Nov 10, 2011

Hey, That's My Cape! – Storybook TV Can't Compare To FABLES

Once upon a time, there was a comic book called Fables. It was written by a man named Bill Willingham who weaved tales of our favorite storybook characters in modern times hiding away in New York City from an evil adversary. It was critically acclaimed as well as a fan-favorite so it was no ones surprise when the world learned NBC would be turning the comic into a television show. That was some time ago...

Fast forward to 2011.

Both NBC and ABC have primetime shows revolving around storybook characters existing for real in modern times. Not only that, ABC’s Once Upon a Time and NBC’s Grimm premiered within a week of each other. And you know what? I still wish at least one of the networks had chosen Fables instead. Or do I?

Head over to Newsarama to read this week's Hey, That's My Cape! where I discuss my thoughts on the state of storybook television.

1 comments:

Eric Lindberg said...

Grimm was so-so but I thought Once Upon a Time was terrible. The similarities to Fables are pretty blatant (fairy tale characters exiled to the modern world by a powerful enemy and living in an East Coast community). That's a red flag considering that Fables was once optioned for a series on ABC. The dialogue was cheesy and cringe-inducing. And using the Disney versions (much as we may love them) just furthers this culture's ignorance of the original stories. I will not be following that show. Fills me with too much nerd rage. ;)