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 1 Figment Jedi, Sat, 8th Oct '11 7:57:29 PM from The Dreamport
Heaven Shattering Spark
So apparently Disney/ABC is doing their own riff on Fables. I say Disney because they're actually using the animated film names for some of these characters and apparently we're getting a conflict between Maleficent and the Evil Queen in this

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Once_Upon_a_Time_(TV_series)

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 2 Parable, Sat, 8th Oct '11 8:15:52 PM from California Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
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I am half hoping for some sort of giant Disney crossover film.

edited 8th Oct '11 8:16:18 PM by Parable

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Is it me or do studios besides Disney seem to be getting on the Fairy Tale wagon these days, like it's what's "in"?

Wait this is actually based on the comic Fables?!

edited 10th Oct '11 7:08:32 AM by kyun

 4 Lizard Bite, Mon, 10th Oct '11 7:20:20 AM from Two Galaxies Over
Shouldn't this be in Live Action TV?

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[up] I wasn't paying attention when I made the initial post.
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Already made a thread for discussing this, as well as NBC's Grimm [1]

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Saw the Snow White/Prince Charming origin episode. Dang, Snow White is pretty badass, huh?

Damn Henry for getting Emma a shirt! I liked Emma going around in an undershirt!

"I watch a lot of TV. I love TV." - Summer Glau
 8 Nicknacks, Mon, 7th Nov '11 12:28:54 AM from Land Down Under
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[up][up]I think it's probably better to keep the show discussion separate. That thread could just get confusing. Plus, the two shows have turned out to be surprisingly different.

I enjoyed it, but it was sure heavy handed. Drink! every time someone mentioned true love. Not just alludes to it, specifically mentions it. If you're Drink!ing every time someone alludes to it, you'll be perfectly paralytic. Still, I enjoy both sides of the couple (Ginnifer Goodwin is unsurprisingly good), even if they occasionally look younger than their daughter. Which makes sense, but weirds me out.

Hmm. So I'm thinking that the Huntsman is the sherrif, but I can't tell who Dr Whale (David Anders) is meant to be. Someone from Pinnochio?

And I've missed you Anastasia Griffiths. Shame you can't use your real accent in the flashbacks.
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 9 Zhe Toralf, Mon, 7th Nov '11 10:23:47 AM from somewhere in Germany
Btw, in the second episode, there is a brief scene where you can see a slutty real-world Red Riding Hood. Is it me, or is she flirting with someone who looks like the real world big bad wolf?

edited 7th Nov '11 10:23:56 AM by ZheToralf

 10 Nicknacks, Mon, 7th Nov '11 1:00:28 PM from Land Down Under
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David Anders's character was checking her out this week as well. She's been in every episode.
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Umm, crap.
Just watched episode 03..

I would need to go double check the other episodes.. But I think we have a Couch Gag.. the title with the forest, whatever is lurking in the woods seems to change. It's not entirely clear, but this one seems to be either Bandit!Snow or a Troll.

I know they're playing with Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane, but damn I hope they don't go with mundane, or try to stretch it for the whole series. I'm hoping for some outright magic elements showing up sooner or later in Story Brooke.

Almost certain that the sheriff is a/the Big Bad Wolf. The beard was my first clue. His statements and skills in this episode seem to hint more at that. I'll be damned if he wasn't tracking by scent there... He could also be a The Huntsman, but my preference is for the former. (Maybe both? :D )

Regina seems to be putting villain characters in positions of power, (or at least that was the supposition back in ep02 for that big group on the first try) but I think there are enough shades of grey on certain characters, even villains, that some of them might be Becoming the Mask for having been there so long. A sheriff is supposed to be upright, following moral guidelines. He's clearly under her sway, but his actions in this episode don't exactly lockstep with the Mayor's plans, especially regarding Henry.

