Naturally, the OUAT fandom is already losing their shit over this casting. It's probably just gonna be Lancelot all over again tho.
Once Upon a Time is not a series that I am at all in love with, but it’s one I can’t hate either. It has potential to be something great, but it doesn't try. On average, I think it’s an interesting take on Fairy Tale characters that has a marginally entertaining first season. But, like most concept series, it suffers from egregious problems in regards to pace, narrative and character development.
I can say this is true of both seasons, but the one thing I cannot blame S1 for is a lack of a goal. It knew where it wanted to go and what it wanted to do with the characters, however clumsily it got to that place. I could tell you what season one was about in a single sentence: “The Evil Queen of Snow White creates a curse that strands famous Fairy Tale in our world to achieve her happy ending”. There’s more to it, but that alone would spark interest in someone and get them to watch it.
Season two, on the other hand? It’s probably the finest example sequelitis and too much creative freedom without someone to rein it in with a leash and bullwhip. You cannot sum this shit up in a single sentence because that sentence loses its train of thought and runs through a field like Spaz of Jazz Jackrabbit 2 on a sugar rush. It is the epitome of the George Lucas Syndrome: all quantity, no quality and squandered ideas.
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- I don’t want to see what they do to emphasize being “native” because it will probably be offensive.
- I don’t want to see how they either (mis)handle or eliminate religion from her story, because as is, FTL’s polytheism exists solely to heighten the (implicitly Judeo-Christian) audience’s sense of ‘barbarity’. I’m not here for being called a heathen, a barbarian, rudimentary, unevolved, or primitive. Or any of the other words that seem inevitably to crop up when talking about polytheism, regardless of if it’s my heritage or not.*
- I really don’t want to watch her die.
- I don’t want to watch the fandom-at-large immediately hate on her for whatever reason they come up with.
- I don’t want her story—which matters—to be dealt with in a half-assed forty-three minutes which will really only be a fraction of that, because everybody knows Snowing will have to fucking find each other.
- I’m not about to tolerate another WOC’s story being hijacked to tell a white chick’s story of self-actualization. I was so unprepared for what they did to Mulan; I cannot tolerate it again.
So according to Once all POC are either evil or expendable?
Again With Certain Members of This Fandom
It’s Really Hard To Like This Show When They Do Things Like This
Are You Shitting Me?
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Once Upon a Time | As previously previewed, Regina is most definitely out for blood, having realized that Mary Margaret orchestrated Cora’s death. But how exactly will the Evil Queen go about exacting her revenge? “I honestly can’t say — it’ll just give away too much,” Lana Parrilla (sorta) tells us. “But I think she’s going to ‘rely a little bit on the universe’ and let things unfold as they’re meant to be.” Said differently: “She’s going to stalk her for a little bit, and then try to take her down.” (Psst, more Once scoop below.) [X]
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jaeliyah: Thoughts? Mostly, I'm just heaving a disappointed sigh that the Snow White heroine apparently needs another PoC foil. I know it could be a red herring, but it's not like Once Upon a Time is known for subtlety. Also, that super questionable hashtag is less a reference to Tamara than to Snow White's latest storyline, but it was brought up in the comments and has since been changed to #DarkHeart.
So, did anything ever come of that "Tamara" character on "Once Upon a Time"? No one I can find on that POS version of the tag search seems to be even talking about her much less screencaping or .gif'ing her on tumblr. I figure she's not Tiana, but I'm still interested all the same. And this can answered by anyone who's watched the show, btw.
Scoop: Once Upon a Time Casts Walking Dead Actress — But Who Is She Playing?
Once Upon a Time is adding Sonequa Martin-Green to its ranks for Season 2 — if not beyond.
TVLine has learned that the actress, whose TV credits include The Walking Dead and The Good Wife, will appear this season in multiple episodes as Tamara. No further details on the character were made available, though TVLine’s previous intel indicates that Once was initially angling to cast an African-American with a British accent in the part, and that Tamara could spill over into Season 3 of the ABC drama.
Martin-Green recently debuted on The Walking Dead, just before the hiatus, as Sasha, one of the prison newcomers Carl sequestered from his group. On The Good Wife, she enjoyed a run as Courtney, the assistant Alicia poached from Martha Plimpton’s Patti Nyholm. She also played Army Wives‘ Kanessa. SOURCE: 1, 2, 3
once upon a time au | aladdin (with an Indian twist) - [Fancast: Dev Patel as Aladdin, Amara Karan as Jasmine]
“No magic lamps, no magic carpet rides, no three wishes… I don’t have much to offer the crown jewel of Agrabah.”
“I didn’t fall in love with Prince Ali, you idiot. The street urchin who was too stupid to steal in broad daylight—that’s the one I fell for.” (X)
SO, I'VE long since stopped watching Once Upon a Time as to further prevent the death of precious brain cells via a onset of tedium, mediocre writing and acting. However, this little anecdote has a certain POC Disney fandom in a tizzy and though I doubt anything will actually ever come from it, it'll be interesting to see how this turns out as the character is a Woman of Color, presumably with a reoccurring role status.
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( Let's countdown the episodes before their death, shall we? )
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“The Doctor” – While Regina continues to try and stop using her magic in an attempt to win back Henry’s affections, she begins seeing what she believes is a ghost from her past; and when Mary Margaret and Emma discover a lone survivor from an ogre massacre, Emma begins to question whether or not he’s telling the truth. Meanwhile, in the fairytale land that was, Regina finds herself failing at learning the dark arts from a dark master because something from her past is preventing her from using her magic for evil, on “Once Upon a Time,” SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
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By Lori J. Fitzgerald
Huzzah! Once Upon a Time has entered the realm of Arthurian legend and literature with Episode 2x03, “The Lady of the Lake,” which features probably the most well-known Knight of the Round Table, Sir Lancelot. There are many works of Arthurian literature which span across the medieval period in Europe (approximately 1100-1500 AD), but Le Morte Darthur, by Sir Thomas Malory (1485) is considered the definitive work, as he took many of the Arthurian texts that came before him and shaped them into what is considered the paradigm of knightly stories, of which Sir Lancelot is as central a figure as King Arthur himself.
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