Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Attack of the Disney Princesses
Another point that was made to me was that Disney is apparently shoehorning as many of their characters into the series as possible, whether it make sense or not. This particular point was brought home the other night when I watched an episode that featured central character Emma Swan teamed up with Aurora from Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, and Mulan. I mean, how many princesses do you need in one episode? And I left out Beauty and the Beast's Belle, who was also in the episode, just not part of the princess strike force. I'm steering clear of spoilers for the current Season, but I did see that Tinkerbelle has shown up, as well as Ariel the Little Mermaid. (From stills I've seen of Ariel in costume she ain't so little anymore. Ahem.)
Anyway, I'm still enjoying the show, but it does have a very different vibe in Season 2. I do like the focus on alternate realities and the points where they cross. It's been determined that fictional characters from worlds other than the Fairy Tale realm can show up in Storybrooke. Doctor Frankenstein, for instance. Oh. And I'm not seeing nearly enough Evil Queen in these episodes, ABC.