After recovering from Gallifrey One (which I will be posting about later, both here, and at Tor.com), I finally posted the next installment of the Battle of the Network Fairy Tale Shows! It’s a Once Upon a Time Special, as Grimm didn’t air a new episode this week. Shame, as this was Once Upon a Time‘s weakest outing thus far.
I often take issue with people using the word “soap opera” with regard to genre shows. Usually it’s code for Any Time A Show/Episode Explores Feelings, which I think is ridiculous, as human emotion is a part of our experience, and sci-fi/fantasy would be boring if all it did was focus on tech or worldbuilding. However, David H. Goodman’s “What Happened to Frederick” actually felt like a soap opera, not just because it dealt with feeling feelings, but because of the plot and structure of the episode.
For the rest of my review of Once Upon a Time Episode 13, “What Happened to Frederick,” CLICK HERE.