ABC’s Once Upon A Time drew a 3.9 adults 18-49 share, this is a solid number people, next week will tell the tale, (no pun intended),
will it hold, build or drop. I am sure there will be some slide, but not much.
This is a good solid show, well written, acted and slickly produced. It seamlessly moves between the fairy tale universe and ours, I immediately became invested in these characters and really want to see more.
Jennifer Morrison, (Emma Swan) carriers the show, she is a joy to watch, I am glad she is back to grace my TV screen. Lana Parilla (Evil Queen/Mayor) will definitely be the break out of the new season, her work in these dual roles is fantastic.
There were definitely some moments that the more cynical viewer will call cheesy, I actually found them quite charming and right in line with the tone of the show. The Mayor offering Emma apple cider, the apples on the table, Jiminy Cricket ( the voice of Pinocchio’s conscience) as the town shrink. Not to mention the name of the town, Storybrooke.
The curse is, all the fairy tales characters are locked in a prison of time, time will stop and they will all be trapped in a world where everything they hold dear will be ripped from them and all their happy endings will be taken away.
Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold, played by Robert Carlyle is the antagonist of our piece, interesting he is locked up in the fairy tale universe, but owns Storybrooke. I wonder how he made out better than everyone else? A deal with Queen no doubt. While preparing for this entry I re-read the Rumpelstiltskin fairy tale, and he is a deal maker.
Loved the last scene with the Evil Queen/Mayor in the mirror mirror on the wall. Obviously she knows the truth, and I get the feeling Mr. Gold does too.
If you are looking for a charming show, that will give you a warm and fuzzy, then Once Upon a Time is for you. In one word it is Hope.
Preview for next week
If you watched tell me what you liked, or didn’t like?
- TV Review: Once Upon a Time – “Pilot” (blogcritics.org)
- ‘Once Upon a Time’ Offers a Mix of Hope and Cynicism (Review) (popmatters.com)