Sunday, September 30, 2012
Once Upon a YAY!
Of course, one could argue that it wasn't her stepmother because Abigail obviously didn't marry James, and Catherine and David only thought they were married . . . but I suppose that might be splitting hairs a little, no?
So in case you missed the memo - or the zillions of commercials - ONCE UPON A TIME IS BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
In case you missed the other memo - which would pretty easy since it wasn't exactly widely published - I got really confused last season trying to have multiple conversations with different people every week. So we're all having them here. Kayla, Miranda, Sarah, Shayla (maybe) . . . dang, I feel like quite the odd one out. Someone out there with an -ee ending name better be watching this too! :-) Anyway, introductions and pleasantries are done with, on with the fun.
As I have a little while yet before the show starts, here's where things stand:
>> Charming/David is hot.
>> Huntsman/Graham is hot, has a to-die-for accent, and better actually be dead. Unless they have some sort of really amazing work-around to explain him showing up in non-flashbacks he absolutely cannot come back in the present, curse-broken story line. The idea that there are no consequences in FairyTaleLand when something happens here totally ruins the whole thing.
>> FairyTaleLand shall be known as FTL because that's a lot faster to type.
>> TEAM EMMOCHIO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
>> Geppetto shall be referred to as Bra'tac around here. Because I can. (Bray-tack)
>> The second Emma's car starts acting like it's alive is the second I turn off the tv.
>> Red/Ruby is as awesome as they get.
>> Mr. Gold shall be known as Rumplilocks. Because it amuses me.
And now - FINALLY! - the main event!
~ That is one very close-up shot of a horse.
~ Well we're just getting right into new mysteries, aren't we?
~ Monument Valley much?
~ Ooooooooooh, another hot accent!
~ I wish aurora's actress had died her hair. She's supposed to look like me! (well . . . kinda . . . ish . . . )
~ Trippiest. Reuinion. Ever.
~ The dwarves certainly found each other fast.
~ How weird would be it to suddenly realize not only did you have a kid that you didn't know about, but that she was your age you also had a grandkid? And he's ten?
~ "Grandpa?" AWKWARD!!! Me? Actually lol'ing.
~ Trust Grumpy to get straight to the point. :-)
~ "Great, let's watch." I heart Grumpy.
~ I really want "The Mob Song" from Beauty and the Beast to play in the background right now.
~ From the things you see coming a mile away file: that soldier dude's totally going to turn out to be a chick. Which means it's probably Mulan.
~ Betcha that amulet is the new book, if you know what I mean.
~ (commercial: Natalie Portman for Dior perfume. Have you seen the pictures of her with her hair dyed blonde? Trippy.)
~ (commercial: Campbell's soup. Who the heck hangs a deer head in a dance studio? Other than maybe my dad?)
~ Well, there go the theories that Dr. Whale would be on Regina's side. I thought they were dumb anyway.
~ *insert sad trombone noise here* Poor powerless queen, ha!
~ Wait, so she totally destroyed FTL? That sucks if it's true.
~ I love scenes between Rumplilocks and Regina.
~ Called it on Mulan.
~ So . . . it's called a wraith like in Lord of the Rings . . . but it acts like a dementor from Harry Potter? May those Herbie the Love Bug theories weren't that off the mark. (but they better be)
~ That is one shiny dagger that bodes no good.
~ So that's what happened to the Smoke Monster . . . (only five points. That's the most obvious reference on the planet.)
~ (commercial: some car or other. Kick the car and the back door opens? Kinda genius)
~ (commercial: Cinderella on blu-ray. What is up with the weird wrong-voice overdubs? Disney fail!)
~ (commercial: is it just me or has this election been going on since I graduated from high school? So. Sick. Of. It. All.)
~ Wait, where's Ruby going? I didn't like the sound of that . . .
~ "One night stands?!" "We were cursed!" Most awkward parental conversation ever! I'm rather cracking up. The look on Charming's face . . . HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!
~ This hole situation has got to be seriously messed up for Emma psychologically speaking.
~ So Emma argues that if they hadn't sent her away she would have been cursed with them but they would have been together. Am I the only one who's first thought was "ummmmmm, no?"
~ Can't decide if I like Phillip or not. He's got a Graham-ish look to him, but . . . I just don't know.
~ Punch him, Emma! Do it!!
~ That seriously looks like Oceanic 815 is coming down on Storybrooke. (dude, it's the same people. y'all better just get use to the Lost references.)
~ I'm getting some very Twilight-ish vibes from Rumplilock's and Belle's relationship future, and I don't like it. At least she walked out this time.
~ Speaking of bad vibes, I don't recall any announcements about casting someone for Shang. Here's hoping that's not how things roll.
~ Very clever putting Aurora in a purple-ish dress, but I'm with Merryweather. Make it blue.
~ That thing did not look unlike the banshee from Darby O'Gill and the Little People. Just a little.
~ He calls her Snow, she calls him David. Weird.
~ Something I forgot to mention with the little things at the beginning: Jefferson is hot too.
~ Torch from a broom . . . I love you, Prince Charming.
~ It's got to be so much fun playing the FTL version of the character in our world. Especially as memories are coming back and such. (see also, "One night stands?!?!" Still laughing at that one. Here's hoping the internet makes a gif of that reaction!)
~ (commercial: Disneyland for Halloween. I find it an interesting choice to pair with this show. Obviously it's a good demographic, but juxtaposing the animated characters with their OUaT counterparts . . . a little weird.)
~ Again with the best chance thing. It's totally this show's version of "with great power comes great responsibility."
~ You know Regina, maybe it's not working because IT'S NOT YOUR HAT. Duh.
~ Well that was unpleasant. Bye Phillip.
~ Ladies and gentlemen, the most disappointing (and probably painful) face plant of all time.
~ Who wants to bet Snow and Charming get separated somehow every season and we get dozens of "I will always find you" scenes every season.
~ If they wrote Henry out of the show I'm gonna be ticked. Especially if they took Ruby with him to do it.
~ Because having the amulet will make her feel so better about watching Phillip get dementored.
~ Oh good, there's Henry.
~ I like me some rage filled Prince James.
~ Walk in on adoptive mother about kill grandfather . . . and she still tries to convince him she's not evil. I'm beginning to think Regina's less evil than just nuts.
~ And now we're Twilight-ing again. I swear, if I have to start calling her Bella instead of Belle . . .
~ Yeah, that "you must leave" line was right out of the Edward Cullen playbook. Dude, if they screw these two up, I swear . . .
~ I want Henry to call Charming "grandpa," like, all the time and watch Charming get all awkward. He's cute when he's awkward.
~ "I will always find them." Toldja so. We're starting a drinking game, choose your drink of choice and every time Snow or Charming pulls that out we all take a collective swig.
~ I was wondering why we weren't seeing Aurora & Co in our world. I wonder how their little corner only got frozen. And if those were concurrent scenes instead of flashbacks, why was aurora asleep? Back in the pilot episode Maleficent and Regina were talking and they totally made it sound like Aurora's story had already played out. They traded the dark curse for the sleeping curse and it didn't work.
~ HOLY CRAP YOU CAN'T END THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOT! FREAKING! OKAY!
Okay kids, what did we all think? Me, I'm soooooooooo glad to see this show back! Here's hoping for more one night stand moments and less constant finding each other.
P. ost S. cript
This just seems appropriate. Fun fact: Alice here has a friend who's also friends with Wendy (if you know what I mean) and apparently she and the guy who's friends with Peter are kind of internet famous and they totally got married this summer. How cute is that?!