Episode 150: Once Upon a Time Series Finale – Once Upon a Podcast

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It’s the end of an era for both Once Upon a Time and Once Upon a Podcast. Join us to discuss the series finale.

Episode 142: Secret Garden – Once Upon a Podcast (Once Upon a Time 7×11)

Zelena and Hook in Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time returned last week after a winter hiatus with a shocking (or… not?) death, and a romp through the Haunted Mansion. Over the past few months, ABC announced that the back half of season 7 will be the show’s last, so we talk about what we want to see OUAT wrap up in the next few weeks after seven years on television. As for this season, we come to terms with a few of the new storylines while gently critiquing a few others. This episode had a few highs and lows – and no doubt the remainder of the show’s run will be more or less the same – so sit down, relax and enjoy the home stretch with us!

Episode 78: Our Season 5A Hopes and Dreams – Once Upon a Time Podcast

Once Upon a Time podcast season 4 discussionWho’s ready for Once Upon a Time season 5? We get ready with two quick(ish) top 5 lists: one with our top moments of OUAT 4B and another with the top things we can’t wait to see in season 5. With only days to go until the season premiere, we also read some of your letters and wish lists as well as catching up on the latest news and tidbits about next season. Join us for everything from Zelena to the Dark One and a few wild (and not so wild) predictions!

  1. Welcome back and it’s our wrap-up of our summer television binge watching with a quick summary of our favorites
  2. Our season 4B Top 5s (10:15)
  3. Our top 5 hopes and dreams for season 5 (41:00)
  4. The Lighter Side (a pop quiz for Amanda) and Listener letters (1:04:00)
  5. News and the latest about season 5 (1:30:40)

Since Once Upon a Time comes back this weekend, we our returning to our television season routine with Twice Upon a Podcast on Thursday nights! Be sure to subscribe so you can catch our preview of what is coming up on the Once Upon a Time season 5 premiere (including a discussion of the previews and press releases). On Sunday, join us on Twitter as we livetweet “The Dark Swan.” And then of course, check in again next Tuesday for our first podcast of season 5!

– Brittany and Amanda

Episode 76: Flashback to Season 2

Season 2 of Once Upon a Time podcastOur summer of revisiting past Once Upon a Time seasons continues with a very full discussion on season 2. Plus, what we are doing to get through the summer, surprise “The Tower” trivia just for Brittany, and all of the news, interview tidbits, and even a theory or two about Once Upon a Time season 5.

  1. Welcome back to another hiatus episode and (as always) an update on what we are watching on television
  2. Our Top 5s: revisiting some of the highs – and yes, lows – of OUAT’s sophomore season
  3. The Tower Trivia: Amanda challenges Brittany to a trivia game by asking 11 questions about her least favorite OUAT episode of all time (Spoiler alert: Amanda loses. It is sad.)
  4. Season 5 news!

Thanks for continuing to listen in over the summer. Be sure to subscribe on iTunes so you don’t miss an episode; we have a few coming your way in September.

– Amanda and Brittany

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Episode 75: Interview with Christian Torpe

Netflix's Rita interviewWelcome to a special podcast episode where we’re chatting with the creator and writer of the television series “Rita.” In this exclusive interview, we talk with Christian Torpe all about his television series, which stars Mille Dinesen (pictured to the right) as Rita, an outspoken, rebellious schoolteacher. This Danish show, which aired on Denmark’s TV2 and is now available on Netflix, has been Amanda’s favorite summer binge watch.

Speaking with Christian, we finally get to find out more about how he came up with the idea for the show and its lead character, why this television series portrays female characters differently on tv, and whether there’s a possibility of a 4th season – plus much more about this charming, emotional and thoughtful show! Even if you haven’t watched the series yet (what are you waiting for?!) we think Christian offers some great insights into the art of creating and writing television.

Listen below, or listen in on iTunes.

– Amanda and Brittany

Episode 73: Flashback to Season 1 (Part 1)

podcast about ouat season 1It’s our first Once Upon a Time podcast episode after the season 4 finale, and we are flashing all the way back to the show’s first season! We revisit the highs and lows of the show’s debut episodes, discussing our favorite aspects of the OUAT pilot as well as key storylines for Snow White and Prince Charming, Emma, Regina and Rumplestiltskin from our post-season 4 perspectives.

Plus, we dig into everything we’ve been watching on television during the hiatus, from zombies and horror to Mad Men, Outlander, Game of Thrones, new Netflix comedies and a Danish series called “Rita,” and hope that someone out there understands our enthusiasm.

  1. What we’ve been watching over the hiatus
  2. Our Top 5 episodes of Once Upon a Time season 1 (Summary of the season 1 episodes starting at 30:30 and our Top 5 episodes start at 40:40)
  3. News and what’s going on over the summer (1:30:40)

We will be releasing a brand new podcast episode on the first Tuesday of every month during the hiatus. Join us again on July 7th for our take on the 2nd half of Once Upon a Time season 1!

