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Primetime Show Reviews
"Once Upon a Time"
review by Suzanne
Sundays 8/7 on ABC
I am really enjoying this show. I did not intent to add another
show to my already-overburdened-TV-watching-schedule, but I had to add this one.
It is just very good.
I love any scifi/fantasy/horror shows, anyway, but this one is one of the best
I've seen on network TV. It has a lot of beautiful settings, the actors are just
great, and the story is interesting and original. Most of the people are very
likable, too - even the evil people. It is a very original and imaginative
story, too, for TV.
Robert Carlyle is one of my favorite actors from Stargate: Universe, and he is
in this as Rumplestiltskin. Jennifer Morrison is the star of the show, but it's
got a huge cast of great actors. She plays Emma, a bail bondsmen from Boston.
She finds her son on her door step. She gave him up ten years ago. He has
tracked her down and wants her to come back with him to his home town of
Storybooke. He claims that everyone in the town is frozen in time because of a
curse by the wicked queen and that they are all fairytale characters. He even
claims that Emma herself is the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming, and
that she is destined to save them all. Of course, she is skeptical, but she
takes him home.
Some of the show is told in flashbacks to back when they were living in the
fairytale world, and we get to know more of their characters. I really enjoy the
fantasy elements of the series and how the "real world" doesn't seem that real.
The show is like watching a really good movie or miniseries, so it is so great
that it is a real TV show. I can't wait to see what else happens!
BRACE YOURSELF FOR A MODERN FABLE WITH THRILLING TWISTS AND
HINTS OF DARKNESS, AS THE EPIC BATTLE FOR THE FUTURE OF OUR WORLD AND THE
FAIRYTALE WORLD BEGINS, ON THE PREMIERE OF ABC'S "ONCE UPON A TIME" Master
storytellers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz ("Lost," "Tron: Legacy") invite you
to brace yourself for a modern fairytale with thrilling twists and hints of
darkness, brimming with wonder and filled with the magic of our most beloved
stories, on the premiere of "Once Upon a Time," SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23 (8:00-9:00
p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
And they lived happily ever after...or so everyone was led to believe. Emma Swan
knows how to take care of herself. She's a 28-year-old bail bondsperson who's
been on her own ever since she was abandoned as a baby. But when Henry -- the
son she gave up years ago -- finds her, everything changes. Henry is now 10
years old and in desperate need of Emma's help. He believes that Emma actually
comes from an alternate world and is Snow White and Prince Charming's missing
daughter. According to his book of fairytales, they sent her away to protect her
from the Evil Queen's curse, which trapped the characters of fairytale world
forever, frozen in time, and brought them into our modern world.
In the premiere episode, "Pilot," not believing a word of Henry's story, Emma
brings him back to Storybrooke, but finds herself drawn to this unusual boy and
his strange New England town. Concerned for him, she decides to stay for a
while, but soon comes to suspect that Storybrooke is more than it seems. It's a
place where magic has been forgotten, but is still powerfully close...where
fairytale characters are alive, even though they don't remember who they once
were, and where the Evil Queen, known as Regina, is now Henry's foster mother.
The epic battle for the future of all worlds is beginning, and for good to win,
Emma will have to accept her destiny and fight like hell.
"Once Upon a Time" stars Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White/Mary Margaret, Jennifer
Morrison as Emma Swan, Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold, Lana Parrilla
as Evil Queen/Regina, Jared Gilmore as Henry Mills, Josh Dallas as Prince
Charming/John Doe and Raphael Sbarge as Jiminy Cricket/Archie Hopper.
Guest starring in "Pilot" are Jamie Dornan as Sheriff Graham, Lee Arenberg as
Grumpy/Leroy, David-Paul Grove as Doc, Peter Bryant as jailer, Tony Amendola as
Geppetto/Marco, Meghan Ory as Ruby/Red Riding Hood, Warren Christie as Ryan,
Beverley Elliott as Granny, Darren Dolynski as nervous guard, Keith Dallas as
cabbie, Tom Pickett as bishop, Darla Fay as old woman, James Bamford as Black
Knight and Keegan Connor Tracy as Blue Fairy.
"Pilot" was written by Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz and directed by Mark Mylod.
Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz are creators and executive producers of "Once
Upon a Time." Steven Pearlman is also executive producer. The show is from ABC
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