Predicatable. Cheesy. Twee. The occasional shitty plop piece of CGI. A bit smug and pleased with itself. There is so much about Once Upon a Time (OUAT) that should spell ‘Rubbish TV show’. But it’s also clever, addictive, well written and has Robert Carlyle. Somehow, it just works, and I love it. For every plotline I have guessed, there is also a surprise waiting just around the corner and with every cackle of “Hello dearie!” uttered by Rumple, I get hooked on this show more and more. So without further ado, here are my favourite characters (so far).
Ruby / Red
Ruby is awesome! She kicks ass, is a loyal friend to Snow and she can smell bullshit a mile off. Plus, she eats anyone who messes with her.
Although I like Snow, I’m not so keen on wet blanket Mary Margaret, although she is starting to come into her own, finally. But I like arrow slinging, knife wielding, bad ass Snow – I also think Ginnifer looks better with long hair.
What’s not to love? Conniving, eye-liner wearing, no scruples, double crossing pirate. And a nemesis for Rumple!
Could have so easily been a wet mop but she isn’t. Survived being locked up by regina, survived Rumple at his worst, and still she is awesome and strong and stands up to Rumple and sees the best in him. Awesome character!
Speaking of the Evil Queen…..Regina has had the most character development, the most heartbreak and the most thoroughly evil storylines. She’s fantastic and complex and keeps on growing and developing. Please let her put Cora in the ground though and be a worthy mother-figure finally for Henry. Oh, and she also has the most amazing wardrobe so she gets 2 pictures 🙂
August / Pinocchio
Where did you go? Come back – we love you!! Emma’s protector who failed but then redeemed himself (barely) turned back to wood but then became a real boy again when Magic came to Storybrook. But where did he go?
We like her now that she can handle a sword and has magic and is stepping up to face off against her enemies and look after her son. We do feel that Henry’s father will return at some point…. 😉
And the very best character of all, without question……
Rumplestiltskin / Mr Gold
He gets all the best lines, has a catchphrase and sparkles a bit, even if he does have crocodile skin. He’s devious and untrustworthy and evil and all that but we still love him! The fact that Robert Carlyle acts every other cast member clean off the screen might have something to do with it too.
So there you go, dearies! Our favourite OUAT characters. Agree? Disagree? Think there someone worth adding? That’s what the comment button is for 🙂