Sarah Lawrence College
AnastasiaThe fact that the character is loosely based on tsarina Anastasia, around whom a kind of modern fairy tale of dramatic escape, hidden identity, and eventual reascendence to the throne, has sprung up, is really intriguing to me. Having not seen the film ( ...
Non-Fairy Tale InfluencesExaming the non-fairy tale influences on Once Upon A Time is interesting because there are so few. As Mattie pointed out, the parallel fairy tale narratives offer insight into the characters trapped in the "real" world and vice versa, but there ...
Complexity DilemmaPersonally, I don't think a show can become too complex, but only if it's done right. It seems to me that what you're pointing out isn't necessarily too much complexity, but rather a lack of finesse in executing the complex narrative. ...