Adaptation #125: Once Upon a Soap Opera

header125The gang gets out some pretty intense rants about the storylines in Once Upon a Time season 4 in this episode. They admire the best character arcs, despair over the worst and make predictions about season 5.

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For a similar discussions, check out our episodes on Cinderella (2015), Cinderella- the fairytale, Into the Woods, Frankenstein MD, and Season 2 and Season 3 of Once Upon a Time.


Music by DropVox

Main Discussion

Once Upon A Time season 4

-Started in 2011 on ABC and just finished its 5th season

-Created by Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz

-Starring Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla, Josh Dallas, Emilie de Ravin, Jared S. Gilmore, Colin O’Donoghue and Robert Carlyle


Frozen/Snow Queen:

-Jenn’s Least Favorite: Frozen.  Just…Frozen.  Ugh.

-New things we learned: Anna taught David to fight, Bo Peep, Lily, Apprentice, Anna and Elsa, Ingrid/Snow Queen

The Author/Queens of Darkness:

-New things we learned: Ursula, Cruella, Maleficent, The Author

-Jess’s Least Favorite: Zelena’s return. Seriously? I thought we got rid of the jealous bitch of the west!

Main Character Arcs:

-Emma: from pulling a gun on magic creatures (Snowball), to using magic casually, avoiding Hook to saying I love you

-The Charmings: mistakes, mistakes everywhere. Kendyl’s Favorite: Heroes are shades of gray too

-Rumpbelle: Kendyl’s Least Favorite: starts the season promising Neal to be worthy of his sacrifice and then just…. doesn’t? Belle’s out of character and never around, and are we going to have to forgive him AGAIN?

-Regina: from trying to make her happy ending with magic, to getting out of her own way

The Finale

-Merlin is the Sorcerer

-Jess’s Favorite: Henry as the new author. Not sure if they’ll do more with that or not, but his new role suits him perfectly!

-Jenn’s Favorite: Emma becoming the Dark One!  Opens up sooo many possibilities!

Next episode: Agent Carter season 1 and Agents of SHIELD season 2
Previous episode: Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

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