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Just wondering...does anyone here watch Once Upon a Time?

Posted on 05/14/2012 9:20:59 AM PDT by texaschick

We do and love the show. Can't wait to see what happens next season. Snow and Charming are taking back the kingdom. Will David and Mary Margaret do the same in Storybrooke?


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KEYWORDS: evilqueen; tv

1 posted on 05/14/2012 9:21:02 AM PDT by texaschick
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To: texaschick

Once.


2 posted on 05/14/2012 9:21:54 AM PDT by Wagonboy (STOP GLOBAL WHINING!)
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To: texaschick

I watch it...like it...I think the evil queen/mayor is hot!


3 posted on 05/14/2012 9:25:07 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: texaschick

I watch it every week with my 10 year old, and we both love the way they’ve not only brought the fairy tale characters to life, but have shown the back story in how the characters came to be, etc.

I think it’s a great show and whoever thought of it, and created the story lines, has great imagination.

I can’t wait for next season.


4 posted on 05/14/2012 9:28:38 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: texaschick

I don’t need to watch make believe shows about fairy tale nightmares when I can simply turn on the news and see the absolutely unbelievable happening in realtime before my very eyes.


5 posted on 05/14/2012 9:38:44 AM PDT by douginthearmy (Obamagebra: 1 job + 1 hope + 1 change = 0 jobs + 0 hope)
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To: texaschick
Unique Show!

Definitely different than the standard fare
We've been recording them

6 posted on 05/14/2012 9:39:37 AM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: texaschick
Great show. I stopped watching because I missed 3 early episodes so I want to wait to see if I can catch in syndication on my PVR after the season ends.
7 posted on 05/14/2012 9:40:26 AM PDT by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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To: Gaffer

the family watches, i watch only because the evil queen is hot


8 posted on 05/14/2012 9:40:49 AM PDT by wny
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To: Lucky9teen
...they’ve not only brought the fairy tale characters to life, but have shown the back story in how the characters came to be, etc....

The wife and I both enjoy this show. Thought it very inventive how the dwarfs get their name. I can go along with pretty much all the characters' back story, but I have to draw the line with Red (Red Riding Hood). Red as a werewolf? Nope. I'm not buying it.

9 posted on 05/14/2012 9:40:59 AM PDT by cuz_it_aint_their_money (Romney = a paler shade of Obama.)
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To: texaschick

I watch it - clever show!


10 posted on 05/14/2012 9:46:34 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: Lucky9teen

I completely agree!! It’s so nice to see a show with an imagination and something different. You knew when the dragon was slain that was not the end of the story:o)


11 posted on 05/14/2012 9:48:00 AM PDT by mtnwmn (Liberalism leads to Socialism)
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To: mtnwmn

I did.....once upon a time. Sorry had to do it. : )


12 posted on 05/14/2012 9:49:48 AM PDT by In God I trust
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To: texaschick

No.

But I remember Dan Fogelberg’s “Once Upon A Time”.

Sorry to put this thread in to the ditch...

CA....


13 posted on 05/14/2012 9:53:22 AM PDT by Chances Are (Seems I've found that silly grin again....)
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To: texaschick

I watch it with our two boys and all three of us like it.


14 posted on 05/14/2012 9:53:41 AM PDT by scripter ("You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body." - C.S. Lewis)
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To: texaschick

Been watching it all season, and love it too! Haven’t seen the season finale yet, but plan to do it this evening. Looking forward to Season 2 as well.


15 posted on 05/14/2012 10:04:37 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: texaschick

I watch it and Grimm.

Both are interesting takes on their subjects.

Glad to see Lana Parrilla in a series that got renewed for a 2nd season. Swingtown and Miami Medical didn’t.


16 posted on 05/14/2012 10:04:44 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Sam Gamgee
Joing Hulus plus - free for 1 week and watch any episodes you missed. I just got done watching 1 through 11 because we didn't save them we have the rest of the season DVR'd.

We love the show you can tell the LOST guys are writing it. It will be interesting to see what season 2 is all about. Rumplestiltskin and Regina will get their powers back. Should be some good battles. I don't think there are 2 sets of characters. I think just when Charming and Snow decide to take back the kingdom is when the curse was broken and they are all in Storybrook but know who they are.

17 posted on 05/14/2012 10:23:04 AM PDT by MomwithHope (Buy and read Ameritopia by Mark Levin!)
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To: scripter

We watch it with our boys too. Another show we really enjoy together is “The Middle”. It just feels so nice to watch something as a family. Usually there are shows the kids like that we as parents have to stomach, just to make sure what they are watching is appropriate. On the flip side, there are a lot of shows that my husband and I watch that we would NEVER watch with the kids. But this show takes me back to watching “the Carol Burnette Show” on Saturday nights with my family and having a wonderful time doing it.


18 posted on 05/14/2012 10:36:53 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: texaschick

I’ve only sat through a few of Obama’s speeches...but, upon realizing they were all fairy tales, I quit....


19 posted on 05/14/2012 10:46:15 AM PDT by G Larry (Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society's understanding)
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To: Lucky9teen
. . they’ve not only brought the fairy tale characters to life . .

I like the fact the characters are nicely complex. To me, the most creative thing about the series is how they've taken one-dimensional storybook characters who were filling a story role to make a simple point (not to represent 'real' people) and made them 'real'.

The good guys have weaknesses. The bad guys have some good qualities. The enemy of my enemy is not necessarily my friend because there are more than two sides.

