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#27 Dec 21 2011 at 2:33 PM Rating: Good
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Grimm seemed more like just another detective show with a fairy-tale twist.
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#28 Dec 21 2011 at 5:35 PM Rating: Good
Yeah, which made the show interesting and kinda cool, but really not all that different from every other detective show out there.
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#29 Jan 17 2012 at 7:17 PM Rating: Good
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Both shows have started up again, in case anyone missed it.

I think Once Upon a Time has shown two episodes so far. One on 1/8 and one on 1/15. I watched them both On Demand today, since I didn't even realize it started on 1/8. I don't watch many shows on ABC or NBC, so I miss when these shows start up since I don't ever see ads for them on other networks. I was happy with the episodes though, but there was one little bit near the end of the last episode that confused me: Mary and Emma were talking on the bed about Emma's parents. Emma mentions Henry's crazy ideas about her parents. Mary asks what they are, and is surprised when she is told Henry thinks Snow White (Mary) is Emma's mother. Didn't this already come up between the two of them before Emma moved in with Mary? Or was that a conversation with someone else, maybe between Emma and Graham? For some reason I remember Mary being involved in the talk though... I could be (probably) wrong.

Grimm started up on Friday, with an episode featuring an Ogre. I thought it was pretty good. I do like the character Monroe. It'll be interesting to see what the next episode does with him, the preview said something about some creatures showing up with a warning for Monroe (He's getting too 'Buddy Buddy' with that Grimm). I think Grimm's overall story is definitely moving slower than Once Upon a Time, and is stuck in the "Let's make interesting things to do with the fairy tale creatures."-mode rather than "Let's explore the boss and his role in all of this."-mode.
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#31 Feb 13 2012 at 7:49 AM Rating: Good
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I liked last nights episode. Rumps gf hidden away in the mayors dungeon certainly adds an interesting twist. Smiley: grin
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#32 Feb 13 2012 at 9:55 PM Rating: Good
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I liked last nights episode. Rumps gf hidden away in the mayors dungeon certainly adds an interesting twist. Smiley: grin


The Queen and Rump finally acknowledging their knowledge of the past life makes a pretty interesting direction. I liked the twist on Beauty and the Beast.
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#33 Feb 16 2012 at 10:41 PM Rating: Good
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I liked the twist on Beauty and the Beast.


You know, I didn't at first. But by the end, I was digging it.
#34 Feb 17 2012 at 6:19 PM Rating: Good
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I want to like Once upon a time, heck it's filmed in the next town over but everytime i sit down to watch it, I keep thinking this would be so much better if it was Fables by Bill Willingham.
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#35 Mar 14 2012 at 10:10 PM Rating: Good
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I'm finding Once Upon A Time is dipping slightly in my rankings, and Grimm has increased. The last few episodes of Grimm I've found really fun. It helps that the fire dancer was hot too. I think this week's episode of Grimm is the season finale?

I'm not liking Emma's character in Once Upon A Time. As a whole the series is fine, and I still want to watch it and find out what's going on, but the writing for her character just seems off. The interactions between her and the town, between the Mayor, Emma, Emma's son. The whole thing with the embezzlement scam and the Mayor was just poorly done. It all just seems wrong given her position.
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#36 Mar 16 2012 at 8:06 AM Rating: Good
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I've not been watching Grimm, but Once Upon A Time is dropping in my ratings too. It seems like they're now just attempting to stretch the storyline to get more episodes out of it.

Emma has probably been my least favorite character from the start and that's not really changed with time. Her circumstances are just so unbelievable - even for a fairytale.

It's time to finish the story.
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#38 Apr 29 2012 at 1:05 PM Rating: Good
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Best. Grimm. Ever.


Monroe: When sending these guys a message...two heads are better than one. Smiley: laugh
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#39 Apr 29 2012 at 1:12 PM Rating: Good
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Monroe: When sending these guys a message...two heads are better than one. Smiley: laugh


But how did Monroe and Nick know what address to send the package to?
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#40 Apr 29 2012 at 1:39 PM Rating: Good
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The One and Only Poldaran wrote:
Best. Grimm. Ever.


Monroe: When sending these guys a message...two heads are better than one. Smiley: laugh


But how did Monroe and Nick know what address to send the package to?
I was wondering that myself.

Edit: The only satisfactory answers I can come up with are contacting the reapers isn't too difficult(something most wessen know how to do) or the reapers had something on them that led to him finding a way.


Edited, Apr 30th 2012 1:26am by Poldaran
#41 Apr 30 2012 at 4:50 AM Rating: Good
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I discovered Once Upon a Time a few weeks ago, and Grimm just a few days ago. I've just watched the one Grimm so far. I've watched maybe 14-18 Once Upon a Times. I don't mind them stretching the story. I like Emma the central character a lot. But there have been so many depressing episodes in a row I'm on a break. At the start there were rewards from the story as the curse had tiny breaks in it, like the very first flowers after snow. But at the moment the Evil Queen is just winning again and again and again with no further little rewards to balance the depressing.

