Thanks to growing up watching Disney movies, I’m a sucker for fairytales, so I was very excited when I saw the promo for ABC’s Once Upon A Time. The premise is simple: The Evil Queen enacted a curse that took everyone from the Enchanted Forest and settled them in Storybrooke, Maine, with no memories of who they used to be.
Edward Kitsis, who co-created the show, describes it as this:
Once Upon A Time is, at its core, a story about hope. For us, that’s what a fairytale is. It’s that ability to think your life will get better. It’s why you buy a lottery ticket—because if you win you get to tell your boss that you’re quitting and you get to move to Paris or wherever and be who you always wanted to be. Adam and I just wanted to write about something hopeful that for one hour a week allows one to put everything aside and have that feeling that your dreams just may come true.