Love Kenzie fighting with the broom and Bo running in with a sword.
Awe, bff stress cleaning. (Yes, bffs reading this: the whole living together thing would’ve worked better if you’d stressed cleaned with me. Just teasing. Love you.) “You can be Cinderella; and I’ll be your little birdie.”
As I was thinking about this episode and what I was going to write in this space, I was trying to figure out what about this show is off. There have been some media fans who’ve slagged it off as the cheaper version of Fables. (Let’s just not talk about Fables and its problems.) But in fact, Once Upon a Time has the same exact problem Fables had in its early year (and arguably now too though there were some token bad portrayals), it’s all a bunch of white people. (The Mirror was the only exception, but there should be more diversity!) Sure, we’re dealing with European fairy tales, which are from cultures that were, at the time said fairy tales were written down, by-and-large populated by white people. That said, this is TV, this is a fairy tale; we can mix it up. I hope that when they introduce say Sleeping Beauty, she’s brown. Continue reading “Once Upon a Time 1×03 “Snow Falls” TV Review”
And the last of my True Blood reviews for Season 4 that I did pre-GeekGirlCon.
For some reason, I thought this season had more episodes than 12. Huh.
Marnie apparently hates kisses from Jesus. How sad it that? Also doesn’t Jesus notice something’s up when Lafayette isn’t be all chatty? Yeah, PTSD, blah, blah, blah. But seriously. Also Jesus is giving a massage when he had to cut his arm open, doesn’t that hurt?
Good to know that Sookie still thinks of her grandma sometimes. You’d hope they’d be better memories. Oh, Tara, that was a good comment about Gran. But it is nice for Tara and Sookie to have a conversation like they’re friends who actually care about each other. Awe. Continue reading “True Blood 4×12 “And When I Die” TV Review”
There are very few new shows that pinged my radar as one to watch, and Once Upon a Time was one of those shows. I like urban fantasies (see Lost Girl, Angel, Fables, and to some extent Doctor Who), and I was interested to see Ginnifer Goodwin again on my screen. Plus, Jane Espeson is one of the writers. (If you haven’t seen Espenson’s webseries Husbands, you should.)
For the first part of the “Pilot,” I was rolling along with the story. Emma’s character didn’t quite grab me. Though I liked the twist on how we thought she was on a date — due in large part to the copious advertising of the show, we viewers assume she’s a princess — and how we were expecting her to say she’s looking for her prince. Continue reading “Once Upon a Time 1×01 Pilot TV Review”
Lost Girl is an urban fantasy detective show about a succubus Bo and her human sidekick and best friend Kenzie. Together, they solve supernatural mysteries and crimes. And sometimes they call in the help of two police detectives, Dyson a werewolf and Hale a siren; a human doctor Lauren who studies and works for the fae; and Trick, a very old and powerful fae who owns a bar that looks like it would fit in a Tolkien novel. The show aired its first season in Canada, which is why you probably haven’t heard of it. But SyFy picked it up and is supposed to start airing season one and the new season soon.
To me, Lost Girl is the show someone wrote for me. I love it. You should watch it, and then come back to read this review when you’ve watch the first episode of season two.