Last night was the series premiere of Once Upon a Time, and I hadn’t planned to watch it. Five minutes into the show I was hooked—the setting was beautifully executed, and during the forest scene I couldn’t turn away.
Even though Snow White’s hair looked straight-up busted in every single scene (would someone get the girl a hairdresser, or at least a better wig?), the show was visually appealing and not overdone like True Blood. Had they gone the way of the fae on TB, I think I would have turned it off ASAP. The special effects were done in a way that weren’t overdone or far out there.
The show takes a different take on the witch’s curse to modernize the story. The witch curses Snow White and all fairy tale characters, in fact, causing them to end up in modern times with no recollection of who they are. A small boy, Henry, happens to be Snow White’s grandson and knows that to fix the curse, his birth mother (Emma) has to do something. Thus he asks her to stay in Storybrook for a week, hoping she’ll help fight the curse. Henry is absolutely adorable and Emma kicks ass, which we saw in the restaurant scene.
My absolute favorite part was Little Red Riding Hood—they made her a hoochie! I love it! I can’t wait to see how they flesh out her character more to explain why she’s a hooch! Grandma saying “Are you going to sleep your way through Storybrook?” damn near killed me!
I asked one of my fellow bloggers, Synde, what she loved about the show, and she says she loves Rumplstilskin, how they’ve made him the perfect blend of maniac and deviant. His teeth slightly creeped me out, people. She also loved how they made it so twisted, and I totally agree.
I can’t wait to tune in next week and see what’s next! Did you love it? Hate it? What was your favorite part of Once Upon a Time? We want to know!
Natasha Carty reviews Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy on her website Wicked Little Pixie and lives in Toronto, Canada, with her cat, Seamus.