I’m always torn between my two favorite fairy tales. Sleeping Beauty and Beauty & the Beast.
I love them both, but I think Beauty & the Beast tops Sleeping Beauty and that’s because I’m a sucker for the beast character.
I always have been. Something about the dark, twisty and scarred Alpha character.
I was sick this week with the flu and even though I’m on deadline, I couldn’t write. I turned on Netflix and saw that Once Upon a Time is on there.
I thought, why not?
Big mistake, because I’m now hooked. No pun to James Killion. 😉
And what did they have? One of my favorite characters as Rumplestiltskin. Not that I’ve been a fan of that fairy tale, but when they twisted him to become the Beast and give him Belle.
Oh. My. GOD.
Yeah, well now I’m snared in there. I actually get annoyed with the episodes which don’t feature these two, but I won’t skip over the other ones. I guess. *kicks can*
Rumplestiltskin is dark, twisty and has so many layers and I love complicated characters.
Sure Prince Charming is gorgeous and The Huntsman is played by the yummy Jaime Dornan, but there’s something different about Rumple & Belle. Longing.
And he’s played by a fantastic actor Robert Carlyle whom I’ve admired since his Full Monty days.
I just love the Beast character. Is there a type of hero or anti hero you like?