Season 1 - Episode 8: Desperate Souls

Episode 8: Desperate Souls

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Mr. Gold and Mayor Regina play dirty politics on opposite sides, as Emma runs against Sidney Glass in the election for the new sheriff. Meanwhile, in the Enchanted Forest, a timid weaver named Rumplestiltskin is tricked by a malign power as he tries to save his son from being drafted into the ogre war.

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  • Hannah Harrison

    almost 2 years ago

    Hannah Harrison

    I have to agree with all of the complaints. I sent an e-mail to five to complain about the service and got no response whatsoever from them. However, I have a possible solution. I was having problems with flashplayer while using firefox and I have downgraded from 11.3 to 11.2 and have not experienced any problems since. If you are using firefox that may be the issue. I have just started watching an episode and it works perfectly so I am hoping this was the problem.

  • drone1

    almost 2 years ago

    drone1

    works perfectly excellent

  • zoe

    almost 2 years ago

    zoe

    I don't get why everyone is saying they're having a problem with demand 5... I have had no problems watching whatsoever and it works perfectly fine for me . yes there's the odd moment where it might go slow depending on net signals etc. but I suggest maybe people look into their web provider or their internet service? I don't think this is a fault of demand 5 at all.

  • Ellie

    almost 2 years ago

    Ellie

    This 42 minute programme took 85 minutes to play. The show is good but channel5 on demand is dreadful. Channel 5 please contact any of your competitors and ask then how to stream a programme properly.

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  • KP

    almost 2 years ago

    KP

    Wow i cant belive how many others are having the same issue, i have reported a problem with the video but just the same as every one else the buffering just makes it impossable to watch, i cant follow the story ahhhh its such a shame its a fab show.

  • rogerrosie

    almost 2 years ago

    rogerrosie

    sorry meant channel 5, not 4. oops.

  • rogerrosie

    almost 2 years ago

    rogerrosie

    Hi everyone who says they have trouble watching these episodes. I don't know if it would have anything to do with the browser you are using, but I have never had a problem watching anything on 4, including any of these episodes and I use Google Chrome. If you haven't got it, maybe try downloading it and using that instead. If you still have problems, then I don't know - could it be your laptop/computer? Anyway have a go.

  • Louise

    almost 2 years ago

    Louise

    Yes it is well worth watching if and when it works, otherwise it is a frustrating load of major irritation

  • Ruth

    almost 2 years ago

    Ruth

    Whats the point in having a great show on a crap player ? i'm tired of commenting on the freezing throughout the episodes i try to watch. I had stopped watching them purely because of how frustrating it is and now i'm trying to catch up i see nothing has changed. Why does a 40 odd minutes show take over and hour to watch ?

  • sam

    almost 2 years ago

    sam

    After spending many a wasted hour trying to watch these episodes, I give up ! Can't get it to play and if it does it just pauses for ages then plays for a couple of seconds then pauses again ! Is anybody going to grace us with an explanation ? Why offer a service if you don't provide it ? Just don't bother advertising it on Channel 5 On Demand.

  • safiyyah

    almost 2 years ago

    safiyyah

    so good

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  • shane

    almost 2 years ago

    shane

    if any one is having trouble the abc website has all the eisodes up! i dare say this comment will get blocked

  • david

    almost 2 years ago

    david

    Your videos keep pausing. Can you sort it out. This doesn't happen on BBC i. I'll just stop using the website if it carries on

  • nikki

    almost 2 years ago

    nikki

    I had a problem like some of you viewing at first but then i tried a trick i have to do sometimes on other channels. If you pause the program, go and make a drink and come back and press play it usually plays much better.

  • Had enough

    almost 2 years ago

    Had enough

    Funny how you guys aren't even posting your awful reviews anymore. Hiding public response won't fix it. Get off your arses and fix the problem!`

  • Donna

    almost 2 years ago

    Donna

    Waste of time. Absolutely appalling service from Channel 5. Will be boycotting channel 5, 5 USA & 5* as a result of posting my own complaints, reading countless others and seeing channel 5 not even bothered enough to respond or even vaguely advise they are 'looking into the problem'. Viewers should just not bother to post comments and simply switch over. The Channel 5 family is off my listings!

  • Eileen

    almost 2 years ago

    Eileen

    Missed the show on 20th May. Tried to watch it on 5 Demand-NO CHANCE. Again it was impossible. If so many people are complaining, why have you not done something to fix this problem?

  • Pip

    almost 2 years ago

    Pip

    attempted to watch this episode an hour or so before the new one came on TV because I missed it last week. An hour and a half later and the episode is still playing because it keeps pausing, I thought it was my internet speed, but i've done a speed test and its fine. Not only has it taken longer than it should to play, I've now missed the start of this week's episode so I'm going to have to go through this whole problem again to catch up on tonight's episode! Not impressed, it seems like this happens every time I try to watch something on Demand Five

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  • Quackers

    almost 2 years ago

    Quackers

    This wont play & it keeps happening!!! Does anyone at Demand 5 care???

  • sally shirt

    almost 2 years ago

    sally shirt

    i think it is a fab series when my daughter first told me about it i didn't think i would like it ,but i have not missed one of the eposodides .

