Once Upon a Time
Fairytales seem to be the newest thing on television. We’ve got two new shows based on our childhood favorites. First there’s, well, Once Upon a Time that shows on ABC and Grimm on NBC. Even though I haven’t seen Grimm yet, I’m really liking Once Upon a Time.
Let’s be honest. Most women are completely into the whole fairytale and happily ever after scenario. Isn’t this what we all want? To find a guy who loves us above all and will always be there when we need him and then live in bliss for the rest of our days?
Unfortunately, I have only seen a fairytale come true on the rare occasion in real life. But it has happened! So I will keep looking at that cup as half full and keep believing in fairies.(Yes, I do. Don’t hate.) I like the way that ABC put a spin on the classic stories. They have done a very clever job of turning children’s stories and movies into an adult show. Quick synopsis:
There’s a town called Storybrooke where all of your favorite fairytale characters, from Pinocchio to Snow White, live. The problem is that they don’t know what they are because the Evil Queen put a spell on them. The spell basically doesn’t allow happy endings to anyone but the Evil Queen. There’s a little boy named Henry who brings his birth mother, Emma, to Storybrooke, explaining to her what’s going on. Emma is the only one who can fix everything and ensure that everyone gets their happy ending and the Evil Queen is defeated. Of course, the Evil Queen happens to be his adopted mother and the town mayor. Meaning she controls everything. Emma goes along with Henry, though she doesn’t believe him. She wants to keep him safe and happy. The longer she stays in the town, the more she realizes that certain things Henry says are ringing true.
This particular series focuses on Snow White and the Evil Queen. I suggest taking a look and seeing if it’s your kind of show. What I like is that the show alternates between the fairytale world and the real world explaining certain aspects of the characters. It’s almost believable. Almost. Which is what makes it such a good show! I would really say to check it out. As for Grimm, I’ll just have to take a look, but I can honestly say that the commercials didn’t capture my attention the way that Once Upon a Time did.
Have you seen either show? What do you think of them?
Speaking of Snow White, I knew there were two new movies coming out based on the story. I didn’t know that Kristen Stewart (of Twilight fame) was going to be in one of them. Charlize Theron plays the Evil Queen. Do I think that Kristen Stewart is a great choice for Snow White? No. Do I think that she would ever be able to outshine Charlize Theron, in this world or the next? No. BUT…I have to admit that this movie looks interesting. (Chris Hemsworth looks VERY interesting as the Huntsman!) Would you pay to watch this movie?