edited 7th Nov '11 7:37:41 PM by Warlock

 12 Nicknacks, Mon, 7th Nov '11 9:48:18 PM from Land Down Under
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Hence my guessing that he's the huntsman. In the Disney version — which the the primary set of tales that this version's drawing from — he's token good guy for evil team of the Queen and the Mirror.
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 13 tricksterson, Tue, 8th Nov '11 9:07:08 AM from Behind you with an icepick Relationship Status: I made a point to burn all of the photographs
Never Trust
Either the Sheriff is the Huntsman or wild mass guessThe Huntsman is Evil Queen's true love for whose death she blames Snow W Hitewild mass guess
If it's an authority figure and it's breathing it's guilty
 14 Zhe Toralf, Sun, 13th Nov '11 5:12:43 PM from somewhere in Germany
Alright the Sheriff has gotta be the huntsman
 15 johnnyfog, Sun, 13th Nov '11 8:51:40 PM from NYC Relationship Status: They can't hide forever. We've got satellites.
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Sat through the whole hour on account of well....that.

Yup. Slutty Waitress Riding Hood.

edited 13th Nov '11 8:55:45 PM by johnnyfog

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[up] You can't say this series doesn't have fanservice. Also liked Emma taking her undershirt off, and briefly standing around in her bra. Also, some Foot Focus.

As for the episode itself.... an interesting way of taking Rumpelstilskin and Cinderella and cramming them together.

edited 13th Nov '11 9:53:23 PM by Brandon

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 17 johnnyfog, Sun, 13th Nov '11 11:36:03 PM from NYC Relationship Status: They can't hide forever. We've got satellites.
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I think Meghan Ory (sp?) is weirdly cast. She'd fit better as a bubbly fairy, or, (on the opposite end) one of Cinderella's evil stepsisters. She's got the evil eyebrows for it. They work in the same place. It's more cohesive that way.
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I just started watching the show this episode, and it seems fun. The fairy-tale/real world paralleling reminds of of when I used to watch Wishbone as a kid.

 19 tricksterson, Mon, 14th Nov '11 8:46:07 AM from Behind you with an icepick Relationship Status: I made a point to burn all of the photographs
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Fairy Godmother goes KABOOM! = CMOF

And anyone who's met Ruby should know better than to take their first date (or let their first date take them) to that diner.

edited 14th Nov '11 8:47:31 AM by tricksterson

If it's an authority figure and it's breathing it's guilty
Long Live the King
[up]Oh, I dunno.. It might be a pretty good test. If the man can keep their eyes off Ruby for the whole date(save for ordering, perhaps), then he may be a keeper....

And, I've always had a problem with Rumpelstiltskin being portrayed as a villain... The guy only wants to have his contracts honored... Though the whole "for a favor"/"[insert bad thing]" the show puts up does make him far worse than the fairy tales I've heard, in which his price was spelled out from the beginning... Although, that's probably how they've demonstrated some people are more Genre Savvy than the next... I mean the Queen/Regina did make Rumpelstiltskin spell out his deal, and didn't accept the whole "for a favor" bullshit...

edited 14th Nov '11 11:26:59 AM by Swish

 21 Nicknacks, Mon, 14th Nov '11 5:40:29 PM from Land Down Under
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Regina's barely genre savvy. She basically volunteered herself as a slave.

I think there could be a lot of mileage to be made out of a version of Rumplestilzkin that made hard but fair bargains and was killed for his trouble. I don't think this version is about to work that way.

Robert Carlyle is, of course, killing the part.
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 22 nightwyrm zero, Mon, 14th Nov '11 5:59:51 PM Relationship Status: Complex: I'm real, she is imaginary
Robert Carlyle does these sort of characters so well. He's one of the best things about this show.

edited 14th Nov '11 6:00:35 PM by nightwyrm_zero

 23 johnnyfog, Mon, 14th Nov '11 8:50:08 PM from NYC Relationship Status: They can't hide forever. We've got satellites.
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Rumple has an impressive array of outfits. Three in one episode alone. This is unprecedented for network tv. What a dandy!
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 24 tricksterson, Tue, 15th Nov '11 11:15:10 AM from Behind you with an icepick Relationship Status: I made a point to burn all of the photographs
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Btw, in one of the Fairy Land sequences did they refer to Rumple as a gnome?
If it's an authority figure and it's breathing it's guilty
 25 Nicknacks, Tue, 15th Nov '11 1:30:16 PM from Land Down Under
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I think that was a crack about his height.
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