review: once upon a time

So I have recently been tasked by my sister to watch Once Upon A Time. Let’s just say, my social life has taken a deep blow since it came into my life.

Synopsis
“For Emma Swan, life has been anything but a happy ending. But when she’s reunited with Henry – the son she gave up for adoption ten years ago – on the night of her 28th birthday, everything changes. The now 10-year-old Henry is in desperate need of Emma’s help because he believes from reading a book of fairytales that she’s the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming – who sent her away from the Enchanted Forest to be protected from a curse that was enacted by the Evil Queen. Emma initially refuses to believe a word of Henry’s story but soon finds that his hometown of Storybrooke, Maine is more than it seems. Because it’s in Storybrooke that all of the classic characters we know are frozen in time with no memories of their former selves – except for the Evil Queen, who is Storybrooke’s mayor and Henry’s adoptive mother Regina Mills. Now, as the epic “Final Battle” for the future of both worlds approaches, Emma will have to accept her destiny and uncover the mystery behind a place … ”

Review – 4/5
With the storyline of an epic fairytale adventure mixed with a modern twist, Once Upon A Time matches the natural and supernatural to provide entertainment for any age.

The storyline of the curse for the first series opens up the world, but it isn’t until the second season where you truly get hooked into the characters lives and stories (it helps that the characters get there memories back at series one, which is VERY frustrating). With the twist on character stories the show makes for an interesting watch – Keep an eye out for Peter Pan.

Stand out performances go to Lana Parilla (The Evil Queen), Robert Carlyle (Rumpelstiltskin) and Colin O’Donoghue (Captain Hook).

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