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The Strongest: Wonder Woman vs...

Jondee here at Goodman, Lieber, Kurtzberg & Holliway, The strongest women of the Millennium are in the arena! We continue with our series of the best in this case the Strongest Female Heroes! As Queen B says, “Who run the world?” DC – Diana, princess of Themiyscra has of course been given divine gifts, she […]

Once Upon a Time, “Wish You ...

Jondee here at the Enchanted Forest, The winter finale begins with the trio of Emma, Regina, and Hook walk with the sword. They find the Evil Queen by Robin’s gravestone. Regina brings a fireball taunted by her dark reflection. Emma slashes the Evil Queen’s face and not Regina. She purple clouds away to a car […]

Once Upon a Time, “Changelin...

Jondee here at Mr. Gold’s Shop, A woman runs into Gold, he clouds her into ropes, and the Evil Queen wants to know his interest in fairies. Gold wants the queen to take care of her sister. He pours a powder over the fairly that turns her into an old woman. The Mother Superior sees […]

Once Upon a Time, “I’ll Be...

Jondee here at the World Behind the Mirror, This episode was directed by Jennifer Lynch, daughter of David Lynch and director of The Walking Dead, American Horror Story, and Boxing Helena (1993). The title is from The Velvet Underground song. The Evil Queen has Snow White and Charming under a Sleeping Charm. David is under […]

Once Upon a Time, “Heartless...

Jondee here at Longbourne, Mary Margaret and David are asleep, she wakes and finds herself in the forest to see the Evil Queen. She still wants Snow White’s heart. Mary Margaret tells her about Regina’s protection spell, the Evil Queen says that her enemy will give up her heart, she gives Mary Margaret in a […]

Once Upon a Time, “Dark Wate...

Jondee here at the Nautilius, A ship in the misty seas, The Time of the Dark Curse, it’s Captain Hook on the Jolly Roger. He is defied by a stowaway (Faran Tahir), calling himself no one, Hook is about to kill him when a sea monster is spotted underneath. The stowaway throws Hook into the […]

Once Upon a Time, “Street Ra...

Jondee here at Agrabah, A hill, “Capital of Agrabah”, pan into the city, it’s a flashback. Guards bully some prisoners as Jafar tells about the no-thief policy while Aladdin takes money purses. Jafar transforms three prisoners into mice. Aladdin is stopped by a robed woman who wants to hire him. She reveals herself, it’s Princess […]

Once Upon a Time, “Strange C...

Jondee here at Storybrooke High School, The episode title is the beginning of the novella by Robert Louis Stevenson.  Mr. Gold is examining a watch under a magnifying glass. He cuts off his hair and this impresses the Evil Queen. Hyde walks in and wants his cameo necklace. Gold has him on his knees choking […]

Live Action Aladdin Movie!

Jondee here at Agrabah, There actually is already a live action Aladdin movie, it’s called Thief of Bagdad (1940). Note that this film was remade many times (there is a 1924 Douglas Fairbanks film), but it is the Alexander Korda produced film that is a classic. The film covers the adventures of a thief (played […]

Once Upon a Time, “The Other...

Jondee here at the Ball, Regina, David, and Mary Margaret enter the prison, Regina gets a tray, she has her lasagna “fit for a king.” Hyde is there finishing off a lasagna enjoying the hospitality of his cell. Granny’s, Henry enters with a recording all of the newcomers to Emma and Hook. Ashley (Jessy Schram) […]

Once Upon a Time, “A Bitter ...

Jondee here at the Dirigible, Misty forest, the Evil Queen is walking with Zelena to the vault, it opens and the queen starts collecting things. She says it took all of her magic to take on the Dragon. The Evil Queen purple clouds away. Henry is walking with Regina and hands her the book. At […]

Once Upon a Time, “The Savio...

Jondee back here in Storybrooke, It begins with a recap special, “Evil Reigns Once More”, Once is a complicated story so it is great that specials can bring new viewers up to date. The evil Hyde has come from the Land of Untold Stories last season. The opening, “Many years ago…” which goes to the […]

Who Won Comic Con? (Part IV &#...

