At the end of the fairy tale

  For ABC, the ratings of “Fairy Tale Town” are obviously a surprise-American dramas in the post “September 11” era have set off a popular culture boom in the world, but the past two years have become flat. Therefore, the first With an average ratings of about 10 million in one season, “Fairy Tale Town” will of course be renewed early.
  This is a controversial drama series. The story focuses on a “Fairy Tale Town” (Storybrook) in Maine. This is a “cold wonderland” cursed by the evil queen. It is inhabited by various fairy tale characters who have passed through. They have been washed away from their memories and will be imprisoned forever. In the small town. Until one day, a girl named Emma came here under the guidance of the adopted son she gave to someone else (ie the evil queen) many years ago, and began to welcome her destiny to lift the curse…
  The two screenwriters of “Fairy Tale Town” Adam ·Horowitz and Edward Kiddes have participated in the production of “Lost”, so viewers who have watched “Lost” can easily find familiar shadows in “Fairy Tale Town”-of course, I am not referring to Role, but narrative mode. Like “Lost”, “Fairy Tale Town” is a two-thread narrative: one clue tells the story that happened after Emma came to “Fairy Tale Town”; the other one depicts the history of these fairy tale characters in the fairy tale world.
  ”Fairy Tale Town” is set as a magic island, where people can’t get out, and ordinary outsiders can’t get in. Obviously, this space setting is exactly the same as the tropical desert island in “Lost”; and the background flashback of the characters in “Lost” completely corresponds to the historical account of the characters in “Fairy Tale Town”.
  It is said that Horowitz and Kiddes had the idea of ​​”Fairy Tale Town” before they took over “Lost”. Therefore, the similarity in the narrative structure and original creativity does not constitute an accusation of “plagiarism”. “Fairy Tale Town” is indeed the essence of “Lost”. As the story progresses, the mysterious history of each fairy tale character gradually unfolds. Love, betrayal, hatred, and various entanglements between the characters are entangled with each other. Corresponding to the story of “Fairy Tale Town”, the plot of the entire first season is like boiling water on a stove, gradually boiling. Moreover, due to the specific nature of the characters, a lot of foreshadowing work has been omitted from the screenwriter-Snow White, Prince Charming, the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, the dwarf monster, the fairy godmother, these famous fairy tale characters who do not know ? Moreover, with the big Disney tree backed, Horowitz and Kiddis happily gave Disney characters a spoonful, and even the “unknown” characters in some cartoons were also given by the two screenwriters. Added the name.
  Of course, the heavy taste of “Fairy Tale Town” is also an indisputable fact. Counting it down, the entire Western magical culture craze since the 21st century has run through a certain “heavy taste” tone: starting from the popular screens of “Harry Potter” and “Lord of the Rings”, those black magic, curses, Monsters and the like are flooded with “cold wonderland”. In the past two years, with the emergence of “heavy tastes”, “Little Red Riding Hood”, “The Grimm’s Fairy Tales”, “Snow White and the Hunter” and other film and television works, the adult adaptations of classic fairy tales have become spectacular-by comparison. In other words, nonsensical spoofs like “Shrek” already seem to be much more tender.
  In “Fairy Tale Town”, various fairy tale characters break through the barriers and become entangled in an unprecedented way. For example, Snow White’s stepmother, the evil queen, had a relationship with Aladdin Djinn, and one of the seven dwarfs had an unrelated relationship with the fairy godmother. But behind the whole story, there is a certain kind of promotion of “motherhood”, which is also smeared with feminist color. At the same time, the single mother Emma, ​​the evil queen and her stepmother seem to form a hidden line of maternal loss-“mother” against “mother”, which has almost become the main drama conflict in “Fairy Tale Town” (the only exception is the dwarf Hide, but this feminine single father also appears to be full of motherhood from time to time). The setting of Emma’s role also has a strong “conclusive” color. She was born against the evil queen, which is actually the same thing as Harry Potter, who was born as the nemesis of Voldemort.
  The creative gimmick of “Fairy Tale Town” lies in the rewriting of the classic fairy tale “happy ending”. In the poisonous curse of the evil queen, the fairy tale characters are forced to survive according to an imperfect ending. However, for the audience, I am afraid this is what The real “end of fairy tale” in line with the logic of reality.

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