Review of Once Upon a Time

60 minutes

From the inventive minds of Lost executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis comes a bold new imagining of the world, where fairy tales and the modern-day collide.
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Oct 24, 2017 2:36PM EDT
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** The first part of the review and the star rating is about the first six seasons of the show which have a different cast and somewhat different stories**
Being a die-hard lover of fairy-tales and all that is magical, it was obviously natural that I was going to fall in love with this show. However, this is not your regular bedtime story... the 'twist' is what makes the show and it will keep you guessing and wondering at every turn - it never gets boring! I was hooked from day 1. It has quite a complex plot and time-line but all is explained in due time and all fits nicely together. I especially love the producers' attention to detail in view of the characters from the stories as well as the costumes.

**Next part is about season 7 and may contain mild spoilers**

In my opinion they should have ended the series at season 6 - they even wrote a fitting ending for it! Not only does season 7 (and possibly the rest) have an almost completely different cast, the story line feels stretched and somewhat hard to believe... even for a fantasy show like this one! I'm also having a hard time accepting the new actors ... and I must say, after getting used to 6 seasons of pure talent, I'm finding the new ones very amateurish. In particular, "Cinderella" whose acting seems forced and is really putting me off from watching the show. It is very sad to watch a show which used to be one of my all-time favourites getting reduced to such a pitiful level. Unless they improve their game, I'd advice new watchers to stop at season 6 and enjoy the magic while it lasts!

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