My biggest complaint about most of the series was that the episodes were largely 'downers' without any humor or hope. And yes, I know the nature of the underlying 'curse' was that all the 'happy endings' were taken away, but the stories could still have some humor in them. Hitchcock did it all the time.

But overall we keep watching. Seeing new depth in stories that we've all known for a long time is a sign of respectable creativity.
20 posted on 05/14/2012 10:56:08 AM PDT by Phlyer
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To: Wagonboy
Yup! My wife loves these evening soaps.

Gives me time to browse FR and other conservative sites.

;^)

21 posted on 05/14/2012 11:00:02 AM PDT by sonofagun (Some think my cynicism grows with age. I like to think of it as wisdom!)
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To: MomwithHope; Sam Gamgee

The whole first season will be available on dvd by August 28, 2012.

And yes, the storyline is interesting. They’re borrowing some basic ideas from CS Lewis. A wardrobe after all. A small hint, I believe, that they understand Lewis’ larger point about the real things embedded in mythology.

Now that Emma is “in,” next season could easily devolve into a childish dungeons and dragons game writ large, and that would be bad. I hope they stay with the theme of true love as the supreme subversive power. Gold’s take on this point is very interesting, and exquisitely cynical. I wonder how “redemption” will work for him, or Regina, or whether they will allow that some just never get it, which here in “Real Land,” seems to be the case.


22 posted on 05/14/2012 11:26:09 AM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: Gaffer

I’d hit her too!


23 posted on 05/14/2012 11:31:16 AM PDT by Renegade
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To: texaschick

I used to like that and Grimm (NBC) before I got rid of my cable TV. Now I just have Netflix.


24 posted on 05/14/2012 11:35:25 AM PDT by gattaca (Great things can be accomplished if you don't care who gets the credit. Ronald Reagan)
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To: TomGuy

We also watch Grimm & OAUT. They are the ONLY TV shows I watch and I love both of them.


25 posted on 05/14/2012 11:43:00 AM PDT by Preachin' (I stand with many voters who will never vote for a pro abortion candidate.)
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To: marstegreg
I've never heard of The Middle and just looked it up on Hulu.com. Apparently (according to the comments) hulu stopped carrying new episodes.

I also watch Eureka, Merlin and Touch with our boys, although if Touch throws in another gay or lesbian story we'll stop watching it.

26 posted on 05/14/2012 12:01:01 PM PDT by scripter ("You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body." - C.S. Lewis)
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To: texaschick
Yes, I'm hooked as a viewer but don't recognize Rose Red or The Huntsman.

Regards,
GtG

27 posted on 05/14/2012 12:50:40 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: Gaffer
I watch it...like it...I think the evil queen/mayor is hot!

It's always a big clue when pleasure is used for programming. It almost always means the reality it represents anything but pleasure...


28 posted on 05/14/2012 12:59:03 PM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: Gandalf_The_Gray
PS I think Rose Red is Little Red Riding hood but my wife insists that she is an altogether different character.

G

29 posted on 05/14/2012 1:00:59 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: texaschick

I Watch it, its not the greatest program on TV, but its good.


30 posted on 05/14/2012 1:15:43 PM PDT by Paradox (I want Obama defeated. Period.)
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To: MomwithHope

-—We love the show you can tell the LOST guys are writing it.-——

OK, now you have my attention. Those guys should be national heroes for writing LOST. We’re about 2/3 the way through, watching it on Netflix. Best series ever.


31 posted on 05/14/2012 1:17:27 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: texaschick

Hubby & I watch this & Grimm. I really like them both but Grimm is my favorite. I love Monroe!


32 posted on 05/14/2012 1:45:47 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant...better left unstirred.-PG Wodehouse)
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To: gattaca

Actually, I think Once Upon a Time is the perfect show to watch back to back on Netflix. It’s too easy to miss what’s going on and who’s who when watching it once a week.


33 posted on 05/14/2012 3:34:57 PM PDT by texaschick
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To: cuz_it_aint_their_money

What I thought was funny about that was how Red, who turns out was the big bad wolf, had a boyfriend named Peter. Peter and the Wolf! Props to the writers for that one!


34 posted on 05/14/2012 3:39:51 PM PDT by texaschick
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To: sonofagun

Time well spent on both parts!


35 posted on 05/14/2012 3:43:13 PM PDT by texaschick
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To: scripter

The Middle is on ABC Wednesday at 8 or 830. It is a typical family with typical family problems. It’s a comedy so it is pretty fun to watch.


36 posted on 05/14/2012 3:48:45 PM PDT by marstegreg
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To: scripter

The Middle is on ABC Wednesday at 8 or 830. It is a typical family with typical family problems. It’s a comedy so it is pretty fun to watch.


37 posted on 05/14/2012 3:49:08 PM PDT by marstegreg
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To: texaschick
Yep, watch it and Grimm. Didn't care for Grimm at first but it grew on me.

I was worried that they would not be able to keep things going on OUAT. It would have been hard to keep going with no major victories for the good guys. The way they did the season final put that to rest. A major victory that came through a unexpected twist and before there can be much rejoicing a new major danger erupts.

Bravo!

38 posted on 05/14/2012 4:09:06 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (In most cases, revenge is not a good thing. In other cases, it's the only thing.)
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To: texaschick

i like it,it is very clever!
I think it was created by 2 former LOST writers.


39 posted on 05/16/2012 11:04:42 AM PDT by mom4kittys (See you in another life, brotha)
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