* 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?
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Miriam Stockley's cover of "Wishing on a Star."
** And Virginia's cover of a certain Queen song ("We will, we will, shear you...").
** From the soundtrack, the track "These Are Dark Days" is pretty awesome overall, but the start of the track (which was never used in the miniseries itself) is particularly amazing: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OT32pyALyQk]] (from about 2:21 to 3:40). It ''was'' used by [=SkyOne=], the British channel which aired the miniseries in conjunction with NBC, in a rather cool 60 second promo [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vIqhbnXJvA seen here]].
** Also, the rather epic ending to the track "The 4 Who Saved the 9 Kingdoms", also unused in the miniseries (and ''also'' used by [=SkyOne=], in their "Making Of" featurette): [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-xDWZmeuJg&list=UUSX6veywUbh-z9Kmv7yIA8g]] (1:51 to 2:34).
* EarWorm: The Trolls have ''Saturday Night Fever'' stuck in their heads the whole movie.
** "We will, we will shear you! Everybody!"
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Of the protagonists, Wolf.
* EvilIsCool: Both the Queen and the Huntsman are extraordinarily awesome.
* EvilIsSexy: Wolf, at least in the sense that for much of the miniseries he is technically a bad guy, or at least his allegiance is unclear.
* FreudWasRight: Wolf's tail. The scene in the beanstalk forest, where he practically dares Virginia to touch it, she asks why he keeps it hidden, and especially [[FantasticArousal the positively orgasmic look on his face]] when she brushes against the fur rather than with it, is extremely Freudian in nature. In a bizarre twist, however, the size of his tail apparently changes due to the time of the month, suggesting a connection to the female menstrual cycle. (Werewolves, after all, are tied to the typically feminine moon...) The fact it is hanging out of his pants following his 'hide-and-seek' in the forest with Virginia near Wendell's castle, and that this lets Tony disapprovingly know what they were up to, doesn't help.
* HarsherInHindsight: Blink and you'll miss it, but in the title sequence there's a shot of the Twin Towers collapsing in a cloud of magic.
* JerkassWoobie: [[spoiler: The Evil Queen, aka: Virginia's mother]]. Yes, she [[spoiler: tried to ''drown'' her seven-year-old daughter]], but Tony implies that she was mentally ill and she was so ''horrified'' by what happened that [[spoiler: she became The Evil Queen to escape from what she did, which made her easy prey for the ''original'' Wicked Stepmother.]]
** To an extent, Sally Peep. Yes, she was a total SpoiledBrat, but when you come from a family that wins ''everything'', how did you expect her to turn out? Being murdered ''by her own grandfather'' was pretty shocking.
* MagnificentBitch: The Evil Queen.
* {{Narm}}[=/=]NarmCharm: "We Will Shear You" starts out as the first thanks to Virginia's nervousness and inexperience, but by the second rendition (complete with Queen's original instrumentation as backing) it becomes pretty awesome.
* OneSceneWonder: Snow White. Not only was the casting for the role quite a coup (basically saying yes, overweight people can be heroes and icons too), one of the most memorable things about the series, and an aspect played up to an extreme degree in the previews and promotional material, but Camryn Manheim turns in a genuinely moving and absorbing performance that, in a reflection of her character's role in the story, provides much-needed heart and focus to both the floundering Virginia and the uncertain plot.
* TheScrappy: Tony is this, big time.
* {{Squick}}: At one point, the Queen tells Fake!Wendell if he follows her instructions, he can "have any bitch in town". Punny, but her implication is that he can and will sleep with a female dog.
* 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.
** Of course, this trope seems to be the entire ''point'' of Kissing Town.
* TearJerker: The death of [[spoiler:the Queen]]. Also, some of Virginia's speeches about her mother.
* UnfortunateImplications: The gypsies are all of the unfortunate stereotypes associated with such folk mixed together. Some people consider the term itself a slur, although this is not universal.
** There are also a few in regards to the FantasticRacism against wolves, particularly when Wolf's trial coupled with the shepherdesses' earlier AllGirlsWantBadBoys reaction to him makes some uncomfortable WhereDaWhiteWomenAt parallels.
** The fact that Tony was clearly trying to get into his bosses brainwashed wifes pants has not gone over well.
* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: The opening intro, when New York slowly transforms into a fantasy kingdom, is quite gorgeous. Sure the CGI is conspicuous and outdated, but if you ignore that, you can see why the opening sequence won awards.
* WhatAnIdiot: Tony's incredible [[GenreBlind Genre Blindness]] when it comes to the magic wishing bean. His first wish, ''maybe'', could be excused if for some reason he didn't know about the LiteralGenie trope, but once he learned Murray and his family would be indulging in LiteralAssKissing, surely he would have known better than to ask for a "neverending" supply of beer or something that would clean "everything"--not to mention that last wish was absolutely redundant since he ''already had the Murrays to clean for him''. And after these experiences he ''certainly'' should have known better than to ask for money without specifying its source, or ask to get free of the police car without specifying "safely" (or also asking to be freed of his cuffs!). By the time the last wish rolls around where he even manages to screw up the one useful wish out of the bunch by asking for the ability to hear Wendell only for himself instead of saying "we", he seems pretty hopeless.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: One might make the argument that kids would enjoy this too, and it just has a lot of ParentalBonus, but I expect parents would object to one scene in particular: [[spoiler:Virginia]] discovers Wolf has a tail. In response to her surprise, he remarks, "You have succulent breasts, but I don't go on about them all the time, do I?" He then asks her to touch it, saying, "[[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Why don't you give it a stroke?]]", followed by Wolf rather [[FantasticArousal enjoying the experience]].
** The Troll King's children are also blatant drug users, seen in one scene preparing to roll and smoke "dwarf moss" (after one of them asking the others if they had any "magic mushrooms"); one of them comments that the last time she took it, she "saw fairies" for three days.
** The miniseries as a whole has quite a bit of darkness, which a parent might not expect, unless they were familiar with the original Grimm's fairy tales.