Is this only Season 2? Whoops. Got it mixed up with Downton Abbey. I guess it just feels like this show has been running forever...
I actually didn't like the second season of Lost, either! This season has ben up and down but not nearly the must-see tv that it was. I miss seeing Pinnochio and don't care for the Dr Whale/Frankenstein story line.
I think the whole problem with the show is that they have too many irons in the fire. I understood bringing in new characters every week and exploring them last season....they needed to introduce them to us and let us see how they've worked them into the show. Great. But it's season two and they are introducing even more! Captain Hook, I'm fine with, but the giant? Sleeping Beauty? Mulan? Not sure why we still need them since everyone is still stuck in Maine.
I'd rather have the Mad Hatter, Pinocchio, the other dwarfs, etc...than all these new characters.
And Emma's truth meter sucks. I thought that was supposed to be her "thing" but she's fooled at every turn. I'm a terrible liar and I'm pretty sure I could fool her. :lol
I thought I was the only one not into the Frankenstein story. Totally not my thing and I hardly watched at all last night because of that too. Another random "lets pick up an oddball story line" from Halloween and I certainly didn't follow it that closely then. It was like when Aurora's prince all of a sudden reappeared in one of the back stories too I was thinking at that point seriously that's just crazy random.
There have been some good moments with the old characters but they are few and far between for me.
There are plenty of shows that have terrific first seasons and probably should just ONLY have one season. This show is one of them, Revenge is another. Sometimes, the premise of a show is really only good for 22-ish episodes. :shrug
I found it interesting that new guy's name in the real world is Greg Mendell. Austrian scientist Gregor Mendel was the found of the science of genetics -- dominant and recessive genes, et al. Does that simply coincide with Dr. Frankenstein's research or will it integrate more into the story? Like many here, I could have easily done without the whole Frankenstein story, but I did get a kick out of the name.
I noticed that too. Actually hit the back button to make sure I heard her right. Yep, Greg Mendell . . . and in the Frankenstein episode of all things!
My big beef with this episode - aside from the "chipped" cup now being the "smashed to bits" cup is Emma's line of questioning while acting as Sheriff. Did she not think to ask Greg WHY he was coming into town or WHERE he was headed? Seems like the obvious question, giving that the road he was traveling leads straight into Storybrooke!!!
Gregor Mendell was a Russian monk who formulated the laws of genetics while breeding his pea plants in the monastery garden. I'm guessing this character is not like that. :D
I haven't watched the episode yet, but yeah, that does sound pretty silly on Emma's part. For all that she's supposed to be this whip-smart investigator (as presented in the pilot), she hasn't impressed me very much over the course of the series. :mmm