If you know me, you know how obsessed I get with my television, movies,
and books. Almost to the point of it
being problem; as of now it’s just a nuisance to those who listen to me jabber
on and on about them. Currently, the
series I am watching on Netflix are Merlin,
Firefly, and Freaks & Geeks. A girl
has to genre hop… But I’m choosing to
write about one of my favorite shows that is currently airing on television: Once Upon a Time. Now if you have never heard of this show (currently on season three), then do yourself a favor and educate yourself. My sister and I are absolute fan-girls over the series - we have weekly conversations about the latest episodes and all of our feels.
First of all: Killian Jones aka Captain Hook aka Colin O’Donoghue. Now I would probably watch anything that this
man acts in, but his work as Captain Hook is brilliant. He has the ability to portray Hook as the
criminal with a heart of gold, and who doesn’t love that? Or maybe I just have a thing for redeemable
bad boy characters. Either way, you can’t
help but side with Hook, because besides being a pirate, he really doesn’t do
anything wrong… Except try for revenge. Oh, and HIS MANNERS *swoon*. To be perfectly clear, I have dibs on said character and actor alike.
Second, Henry’s two moms.
I love the dynamic of Emma versus/and Regina. The one thing that they always have in common
is their love for Henry and their need for his safety above all else. They are two very different kinds of mothers,
but they are also both great mothers. In
the beginning, a lot of the show focused on them “battling” with Henry caught
in the middle. It has been an
interesting ride to see how that evolved. Also, sometimes Regina just gets me.
Third, I absolutely love fairy tales. I don’t mean just the cheesy Disney movie
fairy tales. I mean the Brothers Grimm
fairy tales and Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales. They don’t sugar coat the story like Disney
does. I mean, Cinderella’s feet bleed
for half of the story. And I love that
Once Upon a Time doesn’t sugar coat their story line either. It’s not necessarily as dark as the Brothers
Grimm version, but I love the writer’s spin on the classic stories; and especially the tiny references they throw in
here and there. And it's not just fairy tale story lines they throw in...
Fourth, they have brought in Robin
Hood!!! To me, that really needs no
elaboration. And if you need
elaboration, go read the book.
Finally, the show always keeps me guessing. Now, usually my guesses are correct, but Once
Upon a Time is one of the few shows that I’ve seen that has been able to fool
and surprise me. I have to give them
major props for that. Because I watch so
much television and so many movies, patterns start to appear in all
plotlines. But with this show, my predictions
are usually vague and that’s what keeps me engaged.
So if you don’t already watch Once Upon a Time, I encourage
you to do so because this list is not even close to every reason I love the show. The show, the story lines,
the actors, and the sets are all brilliant.
But don’t take my word for it, go see for yourself!