Once upon a time, where almost all fairytale stories start so what’s the difference with this TV show? Let me tell you now that the fairytale stories that you’ve heard of or have watch since you were young isn’t what it all seems.
It all started with the hatred of the Evil Queen Regina (Lana Parilla) to her stepdaughter Snow White that she even asked the help of Rumplestiltskin (Robert Carlyle), an evil sorcerer, to conjure a curse, a curse that so powerful it will rift of all the happy endings of everyone, everyone except the Evil Queen of course as her happy ending is to see Snow White miserable but alas every curse can be broken. Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin) and her husband Prince Charming (Josh Dallas) feeling responsible for their current predicament have tried to think of plans after plans for them to break this curse. Snow White who was pregnant then felt fear for her unborn child that she convinced Prince Charming to let her seek answer through Rumplestiltskin.
They were given an answer; a savior will break the curse which happens to be their baby. The curse was casted and all fairytale legends we know are swallowed by purple clouds to God knows where.
28 years later, Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison) who was revealed to have escaped the curse by a magical wardrobe was found by Henry Mills (Jared S. Gilmore), the son that she gave up for adoption 10 years ago. He brought her to Storybrooke, Maine, the town where the residents of the Enchanted Forest now resides.
Not so bad right? ECK WRONG! The twist to this story is that no one remembers who they were, they were given false identities and here’s the best part, they were kept frozen for the while 28 years. Now it’s up to Emma, with the aid of Henry and his Once Upon A Time book of fairytales that holds the key on how she will break the curse. And if you think that’s crazy how about Regina, the Evil Queen is also the one who adopted Henry. Conflict after conflict just happens to happen.
The show also shows us the past of our favorite fairy tale character’s past. You will see how the show made the original fairytale into something even more. Some of them are made from being all smooth sailing stories into one with a sad twist or things that you’ve never even predicted. The show not only revolves on the world of Storybrooke or the Enchanted Forest because in the second and third season, the story revolves around Neverland and the fourth season, you’ll never guess where, it’s Arendelle! Yup, they even included the fictional movie, Frozen.
This show is just getting better and better.
More fairy tale characters introduced, more twist ahead and you will definitely use that detective skills of yours because you just can’t stop on finding clues after clues, guessing what will happen and so much more. It’s not your cliché romantic show, it’s mixed with romance, angst, comedy, action, fantasy, and a lot more. It is now on its second half of season four which will premiere on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.