Who doesn’t love a good fairy tale? My heart thumps for a Prince Charming, a happily ever after, some morals and adventure along the way… or even, when you look at the real tales, a little bit of gore!
Unless you’ve had your head under a rock, you’ve probably noticed that America is going gaga for fairy tales.
We’ve got movies that retell them in a classical sort of sense:
Movies that put a modern spin on things:
TV Shows are jumping on the bandwagon, and I already think I have a favorite:
|Once Upon a Time will air on ABC next fall|
|Grimm will air on NBC next fall.|
And books… there are too many to name really, but here’s a few that I’ve either read, or want to read:
No cover art has been released yet for Cinder by Melissa Meyer,
set to release in 2012, but I can’t wait to read it!
But fairy tales have been told and retold for ages. It’s just that now they’re gaining an extra dose of popularity. It’s a Fairy Tale Fad! A Fairy Tale Fenomenon! (I know, I spelled it wrong on purpose, calm down, kids)
Or maybe just a Fairy Tale Flood. My prediction is it’ll calm back down to a trickling stream eventually, so I’m going to sit back, relax, and enjoy all the retellings that are inundating me until the Powers That Be decide it is no longer “in.”
And also, in the meantime, I think I’m going to brush up on my Grimms’.
|Pretend the text on this isn’t backwards.
Can’t hurt, right?