I get a strong feeling you'd enjoy it Cody.
It wasn't so much so little happening as so much stupid shit happening. Especially with Emma and Snow in the other world. Like nearly everything that happened in that arc right up to when they get back sucked. Plus Rumpel stopped being as awesome in the real world and the Queen not being evil really took the magic () from the show. The 2 best characters and they really stomped a mudhole in them two in the 2nd season.
One of my favourite parts of the show was finding out about the backstory of the human characters when they were fairytale characters and it all linking in between the two worlds. Now there's much less of that because you know everyone and the flashbacks just make the Snow/Charming/Queen story seem sillier.
Have they explained why the guy out of Heroes is DR. FRANKENSTEIN yet btw? That doesn't even make any sense whatsoever. God that whole Halloween episode was sooooooo bad.
Mulan was wooden and awful, and Aurora was just... I don't know, they needed to either make out or GTFO, basically. Without those two, that whole arc could have happened in about three episodes, and been over and done with.
Agreed on sucking the evil out of Rumpel and Regina. I don't mind her having a redemption arc IF Rumple stays evil, or the other way around, but there was a ridiculous amount of pussification and angry mob nonsense happening in Storybrooke and when King What's-his-name is the most evil guy around you know there's a problem. Also, why the fuck did he not get put in jail after he killed that dude? Anwyays, fuck that.
The Halloween episode was appallingly bad. I pretty much try to pretend it never happened. Unfortunately, they did another episode with that guy just recently, and apparently now he has some kind of drinking problem and I am supposed to care about him? Dunno. Maybe his brought-back-to-life brother is still alive also. Maybe I'd care, only, I don't, because why is he relevant to anything else that's happening?
Supposedly Regina brought him on purpose because she was pissy with him? Dunno. I feel like he's the equivalent of Nikki and Paulo from Lost, except at least they had the decency to die.