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  • Episode 89 - Blurred Lines, Instant Reaction to Snow Drifts and No Place Like Home
  • Bri & Alex
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Today we’re reacting to the special 2 hour finale of Once Upon a Time, the episodes Snow Drifts and There’s No Place Like Home. We are also proud to announce a new venture, What the Fangirl, which is a media and pop culture podcast and website that we want you all to contribute to. Go to www.WhatTheFangirl.Com for more information.

These episodes gave us a lot to digest, but these are some of the things we talked about:

Likes

  • Jennifer Morrison was the MVP.
  • Finally a flashback’s to Emma’s past!
  • Neal scenes surprised us and were well done.
  • Snow and Charming’s moments in SB and Enchanted Forest.
  • The show’s strength is pitching high concepts, beginnings and endings
  • Regina called out Emma on moving to NYC.

Dislikes:

  • Unhappy Regina once again drives the story.
  • Didn’t Robin know Regina was responsible for Marian’s death? What’s the deal?
  • We missed Henry playing a crucial role in the finale, so subbing Hook for Henry didn’t work for us.
  • Blood vials and white magic portals and fairy godmothers, oh my!
  • Hook and the Blurred Lines
  • Regina vs Emma??? Please spare us this storyline.

We had both good and bad to say about Rumbelle

There was no Zelena and the Oz plot disappeared!

Show Notes:

We have questions for you about the season:

  • How did the stuff with Hook strike you?
  • Were you disappointed with Oz?
  • In what way did the show shift its emotional orientation? Or did it?
  • Where are we going from here - both literally and otherwise?
  • Will you #keepwatching?

 Calling on fanfic authors - would you like to be on a panel discussion about writing Emma Swan? Contact us!

 Visit www.WhatTheFangirl.com with all of your ideas!

Other Side of the Mirror is a Once Upon a Time podcast with an emphasis on Regina Mills/Evil Queen. We focus on the show, theories, fandom and more. Suggest a topic for an upcoming fan episode and more. Call our voicemail line at (970) 510-6623, email feedback totalk@othersideofthemirror.com and follow us on Twitter @othersideONCE.

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This is unhealthy, everybody...

Just stop hating on Henry!
He’s ten years old, a child. He doesn’t mean to hurt Regina in any way.
He does not play some silly prank.
All he wants is to get Emma and Snow back.
I repeat: He’s a child and children tend to make mistakes like that.

Get over it, don’t hate on a kid. The END.

  • Other Side of the Mirror #101: The Big Chill
  • Bri and Alex
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And so we find ourselves in the same position as the characters of Once Upon a Time at the End of Going Home. We bid you farewell, but in the words of Neal, we’re certain we will see you again. This is our final episode exclusively about OUAT for the time being. Of course since it’s the two of us, we discuss a lot of other shows on this one, including the surprising similarities between Once Upon a Time and Scandal. We discuss in brief four episodes culminating with the two-parter Smash the Mirror, which smashed our interest in the show. 

On a personal note, Bri and I both greatly appreciate everyone who downloads this podcast, whether you give us feedback, think we are crazy, argue with us, or just lurk and listen. We love you all! Look for us next after Peter Pan Live, which airs on NBC in the States on December 4, 2014.

Other Side of the Mirror is a Once Upon a Time podcast with an emphasis on Regina Mills/Evil Queen. We focus on the show, theories, fandom and more. Suggest a topic for an upcoming fan episode and more. Call our voicemail line at (970) 510-6623, email feedback to talk@othersideofthemirror.com and follow us on Twitter @othersideONCE.

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  • Six Gold Stars and Grading on a Curve
  • Bri & Alex
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Because we like to zig when you think we’re going to zag… this episode is about what Once Upon a Time does right! 

Watching an episode of Intelligence got us thinking about all the reasons we enjoy Once.

Are we grading on a curve? Only until the hiatus ends!

These are our six gold stars:

1. Inventive Premise is Inventive!

2. Character Growth. The show doesn’t get the cache it should for showing dramatic character arcs and making us change our minds about the characters.

