Once Upon a Time… Happily Never After Review 2022 Tv Show Series Cast Crew Online
“It’s the mystery of the dragon. Something absurd and without a script. And that not even Jackie Chan solves” . The lyrics of “The million dollar question”, Fangoria’s new song, could perfectly define the sensations left by ‘ Once upon a time… but not anymore ‘. It is difficult to find the words to explain and value this project. Where do I begin? This is a story and I imagine that I will have to start at the beginning. Once upon a time there was a Netflix series that pretended to be a light-hearted and fun anti-fairy tale in musical format, but ended up being a painting .
Produced by Noc Noc Cinema, ‘Once upon a time… but no longer’ tells the story of forbidden love between two lovers who were tragically separated in the Middle Ages and must meet again in another life in order to break the spell that fell on them. town. As if it were ” Beauty and the Beast “, all the characters are affected by a spell that prevents them from falling in love . Currently, the arrival of two tourists will jeopardize the only chance they have of breaking that spell.
It is not that the series created false expectations with its first photographs or the trailer, because these already foreshadowed what was to come. Fiction offers the overdose of idiocy that it promises, but in this case it is not that fresh or ingenious idiocy that we applaud so much in other productions . Here it would be more appropriate to replace the term with casposo or joke. I don’t mean to be destructive, but Manolo Caro ‘s latest creation has many weak points that detract from the result . After ” The House of Flowers ” and ” Someone Has to Die “, the result of this Mexican exclusivity agreement with Netflix still does not work. Will he get it with ‘ Sagrada familia’?
Probably, the biggest problem with ‘Once upon a time… but no longer’ is found in its script , which is difficult to understand in this tailor’s box where everything has a place. A text that is too childish and empty, with a lack of spark and charm in its dialogues, which makes it difficult for even the best actors. And that is lucky, because acting greats like Rossy de Palma , Asier Etxeandia , Mariola Fuentes or Itziar Castro save him as best they can , but it costs. Sebastián Yatra has it more difficult in his debut as an actor , where he does not come out well at all. The successful singer does not get to enter the code of the series and his interpretations go against the evolution of the story, which already has it complicated. In the end , his plot can be summed up in a succession of sex sequences in which he appears totally naked , showing his ass to the minimum and showing off his torso , while he sings some songs.
“You are mystical, but you are bad, Herbs”, said Paloma Cuesta in ‘ Here there is no one who lives ‘. A phrase that could be applied ‘Once upon a time… but not anymore’ with some variations. The series is modern, diverse and vindictive, but it does it badly, very badly. Inclusive language is abused, in a really burdensome and almost obsessive way, becoming a mockery. Following the usual formula of Netflix productions, it tries to avoid discrimination and fall into gender stereotypes, but only on the surface. If we scratch a little (very little), the series is the opposite. The protagonists are two cishetero characters who fit into the canon of beauty, who show off their statuesque bodies whenever there is an occasion, justified or not. He wants to break the rules, but he can’t break the normative spell.
One of the most striking aspects of this series is its commitment to the musical . A genre that could work perfectly within a crazy comedy, but that is left at half gas in ‘Once upon a time… but not anymore’. The signing of solvent singers like Nia Correia to interpret the main characters could make us think that the musical aspect was going to be exploited, which ends up being in the background in most of the chapters . Although there is a commitment to popular songs such as “I don’t know what you give me” or “The sexual revolution”, there is a lack of unpublished songs that give personality to this reinvention of stories. If you have great voices in the cast, the ideal is to exploit them doing what they do best. In this way,Dreamland ‘ and ‘ Paco y Veva ‘ in the list of the most disastrous musicals of our fiction.
Despite its many problems, the short duration of its six episodes makes it easy to watch and at times entertaining . If you liked the second and third seasons of ‘La casa de las flores’, ‘Once upon a time… but not anymore’ may be your series. A pity that the story begins to take shape in its last chapter, which leaves the story completely closed. This musical premieres on Friday, March 11 on Netflix .