Once upon a time in the enchanted land of ABC, there lived a television show based on fairy tales of yore with a modern day twist and everyone who watched it fell in love with it. The end. Okay, maybe not everyone fell in love with ABC’s pilot of “Once Upon A Time” last night but I did, or more to the point perhaps, I fell in love with its potential. There’s a lot of it. So let us on to a quick recap and review then, shall we?
Once upon a time in The Enchanted Forest far, far away…
…our episode opens with Prince Charming (Josh Dallas) on his noble steed riding to his beloved Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin) who has succumbed to The Poisoned Apple and been laid to rest in a pretty glass coffin by the Seven Dwarves. Charming plants a Goodbye Kiss of True Love on Snow White’s ruby red lips and behold -she awakens! Still with me? Don’t forget we’re working with a fairytale premise here so hang in there, the fun stuff’s on its way.Now where was I? Oh right, Magic Kiss, Snow White lives and off we go hippity-hop to their grand wedding and happily ever after.
Or at least that was our plan.
Instead, The Evil Queen of Sneer & Smoke (Lana Parrilla) totally crashes the party and casts a big ol’ dark curse on the happy couple and their enchanted subjects. In fairness to said Evil Queen though, you’d sneer and smoke too if you had to wear that wardrobe. But I digress, on with the recap! (more…)