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.