Monday, February 25, 2013

Once Upon a Time, there was this show about fairy tales...

Today is Tell a Fairy Tale Day.  Which leads me to one of my favorite television shows...Once Upon a Time.

I posted about the show back in March, 2012:

 If you've read this blog for a while, you know that I never give a blanket recommendation to a TV show.  Very rare is the show that contains nothing that would be offensive to someone or completely family-friendly.  With that caveat, though, I have to say: 
I'm loving "Once Upon a Time."
I've got to admit, it had me at Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, the creators of the show.  Both were among the writers of "Lost," my favorite show of all time, so I was pretty sure "Once Upon a Time" was going to be special.

I'm still watching "Once Upon a Time, " and still enjoying it.  As I wrote earlier, the show appeals to the fairy tale lover in all of us.

Yes, you do have to suspend disbelief when watching it sometimes.  Although much of the action takes place in the present day, these are fairy tale characters living in the modern world.  And if you have a hard time rolling with invisible ships, tiny fairies sprinkling fairy dust, talking crickets and a wooden boy, you' may have to give it a pass.

But people, this is FAIRY TALES we're talking about.  They're not supposed to be realistic!

I would NOT recommend this show for young kids.  There are things that could be disturbing and scary and just not appropriate for them.

I think Once Upon a Time is great for letting adults recapture the feeling of being told a fairy tale, with the added bonus of terrific writing, topnotch acting, and characters you grow to love...or love to hate, as the case may be.

I like this quote by co-writer Edward Kitsis:

Once Upon A Time is, at its core, a story about hope. "For us, that’s what a fairytale is. It’s that ability to think your life will get better... Adam and I just wanted to write about something hopeful that for one hour a week allows one to put everything aside and have that feeling that your dreams just may come true."--Edward Kitsis, Co-Creator/Executive Producer

I'm linking up today with the Tea on Tuesday blog hop 
hosted by Jessica at Boy oh Boys and Haley at Team Ibrahim


mail4rosey said...

I haven't heard of it, but I'm glad you found a show that you like. :)

Mariel Collins said...

I love that show! The hubby and I were addicted to it! It is so good:)

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