We’re back to dual reviews over at the Battle of the Network Fairy Tale Shows as both Grimm and Once Upon a Time had new episodes this week, both of which gave us a deeper look into the dreams of some wonderful supporting characters.
Once Upon a Time – “Also interesting is the approach that the episode took to dreams. On a show about fairy tales, one would expect that dreams are all good and all possible. While several of the characters feel that way about it, the moral of the episode seems to be that some dreams need to be rewritten; that sometimes, if you love someone, and your dream is in conflict with something that’s good for them, you have to let your dream go, even if it makes you, well, Grumpy. However, it’s not as bleak as it sounds, because sometimes dreams come true in a way that you weren’t expecting, but in a way that’s good for you.”
Grimm – “One of the most interesting things about this story was that it employed Greek mythology rather than Grimm’s fairy tales, giving the show a more global feel than Germanic tales alone would allow. The episode also, more successfully than “Last Grimm Standing” before it, had the case of the week exist firmly within the wesen world, which seems to be when Grimm does best. The story was fast-paced and enthralling, because the drama was so firmly rooted in the characters we love. From finding out that Nick’s parents were murdered, to Hank acting all crazy, to Monroe geeking out again about being in Aunt Marie’s trailer, to Captain Renard having an Evita Moment on his balcony, we received insights into the things that make us care about the show.”
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