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Re: Once Upon A Time (Series) - anyone watch it?
« Reply #80 on: October 18, 2012, 06:27:31 AM »
I first saw him in the movie Cry_Wolf, and also watched 24, he was briefly in the last season of that. And the show My Generation he was in a few years ago, which didn't last long. I sometimes watch PLL but didn't really get into it enough to be a regular viewer--kind of odd as it generally seems like a show I'd enjoy. I wanted it to be a good guilty pleasure view but it didn't quite end up being what I was looking for.

Vampire Diaries on the other hand ended up totally being that show. :)

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Re: Once Upon A Time (Series) - anyone watch it?
« Reply #81 on: October 18, 2012, 11:04:57 AM »
I love OUAT, PLL and Vampire Diaries.  my newest guilty pleasure is Chicago Fire, which has Jesse Spencer (Robert Chase from House MD) and Taylor Kinney (Mason Lockwood from The Vampire Diaries) in it.

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Re: Once Upon A Time (Series) - anyone watch it?
« Reply #82 on: October 22, 2012, 11:51:01 AM »
I love this show, but does anyone else feel like the writers are kind of like "What do we do with Regina?" now that things in Storybrook have changed?

I felt like.... last week's episode, they were focusing a lot on Henry's relationship with Charming and what they needed to focus on instead was Regina's relationship with Charming or Regina's trying to earn the trust of Henry. In fact, the most important scene from last week's episode -- I felt -- was when Regina told Charming about Henry taking her keys and the fact that she has a gigantic secret vault full of human hearts. Kind of a key event, don't you think? And it's the one scene we heard about instead of seeing.

Other than though, I'm still totally in love with this show.
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Re: Once Upon A Time (Series) - anyone watch it?
« Reply #83 on: October 22, 2012, 05:35:20 PM »
I love this show, but does anyone else feel like the writers are kind of like "What do we do with Regina?" now that things in Storybrook have changed?

I would disagree: Regina is and has always been intended to be ultimately the lovable, relatable villain. We get filled in on her backstory, why she's done everything she's done, and a character arc gets thrown her way---and bam! Instant audience empathy. :P To that end, Regina is still being Regina and demonstrating that she still has more character growth to go through, etc., etc. (Though I haven't seen the latest episode, so I could be way off and they could have done something crazy that just completely turns her around in the meantime. :P C'est la vie.)
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Re: Once Upon A Time (Series) - anyone watch it?
« Reply #84 on: October 22, 2012, 06:09:16 PM »
I can imagine that scene with Regina & Charming was written, filmed, etc, but got cut for sake of keeping the episode within its time limit.

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Re: Once Upon A Time (Series) - anyone watch it?
« Reply #85 on: October 26, 2012, 11:23:52 PM »
I can imagine that scene with Regina & Charming was written, filmed, etc, but got cut for sake of keeping the episode within its time limit.
I can imagine that too, but I think they cut the wrong scene. Of the entire sequence of events in that episode, the one that was the biggest game-changing moment for Storybrook was *that* scene when Regina went to Charming for help, and where she was absolutely honest with Charming for Henry's sake, and where Charming believed her. Of all the scenes to cut in that episode, I don't think that was the right one.

I can sort of see where you're coming from, Delling, but at the same time.... we just had an episode where she was in like, what, two scenes? Followed by an episode where she was in exactly none. It's not that she's not lovable or relatable, it's just that she's not doing anything.
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Re: Once Upon A Time (Series) - anyone watch it?
« Reply #86 on: October 29, 2012, 11:07:08 AM »
I really wish this episode was a bit longer since it seemed so rushed.  The story with Daniel felt a bit shoehorned though the back story with Rumple, Jefferson and Regina was very well done.

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Re: Once Upon A Time (Series) - anyone watch it?
« Reply #87 on: November 13, 2012, 09:00:48 AM »
I do think they had an awful lot of story for one episode.... but it certainly absolved my complaints about not knowing what to do with Regina. :P

(Posted on: October 30, 2012, 07:35:34 PM)


Did anyone else notice that they did it again last night? Had a scene where David and Regina worked together but never showed that scene to us?
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Re: Once Upon A Time (Series) - anyone watch it?
« Reply #88 on: November 13, 2012, 09:07:06 AM »
I do think they had an awful lot of story for one episode.... but it certainly absolved my complaints about not knowing what to do with Regina. :P

(Posted on: October 30, 2012, 07:35:34 PM)


Did anyone else notice that they did it again last night? Had a scene where David and Regina worked together but never showed that scene to us?

Haven't watched it yet, but they are obviously having an affair. :P

Actually other options include:
...the actors just don't like each other :P
...the writers really aren't sure how to write the two of them interacting given their history
...Regina is actually passing herself off as David through magic or mind-controlling him
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Re: Once Upon A Time (Series) - anyone watch it?
« Reply #89 on: November 13, 2012, 10:37:37 PM »
I'm sure it's the second one -- or perhaps more likely, the writers actually don't want to advance the relationship between David and Regina yet, but they need them to be cooperating for Henry so they're hoping to gloss over it by not showing it. After all, when we did see them together in the episode last week, they were still very much at odds.
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Re: Once Upon A Time (Series) - anyone watch it?
« Reply #90 on: January 13, 2013, 08:12:59 PM »
I just started the show. I'm 7 or 8 episodes in. I'm not sure what I think of Regina. People say she gets more likable but I'm not sure I'll get there. She's done some horrible stuff.
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Re: Once Upon A Time (Series) - anyone watch it?
« Reply #91 on: January 13, 2013, 08:34:50 PM »
First, let me say that you'll love Once Upon A Time; it really is that good of a show. I won't spoil anything about the later episodes or about Regina's backstory, but there is more to her than just cold-bloodedness. It gets so much better (and it's already fantastic in so many ways) and exciting, and the plot really thickens later on.
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Re: Once Upon A Time (Series) - anyone watch it?
« Reply #92 on: February 22, 2013, 08:01:15 PM »
Indeed, just as dark-daventry says, the plot thickens greatly.... Without spoilers, I gotta say this last episode brought plot threads together in such a great way, raising some new questions as to where things will go from there.

Just wish they'd stop with the two week between episode delays! LOL

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