– Brittany and Amanda

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Episode 60: Once Upon a Romance

Our favorite romantic pairings in tv, movies and booksLet’s talk about love in this hiatus podcast episode! In honor of Valentine’s Day later this week, we, along with our guest Kitty, talk about our top 3 favorite romantic couples of all time from books, movies and tv. Then, we read a few listener letters and go over some of the latest and greatest Once Upon a Time season 4B news. We are getting so close to the return of OUAT!

  1. Intro and welcome to our guest
  2. Our top 3 romantic couples from movies, tv, and books (5:45)
  3. Time for another Q&A with Britt and Amanda (1:02:30)
  4. Listener letters (1:32:40)
  5. News and a lot of speculation about what is next (1:44:40)

That’s all for this week; we will be back in 2 weeks for our final hiatus episode before the Once Upon a Time midseason 4 premiere.

– Brittany and Amanda

Episode 56: Season 4A Wrap-up

Once Upon a Podcast OUATIn our first of five hiatus podcast episodes, we review the good, bad… and awkward of season 4A. From the Frozen story to the Rumbelle bombshell (how did such a huge story last all of 2 minutes), we talked about this Once Upon a Time season’s main highs and lows. We also speculate a bit about what is to come (following tons of new news items), and chat a lot about our holidays and other things we’re watching and paying attention to over this winter season. Come on down and survive the hiatus along with us!

  1. Our season 4A top 5s
  2. The lighter side, poll questions and some holiday and New Year’s themed Q&A
  3. News
  4. It’s a wrap! See you again in 2 weeks.

We have a couple of interesting podcast episodes planned for in January and February, so be sure to subscribe so you never miss out! See you again in two weeks, everyone, and have a great New Year!

Amanda and Brittany

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Episode 55: Heroes and Villains

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The Once Upon a Time midseason finale bid farewell to Frozen and introduced three sassy new lady villains

In the Once Upon a Time midseason finale, we said farewell to Frozen and hello to the Queens of Darkness: Ursula, Cruella, and Maleficent. But the real dark moment came from the Dark One himself: Rumplestiltskin and Belle shared a terrible and tearful goodbye at the town line (and as brokenhearted as you now are, we’re proud of you, Belle!) All that plus Hook gets his heart back, Elsa and Anna return to Arendelle, and a Robin and Regina separation that was dampened by some great moments between Regina, Emma and Henry who will be diving deeper into Operation Mongoose together. Join us for our Top 5s and lots of listener letters along with some interesting news about 4B.

  1. Welcome to our final podcast of 4A!
  2. Our Top 5s (1:35)
  3. The Lighter Side (55:55)
  4. Listener Letters (1:08:15)
  5. News and what’s next in OUAT season 4B (1:18:30)
  6. What’s we have planned for Once Upon a Podcast during the hiatus! (1:28:10)

Join us on December 30th for our season 4A wrap-up!

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Episode 53: Fall

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A curse falls on Storybrooke

Did you fall in love with this Once Upon a Time episode – or at least those cool mirrors and the purple curse storm clouds? In Storybrooke, everyone prepares for the curse of Shattered Sight, which fell upon the town in spectacular (and Disney-esque) fashion. Brittany wasn’t so sure about this episode, while Amanda really enjoyed the show… especially those tense and dramatic final moments.

With only 1 more episode to go between this and the Once Upon a Time season 4A finale (and we literally have no idea what’s going to happen other than some major drama in town next week), join us for discussion, speculation, news and theories to gear up for the end of the season!

  1. Intro, Godzilla (it’s related we promise), and our words of the week
  2. Our Top 5s: the things we loved and the things we are a little over (13:05)
  3. The Lighter Side (1:08:00)
  4. Listener Letters (1:23:35)
  5. News and what’s coming up next on Once Upon a Time (1:33:25)
  6. Wrapping things up (1:47:05)

Enjoy the show!

Amanda and Brittany

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Episode 40: Once Upon a Laugh

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We talk about our favorite funny people on tv

Lighten up with us as we discuss our favourite comedians of all time including some legendary SNL cast members, late night hosts and sitcom classics! Join us along with guest Josh for a lengthy discussion. Plus, as usual we talk about Once Upon a Time news, Storybrooke Q&A and question of the week, listener letters and our contest winners!

  1. Welcome to the episode! And our invitation to you: tell us what you want to hear us talk about in our next show!
  2. Meet our guest this week, Josh, who gives us the lowdown on his work at Twit.tv, some tidbits about the tech world, plus his psycho pet love bird and The Cat from Outer Space (3:10)
  3. We dive into our Top 5 comedy, comedians and sitcoms of all time (17:00) *On our lists: The Office, Mindy Project, Louis CK, Carol Burnett, Gilda Radner, The Nanny/Fran Drescher, late night comedians especially Jimmy Fallon and Conan, SNL and more!
  4. The Lighter Side: our Q&A of the week, plus last week’s poll results (2:00:00)
  5. Listener Letters and the latest Once Upon a Time news (2:09:00)
  6. Wrapping up this episode & our contest winners! (2:22:20)

Enjoy the remaining days of summer and we’ll see you back here on September 2nd.

