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 Lately I've been watching a couple of TV series.

It started out with the remake of V. Partly because I watched the original back in the 80s, and partly because Morena Baccarin as an evil space alien sounded fun. Which it admittedly was, and it was nice to have both the main protagonist and antagonist be female. Unfortunately, apart from that the series was pretty dull.

But it had Laura Vandervoort as Baccarin's daughter. She played one of the less dull characters, and was also really pretty. So when I ran out of V I moved on to Smallville. Season 7, to be specific, assuming that I knew enough about it from fanfic to get what was going on. It was reasonably entertaining. Kara (that is, Vandervoort's character) was underused, but I guess it'd be hard to use her more without overshadowing boring boy Clark entirely. At the end of the season, I was just going to watch an episode or two of season 8 to see the resolution of the cliffhanger. During which they introduced Tess Mercer. Who was fun. She gets to be smart, underhanded, morally ambiguous and she flirts with Lois. Plus, when bad guys try to get violent with her, she kills them (in one memorable case by kicking a guy to death on camera). Unfortunately she gets less badass as the series proceeds, but I did keep watching until the (incredibly boring) finale mostly because of her. And, since I am shallow, because Erica Durance (who plays Lois Lane) is really hot.

Then, just a few days ago, I started watching a series I've seen show up increasingly often on femslash archives: Once Upon A Time. Like in V, both the main protagonist and antagonist are female. Like in V, an important role is played by their children. Or, rather, in this case, their child. Who they have in common. One of them being his biological mother, and the other his adoptive mother. Can you say "instant femslash OTP"? Also, it doesn't exactly hurt that both actresses are seriously good-looking, and that they're sparking pretty well off each other as soon as they're in shot together. Which they are a lot.

And on top of that, the show is just plain good. Good acting all around, visually impressive and, most important of all, unusually well written. They've managed to take traditional fairy tales (and the odd myth) and weave stories through and around them in a fascinating way. They've even managed to make an interesting love story out of Snow White, which is downright amazing. This show's Snow White is very far from the passive victim of the traditional tale (for example, the first time she meets Prince Charming she hits him in the face with a rock), yet all the elements of the tale are still there. I've only seen the first half of the first (and thus far only) season yet, but so far I would strongly recommend it. 

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Date: 2012-06-14 12:42 am (UTC)
dolores_crane: Harry and Snape looking happy with text 'OTP' (Default)
From: [personal profile] dolores_crane
Ooh, will definitely try Once Upon A Time - thanks for the recommendation.

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Date: 2012-06-14 05:00 pm (UTC)
katlinel: Two female skaters, holding on to one another (Default)
From: [personal profile] katlinel
We have been watching Once Upon a Time too. I have some grumbles but not enough to have made me switch off so far.
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