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Why Is This On My TV? ABC's Once Upon A Time

Updated on January 23, 2012

We all grew up listening to their stories at bedtime. Rumpelstiltskin, Snow White, Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella and of course the Evil Queen...but what if they were more than just fairy tales?

And that's the premise of ABC's Sunday night smash "Once Upon A Time," a show that is both enchanting and entertaining without the usual over the top fluff that I see on many of the shows on cable television.

What would you do if a ten year old boy arrived on your door step claiming to be your son? A son you never knew you had, with an unbelievable tale about the town he lives in, which incidentally is called "Storybrooke, Maine." And all of the town's residences are under an evil spell cast by it's resident mayor, Regina Hill.

Surprise!

You're actually the long lost daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming, and this little 10 year old is actually the son you gave up for adoption 10 years ago.

In Once Upon A Time, ABC has cast a spell that has kept many viewers (including myself) mesmerized by the intertwining of the past with the present, as we witness past memories of events that tie into present events that happen to Mary Margaret (Snow White), John Doe (Prince Charming) and other fairy characters including Sheriff Graham (the Woodsman) and of all the characters to choose to feature even for an episode or two, Archie Hopper (Jiminy Cricket) and these flashbacks to a different time are what help to create the idea that we are witnessing a fairytale come to life, unfolding in front of us on Sunday nights.

I had a conversation early this morning as I watched last week's episode (yes, I watched last night's episode without watching last Sunday's first...it happens) about what happens to everyone when they finally wake from the evil spell placed upon them by the Evil Queen? I'm not sure honestly other than the show would be over, but I can't see that happening in the foreseeable future.

As a matter of fact, I could see this show probably around for a full four or five seasons, because let's be honest here, there are a lot of loose ends to tie up between past transgressions and the present involving all the sleeping fairytale characters of Storybrooke.

Personally I am not in any hurray to see this ABC show vanish from my TV anytime soon, it's just too much fun and honestly it beats just about every other program that's on network television on Sunday nights, and that's why it's on my TV.



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