Last night, my wife and I began watching the new drama series entitled Once Upon A Time.
The plot is based around the reality that all fairytale characters of our childhood favourites (Snow White, Pinocchio, etc) have had a curse put on them and are now trapped inside our world, in a little town called Storybrooke, Maine. There is only one person, a woman named Emma Swan, who stands as the hope to breaking the curse. And it’s her 10-year old son, whom she gave away for adoption at his birth, that has come to help her understand who she is and her role in the story. But she needs to believe the story first before anything can happen.
Last evening, we watched the first 2 episodes (only 3 have been run so far) and were quite intrigued for 2 reasons: a) we like enchanting stories and b) it was something different than what we usually watch in the crime-scene genre (CSI, Bones).
I must say that, this past summer, I was quite dissatisfied with the launch of the new series Alphas. But I have much higher hopes for this series. My great wish with this television series is that, when it’s time for it to come to a conclusion (whether after 1, 2 or 10 seasons), that the producers and writers bring it to its proper close. I don’t want it dragging on and on like Heroes or The 4400 without any real sense of substance in regards to a plot heading somewhere. If something needs to be short, let it be, so long as it leaves a lasting imprint of being good and creative.
So on with Once Upon A Time.