By "while they still can" I meant "before they get cancelled."
Eeeesh. Watching the seasons the second time around, the last couple were much more pleasant and enjoyable. I realized I liked them a lot more than what I gave them credit for originally.
There are a lot of things that are annoying and repetitive, but I still liked them.
One thing that really bothers me is how Regina is accepted and forgiven as if she didn't kill everyone in the previous land. AND THEN she has the audacity to act pissed off when people don't like her. LASDFJJAHAHAHA Although, it does feel like they are appeasing her so she doesn't go on a killing rampage again like she did with her mother.
I can't stand reading comments where people preferred Marian to be left in her own land (which would have meant her death by Regina) than to see Regina break-up with Robin. I dunno. Would you be okay dating the woman who killed your beloved wife and mother of your child? WHY AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO CARES ABOUT THIS??
Edit: Also, Robin cannot be completely that ignorant of what Regina was and is. He LIVED in the Enchanted Forest. His wife was in captivity by the evil queen (Regina), who terrorized his homeland and its people on massive scales, yet somehow he doesn't know who she is? Obviously, he is blissfully ignorant so he could become potential lovers with her, but it's not realistic or reasonable given the story. It's this type of idiocy in the story line that I find annoying.
Unfortunately, that's just kinda how it goes for most TV shows with a specific niche. Once the main story is complete, it can seem like the new story lines are stretches. Once and Vamp Diaries have been doing this, but I just try to get over it and readjust my perception to enjoy it for what it is.
Or, you get the complete opposite where the same damn story is incomplete for several seasons...like Pretty Little Liars. I, again, adjusted my perception, got over my gripes, and I now enjoy it for what it is. I think we're on season 5 and there are still unanswered questions from season 1. lol
In good long running series it's good to have a clear meta story in mind before you start. Lot's of writers seem to do it as they go.
Supernatural for example had a good meta leading up to season 5 when the series was supposed to end. After the continued I really have no idea where they've been going.
Once is similar. I really don't they had anything planned for after the curse was broken at the end of S1.