Some of my favorite romantic comedies:
- The Philadelphia Story— Every line is quotable.
- You’ve Got Mail — I’m biased. I just love it so much.
- Love Actually — some people find it nauseating, and I get that, but I love it.
- The Awful Truth — I like it better than the more famous, very similar, His Girl Friday.
- Sleepless in Seattle —subtler humor but hilarious and moving
- 500 Days of Summer — brilliant, Annie Hall-inspired film
- When Harry Met Sally— insightful, charming, touching.
- Elizabethtown — I thought this movie was so boring the first time I saw it. It grew on me.
- My Favorite Wife — Irene Dunne and Cary Grant again. Love them together.
- Stranger than Fiction — I love movies about books. Also Emma Thompson.
- Pride and Prejudice (1995 BBC version) — it’s perfect.
I’ve come to really like this episode. I didn’t care for it when it first aired because I was anxious for the continuation of the story and it’s mostly filler.
Rewatching the season though, I’ve found it charming. I like the dwarf and fairy lore, and they’re Storybrooke romance was sweet. Amy Acker looks like a fairy! Plus this is when we find out that Mr Gold hates nuns, which sets up the incredible episode 19, The Return.
One of my favorite things about Once is the attention they pay to their characters names (I’m from Harry Potter, I notice names.). And in this episode we have a sort of space theme with Nova/Astrid. I also love that they aren’t afraid to be cheesy. I know a lot of people disagree and find it annoying, but I like that they don’t try to be something other than a very earnest show. I think everyone involved feels that if they believe it, the audience will believe it, so they sell the heck out of it.
Anyway, Dreamy’s definitely not one of the strongest episodes, but it’s not my least favorite anymore either.
I still don’t like August though. Sorry.