When I was little, my green felt copy of Grimm's Fairy Tales felt magical. I never thought the stories were real, and I never really clung to the whole princess thing, either. (I was a Pink Power Ranger type of kid.) Still, there was always so more
I wasn't quite sure what to think when I sat down to watch the pilot episode of Once Upon a Time . Knowing it was a story about fairy tale characters - written by the creators of Lost - certainly piqued my interest. If anyone could pull off an entertainin more
Like many pieces of oral tradition, fairy tales are built heavily upon both structure and repetition. Stories begin with "Once upon a time" or "In the beginning." They end with "And they all lived happily ever after" or a moral of some sort. more
I want to like Once Upon a Time . I love fairy tales. I devour Lost -like shows with complicated stories and fantasy elements. I'm a fan of many of Once Upon a Time 's actors. But Once Upon a Time only partially works.
ONCE UPON A TIME “Pilot” Season 1 Episode 1 – If you’re anything like me, you always wondered what happened after happily ever after. Fortunately, there is no end to stories that continue the fairy tales and fables we adore. ABC’ more
There's an earnestness to 'Once Upon a Time' (8PM ET Sunday, ABC) and while I find that quality winning, I can see how some people might be put off by not just the show's sincerity but its fanciful premise.
TV's finest dramas tend to feature modern (or more
HitFix's Alan Sepinwall reviews "Once Upon a Time," a new ABC drama in which fairy tale characters like Snow White, Prince Charming and Jiminy Cricket are trapped in modern-day America. http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/whats-alan-watching/posts/review-fairy-ta more