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Georgina Haig Cast As 'Frozen' Queen Elsa In 'Once Upon A Time'

July 3rd, 2014 3:23pm EDT
Queen Elsa in Once Upon A Time
Actress Georgina Haig has been cast as Frozen's Elsa in ABC's Once Upon A Time.

The 28-year-old actress, best known for playing Etta Bishop on "Fringe" and who currently stars as Lee Anne Marcus on CBS drama "Reckless," will play opposite Elizabeth Lail, who was recently announced to play Elsa's sister Anna and Scott Michael Foster, who plays Anna's love interest Kristoff.

Elsa was first seen during the Season 3 finale, when she was released from one of Rumplestiltskin's (Robert Carlyle) urns that was brought to the future by Emma (Jennifer Morrison) and Hook (Colin O'Donoghue). Once Elsa...
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'Once Upon A Time' Star Raphael Sbarge Takes On 'Murder In The First'

June 9th, 2014 1:35pm EDT
'Once Upon A Time' Star Raphael Sbarge Takes On 'Murder In The F
Once Upon A Time star - really, star of seemingly almost everything - Raphael Sbarge is coming back to reality. Having wrapped the third season of ABC's fantasy adventure series, he's booked a new leading role as a San Francisco homicide cop in TNT's new crime drama Murder In The First, which starts tonight. BFTV connected with Raphael recently to discuss the phenomenon that is Once and look forward to his new role.

There might not be a bigger cult hit right now than Once Upon A Time, on which Raphael has played Dr. Hopper (better known as Jiminy Cricket) since its first season. Did he eve...
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Fall TV 2014: A Night By Night Comparison Of What May And May Not Work

May 15th, 2014 2:40pm EDT
Fall TV 2014: A Night By Night Comparison Of What May And May No
Now that all the big networks have revealed what they’ll be showing us this fall, let’s take a look at what may or may not work.

SUNDAY:

ABC is essentially playing it safe, and keeping Sunday Night intact. American Crime will swap for Resurrection at midseason. Resurrection was a buzzy drama that started seeing a ratings decline. Not waiting till midseason is probably a smart move. You don’t want to lose any more audience. It’s not a winning strategy, but ABC just doesn’t want to be in last place.

NBC has football, another super safe move. CBS is shaking things up, banishing Amazing Race...
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'Once Upon A Time': The Jolly Roger (3x17)

April 19th, 2014 2:10pm EDT
'Once Upon A Time': The Jolly Roger (3x17)
I'm cryinnnngggg! Okay, maybe not at this moment. But when I was watching this episode, I actually got a bit choked up. That's pretty rare, I'm a tough costumer when it comes to this sort of thing. But Hook... baby... ahhh! Let's just talk about what happens.

We finally get to learn part of what happened in the missing year! Hook, who is not part of the curse and thus remembers everything, is forced to confront part of what went down. Apparently, he reconnected with Smee and some of his other men. They don't have the Jolly Roger anymore, but Hook and his men are able to keep up their pirat...
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'Once Upon a Time' Recap 'Quiet Minds': Will Emma EVER Catch a Break?

April 1st, 2014 9:20am EDT
Once
Day-Umn, 'Once Upon a Time'! Will Emma EVER catch a break? In 'Quiet Minds,' the gang discovered that Snow's mid-wife was the Wicked Witch (considering they never saw her before and she always wore green, it shouldn't've been a shock). Plus, we learn Mr. Gold survived his mid-season sacrifice because the Witch tricked Neal into resurrecting the Dark One in a life-for-life type spell.

At this point, Emma's the black widow of StoryBrooke. She meets a hot guy/Calvin Klein model; they fall in love; he dies; she goes into hibernation. She meets another hot guy; he becomes a 12-year-old boy; she...
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'Once Upon a Time': Witch Hunt (3x13)

March 21st, 2014 1:54am EDT
'Once Upon a Time': Witch Hunt (3x13)
Let's dive in!

