Once Upon A Time

By Alexandria Ceballos

   Aired on October 23, Once Upon A Time is ABC’s newest TV series.

   Twenty-eight-year-old Emma Swan (Jenifer Morrison) is shocked when her son Henry (Jared S. Gilmore), the child she gave up for adoption long ago, comes back into her life, begging for help. He claims that she is the lost daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming. However, Emma does not believe him and decides to take him back home to the creepy town of Storybrooke, Maine. During the drive, Henry shows her his book of fairy tales, claiming that all of them are true and that the characters are real. In fact, he says, everyone in Storybrooke is a fairy tale character!

   According to Henry, they are under a spell cast by the Evil Queen (Lana Parilla) and have no memory of who they really are. In Storybrooke, time is frozen and none of the residents are able to leave. To top it all off, Emma is apparently the only one who can break the spell.

   Still unconvinced, Emma takes Henry back to his adopted mother, who is also the Evil Queen. Henry runs away again, and curious to see if Henry’s claims are true, Emma decides to stay in Storybrooke temporarily. This causes the clock to move again, a sign that there is hope. The spell that has befallen the residents of Storybrooke may be broken yet!

   Once Upon A Time is ABC’s biggest debut series in five years. The show’s writers, Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitis, also wrote for Lost and allusions to their previous work are being made. For example, Emma’s eye-opening after she wakes up is very Lost-esque, and the clock being stuck at 8:15 is no coincidence as that’s the same number as Lost’s doomed airline flight. New episodes will air every Sunday at 7:00 pm; be sure to check them out.