Jondee here at National City (now relocated to Toronto), Last installment, here are the shows that hit Comic Con and made an impression. Dead of Summer, loving this show, consistently good writing and acting, I don’t know what was revealed at Comic Con. American Gods, I didn’t finish the Neil Gaiman novel, but this is […]

Once Upon a Time, “An Untold...

Jondee here at the Land of the Untold Stories, The mansion, the Groundsman revives and sees a note from Hyde. Hook is trying to open the lock with his hook. Jekyll has the key and takes them to the land which is a refuge, the Land of Untold Stories. NY, Henry rushes with Violet, he […]

Once Upon a Time, “Only You...

Jondee here at the Big Apple, Season Five wraps up with a shocking end, Robin sacrificed himself to save Regina! Then, Zelena destroys Hades! Finally, Hook walks into the light only to returned to the living by Zeus! If this isn’t enough, the last two episodes are a two part, two hour movie! Here’s part […]

Once Upon a Time, “Firebird...

Jondee here at the elevator to the Underworld, Emma talks with Regina along with Hook, Henry, and David about sending Zelena to Hades. Hades walks in to ask for their help. He shows them a note showing that Zelena was taken by Rumple. He wants to offer a deal with Emma to take off the […]

Once, “Sisters”, Review!

Jondee here at the Dark Palace, Hades is driving Zelena for a night drink by campfire and he shows her the Storybrooke Underworld. He wants a family with Zelena. He proposes to her, “What do you say Zelena? Will you make chaos with me?” Zelena returns to see her sister. Regina shows the mirror with […]

Once Upon a Time, “Ruby Slip...

Jondee here in Oz, The title is a pun on the musical with Ruby referring to the character. Back at the Underworld, they rest Red in her red blanket and on a bed. Emma shows a scrap of Dorothy’s dress. Oz, “Some time ago…”, Ruby (Meghan Ory) and Mulan (Jamie Chung) are running through a […]

Once Upon a Time, “Her Hands...

Jondee here at the Storybrooke Pet Shelter, Young Belle walks up to her father, Maurice (Eric Keenleyside) in the stable. He says, “Don’t judge someone until you know the whole story.” He worries about an upcoming war and wants her to meet a suitor, Gaston (Wes Brown), not the swaggering buffoon of the cartoon, just […]

Once Upon a Time, “Our Decay...

Jondee here at the Land of Oz, Flashback, Emerald City, in the Land of Oz, “many years ago”, Zelena places a birthday cake and shows a magic mirror that reveals a woman giving away a baby. A Flying Monkey brings in the Scarecrow (rendered in CG). The Wicked Witch wants him for a time travel […]

Once upon a Time, “The B...

Jondee here at the Jolly Roger, The stay in the Underworld and fight against Hades continues. There are many similar titles, but I think the episode title points to the collectors of folk tales, the Brothers Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm. Cruella De Vil is driving in the Underworld with Henry. They are looking for a […]

Once Upon a Time, “Devil’s...

Jondee here at the River of Lost Souls, The new episode is written by Jane Espenson who wrote the “Nimue” and “Siege Perlious” episodes this season and also Torchwood, Battlestar Galactica, and Firefly (really any series worthy of fans). Hades is making a deal with a very bloody Hook. He wants three friends to be […]

Once Upon a Time, “Souls of ...

Jondee here at the Underworld, Once Upon a Time picks up from the mid-season finale where Emma kills Hook to destroy the Dark Ones and Gold becomes a powerful Dark One taking in all of the powers of every Dark One which would make him Dark One Plus. Our heroes and Gold are about to […]

Once Upon a Time, “Swan Song...

Jondee here at the gates of the Underworld,  The Siege of Storybrooke. The Winter Finale for Once Upon a Time has come this Sun. It’s episode 99 and time for Dark Hook! A storm, a child, young Killian aka Hook (Oliver Bell) is worried at the winds snuffing out the lamp flame, his father (Adam […]