History YMMV / TheTenthKingdom

24th May '16 4:23:47 AM Ingonyama
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* AcceptableEthnicTargets: The Romani ("Gypsies.") To a somewhat shocking extent, for a series made in the twenty-first century. Suffice to say, it soars clean over "UnfortunateImplications" territory and straight into "downright racist."
24th May '16 4:12:35 AM Ingonyama
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* BrokenAesop: Though it's a touching scene, when Snow White recounts her story and her death at the hands of the Wicked Stepmother, she says to Virginia "Why did I let her in? Didn't I know she was bad? Of course I did. But you can't keep the door closed your whole life." Which would be a good Aesop about not letting fear control tyour life...except, you know, opening the door to a stranger that she ''knew'' had malicious intentions ended up with her being poisoned and [[CruelAndUnusualDeath she died choking in the woman's arms]]. There's a difference between "not being afraid" and just grabbing an IdiotBall.

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* BrokenAesop: Though it's a touching scene, when Snow White recounts her story and her death at the hands of the Wicked Stepmother, she says to Virginia "Why did I let her in? Didn't I know she was bad? Of course I did. But you can't keep the door closed your whole life." Which would be a good Aesop about not letting fear control tyour your life...except, you know, opening the door to a stranger that she ''knew'' had malicious intentions ended up with her being poisoned and [[CruelAndUnusualDeath she died choking in the woman's arms]]. There's a difference between "not being afraid" and just grabbing an IdiotBall.
22nd May '16 11:38:47 PM SallyShears
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** Another (worse) example: The series seems to be trying to make a commentary about prejudice with Wolf's character, and have him of all people warn Virginia and Tony [[AcceptableEthnicTargets not to trust the Gypsies and any food they give you]], before proceeding to the stereotypical Gypsy curse, and then killing all the Gypsy characters off. It's a level of racist stereotyping that will have people who normally laugh that sort of thing off cringing in front of the TV.
9th Apr '16 8:57:46 AM kataangluvr
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9th Apr '16 8:57:18 AM kataangluvr
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** The dog stuck in Prince Wendell's body. He makes it clear that he doesn't like being a human and just wants to return to normal. Multiple times in the series, he tries reaching out to someone and be a dog again. At one point, he encountered the real Wendell, but they were too far away to touch and return to their original bodies. Another time, he told someone what was really going on, but the Queen killed the man to keep her dirty secret. The poor thing even considered ''suicide'' because he didn't want to be a part of her plot anymore.
19th Feb '16 2:12:35 PM TheLuckyCat
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* BrokenAesop: Though it's a touching scene, when Snow White recounts her story and her death at the hands of the Wicked Stepmother, she says to Virginia "Why did I let her in? Didn't I know she was bad? Of course I did. But you can't keep the door closed your whole life." Which would be a good Aesop about not letting fear control tyour life...except, you know, opening the door to a stranger that she ''knew'' had malicious intentions ended up with her being poisoned and [[CruelAndUnusualDeath she died choking in the woman's arms]]. There's a difference between "not being afraid" and just grabbing an IdiotBall.
26th Aug '15 7:11:54 PM NOYB
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: The Huntsman. A cold, ruthless sociopath who enjoys [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame hunting people?]] Or a once good man, driven [[MaddenIntoMisanthropy insane with guilt]] for unintentionally causing the death of his son, which turned him into TheFatalist as a means of coping? Or both?

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: The Huntsman. A cold, ruthless sociopath who enjoys [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame hunting people?]] Or a once good once-good man, driven [[MaddenIntoMisanthropy insane with guilt]] for unintentionally causing the death of his son, which turned him into TheFatalist as a means of coping? Or both?
26th Aug '15 7:06:59 PM NOYB
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* TastesLikeDiabetes: Largely avoided, which is an exceptional feat for a 10-hour miniseries about fairy tales. But in certain places, the sappiness factor was cranked UpToEleven. See also: Hearts and butterflies swarming through the air in Kissing Town under a ''pink, heart-shaped moon''. Insulin, STAT. Add in the literal LoveIsInTheAir, most exemplified by the massive pink heart which appears over Wolf and Virginia's head as they share their first kiss, and the little Cupid girl skipping through the streets dispensing fortunes, and... yeah. Then there's the singing ring... Sort of PlayedForLaughs, mind.

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* TastesLikeDiabetes: Largely avoided, which is an exceptional feat for a 10-hour miniseries about fairy tales. But in certain places, the sappiness factor was cranked UpToEleven. See also: Hearts hearts and butterflies swarming through the air in Kissing Town under a ''pink, heart-shaped moon''. Insulin, STAT. Add in the literal LoveIsInTheAir, most exemplified by the massive pink heart which appears over Wolf and Virginia's head as they share their first kiss, and the little Cupid girl skipping through the streets dispensing fortunes, and... yeah. Then there's the singing ring... Sort of PlayedForLaughs, mind.
15th Jun '15 12:50:42 PM TinMan
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** JerkassWoobie: Prince. Sure, he starts out a RoyalBrat, but being turned into a dog and having your entire life stolen from you is pretty terrible. Not to mention getting turned into gold at one point...

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** JerkassWoobie: Prince. Sure, he starts out a RoyalBrat, but being turned into a dog and having your entire life stolen from you is pretty terrible. Not to mention getting turned into gold at one point...point...
** Tony starts out as a useless jerk, but once you learn his and Virginia's past, you'll be more understanding. He went from running his own business, which was his dream job, to being a put-a-upon janitor, while at the same time having to deal with his wife's worsening mental condition. All this culminated in [[spoiler: Christine losing it and trying to drown Virginia as a child then running away and, as far as he knew, simply disappearing.]] Is it any wonder he begins the miniseries as a drunken jerkass?
15th Jun '15 3:46:46 AM TinMan
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** Ok, Wolf, you've won a ton of money gambling. Which do you think will Virginia over more: a expensive, yet pointless meal and marriage proposal or the goddamn mirror she's been hunting for since she arrived in the the Nine Kingdoms?

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** Ok, Wolf, you've won a ton of money gambling. Which do you think will win Virginia over more: a expensive, yet pointless meal and marriage proposal or the goddamn mirror she's been hunting for since she arrived in the the Nine Kingdoms?
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