This Week in #POCtv: Once Upon a Time
|My favorite OUAT logo out of all the seasons, featuring the Fabulous One Herself|
I'm really not digging what's being done to Lana's character. For the past season and half she's been portrayed as magically diminished, and that got old a season and a half ago. They've kept her as sharp-tongued and sharp-witted as ever, but Regina's been "weakened" for far too long, and with the lead character's newfound power as the Dark One, now is so not the time.
However, Season 5 does present new opportunity in that the premiere featured suave British actor Elliot Knight as the elusive and mysterious Merlin, the sorcerer who crafted a special wizard's hat a thousand years earlier.
I'll admit, I'm intrigued...to a point. Like I said, this presents opportunity, however, OUAT tends to fuck up opportunities like these (the black Fairy Godmother we saw for nine seconds in Season 1 who Rumpelstiltskin killed and we never saw again; the black knight Lancelot who charmed us for a few episodes in Season 2 before we learned he'd been murdered long ago and was brought back for five seconds in this week's premiere; the black Princess Rapunzel who was freed from her tower in Season 3 and returned to her parents' lavish kingdom which we never saw again; and oh yeah...Ursula. Nuff said).
Here's hoping that after four years of fail,the writers of OUAT have learned...well, something.