Another thing I loved is the retelling of classic fairy tales, and the relationships between the different characters – who knew that Snow White and Red Riding Hood were such good friends? And don’t you love this version of Snow White better – the courageous woman who storms a castle to save her Prince Charming? Much better than the helpless, innocent version described in so many other retellings! (Walt Disney, I’m looking at you.)
Of course, like any show, don’t expect to learn all about how to act from this show; just like with the fairy tales it is inspired from, the show is meant to entertain and to make you think about love, the most powerful force that exists. For “what a power is love! It is the most wonderful, the greatest of all living powers. Love gives life to the lifeless. Love lights a flame in the heart that is cold. Love brings hope to the hopeless and gladdens the hearts of the sorrowful. In the world of existence there is indeed no greater power than the power of love. When the heart of man is aglow with the flame of love, he is ready to sacrifice all - even his life.”
Between retellings of classic fairy tales that all have the most interesting of twists and a plotline set in modern day America, one is in for quite a ride. I strongly suggest adding Once Upon a Time to your list of must see television, and suggest you leave behind all your adult cynicism and questioning; remember the awed kid you were, watch the show and enjoy this adult oriented story that will grip you from the very first episode.