This review says the show is a bit heavy on the cop clichés, with some twists on the tales.
Well Angel grew out of early Angel-ism so hopefully this show will too. Man, I think about those early eps of Angel, but then I think about like seasons 2, 3, and 5 and how good it was and I just have so much hope for Grimm. I hope it does not disappoint. Hopefully they get past that early procedural stage quicker than Angel did.
“Critics who treat ‘adult’ as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.”—C.S. Lewis (via lost-in-xanadu)
“Fear isn’t so difficult to understand. After all, weren’t we all frightened as children? Nothing has changed since Little Red Riding Hood faced the big bad wolf. What frightens us today is exactly the same sort of thing that frightened us yesterday. It’s just a different wolf. This fright complex is rooted in every individual.”—Alfred Hitchcock (via fairytaleproject)
“FOR MANY ADULTS, reading through an unexpurgated edition of the Grimms’ collection of tales can be an eye-opening experience. Even those who know that Snow White’s stepmother arranges the murder of her stepdaughter, that doves peck out the eyes of Cinderella’s stepsisters, that Briar Rose’s suitors bleed to death on the hedge surrounding her castle, or that a mad rage drives Rumpelstiltskin to tear himself in two will find themselves hardly prepared for the graphic descriptions of murder, mutilation, cannibalism, infanticide, and incest that fill the pages of these bedtime stories for children.”—The Hard Facts of the Grimms’ Fairy Tales by Maria M. Tatar
Fairy Tales. New shows, lots of movies, a comic. Yes please.
Once Upon A Time starts October from ABC and frankly, looks delicious. Even if the first episode of fairy tales meet real-world is lackluster, I’ll give it another episode or two. I failed to give that to Dollhouse and have been yelled at ever since.
Grimm on nbc is going to ruin my watching of Once Upon. Two Fairy Tale shows a week? This is a cop-drama, but, you know, with fairy tales, so I should get my mother into it.
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters is set for next march. Sounds like an interesting take, but I’ll have to see a trailer before I commit.
Beauty and the Beast by del Toro is going to star that-girl-from-harry-potter. del Toro doing fairy tale movie? We all saw Pan’s Labyrinth yeah? Excited.
Mermaid based on that book I see at target is due for next june. I want to care, what with it being The Little Mermaid from the fiance’s point of view but every time I pick up the book… We’ll see.
Del Toro is also working on Pinocchio. I know it’s Toro, but Pinocchio? Wait, there are pictures?
Snow White and the Huntsman is set for next june and while fleshing minor characters is great, casting Bella Blank Face Swan as the main princess is a bad, bad move.
Snow White (yes, a different one than ^ ) has been moved up to march, since Huntsman moved up to beat SW to the theaters. I like this game of leapfrog. It’s entertaining, even if the movies aren’t.
Jack the Giant Killer is set for next june. Two-headed giant? Interesting to look at at least.
Maleficent I’ve been hearing things about for awhile, and it’s set for 2013 but Wicked-style Sleeping Beauty re-telling? I can wait.
We’re also getting a new comic series, Legends: The Enchanted which… Damn. I don’t read comics. I want to care but usually the art throws me off. This art? The fact that they’re already talking about turning it into a movie when the first issue isn’t even out yet? Sounds promising.
Meanwhile, we had Little Red Riding Hood which I caught at midnight (for free~). They had great allusions to other wolf-based fairy tales, but overall, meh. Then there was Beastly. Never caught it, if someone has it on netflix or something and we’re bored I’ll give it a shot but I’m in no hurry.
I want a decent adaptation of Snow White and Rose Red. And a new, good Alice. A two-parter. Because Wonderland and Looking-Glass Land are two different worlds.