...from a BookLover

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Once upon a time...

Anyone in for a movie night this Saturday? If so, I have just the thing for you!

Once upon a time is the name of a television series I am watching nowadays. Simply imagine a place where all your beloved fairy tale characters have mixed and reformed into something else entirely and taken a leap into our own world - and there you have it! It is most fun!

The plot is as follows:
The Evil Queen from the fairy tale of Snow White casts a curse upon everyone in the fairy tale world, transporting them into our real world and a town called Storybrooke. All the characters lose their memory of what they truly are and become regular citizens filling up different occupations in the town. An effect of the curse is that time stands still in Storybrooke, which leads to no aging, no changes, no visitors and no escapes. They do the same every day with no memory of how long they have been doing this. It has all been "for as long as they can remember". Enter Emma Swan. She is the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming (yes, they got a daughter!) and happened to escape the curse before it swallowed everything. Her arrival in the town sets events in motion - and the clock starts ticking!

In each episode we are being told the back story of one of the fairy tale characters. You get the story of how Snow White and Prince Charming met, how Snow White came to be with the dwarves, how the dwarves lived before they met her, how a fairy becomes a Fairy God Mother, what happened to Red Riding Hood, how Jiminy Cricket became precisely that, how Belle came to fall in love with the Beast and so on...and none of these stories are quite what you think they are going to be.

I had fun watching the first season - and I hope you will as well.

Have a great Saturday wherever you are!

Some of the characters from Once upon a time.
Photo from Collider.

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