Once Upon a Time: Enchanting or Irritating?

I haven’t decided yet how I feel after watching the first episode of ABC’s Once Upon A Time.

Back in May I said, I Could Potentially Have A New Favorite Show.

I still might, but after tonight’s first episode, I’m less optimistic.

The show was put together by the producers of LOST. And, after all, after that great ride, it had to be great right? I think the premise of the show, fairy tale characters who don’t know who they are trapped in our reality, is a great concept. But I’m not so sure about the execution.

Still, there was enough to keep me interested and to make me want to watch again next week in the hopes that it will get better.

In the opening, we meet Emma Swan, a bail bondsman, who in reality, at least in storybook reality, is the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming. When the Evil Queen threatens to destroy everything, Snow White makes a deal with Rumpelstiltskin and Emma is transported to safety where on her 28th birthday, she’ll come back and make things right.

I’m not sure that this will carry in a continuing series. I could see it in a feature length film.

I’ll be back next week to see what Emma does.

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