So to invite discussion for my followers what is your embarrassing secret, secret shame etc regarding Once?
Mine is I still haven’t finished watching all of Season One… :/
(But the first episode I watched WAS the pilot)
And while I don’t like shipping I think I do like Captain Swan mainly. Rumbelle- because I do now believe Belle does make Rumple a better person, Snowing- cause their annoyingly adorable. Mulan and Aurora because it was a nice and brave move for the show.
Regina and Robin Hood have potential. If Regina and Emma were gay or at least shown to be bisexual, I might like them but I think they have better potential as good friends- I see Regina seeing Emma like Henry to start anew with people who don’t see her as the Evil Queen, but she needs to work out her own personal demons still I think.
I’m not ashamed at all or whatnot but I loved Season Two and found the second half better than the first- despite some weaker moments in eps 18 and 20.
I think breaking the curse at the end of S1 was a great move and opened the story more.
I do think think S1 has had a better structure/writing to S2 and maybe parts of S3 but I’ve enjoyed S2 and S3 more- but I still need to watch the rest of it.
I love the special effects of the show. It gives the show a distinct look to it. The only one that has irked me as I’ve posted is the final shot of Alice, Knave/Will and the White Rabbit walking down that lane in Wonderland in the first episode of OUATiW.
I really enjoy OUATiW. It’s reminded me how much I enjoyed Aladdin when I was younger thanks to Naveen Andrews’ enjoyable Jafar. But I also really love the rest of the cast. I think having a smaller cast has made more it more focused and character orientated. But I’ve enjoyed Jafar’s episodes the most. I found the pilot somewhat disappointing.
I’ve loved all of S3 so far. I think it’s rejuvenated the show. And brought it back to the character focus. I loved the darker Neverland and thought Malcolm being Peter Pan was a nice twist on the story that felt true to the original as well- PP is a story about growing up IMO. I wish we saw the Indians though and it wasn’t dark all the time. I’m excited for what I’m hoping for Oz in the second half. It’s also brought back how much I enjoyed WoO when I was younger.
I didn’t mind Greg and Tamara. I thought Greg/Owen was quite compelling but Tamara was just a flat, badly written character.
I don’t mind Rapunzel being black, I think the actress looks beautiful and besides seeing different versions of beloved stories is what attracted me to Once in the first place.
And that’s all of the top of my head…