Friday, September 14, 2012

Prince -- A Good Thing?

I'm a huge fan of Once Upon a Time and can't wait for the new season to start. I have only one complaint about the show.

Prince Charming is a real prince. And not in a good way.

Come to think of it, he's not too charming, either.

In a romance novel, the prince (in the past), David (in the present) would definitely not rate hero status. He's not evil enough to be a villain. He's not evil at all, in fact. He's just bland, mopey and spineless.

Even Pinnochio and Mr. Gold (Rumplestiltskin) are both way more hero material (okay, anti-hero in Gold's case) than David could ever be. Granted, David and Mary Margaret (Snow White) aren't the primary characters, but their relationship is still such a disappointment. Every time she moons over him, I just want to shake her and say, "Wake up! Go find Pinnochio or Grumpy or Jiminy Cricket. They're all twice the hero material David is!"

Man, when a wooden boy, a dwarf, and a cricket are sexier and stronger than the prince, that's one sorry prince.


  1. I watched this show only once, and it happened to be the Rumplestiltskin episode. I really, really liked Mr. Gold. He was so damaged and yet there was a spark of kindness in him. It reminded me of Snape in the HP movies. Those characters are far more interesting than so many 'heros' because of the depth of layers you have to peel back to see the true person underneath.

    1. I totally agree, Margaret. The complexity of the characters adds so much. That may be my problem with Charming/David. He's pretty shallow. In the present for most of the season, the man was married to and living with Catherine, yet spent most of his time chasing after/getting intimate with Mary Margaret. His excuse? He had amnesia and didn't really remember Catherine and Mary Margaret was SPECIAL.

      A hero doesn't get to run around on his wife, no matter what the excuse.

      I loved Snape. LOVED him. Next to the Weasley twins and Dobby, he was my favorite character in the series.

  2. I like the series too, and Mr. Gold. You know he played in THE FULL MONTY, right? That may be way more exposure that I want to know about Rumplestil

    1. I didn't know that! Rumplestiltskin kind of makes my skin crawl, but Mr. Gold is strangely attractive. I love heroes, but I also adore anti-heroes.