  • sanya banks

    almost 2 years ago

    sanya banks

    it was cool-ish. im not really into the series but my mom told me to give it a shot. im not that impressed it was alrite

  • MajorFubar

    almost 2 years ago

    MajorFubar

    @CatStar Bully for you, most people find this website impossible to use, only the adverts play properly, we HAVE tried approaching through the appropriate channels but seeing that the adverts play fine, Channel 5 basically don't give a toss.

  • H

    almost 2 years ago

    H

    I have tried to watch this episode on here for the last 30 minutes- I find it a little annoying and some what suspicious that the adverts will play (and have been for the full 30 minutes) but the actual episode keeps freezing and booting me back to the beginning and guess what- the ADVERTS!!!

  • Jason

    almost 2 years ago

    Jason

    Well was worth the wait. This is probably my new favourite show after the demise of V. I hope we get to see more aoout Ruby and some of the lesser characters soon as I'm sure they have some very interesting tales to tell. All I ask now is that 5 don't let Sky buy this out for season 2.

  • Scattysan

    almost 2 years ago

    Scattysan

    OMG I LUV THIS!!! It's about time we had some dark fantasy and this is great!!

  • Cat Star

    almost 2 years ago

    Cat Star

    I had no problem viewing this programme and I don't think people should get so worked up. It's a TV programme not the end of the world and I think the fact that C5 even put it up is good enough. If the video keeps getting stuck it's probably your own computer because mine is very old but seems to run it perfectly. C5 put this up to help people watch the programme but if you don't like it I suggest you watch it on the TV or find some other source, but don't clog up the comment section with pointless complaints. The comments area if for people to comment about the show, not the quality. If you do happen to have a problem then use the contact button instead!

  • E Dearle

    almost 2 years ago

    E Dearle

    Seems I was in luck. I did get to see it. I think the series just gets better. I did have a problem with the picture sticking towards the end.

  • Cheryl Thomasson

    almost 2 years ago

    Cheryl Thomasson

    wont play !! so annoying , have tried a couple of times

  • Gem

    almost 2 years ago

    Gem

    Sat down to watch this tonight and have been looking forward to it and surprise surprise, it won't play again. You need to sort this out channel 5. This is the only decent programme I have seen you peddle out and is a good opportunity for you to get more viewers but it won't work if they can't watch your programmes!

  • Rose

    almost 2 years ago

    Rose

    Not quite up 2 the same intensity as "LOST" but iam loving all the references

  • lindyv

    almost 2 years ago

    lindyv

    was great worth watching as usual ..lindyv

  • Jason

    almost 2 years ago

    Jason

    Where are the subtitles for the hard of hearing? First they stop working properly and now we find that there isn't even an option to use them. And no, contry to popular beilief, turning up the sound does not make a diffrence as it is to do with clarity rather than loudness. Please get this sorted out as it is most frustrating. Thankyou

  • I love this programme

    almost 2 years ago

    I love this programme

    Try varying the times when you watch it. I always find difficulties with the player Monday and Tuesday, but later on in the week, or later at night it plays fine

  • JP

    almost 2 years ago

    JP

    Wow managed to watch with no adverts and no breaks - all the way through to enjoy a great series - am hooked Thank you D5 - makes a change for you !!

  • sally

    almost 2 years ago

    sally

    Please channel 5, sort the sticking on this video out. Lots of people are reporting a problem here and it's my only chance to get to watch this on Demand 5.

  • sanya banks

    almost 2 years ago

    sanya banks

    it was cool-ish. im not really into the series but my mom told me to give it a shot. im not that impressed it was alrite

  • Rather use YouTube

    almost 2 years ago

    Rather use YouTube

    This is the stupidest website EVER! With such rubbish quality and ignorant and pointless adverts during programmes what would you expect the viewers to say and the broken programme button doesnt even work!?! Why is there a broken programme button anyway? I WOULD RATHER USE YOUTUBE!!!!!

  • georgie ellis

    almost 2 years ago

    georgie ellis

    or what oooh and by the way cant wait for the next one this one was the best one yet xxxx :)

  • Georgie

    almost 2 years ago

    Georgie

    or what !!! and by the way this episode is great its the best one yet xxx :)

  • vixtrix

    almost 2 years ago

    vixtrix

    Please stop posting spoilers underneath the episode!!

  • sillyewe

    almost 2 years ago

    sillyewe

    Channel five, could you sort out the subtitles again? this is now the 3rd time i've posted on this site throughout the series so far, as a deaf viewer it totally destroys my viewing pleasure, it's such a shame that you've got a great program which is enjoyed by many and it's ruined by a small thing which could be quickly fixed (even better if it's fixed before going out online!)

  • psf

    almost 2 years ago

    psf

    No problems with watching this programme on C5. & cant wait for the next episode.

  • tank

    almost 2 years ago

    tank

    i dont have any prolem viewing this programme. i really love this programme

  • mother

    almost 2 years ago

    mother

    Another let down by C5, again, gets stuck. Managed to watch 20 mins before it stopped completely. How many people and on how many programmes to people have to leave comments before C5 takes notice and sorts it out?

