Things I love: Once Upon a Time

I have to add a disclaimer here: I love anything fairy tale or Disney. So this show was destined to be loved by me.

But it is a really good show and well-written. Despite the fact that it is produced and created by the dudes that did LOST (which seriously disappointed me), I am still watching and eager for more.

It’s really the perfect outlet for the YA audience: it’s got great female heroines, identity issues, awesome action, and fairy tales.

The basic premise is this: the Evil Queen (from Snow White) is so mad when her evil plans to keep Prince Charming and Snow White apart forever are ruined that she uses a horribly evil curse to plunge the fairy tale world into the worst possible hell, where no happily ever afters ever happen: reality. All the fairy tale characters you know now live in a small Maine town called Storybrooke, and none of them remember who they used to be. Instead they have new memories, new names, and new lives. But there’s one anomaly: Snow White’s daughter Emma. Now she doesn’t remember who she is either, but Emma is special because she was sent away from fairy tale land before the curse took place. So she is the fairy tale characters’ only hope to get their happily ever afters back again…

It’s fun, it’s funny, it’s intriguing, and it might even make you rage and cry. If you’re not watching yet, you should get started!


Megan 10-04-2012, 13:36

I really love “Once Upon A Time,” too! Emma’s character is so gutsy, and I love learning all the back stories on each character — and how they fit together. I wasn’t sold on it at first, but my boyfriend convinced me to give it a chance. Now I can’t wait for the next episode!

itsmeerinc 19-05-2012, 08:47

I didn’t watch until after the first few episodes aired–one of my friends talked me into it. Now I’ve seen most of the episodes at least twice. Still haven’t watched the Finale yet though!


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