Once Upon A Time

Once Upon A Time S01/ Hat Trick and The Stable Boy

After tuning out for several weeks, I thought it was about time I checked back in with Once Upon A Time by taking a look at its latest offerings, Hat Trick and The Stable Boy. Hat Trick introduces us to the character of Jefferson, a Storybrooke resident Emma meets after she nearly runs him down

ONCE UPON A TIME – THE SHEPHERD (S01E06)

By Benjamin Matern I assume this episode was about the importance of free agency, but I really don’t know – it’s not as though all characters throughout the entire episode constantly referred to the importance of freedom of choice, no, we’re not that subtle in Storybrooke – or are we? Let’s save our breath and

ONCE UPON A TIME – THAT STILL SMALL VOICE (S01E05)

By Benjamin Matern I can’t quite remember the last time I wished on a star and a hot miniature version of a Latino supermodel with gigantic breasts came to my rescue. Lucky Jiminy Cricket – at least now that he’s 40 years old and still his parents’ slave there’s a tiny ray of hope. Jiminy

ONCE UPON A TIME – THE PRICE OF GOLD (S01E04)

By Benjamin Matern I admit: The opening scene is kinda cool. We find ourselves in the Cinderella story, the poor girl desperately longing to attend the fancy ball at the palace, but only in this version her fairy godmother gets blown to pieces by evil Rumpelstiltskin who instead makes her a princess (side note: what

ONCE UPON A TIME – SNOW FALLS (S01E03)

By Benjamin Matern Maybe it wasn’t my smartest move to watch this episode after an eight-hour-flight, suffering from jet lag and being awake for nearly 30 hours in the hope that it keeps me awake. I had to rewind several scenes because I was dozing off. Interestingly enough, I didn’t have that problem with the

ONCE UPON A TIME S01E02 / THE THING YOU LOVE MOST

By Ystyn Francis It is now over ten years since the idiot box seriously commenced challenging the silver screen. With the likes of 24 and The Sopranos paving the way, television not only became respectable but seriously challenged the quality of what cinema had to offer. During those infant years, it would appear that material

ONCE UPON A TIME – PILOT (S01E01)

By Benjamin Matern Growing up in Germany, the Grimm fairytales are just a big part of your childhood, it’s not only stories; it’s German cultural heritage passed on. What most people don’t know, however, is that many movie adaptations (particularly Disney versions) seldom reflect the dark, often cruel and frightening elements of the original stories.