3. Villainy! We like that OUAT doesn’t apologize for creating nuanced villains with both good and evil traits.

4. They represent fairy tales fairly accurately. Fairy tales are crazy.

5. Adam Horowitz’s engagement on Twitter.

6. Relationship between Regina/Emma/Henry should be celebrated. We also like the numerous roles for women.

 All that and our review of Frozen. 

Notes:

Bri wrote a book with Jessica Burkhart, Keep it Chic and Cheap, 35 Ways to Update Your Space. It’s designed for tweens but anyone can use these tips to spruce up their space without ripping the walls down.

Her columns on movies are at NetflixClub.com.

  • Other Side of the Mirror #100 - Heart of Glass, Full Recap of Breaking Glass
  • Bri and Alex
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Other Side of the Mirror #100 - Heart of Glass, Full Recap of Breaking Glass

This is our full recap of Breaking Glass. It’s also our 100th episode! Therefore it is fitting that we talk about Emma and Regina issues, since the show finally acknowledged that they have a relationship that transcends Henry.

This Week in Truthiness:  We fact check Regina’s dubious claim that Emma never had her back.

This Week in It’s Complicated:  Emma learns to articulate her feelings about Regina.

This Week in Emma Studies:  We grapple with the ramifications of Young Regina/Lily including the parallels with Neal.

This Week in Wardrobe: Elsa is still in her ball gown and so are a few million little girls.

This Week in Frozen: We try but fail to understand what the Snow Queen’s machinations were meant to achieve in this ep.

This Week in Disney:  Bri and Alex survive a trip to Walt Disney World, aka Arendelle South.

Show Notes:

There was no instant reaction nor will there be one!

We will be devoting a show to character analysis of Captain Hook so get your feedback and observations ready!

Other Side of the Mirror is a Once Upon a Time podcast with an emphasis on Regina Mills/Evil Queen. We focus on the show, theories, fandom and more. Suggest a topic for an upcoming fan episode and more. Call our voicemail line at (970) 510-6623, email feedback to talk@othersideofthemirror.com and follow us on Twitter @othersideONCE.

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  • Episode # 83 - Witch Slapped! Recap of It's Not Easy Being Green
  • Bri & Alex
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This is our full recap of It’s Not Easy Being Green. The major revelations in the episode were that the Wizard is Walsh and Zelena’s mother really is Cora. Our observations include:

This Week in Captain Hook: Hook invades Emma’s personal space but we can’t disagree with his assessment of Henry…. or his acumen with eyeliner.

This Week in Questions: The Walsh reveal gave us so many questions! Will we get answers, or are these just plot holes?

This Week in The-Plot-Thickens: Did Regina decide to trust Robin with her heart? Is she testing him with a fake heart? Is he playing her? Is she playing him? Or is this just true love? We dive in with help from listener feedback.

This Week in Frozen Analogies: Zelena is born with magic but can’t control it grows up ashamed of her powers.

This Week in Father Figures: Regina’s big emotional moment had more to do with her relationship with Rumple than it did any displacement from discovering Cora had another child.

Notes:

Regina wore Victoria Beckham during the diner scene. You can find out where they got the clothes for Belle, Regina, Emma and Snow on WornOnTV.net.

Our review of Sebastian Stan on Broadway was episode #23, This Hiatus is No Picnic.

Other Side of the Mirror is a Once Upon a Time podcast with an emphasis on Regina Mills/Evil Queen. We focus on the show, theories, fandom and more. Suggest a topic for an upcoming fan episode and more. Call our voicemail line at (970) 510-6623, email feedback to talk@othersideofthemirror.com and follow us on Twitter @othersideONCE!

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  • Episode #82 - Twisted Sisters! Instant Reaction to It's Not Easy Being Green
  • Bri & Alex
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This is our instant reaction to It’s Not Easy Being Green. In this episode you learn what we would do if we found a baby in a basket on our front door step, which show runner from the past we throw shade on and you find out which pickup lines do not work on Bri. Our various likes and dislikes include:

Likes

1.  Neal actually had a funeral and we PRESUME the ramifications of his death will continue to be felt.

2.  Belle was part of the group.

3.  Regina vs. Zelena lived up to its billing

4.  Wardrobe and set design were great.

5.  The Rumple/Regina dynamic

6. The references to The Wizard of Oz movie were well done.

Neutral 

Alex’s lucky guess Oz was Walsh came true, but we’re still a little disppointed nobody ever turns out to be just a normal guy. It’s a good twist but what about Dr. Whale?

