BUT ~ on to the post!! I admit it. I watch FAR too much television. I'm kind of a TV-junkie. My poor dvr... My husband is frequently exiled to the bedroom to watch his sports on the small screen, while I get the big TV in the living room ALL to myself! (I know...mean...sorry sport-lovin' hubbies out there...)
A few new shows I'm trying out lately are twists on fairy tales. These appeal to me, of course, because I happen to be writing a twisty fairy-tale based story. Plus - who doesn't love a good fairy tale??? And I humbly maintain that watching copious amounts of TV is good research for writers. I mean - a good show schools me on dialogue that works, humor, drama, character development, transitions from story to story - ALL sorts of stuff! Here are the shows:
Once Upon a Time:
It's too early to decide which one I like better. They both have their take on the Grimm fairy tales, but completely different approaches. I do like the flashbacks to the fairy tales, themselves, in Once Upon a Time. But - the cop angle of Grimm lends to more possible stories...I think. Maybe. :) Plus, the reformed "Big Bad Wolf" in Grimm is pretty funny. What I like the best, I think - is that they are taking stories that the whole world knows and putting a whole new twist on them. Because - really...that's what writers do.
Have you seen these shows? Have a favorite yet? What's your favorite fairy-tale twist? Please share!
And I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday!