I recently had the opportunity to see a sneak peek at a new show coming to ABC on Sunday's this fall. It's called Once Upon A Time. It's from the executive producers of Lost.
It's a take on what happens at the end of a fairy tale. Do they live happily every after? This is Snow White's story. I was super happy to see the 7 dwarfs in the opening scene because as many of you know, I have a deep love for midgets.
Score one for Once Upon A Time for dwarfs!
It cuts to Snow Whites wedding and what comes after, not the happily ever after everyone was lead to believe. Without giving too much away, it cuts back and forth to today's time and Snow White's time in regards to a curse put on Snow White, her husband and the whole village.
Some of the fairy tale hints are a little forced when the show wants us to understand who a character is in our real time. How many times will we see a bowl of apples for a hint, I have no idea. Or when Little Red Riding Hood enters the story, she holds her hood (a red one) a little longer then needed.
The main character, Emma, is supposed to be 28. I thought I heard incorrectly because she looks to be about 38. So details are a little frustrating for me in regards to the show.
I can see this being a good made for tv movie or mini series, but a full blown show, I'm not sure.
Check it out, let me know what you think.
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