Once Upon a Time Enchants

I’m nearly always a day or two behind when it comes to watching a TV show. Today I sat down to watch Once Upon a Time, a new show from ABC that crosses contemporary drama and fairytale fantasy. Once Upon a Time's Rumpelstiltskin aka Mr. Gold The show appealed to me for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is because I love fairytales.

In the pilot episode (which you can watch on the ABC website if you missed it), Emma Swan meets the son she gave up for adoption ten years previous. These days, Emma is a bail bondswoman and her desire to become a parent is non-existent. However, Henry, her son, seems determined to bring her back to his hometown of Storybrooke, where he believes Snow White and Prince Charming have been trapped with no recollection of who they really are. Emma is their daughter and it is up to her to save everyone in Storybrooke from the Evil Queen, who is now living as the town’s mayor Regina and who is the adopted mother of Henry.

What I discovered while watching the Once Upon a Time Pilot Episode was that I loved the premise. I also think the execution of the two elements (Storybrooke and Fairytale) was handled really well and made for some excellent story telling.

Intriguing and mysterious, but not obscure, Once Upon a Time enchanted this viewer. I’ll be watching again, no doubt about it.

Anyone who likes fantasy should consider the Once Upon a Time TV show for, at the very least, a one-time viewing. If you’re anything like me though, one viewing won’t be enough.

In a quick aside, I really enjoyed seeing Robert Carlyle in another TV series now that Stargate Universe is off the air. Although that show had its issues, Carlyle’s performance wasn’t one of them. His portrayal of Rumpelstiltskin was awesome.

I suggest you watch, if only so that the ratings warrant keeping the show on the air just so I can keep watching it. I’d be every so grateful.

Current Favorites

Grimm, Sleepy Hollow, Teen Wolf, Orphan Black, Continuum, & Defiance.

Grimm Sleepy Hollow Teen Wolf