Several months ago, word came down the pipeline that there was a campaign to get Captain Canuck, Canada’s very own superhero, his own animated web series. The comic, which was created by Richard Comely back in 1975, has enjoyed success in print, but the character has yet to grace the big or small screen. That’s about to change however with the launch of the Captain Canuck animated web series.
Several months ago, word came down the pipeline that there was a campaign to get Captain Canuck, Canada’s very own superhero, his own animated web series. The comic, which was created by Ric...Read more»
So many revelations this season! Daenerys is a straight baller. Jamie actually has a conscious…and a heart. Robb seems to have the stones to actually lead his army and make the tough decisions. Cersei finally had that smug smile slapped off her face by dear old daddy. Margaery may not be evil, but even if she is I don’t care because her grandmamma is divine. And of course Jon Snow knows nothing. With all of the things that have happened so far that have made me rethink my opinion of certain characters, I’m happy to see that some things haven’t changed. Sansa is still making bad decisions in the name of a fairy-tale romance and Joffrey is still the douchiest of all douchebags.
With all of these revelations, this season has proven to be one for the books. I honestly can’t really think of a poor episode. Aside from the whole Theon thing that’s going on, the rest of the season has been stellar and this latest episode is no exception. That being said, we now have a two-week wait until the ninth episode of the season. Thinking back, it’s the ninth episode that leaves viewers speechless. The ninth episode of the first season dealt with Ned’s demise and the ninth episode of the second season was the incredible battle of Blackwater Bay. I can’t even speculate on what’s to come.
To say that this season has been uneven would be an understatement. I haven’t been quite as invested as I was last season because I felt that this season was all over the map. The Gold/Belle storyline, while once charming and interesting, turned out to be tiring. Emma has seemed to lose her once independent, head strong quality and everything seems to hinge on Henry. Regina was trying to be good, then went bad again, then turned self-sacrificing in the name of good, while Mary Margaret had a “dark heart” storyline that was filled with plot holes.
I was wondering if and when the announcement would come regarding a third season and word finally came this past weekend. There will definitely be a season three. I’ll stick around and see what happens, especially knowing how this season ended. This episode was better than previous episodes so at least the season bowed on a higher than normal note. However, I am a bit disappointed that Neal is not, in fact, Peter Pan.
This latest episode was probably the quickest hour of television I’ve watched in a long, long time. Written by George R.R. Martin himself, this week gave us plenty to think about until the next episode. This week also was all over the map location wise. Normally we’re treated to longer segments in a few locations, but this episode gave us shorter segments and hit upon pretty much every character who currently has a story going. That’s pretty impressive if you ask me. I know I say it every week, but it’s true. This show just keeps getting better and better with each passing episode. You know this though, because you watch it too so I’ll stop waxing poetic and get to the meat of it.
A few weeks ago the first trailer for Manuel Carballo’s zombie-esque film The Returned made its way online. That first trailer was all in Spanish so those who don’t know the language could only watch. Luckily the trailer does a good job of relaying what the story is about if you’ve read the synopsis of the film. I don’t normally feature many trailers here because I like to stay as spoiler free as possible. This one however piqued my interest because it doesn’t seem like your typical zombie film.
Based on the title, it was my thought that they were going to somehow spin a yarn that made Neal the Peter Pan of the Once Upon a Time storyline. Turns out now that they isn’t so much the case, which was a bit of a surprise. We do however, get Neal’s story of what happened to him after he went through the portal in Fairytale Land when his father was still a coward and ended up breaking his promise to young Bae.
I do respect this show’s ability to freely adapt established fairy tales and connect story-lines that should have not relation at all. Peter Pan has never been one of my favorite fairy tales, but I have to say that I was a little bit excited at the prospect of tying in the boy who wouldn’t grow up. I mean, we already have Captain Hook, so bringing in Peter Pan was the next natural step. However, I didn’t expect them to take the road they took, and for that, I’ll give kudos.
It’s pretty impressive when a show can wrap you in its embrace and hold you hostage for an hour even when it’s not quite on par with the previous two episodes. That’s exactly what “The Climb” did. Sporting a title of multiple meanings, this week may not have had the sex or violence of episodes past, but it still managed to capture me in all of its verbose glory. A lot can also be said for a character who’s on-screen for maybe 10 seconds, if even that, doesn’t say a single word, and still makes you want to rip his face off and feed it to him. Dear God, my hatred for Joffrey cannot be measured.
The flip side of that hatred however is my love for all things Arya, Jon Snow, and Jamie and Brienne. All who happened to be present this week. Sadly however, there was no Daenerys, which means no dragons or Jorah, but that doesn’t mean it still wasn’t a fantastic episode. The pieces are moving on the chessboard and things are finally falling into place.
With Cora gone, it’s up to Regina to return to her status as the Big Bad of the show. This week focuses on Regina’s past once again and the Evil Queen’s quest to find and kill Snow White. Yes we know. The Evil Queen hates Snow White. Tell us something we don’t already know. This time around however, the show looks a little bit deeper into Regina’s quest for acceptance and love; a theme that plays out in both Fairytale Land and Storybrooke.
On the plus side however, Hook is back. Thank goodness. Oh how I’ve missed his sarcasm and generally snarky disposition. On the negative side, we also got some wretched CGI….again. They really need to do something about that. But, enough of all that, let’s talk about Greg and Tamara. We know he’s looking for his father, but her reasoning hasn’t been revealed yet. What is her story and how does it relate to what’s going on? This damned show…even though I’m mad at it right now, it still manages to make me ask questions. I guess that says something doesn’t it.
Kissed by fire is a terms used to describe those who sport red hair. In this latest episode, it not only serves as the title, or an alternate term for gingers. There’s more to being “kissed by fire” than that, just ask Sandor Clegane. This season, which we are already half way through, has been a slow burn, but that doesn’t mean it’s been boring. Last week I posted the recap immediately following the episode and I don’t think my love for the episode, or the season as a whole came across too well. Not to make the same mistake, let me state plainly that I loved this episode. So so so much. It’s the little nuances that make it so great and that’s a tribute to the acting. This episode was chock full of those little nuances and it all starts with being kissed by fire.
It’s been several weeks since we saw Once Upon a Time and now they’re back for the final four episodes of the season. The “previously on” section took us through the bit with Neal introducing Emma to his fiance, the connection between Tamara and Greg, what happened to August, which I’m still sore about by the way, the drama with Belle losing her memory and the prophecy that Henry will be Gold’s demise.
I have to say that I’m not super impressed with this season. I’ve gotten to the point where I just sort of throw my hands in the air and just say ok, whatever. I think that August was the last straw for me if I’m being completely honest. Hopefully these final episodes will being it all together. And hopefully Hook will make an appearance again. Last we heard of him he wasn’t in the closet that Neal stashed him in, but he hasn’t been seen since.