One of my all-time favorite TV series, that I’ve followed for over 6 years now, one that resonates with who I am, everything I love and well, a killer storyline, Once Upon a Time, is definitely on my top 10 list of the best TV shows I’ve seen.
First things first, I am the kind of person that loves a good romance, and if it has a touch of fiction and fantasy, even better. I love fairytales, admittedly I wish I was in a fairytale, but I’ll settle for watching it or reading it. If you’ve been following my blog, you’ll also know that I love writing and as much fantasy as I can get. Once Upon A Time definitely is a TV Show that was made for me!
Right, so coming back to the show, Once Upon A Time is a show set in a world where all the fairytale characters have been uprooted to another world with no magic, no recollection of who they really are and all of their happy endings taken away from them. For all but the Evil Queen.
The Evil Queen still looking for her revenge against Snow White and Prince Charming casts a curse to take away their happy endings and get hers with the help of Rumplestiltskin. But she does not expect Snow and Charming’s daughter to turn up, 28 years later as the savior.
Starting with that plot, the show goes on for six seasons with new fairy tale characters, new villains and new problems for the heroes to fight against. The Evil Queen turns good, and several more characters keep appearing.
The show keeps it interesting with several twists to our age-old fairytales making them more interesting and new with a whole new line connecting all of them.
Acting by all the main characters is absolutely brilliant and all with the brilliant direction, storyline, cinematography, and editing, makes for one of the best shows I have seen.
Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan and Colin O’Donoghue as Caption Hook are my absolute favorite. Of course, Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White, Josh Dallas as Prince Charming, Rober Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin and Michael Raymond-James as Baelfire play a huge part of the series coming out the way it did. But best of all, Jared S.Gilmore does a splendid job as Henry Mills.
Without a doubt, if you like this genre, then this is a must-watch TV Show!
Here’s the catch, right now, Season 7 is coming out and it’s, well, new. With a new but connected storyline, the season starts to look at sort of the next generation. I might be wrong about this line because for some reason when I realized that the Season 7 storyline warranted a whole new set of actors with a bit different characters, the show automatically lost it’s appeal to me. For me, it was taking away from that story that was the essence of the story. Having said that, I do understand that the story writers might have very well done that to avoid dragging out the story. But to me, that just meant that the show only lasted 6 seasons.
Irrespective of my issue with the story writers, this is definitely one show I’d recommend to everyone!
I’d give it a 4.75/5.