In Storybrooke, Hook tells Mary Margaret and David that he was with them in the Enchanted Forest for a while, but then he left. He says that while sailing, he was sent a message by bird with a note telling him to get Emma because a new curse had happened. It also included the memory potion. Hook had assumed that Snow had sent it, but of course Snow can't remember anything. Leroy/Grumpy shows up and says that Dwarves are disappearing left and right. Emma decides to get everyone's memories back, the first step being to discover who cursed them in the first place.

At the diner...
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Once Upon a Time Ep 12, S3 : New York City Serenade

March 14th, 2014 1:30pm EDT
Once Upon a Time Ep 12, S3 : New York City Serenade
Yay! We're back from hiatus! And we have an episode with lots of Hook! My dreams have all come true. Let's take a look.

Emma is in New York with Henry, and she's been dating a guy named Walsh for the past eight months. Walsh proposes, but Emma is unable to make a decision right away. Henry encourages her to do what makes her happy. Emma is preoccupied with something else going on in her life - Hook turns up again after showing up at her door and kissing her. He tells her to go to a specific address to prove what he's been saying about her parents. Emma goes to the address and finds out tha...
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'Once Upon A Time' Winter Finale: 'Going Home'

December 16th, 2013 8:43am EST
JOSH DALLAS, COLIN O'DONOGHUE, MICHAEL RAYMOND-JAMES, ROSE MCIVE
Where do I begin?

That was the question I asked myself at the ending of Once Upon A Time’s winter finale, which was a game changer in ways I would have never predicted nor expected. In fact, as a dedicated fan, I had been so focused on wondering how everyone was going to stop Pan I didn’t stop to think of other possibilities the show could offer up – including a possible death. All I had thought was, there’s no way we could start this all over again.

But, in fact, that’s exactly what Once more or less did, pulling a LOST-like reset by sending most of our heroes back to their respective fa...
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'Once Upon A Time' Recap: 'The New Neverland'

December 9th, 2013 9:55am EST
Once Upon A Time
As Once Upon A Time heads into its winter finale and towards the closure of its Neverland arc, we’re left with the question of just how will it all end? Will Pan ever be defeated? (And does that defeat include death?) Would the show really go so far as to bring everyone back to square one? Despite Internet grumblings, I’ve liked the Neverland storyline so far – it’s exceeded my expectations in terms of story and character development – but I’m also happy that we’re moving forward with some different conflicts. And the ultimate reveal of Pan’s master plan (to turn Storybrooke into the “New N...
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'Once Upon A Time' Recap: 'Save Henry'

December 2nd, 2013 11:36am EST
Once Upon A Time
It’s been a Once mystery for almost as long as the show has been on the air: what are the details surrounding Henry’s adoption? How did he come to Storybrooke in the first place, given that he was born to Emma in “the real world”? We finally got the answer in “Save Henry,” an episode that helped the show continue on its streak of a decently strong third season.

As Henry lay seemingly dead at the hands of Pan after giving up his heart, the episode chronicled the backstory of his adoption eleven years ago – taking us back to the day that Regina unleashed the now infamous curse. She pays a vi...
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'Once Upon A Time' Stars Ginnifer Goodwin And Josh Dallas Expecting First Child

November 20th, 2013 11:57am EST
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Once Upon A Time star Ginnifer Goodwin is expecting her first child with fiance and co-star Josh Dallas. The actress confirmed the news via her rep on Tuesday, just over a month after the couple got engaged.

Ginnifer, 35, and Josh, 31, met on the set of the hit ABC show and began dating in the fall of 2011, and they went public with their relationship the following April. They were engaged in October of this year.

"We are so thrilled to announce our engagement and can't wait to celebrate with our friends and family, including our second family at 'Once Upon a Time'," they said via a state...
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'Once Upon A Time' Review: 'Think Lovely Thoughts'

November 19th, 2013 9:36am EST
Once Upon A Time
Who is Peter Pan? According to Once Upon A Time, he’s certainly not the happy-go-lucky, carefree, spunky child that we all grew up to know and love from Disney’s 1953 animated classic. But that’s no surprise. We knew from the beginning of our introduction to season three’s “big bad” that Pan most likely had a damaged past, one that – much like our other heroes – probably contributed to his currently evil ways. Perhaps he had a bad parental experience, or a bad brush with magic that turned him to the dark side, like Rumple and Regina.

