If you’ve missed this new drama on ABC, you’re missing something really good. I happened to see an ad for it (don’t ask me how because I NEVER watch network tv) and suggested that it might be a program Jane would like. She DVR’d all the episodes and told me after the first one that I might really like it too. So this week we’ve been watching all the Once Upon a Time episodes together ( to catch me up) and I’m really hooked.
For those of us who remember The Brothers Grimm, this is a real treat. It weaves several fairy tales into the plot, which goes from a modern day town in Maine to the original fairy tales and back again. It appears that only one “real life” person knows she is part of the fairy tale and that is Regina Mills, mayor of this present day community and the wicked witch who cast the spell on Snow White, among others.
I think it will be a hit with teenagers and adults but younger kids won’t be interested. Nor would I want them watching it, I don’t think. It’s a little above them and the plot is hard to follow for kids.
But I recommend it to adults. It’s good entertainment. It airs on Sunday nights.
Also on Sunday PBS airs it’s second season of Downton Abbey, which I’m crazy about. I’ve watched the first season several times and love it every time I see it. If you know the movie Gosford Park, this is a lot like that. It’s a Masterpiece Theater production and reminds me how well they do television. There’s no reason, with this kind of programming that PBS couldn’t make a go of it by selling advertisements like every other network does. I’ve always been a big fan of Nova, Frontline and Masterpiece and I know that millions of others are too.
PBS needs to get out of the taxpayer donation business and join the free market. They could do very well with the choice of programming they have.