanatic's round table/series fan discussion.

I meant to put this up before this week's airing, since it covers the Rumpelstiltskin & Cinderella episode, but it's still fun to read through, especially as we now know more than we did. Don't forget to keep reading through the comments - there are at least a couple of pages. That's the only place I see anyone bringing up the point of  names being so important to Rumpelstiltskin and how that may have something to do with why Henry hasn't deduced just who Mr. Gold is yet.

Of course there are questions (and issues) they didn't ask that I'd love to see discussed but perhaps another time... :)

You'll see there's quite a variety of people watching too: Disney fans, people who only know Disney versions of fairy tales, classic fairy tale aficionados and also regular people who barely have any passing acquaintance with fairy tales but are really enjoying all the drama-with-mirror-world layering. One thing I really like about the series is how it's clearly appealing to a wide range of people.

I do hope they continue this round table. Reading various summary reviews online, in which they mostly re-hash that week's plot with a couple of conjectures added for good measure, isn't nearly as interesting as hearing what questions and topics the series is causing people to think about.

I'm not sure how many of my old readers realize I'm posting again but for the few that are following again  - thank you! and I have some questions for you:

What aspects of Once Upon A Time are you interested in? 

And the all-time big question:

Even though Emma Snow doesn't (currently) have a fairy tale counterpart we know there are things about her that are currently hidden. Who do you think she will turn out to be? What will be her big reveal?

1 comment:

  1. I love Once Upon A Time. The show has become a bonding time for my mother and I. However we are both wondering how is it the Henry was able to leave Storybrooke when no one is suppose to be able to leave?