It's been a while since I've watched Once Upon a Time but I keep up with it via recaps at io9.com. I just watched episode The Miller's Daughter and I thought it was very well done. The moment when Cora and Regina just smile happily at each other was just wonderful.
Regina started out the series as the Big Bad, but I really like her character. As the series goes on, she's shown to have been as manipulated as anyone else, and the way she tries to be "good" for the sake of Henry really gives the show heart.
And speaking of recaps at io9, this recap of Arrow made me laugh. ( http://io9.com/5987501/arrow-waltzes-john-barrowman-through-a-zombie-apocalypse ) Arrow's been on my to-watch list, but this recap may be the one that pushes me to start.
Lastly, we finally saw Brave, the Pixar movie. I loved the mother-daughter theme, and thought the animation was so well done. The little moments were sweet too, like at the end when Elinor regains human shape and kisses Merida all over the face. Which parent hasn't done that to their little ones?
Husband thought that the witch was reminiscent of the witch in Spirited Away. That's not surprising as John Lasseter at Pixar is a big fan of Hideo Miyazaki's movies.
My take-aways from Brave: be very specific what you ask for in spells and really, more conversations and openness between Merida and Queen Elinor would have avoided this whole mess.