Once Upon a Time: Season 4 Reviews

  • Nov 20, 2020

    A horribly cheesy show that is cloying enough to make you feel Disney is suffocating you with it's desperate and unoriginal script writing. It borrows from 100's of other, good, scripts because this show has nothing to say that other good writers haven't said before.

    A horribly cheesy show that is cloying enough to make you feel Disney is suffocating you with it's desperate and unoriginal script writing. It borrows from 100's of other, good, scripts because this show has nothing to say that other good writers haven't said before.

  • Sep 25, 2019

    I was apprehensive about Season 4 since it was taking on a plot of a movie that had recently come out. However, the casting job was fantastic for Anna and Elsa (possibly even better than the cartoon character). Emma's character had the most development in this season and it paid off going into the drama of season 5.

    I was apprehensive about Season 4 since it was taking on a plot of a movie that had recently come out. However, the casting job was fantastic for Anna and Elsa (possibly even better than the cartoon character). Emma's character had the most development in this season and it paid off going into the drama of season 5.

  • Jul 07, 2019

    FROZEN just no the cast is back and the character and storys feel okay at best it picks up later on in the season but dealing with the death of one of its main characters from the last season it struggles to find its place

    FROZEN just no the cast is back and the character and storys feel okay at best it picks up later on in the season but dealing with the death of one of its main characters from the last season it struggles to find its place

  • Apr 09, 2019

    I loved Elsa & Emma's friendship and the blossoming romance between Emma & Killian. The rest of this is just too much to unpack from Regina guilting/vilifying Emma for saving a woman while she fails to realize her own part in this to Zelena getting away with rape. Oh and the Charmings are baby snatchers? That seems like that would have been a secret for the Echo Caves but ok...

    I loved Elsa & Emma's friendship and the blossoming romance between Emma & Killian. The rest of this is just too much to unpack from Regina guilting/vilifying Emma for saving a woman while she fails to realize her own part in this to Zelena getting away with rape. Oh and the Charmings are baby snatchers? That seems like that would have been a secret for the Echo Caves but ok...

  • Feb 24, 2019

    Frozen plot is a blast.

    Frozen plot is a blast.

  • Feb 07, 2019

    Perhaps one of the most “mixed opinion” seasons of the ABC Fantasy-Drama, Season Four is actually quite a fun shake up on the show, in this Oncers opinion. If you’re not a fan of Disney’s Frozen, you’ll probably have trouble swallowing the visually heavy “Frozen-over” Storybrooke that is the first eleven episodes of the Season. If you give it a chance, however, the arc features wonderful surprises featuring LOST alum Elizabeth Mitchell, flakes with pieces Fromm Hans Christian Anderson’s original fairy tale, The Snow Queen (the basis for the Disney ice sisters). The characters do a nice job of moving both Emma and Regina’s stories forward. The back half of the season is more “the Once Upon a Time twist on classic films” feel. While it relies more of Disney mythology than past seasons do, ONCE UPON A TIME, Season Four features some delightfully nostalgic moments, impressive casting and new realms without the commitment of spending ten to eleven weeks away from Storybrooke. It also features the fan favorite two hour season finale “Operation Mongoose Part One & Two”; in this fan’s opinion, the gold standard for OUAT finales.

    Perhaps one of the most “mixed opinion” seasons of the ABC Fantasy-Drama, Season Four is actually quite a fun shake up on the show, in this Oncers opinion. If you’re not a fan of Disney’s Frozen, you’ll probably have trouble swallowing the visually heavy “Frozen-over” Storybrooke that is the first eleven episodes of the Season. If you give it a chance, however, the arc features wonderful surprises featuring LOST alum Elizabeth Mitchell, flakes with pieces Fromm Hans Christian Anderson’s original fairy tale, The Snow Queen (the basis for the Disney ice sisters). The characters do a nice job of moving both Emma and Regina’s stories forward. The back half of the season is more “the Once Upon a Time twist on classic films” feel. While it relies more of Disney mythology than past seasons do, ONCE UPON A TIME, Season Four features some delightfully nostalgic moments, impressive casting and new realms without the commitment of spending ten to eleven weeks away from Storybrooke. It also features the fan favorite two hour season finale “Operation Mongoose Part One & Two”; in this fan’s opinion, the gold standard for OUAT finales.

  • Nov 29, 2018

    Why are people hating on season 4 so badly? The first half was not the best, yes, but the second half was kind of good. I liked the complex story lines, and the happy endings being earned to villians. And we also learn that Snow and Charming aren't heroes, no matter what they say.

    Why are people hating on season 4 so badly? The first half was not the best, yes, but the second half was kind of good. I liked the complex story lines, and the happy endings being earned to villians. And we also learn that Snow and Charming aren't heroes, no matter what they say.

  • Jul 31, 2018

    this season got a bit annoying at times but anna is hilarious at times so... that helps and that smoke effect is getting a bit old

    this season got a bit annoying at times but anna is hilarious at times so... that helps and that smoke effect is getting a bit old

  • Jul 18, 2018

    I'M A HUGE FAN!!!!!!!!

    I'M A HUGE FAN!!!!!!!!

  • Dec 10, 2017

    They brought in new characters. FROZEN!! Finally. They did so tacky like making Elsa seem faint of heart and weak. There should have been a stronger contrast between her being unsure of herself and gaining self esteem. She speaks softly in both sections. The Emma and Hooke story is watered down and slow and not fluid as it should be. The frozen and other villianous characters should have been seen more. There is too many quick in and out of characters. There was so much potential and this season kinda smacked the characters in their faces. Also regina pretending to be evil again was dumb. She didnt even act dark enough. She was darker in the flashbacks. She should have been written better.

    They brought in new characters. FROZEN!! Finally. They did so tacky like making Elsa seem faint of heart and weak. There should have been a stronger contrast between her being unsure of herself and gaining self esteem. She speaks softly in both sections. The Emma and Hooke story is watered down and slow and not fluid as it should be. The frozen and other villianous characters should have been seen more. There is too many quick in and out of characters. There was so much potential and this season kinda smacked the characters in their faces. Also regina pretending to be evil again was dumb. She didnt even act dark enough. She was darker in the flashbacks. She should have been written better.