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    So is anyone watching this? It's on Sunday nights on ABC. The premise is that the characters of fairy tales are living in the modern world. It's a very cool series so far.
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    Re: Once Upon A Time

    lovin it

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    I Think it is a really good show
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    not seen ityet but plan to...
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    I'll be the downer and say I wasn't a big fan of it. I wasn't able to make it through the first two episodes without laughing a lot at stuff that was clearly not supposed to be funny. I like most of the cast (or don't think any of them are bad), but the storytelling was very weak and uber-serious.

    I think the concept is intriguing, but transplanting fairy tale characters into the real world becomes over-the-top and obnoxious if you do it wrong. As such, the real-world version of the Evil Queen seems like she's a character out of a soap opera from the 1970s. Just too cartoony for me.
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    Re: Once Upon A Time

    Thats too bad for you. It is very well done.

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    Not saying it's my favorite show of all time but I think it's an interesting concept. I'll keep watching it.
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    Re: Once Upon A Time

    There's been a comic book series out called Fables which mines the same territory as OUAT. ABC originally was going to develop Fables at a series but decided to take it in a different direction. And that's okay OUAT is geared towards families more while Fables is very adult. But if your able to handle a more adult oriented take on fairy tales, Fables comes with my highest recomendation.
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    I really want to watch it but I always forget its on.
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    Re: Once Upon A Time

    I tried watching the first episode on Hulu. I couldn't make it all the way through it. I'm not one for that fantasy genre.
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    Just started watching it with my 14 yo DD and am now hooked.

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    Re: Once Upon A Time

    Quote Originally Posted by mousterpiece View Post
    I think the concept is intriguing, but transplanting fairy tale characters into the real world becomes over-the-top and obnoxious if you do it wrong. As such, the real-world version of the Evil Queen seems like she's a character out of a soap opera from the 1970s. Just too cartoony for me.
    Don't forget that these are fictional characters living in a fictional world so a bit of poetic license can be allowed. They may have forgotten that they are fairy-tale characters but that doesn't mean they don't still have their fairy-tale personalities.

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    There's been a comic book series out called Fables which mines the same territory as OUAT.
    There's also 'The Sisters Grimm' series of books by Michael Buckley that uses fairy-tale characters in a 'real world' situation.
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    I love this and the amazing part is that my whole family loves it to. Its a fairy tale with princesses which my 5 year old loves and it has some action which my husband likes. There are so few shows that we all agree on and can watch. Its nice to have a show we can watch together.

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    me and my mom watch it together lol , great show so far
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    Don't forget that these are fictional characters living in a fictional world so a bit of poetic license can be allowed. They may have forgotten that they are fairy-tale characters but that doesn't mean they don't still have their fairy-tale personalities.
    If anything, I'd rather the writers take more poetic license with the real-world version of the characters. My issue is that the Evil Queen's villainy, transposed into the real world (or a version of the real world), seems outrageous, compared with every other character, even those with more obviously fairy-tale character traits. Snow White having a bluebird on her arm was kind of cheesy, but I believed that more than the Evil Queen, as her real-world character, hissing and threatening to destroy Emma.
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