They could go forever if there was just more itty bitty happy things happening along side the defeats.
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#42 May 13 2012 at 3:10 AM Rating: Good
It gets better Ari, you should start watching again. Season finale is tonight, I'm so excited! Can't wait to see what happens.
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#43 May 13 2012 at 2:22 PM Rating: Good
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It gets better Ari, you should start watching again. Season finale is tonight, I'm so excited! Can't wait to see what happens.


Season finale of Grimm is next week Friday. Nick tells his girlfriend the truth. I miss Monroe's girlfriend, she hasn't been in the last few episodes. I thought he would have contacted her about his bigfoot friend before Nick. Unless I missed something in the last few episodes and they had a falling out?

Once Upon a Time has become a bit more interesting. Henry eating the apple, I'm curious if they are going to keep him in a near-death coma at the end of the season, or if they are going to wake him up. I'm sure the Queen knows the secret to waking him, but being as it's magical, she probably won't have access to it in this world. If they do wake him up, I'm curious how they are going to keep Emma from believing. I don't imagine they will make her believe 100% this season. Seems like having her believe will equal the end of the story.
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#44 May 13 2012 at 2:37 PM Rating: Good
I disagree Tirith. I think having her believe is the beginning of the fight to break the curse. They've specifically said over and over that Emma is the key to ending the curse, but they haven't said what she has to do to end it. Her believing is the first step, after that she has to figure out what she needs to do to break the curse. I imagine they're going to stretch the whole "true love's kiss" thing to include parental love, and make the queen choose between losing Henry forever, and giving up the curse, because obviously if she admits that the apple was poisoned, she admits that she is the queen and it'll make it that much easier for Emma to break the curse. I think only a kiss from Emma will break the poison apple spell, because Henry doesn't love the queen back, because he knows who she really is. I do believe that she loves him, but for it to be "true love" it has to go both ways. That's my theory anyways.
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#45 May 13 2012 at 2:55 PM Rating: Good
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I disagree Tirith. I think having her believe is the beginning of the fight to break the curse. They've specifically said over and over that Emma is the key to ending the curse, but they haven't said what she has to do to end it. Her believing is the first step, after that she has to figure out what she needs to do to break the curse. I imagine they're going to stretch the whole "true love's kiss" thing to include parental love, and make the queen choose between losing Henry forever, and giving up the curse, because obviously if she admits that the apple was poisoned, she admits that she is the queen and it'll make it that much easier for Emma to break the curse. I think only a kiss from Emma will break the poison apple spell, because Henry doesn't love the queen back, because he knows who she really is. I do believe that she loves him, but for it to be "true love" it has to go both ways. That's my theory anyways.


I don't think the Queen's love for Henry is true. She loved her father, Henry. She sacrificed him, and now her son Henry is merely something to fill that void. What she has for him may be love, but I don't think it'd count as a "true love" for the whole fairy tale curse thing, even if Henry didn't hate her.

I still don't think they'll end this season with her believing. I do think if he does wake this season, it will be Emma's doing, but I can't see her going "omg, it's all true" in this one episode. She will hate the Queen even more, but will probably just assume non-magical poisoning because the Queen hates her as well.

Of course, I think that is more logical given her current state of mind, but the writers have been known to swing her attitude and actions one way or the other to fit the whims of where they want to bring the story rather than stay with a consistent character. I still don't care for Emma's character too much. She seems to be the wild card that the writers can do anything they want with to put the story where they want it. Henry I like, and the Queen does a good job, Rump and Pinocchio are good. Emma just isn't a very well written character.
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#46 May 13 2012 at 6:08 PM Rating: Good
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Once Upon a Time Season Finale Spoilers:
Ok, so it proves me wrong in the first three minutes. Who could have guessed touching the book would make her a believer and the Queen would admit it all within three minutes.

Believed = Curse broken.

I really didn't expect Rump to bring magic to this world. Seems that Rumpelstiltskin's true love is still Magic, even with Belle being back. He used the essence to bring Magic to the world. I'm really not sure what to expect next season.


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#47 May 14 2012 at 1:08 AM Rating: Good
****, I wasn't actually expecting to be that right lol. I'm not a fan of how the curse got broken. Really? All she had to do was believe and tell Henry she loved him? That seems way too easy. Maybe killing Maleficent had something to do with it too, who knows? Even still though. I figured there'd be some trick to it. Oh well, other than that I really liked how the episode went (aside from August/Pinocchio dying. Sad face). I wasn't expecting the magic thing either. That really blew me out of the water.

Actually, maybe Emma only broke the curse half way. I figured that once the curse was broken, everyone would be back in fairy tale land, not stuck here in the real world. So maybe there is something more that has to be done for Storybrooke to turn back into the magical world. That'd be a neat plot twist. And having magic being brought into the real world, gives both Rumpy and the Queen a lot more power than they had before, which will make it even more difficult for them to get the rest of the curse broken.
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#48 May 19 2012 at 11:37 AM Rating: Good
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Holy crap. Nick's mom is alive.
#49 May 19 2012 at 1:31 PM Rating: Good
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Holy crap. Nick's mom is alive.


I was wondering when they were going to bring the blonde witch back.
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#50 May 19 2012 at 11:53 PM Rating: Good
Who's Nick?
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#51 May 20 2012 at 2:28 AM Rating: Good
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Who's Nick?
Ultimately unnecessary spoiler:The main character from Grimm.
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