Once Upon a Time, a reimagined classic

Once Upon a Time is a show for all ages re-telling loved classics.


Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time promotional poster for the series.

As a kid, I used to love fairytales. I had the dream of becoming a princess and living in a castle. So in 2011 when “Once Upon a Time” directed by Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis was released on ABC, I excitedly awaited each new episode.

Fast forward nine years later, September 18th, 2020 the show I cherished so much as a kid was released on Disney Plus. So of course I sat down on my couch with a bowl of popcorn and a glass of soda to rewatch the show.

Popcorn and Cola Cartoon (depositphotos.com)

“Once Upon a Time” is a show that includes all our favorite fairytale characters and allows the audience to experience them in modern time with new storylines.

Under a curse, the fairytale characters don’t remember they are from a different era and you get to see them in a whole different light. Our main character, Emma Swan, played by Jennifer Morrison is destined to break this curse but she doesn’t even know what her destiny is.

Jennifer Morrison at Comic-Con (Wikimedia Commons)

As I rewatched this show, I noticed that all ages can enjoy this whimsical ride. My mom sat down on the couch next to me and enjoyed it just like me.

Out of all the fantasy tv shows I’ve watched over the years, this is by far the best. It takes the fairytale classics we all knew and loved and somehow makes them even better. Not to mention, the action scenes are well done and the story closes in a satisfying way. However, I think my favorite part of the show is the lessons within the show about love and family.

I suggest if you have never watched this fantastic show, to sit down on your couch with a bucket of popcorn and desired soda and give it a try. “Once Upon a Time” is a show that won’t disappoint.