so this morning my grandfather knocked on our door at like 8 am completely unannounced and interrupted the part in my dream where Jareth!David Bowie was swearing his eternal devotion to me
The reason I enjoyed the first… season and a half or so was because you were learning so much about all of these characters. The main cast was always front and center, yes, but there was always that excitement of “Yes! We get to learn more about Dr. Whale!” or “The Mad Hatter??? MORE” and I get that actor availability is always an issue, but it got to the point where they full-out STOPPED giving these characters backstory. They’re no longer there to serve their own arc’s purpose; they’ve become plot devices for the Charmings n co.
I was so disappointed by Ariel’s recent episode because it finally seemed like a singular story between her and Hook just to add a bit of development and enrichment but NOPE! Wasn’t even her, everything has to suddenly relate to the big bad in some way otherwise there’s no point in showing it. I liked the show when it moseyed and just took its time indulging. The Peter Pan arc was beyond painful for me and so far the weakest part of the show imho. Frozen just feels like selling out to me, especially since it looks like they’re suctioning onto the source material without reinterpretation (although they could prove me wrong).