'Once Upon a Time' Season 2 shows no sophomore slump

"Once Upon a Time" was one of my favorite new shows of the fall of 2011. Fairytales are a fertile ground from which to mine stories and I loved the way "OUAT" combined characters from different tales in what the creators termed "mash-ups."Furthermore, I found myself so glad to see a show on TV that a family could enjoy together. So many shows nowadays are either for children or for adults -- very few are for both. Sure, adults can watch children's shows, but they aren't exactly drama-filled fare. And certainly children should not be enjoying "Mad Men" or "Homeland" with their parents. Along came "OUAT," which offered exciting drama and compelling characters that was also completely family-friendly TV. It was a big hit in my house.However, I was a bit worried when the first season ended with the curse being broken. A big storyline like that being resolved in the first season is an...



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