Dislikes

1. The trust between Regina and Robin wasn’t earned and that made it feel out of character.

2. More backstory for Zelena is needed.

3. The theories from season 1 about Dr. Whale aren’t true.

4. Alex wonders about the sustainability of the show’s patterns long-term.

Feedback

We thank Michael for his good catch on the scenes between Regina/Snow and Zelena/Regina and play two voicemails from Christopher and Nonnie.

Other Side of the Mirror is a Once Upon a Time podcast with an emphasis on Regina Mills/Evil Queen. We focus on the show, theories, fandom and more. Suggest a topic for an upcoming fan episode and more. Call our voicemail line at (970) 510-6623, email feedback to talk@othersideofthemirror.com and follow us on Twitter @othersideONCE!

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  • It's All Coming Back to Me Now, Instant Reaction to New York City Serenade
  • Other Side of the Mirror
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Other Side of the Mirror # 74 - It’s All Coming Back to Me Now, Instant Reaction to New York City Serenade

We’re counting down our likes and dislikes from the return of Season 3, Episode 12, New York City Serenade. They include:  

Bonus Likes and Dislikes! Before we launch into the show we announce our hatred for ABC’s Resurrection promos and our enjoyment of the OUAT highlights show. Onward!  

Likes

*Snow and Regina’s relationship has evolved and it is awesome!

*Emma’s new surroundings and all of the things and memories and emotions Regina created for her (FEELS)

*The tone of the show has shifted into new territory, the main characters continue to work together, the reset seems promising.

*We were unspoiled so it did not feel predictable. There’s a new mystery plus the flying monkey surprised us!

*Neal wanting to find a way back to Henry and Emma (but warning, Alex’s support for Neal will probably doom the character)

 

Dislikes

*Alex is bored by Aurora and Philip and questions Aurora’s life choices

*Bri misses some characters like Rumple and Mulan, plus Henry did not have his memories yet

*The timing of Robin Hood and Regina (but we’re keeping an open mind)

*Mini-rant about Adam and Eddie treating Jamie Dornan like the girlfriend they dumped but now want back ! (it’s toooooo late….knock it off!)

 

Thank You!

A big thank you to those who donated to our microphone fund, especially Amanda, Priscilla and Cheryl!! Send us your address and we’ll send you some swag! We love all our listeners, regardless of whether you donated, you make doing the show worthwhile. 

Show Notes

Check out Christina Bianco’s interpretation of Celine Dion, Idina Menzel, Adele Bernadette Peters, Brittany Spears and all the divas! http://www.youtube.com/user/omegalyle76   

Other Side of the Mirror is a Once Upon a Time podcast with an emphasis on Regina Mills/Evil Queen. We focus on the show, theories, fandom and more. Suggest a topic for an upcoming fan episode and more. Call our voicemail line at (970) 510-6623, email feedback to talk@othersideofthemirror.com and follow us on Twitter @othersideONCE!

  • Other Side of the Mirror #94 - Monsters Inc. Instant Reaction to A Tale of Two Sisters
  • Bri and Alex
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This is our instant reaction to A Tale of Two Sisters, the Season 4 premier of Once Upon a Time. Bri was not exactly into this episode or the Frozen storyline and for once, Alex was urging patience while the story develops. This episode involved magical entrails, the Michelin Man and the computer game Myst. We discussed our likes, dislikes and casting thoughts, including:

Likes

Regina’s quest to rewrite the storybook!

We were right about the resolution of Marian, Robin and Regina!

Sidney returns!

Regina and Emma are Regina and Emma!

Rumple’s speech at the grave!

Dislikes

The glacial pace and how Frozen dominated the core characters…..

Trolls…. grumble grumble…

Rumple is Rumple…..

The introduction of another mystery person….

Belle squatting in the mansion that just happened to come over in the curse…

Casting

Anna - Yay!

Elsa - Maybe!

Kristoff - Nay!

