Once Upon A Time Lets Hook Be The Hero. He Fails.

Last night, Once Upon a Time revealed what Hook was up to during the "lost year." Turns out, it was absolutely nothing at all. But Once Upon A Time feeds on nothing, this show devours it. This is a show that runs simply on the fact that we all really like Disney cosplay. A lot. Which is why they brought the Little… » 4/15/14 12:12am 4/15/14 12:12am

Once Upon A Time says, "Fuck it, let's just reboot everything again"

When this show isn't needlessly sending its characters on easily accomplished errands every week, then it's rebooting the whole fucking series. You know what was truly, deeply exciting about this series when it started? Fairy-tale characters dealing with human issues on Earth. What ever happened to that idea? » 12/09/13 3:21pm 12/09/13 3:21pm

Once Upon A Time just shattered our hearts into a million pieces

This was a fantastic episode of Once Upon A Time. Fantastic. What has this series been doing with this season? Can we have Jane Espenson write ALL OF THE EPISODES for the rest of the season please? And in other news, I am now officially dead inside. » 10/14/13 4:19pm 10/14/13 4:19pm

Once Upon A Time's season finale sets a course for total lunacy

Last night's Once Upon A Time finale would have made more sense if someone had written in a giant, lightning farting pegasus, who swooped in and shat out the "failsafe" gemstone. But instead, the series just invented a bunch of randomly convenient ways to fix its problems. On the plus side, we got to meet Peter Pan. » 5/13/13 6:48pm 5/13/13 6:48pm

Congratulations Once Upon A Time, you have created the most horrifying …

Last night Once Upon A Time centered its storyline around a fully wooden grown-up Pinocchio. See, after he was done having sex and drinking in Phuket (something only rotten people do) Pinocchio's curse caught up to him, and now he is a creature that is ENTIRELY MADE OUT OF WOOD. There are no words, there is only… » 3/25/13 4:38pm 3/25/13 4:38pm

At last, Once Upon a Time uses fairytale tropes to rip out your heart

Another triumph for Once Upon a Time last night. Can we just stop spending the budget on silly fairy crap, and keep focusing on better writing? For the first time in two years, Once did something we've always wanted to see on screen: Demonstrate how broken the fairytale mindset of good vs. evil truly is. Spoilers… » 3/18/13 4:57pm 3/18/13 4:57pm

Once Upon A Time might be the most frustrating TV show I've ever watched

Goodness gracious, Once Upon A Time — what the heck am I going to do with you? Last night showcased the very best and the very worst of this entire series. Each scene of this latest episode is so inconsistent in tone, character direction and common sense, it drowns out all the great stuff going on in the background. » 2/11/13 10:11pm 2/11/13 10:11pm