At first, the title sounds like a promise. The last episode left us with a cliffhanger, but I felt with not much more story to tell, so it was natural to assume that the Neverland story will come to an end. Going Home? Sounds good. Sounds positive.
Alas, this is, after all, Once Upon a Time. And there is still half a season left. One should have known better.Continue reading
Oh look, they’re back…! But of course it would be too easy if all was fine now.Continue reading
Storybrooke’s back! Or better, we are back in Storybrooke, and finally see some familiar faces again that have been absent for this season until now.
Back into action. Yes, I think ONCE UPON A TIME is slowly finding back to its own dynamic, and I hope they manage to keep that now. That is not to say that I’m yet completely happy with the show (again), but it looks good for getting there.
One thing before I get started: The title card animation with the mermaid was gruesome. Sorry, but this looked more like taken from a horror movie than anything else.
And after a good year, we finally get Hook’s history. This episode was actually interesting in that regard, even though it left a question or two unanswered… questions it prompted to begin with, where I didn’t think it should have. Continue reading
OUAT’s most recent episode gave us a father-son-reunion. Two, actually. And really, it is starting to get a bit annoying. Continue reading
Phew. Three episodes into the season and I’m not a happy camper. Not at all. there are some things going on that make me afraid that Ed&Adam will seriously mess up some things, if they don’t pull the emergency break now. But then, I guess I always knew why I only trust two/three showrunners… and why Ed&Adam, as awesome as OUAT is (I yet refuse to say “used to be”), are not among them. Continue reading
Before I start, I wanna share my impression of/opinion on OUAT’s latest episode beforehand. I’m a bit worried at the moment that Ed&Adam lose focus, or the understanding that there are people out there who don’t know the big picture yet, but can only speculate. They’ve done this in the past, but it seems to become worse. There are too many loose ends that float about and irritate. Continue reading
And here we are, September 2013 – season three of Once Upon A Time. Dark nit looks out there, so to speak, we head into a world that isn’t as bright and shiny and colorful as the Enchanted Forest used to be, or SB was at least to some extent: Neverland awaits.
As announced at the end of last season, I’ll try and shorten my reviews, for I lack the time to write 10+ pages for every episode. So from now on, this will be a collection of notes of everything I noticed. Continue reading
If there was ever an episode to fear to this day, OUAT’s second midseason finale qualifies as such. Now, as I said: To this day. I definitely don’t want to think about what that means for the season finale and following seasons…