TV Club: Once Upon A Time should always just stick with Rumple

Because The A.V. Club knows that TV shows keep going even if we’re not writing at length about them, we’re experimenting with discussion posts. For certain shows, one of our TV writers will publish some brief thoughts about the latest episode, and open the comments for readers to share theirs.

  • It is palpable how much better this show is when it focuses on Robert Carlyle almost exclusively. Not that anyone was really dying to get back to the Ogre Wars, but they offered a valuable flashback to Rumple and young Bae. Rumple has already lost one son, and has seen how dark magic can corrupt. Goody-two shoes Rumple is boring as dirt, but a Rumple that takes one as the Dark One to save his son from black magic? That we can get behind. They even threw a nice bullying parable in there. Well done, show.
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