Monday, October 24, 2011
Once Upon a Time
I don't watch a lot of TV, but I thought I'd give this show a try. I thought it might owe something to Bill Willingham's Fables, and it does, but not enough to be offensive. The idea here is that the fairy-tale characters have all been removed from their land to a place called Storybrooke, Maine, by a curse laid on by the Evil Queen. Time stands still there, or at least nearly still. The arrival of Emma Swan, the child of Snow White and Prince Charming, seems to have changed that. None of the characters can remember anything about the lives in fairyland, but one of them, Henry, the child of Emma, knows what's what. However, he's not living with Emma, who gave him up for adoption. He's "mother" is the Evil Queen, who's now the mayor of Storybrooke. Sounds complicated, but it's not. It's kind of fun, and it looks great in HD. I'll watch a few more episodes, at least.