After three thoroughly enjoyable episodes, Once Upon A Time missed its mark last night. Beginning with the second fairy godmother assassination I’ve seen this year (thanks, True Blood!) “The Price of Gold” went out of its way to butcher “Cinderella,” my favorite fairy tale.
Far from the unselfish and hardworking storybook character, Once Upon a Time’s Cinderella was a grasping domestic who welshed on more than one deal with Rumpelstiltskin and… Continue reading Once Upon a Time: Assassination of (Fairy Tale) Character
Another excellent episode of “Once Upon a Time.” It’s three for four, so far. The only one we didn’t love was the second episode, but even that wasn’t bad. Just not as tip-top as the other three, we thought.
Cinderella (or just “Ella,” which was her real name) is there being the maid to her step family. The fairy godmother is rather unceremoniously dispatched by… Continue reading 'Once Upon a Time': Emma strikes a bargain with Mr. Gold
Sometimes it’s not enough to let two similar things coexist amicably. Sometimes, it’s necessary to label one of them as “better” so we can keep order in the world. We see similar trends, facsimiles, and straight-up rip-offs in television all the time; as such, we’ve decided to do our part to determine who does what better. And so we present our new Throwdown series, a semi-regular feature in which we’ll… Continue reading TV.com Throwdown: Once Upon a Time vs. Grimm
“Once Upon a Time”
is the new ABC drama based on Grimm’s fairytales (among other fanciful
stories), where the characters from fairytale land are trapped in
Storybrooke, Maine. Lana Parrilla is the Evil Queen, who in Storybrooke is the mayor. She is the one who cast the curse to send them all to our world and is the only one (so far) who knows their true natures.
“‘Once Upon a Time’… Continue reading 'Once Upon a Time's' Lana Parrilla: 'Watch it [or] I'm gonna cast a spell on you'