  • Louise

    almost 2 years ago

    Louise

    I've had the same problem with crashing and having to restart - if anyone else that experiences this contacts C5 by the contact us link at the bottom of the website then hopefully they will actually sort it out!!!

  • Star

    almost 2 years ago

    Star

    This is a wonderful programme but running it on this website causes delays in pausing voluntary makes for frustrating viewing plus no option for subtitles. Very dissapointed with 5 not the programme.

  • Sarah

    almost 2 years ago

    Sarah

    I love this! Just a shame iv got to go through 20 minutes of pointless rubbish trying to get it to play. Well done with the programe channel 5 but your viewing on the internet is pathetic.

  • sk

    almost 2 years ago

    sk

    the only good actor in this is robert carlise he makes the programme worth watching. very good concept but poor casting

  • Jane Bristow

    almost 2 years ago

    Jane Bristow

    Why is this programme so difficult to get to play through 5 OD? Anyone wou;d think tat I was trying to watch something illegally. This is mad I have just had extrra fast broad band installed so I can watch this properly and it is staill AS BAD AS EVER

  • Sally

    almost 2 years ago

    Sally

    Channel 5, this is the second time I am posting a comment about the poor quality viewing experience on demand 5. What it is totally frustrating is that as viewers are not even able to successfully indicate that we are experiencing problems through your 'post a problem with this programme' link but are having to resort to posting comments publically because your recaptcha antispam system keeps getting blocked. The fact that so many viewers have complained about similar problems with viewing shows on this website over many weeks and that nothing seems to have got better, suggests that (a) you think you are doing your viewers a favour by providing the opportunity to see reruns of your shows and that we should be grateful for being patronaged with a quality of service on par with that of a 3rd world pirate company ; or (b) you just do care but just don't have the will, money, political and/or technical expertise or motivation to invest in decent website infrastructure. Neither explanation reflects particularly well on your professionalism or customer service and I'd be happy to hear alternative justification for what is an ogoing problem with your site. Given too, that it seems to be the embedded advertising that seems to be causing all the problems, you don's seem to be too concerned about providing a decent quality advertising service to your paying customers either! May I suggest that if you intend to offer a positive viewing experience through this site then please do it well or please just don't bother offering the service in the first place! Sally

  • D

    almost 2 years ago

    D

    Have had to give up trying to watch this programme as it just won't play. So disappointed.

  • D

    almost 2 years ago

    D

    Such a shame this brilliant story is constantly spoiled by ads sticking and buffering and having to restart restart restart it!!!

  • Kim<3

    almost 2 years ago

    Kim<3

    Wow, I love this show so much!!! Cannot wait for next Sunday, wish the start time didn't keep changing on tv :/ but I still adore the show! I love the mix of reality and fairytales, this is a must see!!! <3

  • Pip

    almost 2 years ago

    Pip

    It won't play?!

  • A

    almost 2 years ago

    A

    I LOVE THIS PROGRAMME! im so glad i found it! =) well worth the watch and i have recommended to friends =)

  • fiona collins

    almost 2 years ago

    fiona collins

    A clever adaptation of well known fairytales.... darker but more modern, the evil Queen is amazing in this, and Rob Carlyle brilliant as the mis understood Rumplestiltskin!

  • alison378458

    almost 2 years ago

    alison378458

    Wow this is getting scarier by the minute I can't help but think that Robert Carlyle is going to strip off because that is what he is best remembered for as Gaz in the film The Full Monty the ending of The Full Monty is brilliant where Gaz gets told off by his son because he does not want to strip off in The Full Monty is there going to be another series of Once Upon A Time because it is really gripping and also can anyone tell me if this is going to be made into a book I like fairy stories thanks from Alison Howard

  • naz

    almost 2 years ago

    naz

    noooo ......the series if fantastic but why did they have to kill the sheriff

  • sacha

    almost 2 years ago

    sacha

    sexy

  • Steve

    almost 2 years ago

    Steve

    Love the concept and the whole show

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  • Sophia

    almost 2 years ago

    Sophia

    Gosh I really did not see that coming!!! How many others can the evil queen kill with just the clench of her fist? I'm loving this mix of fantasy with real life. i will have to remember to warch live on TV Sun 8pm to avoid the time wasting with this dodgy online system.

  • Lydia

    almost 2 years ago

    Lydia

    Nooooooooo.....Sheriff Graham don't go!!! swoon!

  • yasmin

    almost 2 years ago

    yasmin

    I looove this series! so entertaining!

  • Laura-Anne

    almost 2 years ago

    Laura-Anne

    Brilliant show, can't wait for Sunday!!

  • harley

    almost 2 years ago

    harley

    this show is great even though ive seen all the episodes online even to the end which i may say is one heck of a ending im still watching it on tv and i cant wait for season 2

  • sadaf

    almost 2 years ago

    sadaf

    Even though i know the story from episode synopsis from spoiler websites, it is still worth watching as it is well-directed, produced and well-written. and every moment is worth watching

  • MEL SMITH

    almost 2 years ago

    MEL SMITH

    ABSOLUTELY EXCELLENT - WELL WORTH WATCHING.

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