Well, in a sense, that all turned out to be kind of true...
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Meet 'Once Upon A Time's' Magical Rose McIver

November 17th, 2013 4:25pm EST
Rose McIver
Rose McIver has a pretty charmed resume; she's played both a Power Ranger and the most famous fairy in pop culture. Currently, she's got recurring roles on two hit TV shows: ABC's Once Upon A Time and Showtime's Masters of Sex. BFTV sat down with Rose last week to chat about finding her own place in pop culture.

"There should be more than enough of me for the next little while," she quipped, referring to her double-recurring status. On Once, you know her as Tinker Bell. That's a well-known character on a show full of magical goings-on and high adventure. So how much does Rose have to keep ...
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'Once Upon A Time' Recap: 'Dark Hollow'

November 12th, 2013 10:12am EST
Once Upon A Time
Oh hey, Storybrooke! I remember you! I think…

“Dark Hollow” marked the first time we’ve really been back in the town since last season’s finale, and I have to admit, as much as I enjoy the Neverland arc (though I seem to be in the minority here), I was very glad to have an hour rooted in people (and a place) we haven’t seen a lot of. While we still traveled back to Neverland to move along the island story, it was a nice change of pace for the show and one that I wish had been done sooner.

We flash back to the season two finale, where Rumple leaves Belle with the caveat of going off to fin...
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Interview: 'Once Upon A Time's' Jennifer Morrison And Producers

November 10th, 2013 11:44pm EST
Once Upon a Time
Yes, my job is awesome. Yes, my job is cool. While at New York Comic Con I snagged pressroom roundtable interviews with ‘Once Upon a Time’ star Jennifer Morrison and its awesome producers, Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz. Jennifer talked about Emma’s potential romance with Hook while the producers described their Giancarlo Esposito love.

Interviewing Jennifer Morrison

Over the past nine years, I’ve enjoyed watching Jennifer Morrison’s acting career rise from supporting actor on ‘House’ to leading lady on ‘How I Met Your Mother’ to the lead actor on ‘Once Upon a Time.’ Since the 90s Morris...
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'Once Upon A Time' Recap: 'Ariel'

November 5th, 2013 9:45am EST
Once Upon A Time
Shameless personal digression alert: I love The Little Mermaid. Perhaps it comes from my love of singing, perhaps it comes from my penchant to gravitate towards ladies with red hair, perhaps it comes from the fact that the movie came out at a time in my life I will forever associate with intimate and personal memories. Being a Disney child, I fell in love with all the films that followed in the Renaissance period and thereafter, but The Little Mermaid holds a special place in my heart as not only one of my favorite Disney films, but one of my favorite all-time films, period. And consequentl...
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'Once Upon a Time': Good Form (3x05)

November 2nd, 2013 11:08pm EDT
Once Upon A Time
I shall start this review by praising Colin O'Donoghue's acting. Because wow. I was seriously impressed with him in this episode. I think part of it was that he actually got a pretty decent script and story to work with, but he was just selling all of those emotions. I knew that once he got a chance to shine, he'd hit it out of the park.

Let's take a look at the plot. There are two main plots happening. The story in Neverland has good elements, but it has its problems as well. Then, there's the Hook-centric back story, which I found to be pretty strong, generally. Here we go!

Henry is fee...
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'Once Upon A Time' Recap: 'Good Form'

October 28th, 2013 8:43am EDT
ONCE UPON A TIME
Ever since Colin O’Donoghue joined the Once family as the sassy, sarcastic, brooding pirate Killian Jones, I’ve waited – perhaps not so patiently – for more concrete backstory. “Good Form” finally awards us with insight into the man better known as Captain Hook – and although there is (hopefully) much more to be seen of his past, let it be said that I am very happy with what the episode chose to show us, and the possibility of what’s to come.

