Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Once Upon a Time...

The girls in our family have been watching the show Once Upon A Time on Netflix. Some very good episodes. Some bad. But we like it. It's about a fictional town Storybrook where the town folk are all fairytale characters stuck there because of a spell back when the Evil Queen got pissed at Snow White. And the modern day people don't know they are actually fairy tale characters except a little boy named Henry (adopted by Evil Queen), the Evil Queen and Rumplestiltskin. We have decided the heroine is often the dumbest blonde on TV. She got elected town sheriff and she's ridiculously bad and falls for or unknowingly goes along with every plot the Evil Queen comes up with. Anyhow, in the episode last night (not one of the better ones) we had the hardest time figuring out which fairy tale characters were highlighted, because as it turns out....they weren't fairy tale characters. What?! They were the Mad Hatter and Alice in Wonderland. And they gave the Mad Hatter horrible motivation for why he made a deal with the Evil Queen. Horrible. You know what horrible motivation did for me, the audience? Made me not care what happened to him. Or more of a, well, you brought it on yourself, buddy, attitude. It was actually a good lesson on GMC.

On writing: I thought the day was going to be another bust. It was slow going in the beginning, but then one character said something, just one thing that propelled the scene forward. Don't you love when that happens?

AWG:  DWC:1,537 TWC: 18,576

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