March 15, 2015 at 9:44 pm #298667
What did you think of the Mal and Regina first meeting? Did it play out like you thought? What went down between Mal and Stefan?
(and when was this all supposed to take place?)[adrotate group="5"]"He was a lot of things to me" "The only conclusion was love"March 16, 2015 at 8:19 am #298735
So I really disliked the flashbacks. They didn’t give me any indication of who Mal or her history with Stefan. It felt like we were entering in the middle of the story with no one bothering to explain anything to us. While OUAT often uses in media res, they also at least try to clue you in to what happened. before. Everything was emotionally disconnected because I couldn’t understand any of the emotions since there was no story.
And wow. Stefan was horribly under used. I got no sense of who he is either. Just some king who happens to ride upon Mal and Regina and just the right moment."He was a lot of things to me" "The only conclusion was love"March 16, 2015 at 8:30 am #298737PheeParticipant
This look into Maleficent’s history was utterly underwhelming, (wonder if there was more stuff shot that ended up on the cutting room floor). We’ve waited a long time to see their version of the Sleeping Beauty story, and that’s all we get? Seriously?March 16, 2015 at 3:31 pm #298785PriceofMagicParticipant
Underwhelming is the right word. I don’t see why Regina would still have trouble learning magic at this stage of the game. (On the flipside, it justifies Zelena’s freak out that Rumple would choose Regina over her since Zelena was clearly the better student).
I liked Mal’s outfit and hair in flashback when she’s getting high. I wish she’d rediscovered her purpose on her own though. I dislike it when a character’s “greatness” as we know them is only because they met a certain character in their life. It approaches Mary Sue territory. Anna was the Mary Sue of 4A, I hope they don’t make Regina one in 4B.
All magic comes with a price!Keeper of FelixMarch 16, 2015 at 6:42 pm #298825
when she’s getting high
This bothers me so much. I have no problem with drugs on TV but an 8pm Disney show that keeps getting the label Family Show? Eek"He was a lot of things to me" "The only conclusion was love"March 16, 2015 at 7:35 pm #298837regalmailzParticipant
I loved their dynamics and I – unlike pretty much everyone else here 😀 – didn’t find their dialogue in the past awkward at all. Have to agree about the queer baiting but so what… The intensity in Mal was wonderful. And I even liked her down-on-luck look. But it is so weird for me to understand that heavy drinking would be something QoD would do for fun, though it was hinted in Mal’s semi-drunken flashback.
So I am eagerly expecting more of Mal and Regina’s intense moments ; )March 16, 2015 at 7:40 pm #298839SlurpeezParticipant
This bothers me so much. I have no problem with drugs on TV but an 8pm Disney show that keeps getting the label Family Show? Eek
That is exactly what I thought. “Toadstools” is what stoned Mal called the diluted sleeping spell. While it might go over a 5-year-old’s head, an intelligent 12-year-old might catch on. This show really isn’t kid-friendly, at all. Adultery, excessive binge drinking and now drugs on a show that supposedly the entire family can watch together? I mean, no. Just no.
"That’s how you know you’ve really got a home. When you leave it, there’s this feeling that you can’t shake. You just miss it." Neal CassidyMarch 16, 2015 at 9:03 pm #298851TheWatcherParticipant
It felt like they were setting up the history between Stefan, Mal, and Briar. Like we would eventually see that story unfold in a later episode. Idk if we ever will but that’s what it felt like to me.
I loved Mal’s dress and hair. It bothered me more that she put on the exact same horns and dress that she has been wearing all season when she finally got her mind right. Like really guys? You mean to tell me this is the only “going out” dress Maleficent has? -___- maybe I am just tired of that dress now, but I think they need to change it up. Regina always had a different look, I want Mal to have just as awesome a wardrobe. Not the same thing.
The whole toadstool drug thing… I actually found it pretty humorous. I know a lot of you may not like it but it seems like something they would do on Shrek. Something the kids wont really “get” but the older people would. I don’t think Once gets labeled as a “kids show”. I mean Regina called Urusla a B-word a few episodes ago. But that’s besides the point.
Anyway, I liked the flashbacks except for the bad cgi dragon (I liked the one that appeared in S1 better). The history between Regina/Mal was…actually kind of a let down. It was good, just not what I was expecting.
"I could have the giant duck as my steed!" --Daniel Radcliffe
Keeper Of Tamara's Taser , Jafar's Staff, Kitsis’s Glasses , Ariel’s Tail, Dopey's Hat , Peter Pan’s Shadow, Outfit, & Pied Cloak,Red Queen's Castle, White Rabbit's Power To World Hop, Zelena's BroomStick, & ALL MAGICMarch 16, 2015 at 9:19 pm #298856
I don’t think Once gets labeled as a “kids show”.
Kids Show = / = Family show"He was a lot of things to me" "The only conclusion was love"March 16, 2015 at 9:40 pm #298861MatthewPaulModerator
For the record, this episode was rated TVPG-V, which I’m guessing is what all or most episodes are rated.
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