We Are a Fairy Tale and We Have a Happy Ending

Once Upon a Time is one of my favorite shows. It’s a show about fairy tale characters come to life, but it is also a show about more than this. Every episode is just so rich, so deep. Themes of good versus evil, and hope versus despair. The classic fairy tale characters we all know have intricate complicating layers, and I resonate with them on many eerie levels. I am Snow White, the good person with a good heart who cannot catch […]

The Weekend WOW: My State of Belonging and “Wandering” with Gungor

Throughout any given week, I strive to share illuminating captivating inspiring blunt soul-stirring things on my Twitter and Facebook. At the end of the week, I condense the very best of Internetdom into a WOW-tastic blog post I call The Weekend WOW. And what a wonderful WOW-tastic week on the World Wide Web it was. + WOW what an illuminating quiz: Time‘s “Which State Matches Your Personality?” Apparently someone with infinite time on their hands started conducting a study 13 years ago, determining the […]

The Fritz! – 12/16/11

It’s a sad day for my blog. A sad day because, alas, it’s my final TV recap blog of the year. Several months ago I started a weekly TV blogging tradition that will forever go down in the annals of blogging history as…something. But fresh TV only goes for so long before it hits the pause button. It’s a tragedy akin to eggnog only being sold the last two months of the year. The Amazing Race held its season finale […]

The Fritz! – 12/9/11

Once upon a time, there was a great Amazing Race episode and a horrible Survivor episode. Allow me the pleasure of telling you the tale on this week’s TV recap. Once Upon a Time This episode followed Prince Charming, and like other characters before him, answered the question of his identity. This question was especially poignant in that his Storybrooke alter-ego was dealing with amnesia after awakening from his coma. So not even he knew who he was. In Fairy […]

The Fritz! – 12/2/11

Once Upon a Time This week’s episode, “That Still Small Voice,” was probably my favorite of the series thus far, an episode that focused on the beloved Jiminy Cricket. The theme for this episode was conscience. As in, “let your conscience be your guide.” Mayor Regina threatened Jiminy Cricket’s alter-ego, Archie Hopper, and told him to cast out her son’s fairy tale delusion rather than continue nurturing it. And so Hopper battled with his conscience throughout the episode, and we […]

The Fritz! – 11/11/11

It’s really quite amazing that this week’s Fritz! TV recap happens to fall on the most magically numerically aesthetically pleasing date of the year. ELEVENELEVENELEVEN. Man that feels good. Once Upon a Time The show and the story that keeps on amazing me. There’s basically two routes the show can take with its fairy tale characters: strictly re-tell the fairy tale stories we all know and love, or start taking us down familiar roads and throw a couple detours and […]

The Fritz! – 11/4/11

Before I begin this week’s rapid-fire TV recap blog, I want to issue an apology to a certain small-range paper company in upstate Pennsylvania. The Office Look, Office. It’s nothing personal. I still love you. Yeah, you’re not exactly the same since Steve Carell left, but it’s not like you’ve made any promises to be better without him. And truthfully, I still think you’re holding your own with your fantastic cast. You could still use a little less James Spader […]

The Fritz! – 10/28/11

Once Upon a Time Please tell me you watched this premiere, dear reader. Because I absolutely loved it. The show operates much like our dearly departed LOST, in that we’re constantly flashing backward and forward between “fairy tale world” and our much less appealing “real world.” Fairy tale greats like Snow White, Prince Charming, Jiminy Cricket, and Geppetto have been thrust into our world by the dastardly Wicked Witch and don’t remember their true identities. And it’s up to a […]