That said we think it’s important to give them all a chance as this is only the beginning

Other Side of the Mirror is a Once Upon a Time podcast with an emphasis on Regina Mills/Evil Queen. We focus on the show, theories, fandom and more. Suggest a topic for an upcoming fan episode and more. Call our voicemail line at (970) 510-6623, email feedback totalk@othersideofthemirror.com and follow us on Twitter @othersideONCE

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  • Episode # 84 - White Flag/Black-Bored
  • Bri & Alex
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This is our instant reaction to Jolly Roger. We had likes and dislikes, including:

Likes

Regina, Emma and Magic

The Adorable Charmings

Regina and Snow

One Big Happy Family

Ariel and Eric’s Happy Ending



Dislikes

Blackbeard made us Black-Bored. Meh. 

Emma doesn’t even care about Hook lying about the last year. Nope.

No Rumple, No Robin.

We want the backstory of the missing year in the Enchanted Forest!

Smee. Meh. 

Notes

End song is White Flag by Dido.

Other Side of the Mirror is a Once Upon a Time podcast with an emphasis on Regina Mills/Evil Queen. We focus on the show, theories, fandom and more. Suggest a topic for an upcoming fan episode and more. Call our voicemail line at (970) 510-6623, email feedback to talk@othersideofthemirror.com and follow us on Twitter @othersideONCE!

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  • Episode # 79 - Tower of Terror, Full Recap of The Tower Plus Feedback!
  • Bri & Alex
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This is our full recap of The Tower, featuring your feedback, voicemails, tweets and a new Unified Theory of Robin Hood! The Tower was about facing your fears and keeping up appearances. Charming and Rapunzel faced their fears, and we think Zelena, Robin Hood and Hook are very concerned with keeping up appearances.  

This Week in Fairytale Land:  Charming and Emma had a Daddy/Daughter dance and Emma said Yes to the Dress.  

This Week on Nancy Drew:  Henry starts to suspect Emma is hiding something and Charming, Emma, Hook and Regina play CSI.  

This Week on Filler:  We meet Rapunzel and she gets a happy ending for once.

This Week in Your Feedback:  We get a rundown on the characters’ Patronuses, we hear about unhappy Rumbellers and fans less than thrilled with Captain Swan, we get a great theory about Regina’s father, we get great feedback about the Scarecrow/Lion/Tin Man and much, much more. 

Our Unified Theory of Robin Hood, which Bri also called Hook and Hood and It’s Not Good, originated from several viewers on Twitter and by Email:

 

  • Stashia R.
  • Fennec Wolf
  • Heck L 45
  • Myrealname
  • 25ka253
  • Hellebette
  • Andiluvs Jelly

 

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  • Episode #78 - A Tower of Feedback, Instant Reaction to The Tower
  • Bri & Alex
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This is our instant reaction to The Tower, which introduced Rapunzel to the world of Once Upon a Time. We had quite a few likes and a couple of dislikes:

Likes

1. The show continues to bring the creepy.

2.  We were overdue for a David episode and there was David and Emma stuff, which again was long overdue.

3. The characters continued to have real conversations about things!

4. The show incorporated lots of Oz elements into the story.

5. This representation of facing one’s fears was stronger than the Bridge or Regrets or Tree of Secrets or whatever the heck happened back in Neverland.

6. Rapunzel got a happy ending!

7. The Regina and Henry scene!

8. New exotic Storybrooke locales!

Dislikes

1. This is not a knock on Robin Hood but why do he and other “guest stars” continue to get more screen time than Belle? This ep gave us more of Belle as a pawn in someone elese’s game.

2. Alex GOES IN on Hook’s attitude!

FEEDBACK!

We share your feedback. Including voicemails, emails, and blog questions about whether Regina has been redeemed, your theories about Zelena’s bio parents, your theories about the Charming baby, your theories about the curse, your feels about Swan Queen, thoughts about Outlaw Queen, questions and much more!

Other Side of the Mirror is a Once Upon a Time podcast with an emphasis on Regina Mills/Evil Queen. We focus on the show, theories, fandom and more. Suggest a topic for an upcoming fan episode and more. Call our voicemail line at (970) 510-6623, email feedback to talk@othersideofthemirror.com and follow us on Twitter @othersideONCE!

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