Adaptation #53: Twice Upon a Fairytale

header053The Adaptation team rehashes their favorite and least favorite storylines from Once Upon a Time season two, discussing what stories are (or should be) crossing the line, how this season compares to the first and what tales we can’t wait to see more of next season.

EDIT: We now have an episode on OUAT season 3!

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For more fairytale chat, check out our episode on Hansel and Gretel, Jack the Giant Slayer and Snow White adaptations. Other episodes that might be of interest: Frankenstein and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz!


Music: Hope Will Return by by Mark Isham from the Once Upon a Time score

Upcoming Films

2 Guns

-Release: Aug 2 (US), Aug 16 (UK)

-Based on: a graphic novel by Steven Grant and Boom! Studios

-Starring: Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Paula Patton, James Marsden, Bill Paxton and Edward James Olmos

Main Discussion

Once Upon a Time

-Created by: Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz

-Starring: Ginifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Jared S. Gilmore, Josh Dallas, Lana Parrilla, Robert Carlyle, Emilie De Ravin, Colin O’Donoghue, Michael Raymond-James and Barbara Hershey

-started airing in 2011

-currently 2 seasons with the third starting this fall (Sep 29)

-spin off, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (Oct 10)

Season 2 Story Arcs

-season baddie: Cora… and Hook?… Tamara and Greg Mendel

-magic in storybrook

-Snow and Emma in the enchanted forest, trying to get back

-Regina and Cora team up (and Hook)

-Tamara and Greg

-Peter Pan wants Henry

Actual fairytales:

-Rumpelstiltskin/the Miller’s Daughter

-Peter Pan/Hook (Killian Jones)

-Beauty and the Beast

-Robin Hood


-Sleeping Beauty


-Jack and the Beanstalk

-Queen of Hearts


Next episode: #54 on The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Previous episode: #52 Joss Whedon’s film Much Ado About Nothing

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