It's time for us to have 'the talk.' You've always been a Disney property (you are on ABC after all) but you had managed in the past to put enough of a twist on the characters that it was still interesting - Rumpelstiltskin is also the 'Beast' and the 'Crocodile,' Peter Pan is the bad guy - you had my attention...
This season, however, you have jumped the proverbial shark. A straight up rip of all things Frozen! Belle and Rumple dancing in their 'movie costumes' to the Beauty and the Beast theme music?! The Sorcerer's Apprentice hat and walking broom! Ugh.
I watch a lot of TV and space on my DVR is prime real estate. I'm not breaking up with you yet Once, but you are on notice. For the moment, this is why I'm still watching at all...
So be warned Once - hot guys will keep my interest, but only for so long!
Stop being a sell-out and give us good stories!
Regina and Henry looking for the author of the book is a good start, let's have more of that. You brought back Will Scarlet/Knave of Hearts, let's get him more in the mix. There is still potential - play to your strengths Once, and you might not loose viewers after all.