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Old 2011-10-24, 07:26 PM   #1
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Did anyone watch this last night?
I really had no idea what to expect, but I was completely drawn into it and thought it was extremely well done. And the visuals (of Fairy-tale-land) were absolutely gorgeous.

I knew it had hooked me when I was wishing just as hard as the little boy for what happened in the last shot, and had a tear in my eye when it did (yeah I'm a total suck lol).

I'll definitely keep watching, and hope they're able to keep the wonder alive so I don't end up disappointed.
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Old 2011-10-24, 07:59 PM   #2
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I've been anticipating this since seeing trailers for it a few months back. I was quite impressed with the pilot as well. I definitely agree with you that the shots of Fairytale land were awesome, and I think they handled the back-and-forth between Fairytale land and the real world very well.

Can't wait until next Sunday.
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Old 2011-10-24, 11:35 PM   #3
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I can't see it lasting more than 4 episodes.
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Old 2011-10-25, 12:27 AM   #4
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Get rid of Tinkerbell, Jiminy Cricket and anything not from a Grimm Fairytale (come to think of it, that includes Gepetto and Pinocchio) and it may last a bit longer.
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Old 2011-10-25, 12:36 PM   #5
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I found it visually really hard to watch

the CGI portions really looked poor to me, and distracted from Zoey
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Old 2011-10-25, 03:39 PM   #6
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Its first episode rating:

FOX: World Series Game 4, Cardinals-Rangers (13.99 million, 8.4/13)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time" premiere (12.8 million, 7.4/11)
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" - Saints-Colts (11.3 million, 7.1/11)
CBS: "The Amazing Race" (9.9 million, 6.1/9)
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Old 2012-05-14, 04:25 PM   #7
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Get rid of Tinkerbell,
What Tinkerbell? There was no Tinkerbell all season as far as I could tell. ?
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Old 2012-05-15, 10:18 PM   #8
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When the Blue Fairy ("bubbled" I call her) first appeared some thought she was Tinkerbell, because the closed captions said something "Tknling bells".

My full comment was:

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Get rid of Tinkerbell, Jiminy Cricket and anything not from a Grimm Fairytale (come to think of it, that includes Gepetto and Pinocchio) and it may last a bit longer.
Interesting how Pinocchio turned out to be one of the better characters there. But I can still do without the fairy and the cricket, and Gepetto server no real purpose, really.
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Old 2013-11-05, 06:22 PM   #9
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Anyone still watching this? I think the show has really improved over the seasons as it has gone on. There are quite a few likeable characters.

And boy o boy, is Peter Pan a little bastard!
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Old 2013-11-06, 02:04 AM   #10
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Inzane we dialed by the other nite and saw the Little Mermaid and Ursala, what the &%$$^ do they have to do with Snow White and her friends??? Or Peter pan either???
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Old 2013-11-06, 09:45 AM   #11
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Inzane we dialed by the other nite and saw the Little Mermaid and Ursala, what the &%$$^ do they have to do with Snow White and her friends??? Or Peter pan either???
That was stated quite early in the series - the magic is drawing in characters from all over the place, way beyond the intended.

Laying the groundwork for this series to continue, I guess.....
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Old 2013-11-06, 11:29 AM   #12
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Inzane we dialed by the other nite and saw the Little Mermaid and Ursala, what the &%$$^ do they have to do with Snow White and her friends??? Or Peter pan either???
Umm.... you don't watch the show do you?

The show is a mix of a whole bunch of fairy tales and story properties:
Snow white
cinderella
sleeping beauty
little red riding hood
Rumplestiltskin (and whatever fairy tale he comes from... I forget)
Beauty & the Beast
Alice in Wonderland
Peter Pan
Robin Hood
Mulan
Frankenstein
The Pied Piper
... and a whole crapload more.

You need to just roll with it.
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Old 2013-11-06, 11:34 AM   #13
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Inzane we dialed by the other nite and saw the Little Mermaid and Ursala, what the &%$$^ do they have to do with Snow White and her friends??? Or Peter pan either???
If you had followed the show, you would understand. Those are characters living in one of two worlds (Enchanted Forest and Neverland) from whom fairy tales were written about in our world, but for the most part are nothing like the fairy tales. Even Merlin and Excalibur were mentioned briefly in the show.
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Old 2013-11-06, 12:47 PM   #14
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Those are characters living in one of two worlds (Enchanted Forest and Neverland)
It's getting hard to keep track of. There are at least three character worlds - the two you mentioned plus Wonderland (where the queen of hearts resided), as well as our world. So that's 4, but I think they've depicted more (e.g. Frankenstein) or at least eluded to them.
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Old 2013-11-06, 12:49 PM   #15
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You're right... I forgot about Wonderland.
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