When you love books it’s probably a cliché to say that your favorite Disney character is Bella. How could she not be? She also loves books, she’s pretty, she is nice and can see beyond appearances. So I guess it comes as no surprise that my favorite character in Once Upon a Time is also Bella. Of course, this show is completely different from Disney movies and the characters are much deeper and complex. If there is one thing I love about Once Upon a Time is how they provide an explanation to every character’s behavior and personality. So the fact that Bella is appearing now more in the show can only make me happy.
This is not, however, the only thing that makes me think that we have a great second season ahead. Have you seen Hook? And I’m not saying that just because he is cute, although he is really cute. He is joining forces with Cora, supposedly more evil than the Evil Queen, which seems to put some interesting obstacles in the heroes’ way. And an alliance between Snow White, Mulan and Aurora is worth seeing. And, last but not least, Charming is finally being charming which is not something I could say about him last season with all the cheating and being, well, not charming.
If I find a flaw to this show it is actually Emma. For one thing, as much as I loved Jennifer Morrison in House, I don’t like her as Emma. I mean, could she please use more than two facial expressions? But I don’t care much for her character either and I can’t really explain why but I just feel like she doesn’t add much to the story, specially in this second season. However, since my favorite part of the show is seeing the fairy tale characters and finding out about their stories she doesn’t bother me too much.
All in all it seems that they have managed to keep the magic alive which, to be honest, I doubted they could. Now if they managed to include Jasmine somehow, my happiness would be complete because, although I do love Bella, Jasmine is actually my favorite princess.