– Brittany and Amanda

Episode 36: Once Upon a Television

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Just a little (3 hour) chat about a few of our favorite tv shows.

Join us and special guest Kristin as we delve into our top five television shows. This is our longest podcast we’ve ever recorded and one of the most fun. From iconic cult classic The X-Files to recent smash hit Orphan Black, reminisce with us down t.v. memory lane.

  1. Welcome to Kristin, fellow Once Upon a Time enthusiast!
  2. Our top five television shows (caution, may include spoilers) (6:25)
    – Freaks and Geeks (6:50)
    – Orange is the New Black (10:30)
    – Sisters (21:05)
    – Life (27:00)
    – Short web series (including The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Hipsterhood, Very Mary Kate, Husbands) (32:15)
    – The Walking Dead (40:35)
    – The West Wing (50:45)
    – Gilmore Girls (56:55)
    – Will & Grace (plus a shoutout to our other favorite sitcoms) (1:07:00)
    – Dead Like Me (1:16:30)
    – Reign (1:26:25)
    – X-Files (1:39:10)
    – Orphan Black (1:54:30)
    – LOST (2:02:15)
  3. The Lighter Side: a few honorable tv mentions including Buffy, Dr. Quinn, and some childhood favorites (2:15:15)
  4. Listener letters, a little bit of news including Frozen casting news and Jennifer Morrison at Oz Comic Con, and what we’re into this week (2:26:30)

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Check out the web series that Amanda talked about: The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Emma Approved, Hipsterhood, Very Mary Kate, and Husbands.

Enjoy the show, and see you in two weeks!

Britt and Amanda

Episode 23: Witch Hunt

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Zelena (the Wicked Witch) and Mary Margaret have a chat in Storybrooke

Bring it, Greenie! In a flashback, Regina meets the sister she never knew she had and it wasn’t exactly a happy family reunion, and in the present day, Emma and Regina conspire together for once and have a stakeout in Storybrooke. This episode has tears, flying monkeys and even turkeys, and we discuss it all! Plus, a record amount of listener letters for us, news, and a bonus segment about the very exciting Once Upon a Time in Wonderland.

  1. Welcome to episode 23!
  2. Our Top 5s (3:30)
  3. The Lighter Side of Storybrooke (45:10)
  4. Lots of your listener letters, tweets and a voice mail (53:30)
  5. News and a few spoilers and hints about what’s to come in upcoming episodes (1:15:20)
  6. Our favorite things about Once Upon a Time in Wonderland  (1:26:30)

See you next week!

Britt and Amanda

Episode 17: Once Upon a Season 1 (part 2)

Emma and Henry break curse on ouat

Emma kisses Henry’s forehead in “A Land Without Magic” and breaks the curse that had gripped Storybrooke

We continue to revisit Once Upon a Time past with a discussion of the second half the first season. From Emma’s journey throughout the season to the repression of the dwarves to the mysteries of Jefferson and Regina’s “kicky” lasagna, there’s a lot to reminisce and debate about. Plus spoilers, our first voicemail (!) and much more. Kick back, relax and join us in our quest to pass the winter hiatus as painlessly as possible!

1. Welcome to our 17th episode! Britt watched Star Wars: A New Hope last weekend, so she gives us her first impressions of the sci-fi classic.
2. Reflecting on season 1 from “Skin Deep” to “A Land Without Magic” (9:10)
3. Listener letters (1:16:45)
4. Spoilers (1:24:15)
5. It’s a wrap! (1:33:25)

Join us again in two weeks for more news, spoilers, speculation and Once Upon a Time talk.

Have fun!

Britt and Amanda

Episode 16: Once Upon a Season 1 (part 1)

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Prince Charming and Snow White in the Once Upon a Time Pilot

In our first podcast of 2014, we travel all the way back to season 1 and reflect on some of the major events in the Pilot through Fruit of the Poisonous Tree. We reminisce on how we fell in love with Once Upon a Time, compare the show then vs. now, and talk about some of the character development that has taken place since those early days in Fairy Tale Land and Storybrooke.

Plus, news, season three spoilers and as always, some extra chitchat!

  1. Intro and a bit more about how we’re passing our time over the hiatus
  2. Reminiscing about season 1, part 1 of Once Upon a Time (7:00)
  3. Listener letters (55:50)
  4. News and spoilers (1:03:35; spoilers at 1:07:50)
  5. It’s a wrap! (1:15:40)

Thanks for joining us and check back in two weeks for our season 1, part 2 discussion.

– Britt and Amanda