We learn that like Charming, Killian also had a brother (a nice touch to connect the two characters, given that a majority of the hour was spent with...
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'Once Upon a Time': Nasty Habits (3x04)

October 24th, 2013 2:52pm EDT
Once Upon A Time
This was a strong one. I have a couple of qualms here and there, but overall I think any episode focusing on the deliciously complex dynamic between Rumple and Bae/Neal is going to be a good one. In a show with a lot of frankly average actors, Robert Carlyle and Michael Raymond-James are the standouts, and whenever they share the screen, things are great.

The plot: Neal is in Neverland, and he manages to escape Felix pretty quickly. Rumple is still bent on sacrificing his life to save Henry, but some hallucinations of Belle tell us that Rumple's worried he might be unable to kick that "nas...
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'Once Upon A Time' Recap: 'Nasty Habits'

October 21st, 2013 8:46am EDT
Once Upon A Time
Daddy issues, ahoy! Tonight’s Once Upon A Time bought two of the show’s most volatile characters together in both the past and the present, using a Rumple and Bae flashback to explain Rumple’s first meetings with Pan, how the Lost Boys became a tribe, and the strained father/son relationship that, despite Rumple’s best intentions, remains very much an issue.

I enjoy that the show has found a way to work in Belle, despite the fact that she’s still actually in Storybrooke, and not just because it keeps the audience in check about the fact that Rumple and Belle’s relationship is still pertine...
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'Once Upon a Time' Review: Quite A Common Fairy (3x03)

October 15th, 2013 8:14pm EDT
Once Upon A Time
Yes. Good. Awesome. Problematic at some points. But still good. Let's take a look at each of these plots individually.

First of all, we've got the only total dud of the night: the plot with Henry and Peter. Basically, Peter tries to convince Henry that he belongs with the Lost Boys. Henry isn't buying it, because he's not an idiot. Peter tries to get him into the spirit by having him attempt to shoot an apple off of another boy's head, but Henry tries to shoot Peter instead. Peter, because he's super human, catches the arrow (laced with poison) before it can do anything. In the end, Henry ...
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'Once Upon A Time' Recap: 'Quite A Common Fairy'

October 15th, 2013 9:57am EDT
Once Upon A Time
In the season premiere of Once Upon A Time, we watched as our characters came to terms with their personality differences. Last week, we watched as Emma came to terms with being an orphan. And in this week’s episode, we watched as Regina came to terms with actions and choices that not only defined her past, but also the future of others. So far this season, we’ve seen Lana Parrilla in a mostly comedic manner – throwing out one line zingers, complaining about using magic, and adding general tension to the group with her known rivalry between the Charmings and Emma. But the beauty of “Quite A...
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Ginnifer Goodwin & 'Once Upon A Time' Co-Star Announce Engagement

October 11th, 2013 8:00pm EDT
Ginnifer Goodwin & Josh Dallas
Acting couple Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas are engaged. The pair, who co-star on ABC's farilytale drama "Once Upon A Time," got engaged on Wednesday.
 
They issued the following statement to People magazine: "We are so thrilled to announce our engagement and can't wait to celebrate with our friends and family, including our second family at Once Upon a Time."
 
Goodwin and Dallas met on set and started dating in late 2011. Goodwin plays Snow White, and Dallas plays Prince Charming.

Goodwin was previously engaged to Joey Kern before they split in May, 2011.

The actress will portray Fir...
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'Once Upon A Time': Lost Girl (3x02)

October 8th, 2013 8:22pm EDT
Once Upon A Time
Another strong episode. They are really picking up the pieces from a rather weak end to Season Two. This new Neverland plot has really invigorated the story and the characters.

So, in Neverland there are two plots occurring. One of them was probably the weakest part of the episode for me. Rumplestiltskin is still searching for Henry. He makes preparations for his journey by disconnecting himself from his shadow and having it hide his dagger from everybody - including himself. Then, a vision of Belle appears. At first Rumple suspects that she may be a trick of Pan, but we then learn that he...
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2013 Fall TV Season: What Will Be The Second Cancellation?

