What to Watch Entertainment: ‘Once Upon a Time’

By Karen Esparza Posted April 29, 2014

Witches and fairies, and true love! Oh my! 

As children we hear various fairytales of princesses and their knights in shining armor, of witches that live in houses made of candy or that carry around poisonous apples, or let’s not forget the ones that star children that never grow up, big bad wolves, and an imp that can spin straw into gold. “Once Upon a Time” brings together all our favorite princesses, heroes, and villains into a world known as The Enchanted Forrest.

Tragedy strikes this mystical land when The Evil Queen becomes obsessed with destroying the “happy ever after” of Snow White and Prince Charming. She casts a terrible curse on the land to tear apart their happiness, sending all fairytales to the mysterious town of Storybrooke, Maine, where only The Savior has a chance to break the curse.

Here in Storybrooke, time stands still and no one possesses any recollection of their previous fairytale lives, well, no one except Regina (a.k.a The Evil Queen) that is. She is the mayor of Storybrooke and rules with an iron fist, keeping all the residents under her thumb. Luckily before the curse hit The Enchanted Forrest, Snow White and Prince Charming send their newborn daughter, Emma, to Earth. Once grown she would take on the role of The Savior, but she was steered off her intended path and refuses to accept her destiny. It is not until she is sought out by her long-lost son, Henry, that Emma comes to Storybrooke. Henry enacts Operation Cobra to help Emma break the curse, but the odds are not in their favor as they face off against The Evil Queen, who happens to be Henry‘s adopted mother.

This is the fairytale to top all fairytales, through three seasons it provides a plethora of lovable and detestable characters, relationships that warm the heart, plot twists that will leave you speechless, and most importantly a pirate captain that will make you swoon. “Once Upon a Time” is on ABC, Sundays at 10:00 p.m., so tune in and be engulfed in a storybook that literally jumps off the page, but make sure to catch up on Netflix first, because it would be a crime to cut such a story in half.