I had a really horrible flu and there had been some tragedy nearby so all I really wanted to do was hide under a duvet a snivel to myself while some optimistic kid with a story book conjured up a magic land where the baddies weren’t really scary and nothing really happened. The most upsetting thing in Once Upon A Time is Begbie playing Rumplestiltskin. I kept expecting him to dash a bottle in Snow White’s face (he doesn’t, he’s just a bit sneery).
When I had got better and the sadness had subsided I tried to carry on watching it, but it was like having marshmallows when you’re not around a camp fire – saggy pointlessness.
Next time there’s badness though, I am all over season three.