I enjoyed the first season of the show because it had a lot of creative interpretations of old fairy tales. However it has a very noticeable lack of direction, which gets worse in the second season. It seems like they're more interested in introducing new characters rather than expanding the old ones. The byproduct of this is that all of the old characters now feel wooden and two dimensional (though I never liked Emma to begin with). The only character who remains interesting to me is Rumpelstiltskin, but I give most of the credit for that to the actor, not the writers. Hopefully the show gets better, because I find very little interest in it anymore.