Hello there, everyone! I’ve got a new post in the Battle of the Network Fairy Tale Shows over at Tor.com, and it just so happens that both Once Upon a Time and Grimm had very love-centric episodes this week!
It’s Once Upon a Time Ep 12, “Skin Deep,” vs Grimm Ep 11, “Tarantella,” each with a quality genre guest star. OUaT had Lost‘s Emilie de Ravin and Grimm had Angel‘s Amy Acker. Both ladies were awesome in their roles!
Once Upon a Time:
Emilie de Ravin was a brilliant guest star as Belle. She gave a beautifully nuanced performance, capturing gentleness, strength, stubbornness, and insecurity, and making this new version of Belle stand head and shoulders above the animated Disney version, even as they have similar wardrobes.
Amy Acker, Amy Acker, and Amy Acker. She played Lena with a deep sadness around which everything else was built, making everything she did compelling as she balanced hatred of her biological imperatives with her feelings for her husband and her desire to do the right thing.
For the rest of my review in full, CLICK HERE! And, as always, if you have comments, please leave them over at the post.
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