So When it comes to watching television… I’m cheap. And by cheap I mean, I don’t like to pay for it. I watch the television shows I want on hulu for free. Paying for cable or even a low-cost service such as Netflix? Never gonna happen. I’m fine with my situation as-is. Well, almost. I’ll have to wait awhile until the latest season of The Walking Dead comes out before I can see the new episodes, because they don’t show them on hulu. Booooo! Wahhh! Whine!!!
Okay: Temper tantrum over.
There are two new shows I have been watching that I am excited about. A long-time-lover of all things fairy tale, I think it’s awesome that they are becoming a reoccurring theme in the latest shows and movies-in-the-making. two of which are new to the scene: Once Upon a Time and Grimm. I was instantly hooked on both of them with their pilot episodes. Snow White’s daughter is prophesied to rescue a group of fairy tale characters trapped in our modern world. A police detective who can see werewolves for who they really are. What could possibly be better?
I’m also excited about the new Snow White movies that are in-the-making. Not sure exactly why two different movies are being made over the same story, but whatever. I guess creativity these days is about spying on what the other studio is doing and attempting to do the same thing.
In either case, one of my favorite movies of all-time is Snow White: A Tale of Terror (Sigourney Weaver is deliciously terrifying as the wicked witch in this one!). It’ll be interesting to see if these new films can top it. I’m not so sure what I think of Julia Roberts as a wicked… anything. She’s just too sweet looking. But maybe they altered the plot so she doesn’t have to be evil? Not sure how they’ll make that work. Charlize Theron looks pretty wicked in the latest casting shoots though. I have no doubt she’ll be able to pull it off.
So fairy tales abound in film and TV! And here I thought that the Shrek series would be the finishing crescendo, glad I was wrong about that!