The Dark Side of Fairy Tales

Often when I’m talking to people about my work in fairy tales, they get very excited about the idea of ‘the dark side’ of fairy tales. I’m always a little bemused. Personally, I love the sparkly side, but, then again, I do love that early Cinderellas were quite capable of murder and that Finette threatens to knock Rich-Craft out with a hammer. Maybe I do like the dark side, after all? Providing there’s enough sparkle to balance it.

But today, I just had to share with you this clip of Breaking Bad‘s Mike Ehrmantraut reading fairy tales (discovered via Hello Giggles). It’s wonderful. And very very dark.


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