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post #1 of 48 (permalink) Old 2011-10-24, 06:26 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thumbs up Once Upon a Time

Did anyone watch this last night?
I really had no idea what to expect, but I was completely drawn into it and thought it was extremely well done. And the visuals (of Fairy-tale-land) were absolutely gorgeous.

I knew it had hooked me when I was wishing just as hard as the little boy for what happened in the last shot, and had a tear in my eye when it did (yeah I'm a total suck lol).

I'll definitely keep watching, and hope they're able to keep the wonder alive so I don't end up disappointed.
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post #2 of 48 (permalink) Old 2011-10-24, 06:59 PM
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I've been anticipating this since seeing trailers for it a few months back. I was quite impressed with the pilot as well. I definitely agree with you that the shots of Fairytale land were awesome, and I think they handled the back-and-forth between Fairytale land and the real world very well.

Can't wait until next Sunday.
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post #3 of 48 (permalink) Old 2011-10-24, 10:35 PM
 
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I can't see it lasting more than 4 episodes.
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post #4 of 48 (permalink) Old 2011-10-24, 11:27 PM
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Get rid of Tinkerbell, Jiminy Cricket and anything not from a Grimm Fairytale (come to think of it, that includes Gepetto and Pinocchio) and it may last a bit longer.
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post #5 of 48 (permalink) Old 2011-10-25, 11:36 AM
 
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I found it visually really hard to watch

the CGI portions really looked poor to me, and distracted from Zoey
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post #6 of 48 (permalink) Old 2011-10-25, 02:39 PM
 
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Its first episode rating:

FOX: World Series Game 4, Cardinals-Rangers (13.99 million, 8.4/13)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time" premiere (12.8 million, 7.4/11)
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" - Saints-Colts (11.3 million, 7.1/11)
CBS: "The Amazing Race" (9.9 million, 6.1/9)
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While the anticipation was high with the series based on the trailers, I think it will be tonight's episode that will give us an idea on whether it has staying power. While I did enjoy the pilot, I'm not sure if it lived up to the expectations shown in the trailer. Hopefully tonight's episode is an improvement and viewers do tune in for it.
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I'll check it out tonight. By the way, it's filmed in BC.

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post #9 of 48 (permalink) Old 2011-10-30, 06:27 PM
 
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i am anxious to see tonight episode. thank god they put it at 7pm on ctv ottawa, and for those who haven't seen the first, on abc, they will air the first episode than the second. so enjoy!!!
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post #10 of 48 (permalink) Old 2011-10-30, 07:47 PM
 
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Thumbs down Kiss my Rumpelstiltskin!

I watched the 6pm ET airing on 114 (Rogers SD Digital).

The first episode made me feel Happy that I watched it, but the second episode made me feel Grumpy and then Sleepy.

Jennifer Morrison (plays the role of Snow White's daughter) was a Doc in House, M.D., but even she couldn't save episode 2 from itself.

The magic crap was Dopey and left me cold, perhaps even a bit Sneezy.

For me, once was enough for Once Upon A Time.

The End.

Note: It's been reported that shortly after watching episode 2, Bashful ate a poison apple and died in his sleep. Sleepy was by his side.
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post #11 of 48 (permalink) Old 2011-10-30, 11:53 PM
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I actually enjoyed the 2nd episode more than the first.
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post #12 of 48 (permalink) Old 2011-10-31, 10:27 AM
 
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I agree, I was ready to dump it after the first episode, but the second was better. So I'll give it the benefit of the doubt for now.
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post #13 of 48 (permalink) Old 2011-11-01, 09:02 AM
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I like it.

The fantasyland scenes are probably filmed in BC, I'll agree with that.
The Storybrooke scenes are filmed in Dundas Ontatrio though. I believe the city in Ep 1 is Toronto.
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Storybrooke scenes are shot in Steveston, BC:
http://newsflic.blogspot.com/2011/08...n-time-in.html
http://www.flickr.com/photos/susangi...7626994006407/

The city scenes from the pilot are shot in downtown Vancouver.
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post #15 of 48 (permalink) Old 2011-11-03, 10:57 AM
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I will concede that primary filming is done in BC

The clock tower in StoryBrooke is the one in Dundas, or one like it.
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