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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Review: Once Upon A Time

OMG this show. THIS SHOW. I heart this show so hard, I demanded from Todd that he do tub time and pajama time on Sundays since this show comes on at 7pm and Alex takes her bath around that time.

I'm sure everyone knows about it but in case there are people out there, reading this, who do not know, I must explain: The evil queen from fairy tale land has cursed all the land, making it so that none of their happily ever afters will ever happen. How does she do that? By creating an alternate sort of world in a town called Storybrooke, where everyone from the fairy-tale world lives and exists, but without any recollection of their previous, true lives. Oh, and this Storybrooke place? It's in our reality, somewhere in Maine. Only the evil Queen (who is Regina Mills in Storybrooke) knows the truth of this. She  is mayor of Storybrooke, and all is well until her adopted son Henry leaves, tracks down his bio mom, because only she can break the curse.

Why? Because she's the daughter of Prince Charming and Snow White, who magically sent her from the fairy-tale world the night she was born, before the curse took place. And how does Henry know this? Because of a book his teacher (Mary Margaret, AKA Snow White) lent him. All the stories we know, Snow White, Red Riding Hood, Jiminy Cricket, etc, are in that book.

And what do you know? Henry is RIGHT.

So we have a wonderful set up for seeing fairy tale world storylines and how they translate to our world. Hansel and Gretel becomes a case involving child services and a father who never knew he had kids, Snow White is a single teacher and Prince Charming was a coma patient, until Snow White woke him up in the hospital from reading their fairy tale love story to him... and then they discovered he has a wife.

It's such a great show, and I know that my explanations make it sound absolutely bizarre, but I urge you to give this show a chance. The sappy lovey-dovey shit is very well balanced with Regina/Evil Queen's absolutel loathing of all things happy, and then there's Rumpelstiltskin, AKA Mr. Gold in Storybrooke, who is as wicked as she, who might not know as much as she, but.... does he?

Grade: A+!!

Watch it! Sundays at 7pm central time on ABC!

P.S. I totally don't work for ABC, and am not doing any promo shit, except I just love this show

1 comment:

  1. Just want you to know that while I've been on maternity leave, I started watching Once Upon a Time on your recommendation, and I love it! I just finished season one today, and am starting season two and can't wait to get caught up. I also watched Downton Abbey at your recommendation as well; I watched both those seasons in 3 days. That show feels like a good book! Thanks for the good recommendations!