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    • CommentAuthorOxbrow
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2011
    As an adjunct to the Edinburgh Television Festival, this morning I got to see the pilot for Once Upon A Time which starts in the US in a couple months or so.

    It's a very low-key urban fantasy, apart from some big "wow" flashbacks to the storybook world most of the cast hail from, with nothing much fantastical bleeding into the real world... yet. Still, the people who have been trying to adapt Fables to TV must be spittin', since it features starring roles for Snow White, Prince Charming and Gepetto amongst others.

    And Robert Carlyle said hello in a twenty-second video intro, as they're filming the series at the moment. He plays Rumpelstiltskin in full scenery-chewing panto style, which seems appropriate.
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeAug 29th 2011
     (9990.82) out the loop was not aware Fables was in the post for the small screen. Ive not read all the comics etc. yet enjoyed what i did. I dont this feeling it may go down the path of BBC twee sellout style. Hope to be suprised..
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeAug 29th 2011
    I looked at the "Upcoming Recordings" screen of my DVR this morning, and realized that everything was from cable channels (as opposed to the big networks). The summers really are a dead zone for new network programming.

    I'll probably keep the last couple of episodes each of Leverage, Warehouse 13, Alphas and Breaking Bad in reserve, in case the fall's network season turns out to have nothing of interest.

    Are there any genre shows of interest due this fall?
    • CommentTimeAug 29th 2011
    @StefanJ I am looking forward to Terra Nova and Once Upon a Time.
    • CommentTimeAug 29th 2011
    @StefanJ: Also The River looks like it might be half decent with a horror/Lost feel to it that I hope extends further than the trailer.

    In other tv: Doctor Who started up again. Let's Kill Hitler was the very first ep of the show I watched new having caught up on the series in the past few months. I quite liked it, and I liked how the use of Hitler was basically for a one-off gag.
    • CommentTimeSep 1st 2011
    I guess it's time to close this thread and move on to the next one.