October 8th, 2013 6:00pm EDT
Ironside
NBC- The Voice is still doing good numbers on Monday/Tuesday. The Blacklist is winning its timeslot, and was the first show (technically) to be rewarded with a back-nine pickup. Chicago Fire is also doing solid numbers on Tuesday. Revolution needs to regain some audience members if it wants a second season. With the success of The Blacklist, and Chicago Fire doing OK, Revolution is looking to be one of NBC’s weaker points right now. I can’t see it not running the full second season, but it might not get a third. Also, Ironside is definitely going to get cancelled. The premiere was so low, a...
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'Once Upon A Time' Recap: 'Lost Girl'

October 7th, 2013 8:58am EDT
ONCE UPON A TIME
With an episode title like “Lost Girl,” Once made a clever play on itself with more than just a reference to the well known “lost boys.” As I mentioned in my review of the premiere, it seems that acceptance is going to be the overarching theme of this season, a hunch that was quickly established throughout the course of the hour, which focused largely on Emma facing, accepting, and owning her “lost girl” past.

We picked up where we left off, with our unlikely band of heroes in Neverland on their quest to rescue Henry, still very much in conflict with each other (my favorite thing to come o...
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Fall 2013 TV Report (So Far)

October 5th, 2013 2:06pm EDT
Sleepy  Hollow
Here’s how the Fall TV season has been shaping up.

Sunday:

ABC doesn’t have a lot to celebrate about. Once Upon A Time and Revenge are both down season-to-season, yet up from last season’s finales. So, really, you could say they are even for the night. Their new drama, Betrayal, however is a disappointment. Low ratings. Does ABC have anything ready to replace Betrayal though? They’re already definitely going to cancel the much lower rated Lucky 7 (an almost certainty), can they afford to axe two shows?

CBS has a nice strong lineup of returning shows, all performing well. FOX’s shows are ...
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'Once Upon A Time' Season 3 Premiere: 'Heart Of The Truest Believer'

September 30th, 2013 9:20am EDT
ONCE UPON A TIME
Having had a chance to screen both the season premiere and second episode of Once Upon A Time’s third season, I can safely say that we’re off to a start reminiscent of where we were when the series premiered in 2011. It’s not that last season wasn’t enjoyable, or that episodes didn’t hit their mark. But the darker storytelling and the change in scenery by moving the primary focus to Neverland was a welcome revitalization that was, in hindsight, sorely needed.

I’ve talked about how sometimes it’s been hard for the show to maintain a sense of linear storytelling because of the way the worlds...
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2013 Fall TV Preview: The Returning Shows On ABC

September 3rd, 2013 11:46am EDT
Modern Family
Welcome to Week 2 of the 2013 Fall TV Preview. ABC kicks things off for the third year in a row. I wrote about the critics disdain for ABC president Paul Lee last week, but they acknowledge ABC's success with its veteran shows. Revenge and Once Upon A Time enter season three this month. Grey's Anatomy is entering its tenth season. Castle's on season six. The Neighbors and Nashville got a second season. ABC struggles to develop and maintain new shows. I don't know why. How futile is network analysis with the growth of streaming services such as Hulu and Netflix? Network analysis is interesti...
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'Once Upon A Time' Season 2 Finale Recap: 'And Straight On Til Morning'

May 13th, 2013 1:54pm EDT
Once Upon A Time
What do you do when you’ve got an over abundance of characters, a few mythology based plotlines and 22 episodes worth of story to tie up? If you’re Once Upon A Time, you open a portal and…send your main characters on a pirate ship to Neverland.

My prediction for the end of the season (bold might it have been) was that the fail-safe for the curse would be activated, Storybrooke would be destroyed, and everyone would be saved but also be forced to start over - say, in Neverland. Despite Greg and Tamara’s best efforts (and a rather close call), Storybrooke didn’t get destroyed, and Regina (wi...
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