Magic has come to Storybrooke.
Indeed. The show Once Upon A Time premiered last Sunday, September 30 on ABC. It was one of the most anticipated TV premiers. A lot has tuned in to their television sets just to witness the famous purple smoke envelope Storybrooke and bring magic back to the town.
So. To those who have watched the season premier, what do you think? Did the episode deliver? Was it any good? Share your thoughts, as I will share mine.
It was good. Fairly decent first episode, in my humble opinion. Though I'd have to stress out a few of my disappointments.
First. The writers explored the story of Aurora or Sleeping Beauty. I had expected to see Aurora in the second season because it only makes sense. The Sleeping Beauty story revolves around the idea of the true love's kiss, breaking any kind of spell, even sleeping death. However, having Aurora there, I had expected to see a glimpse of the elegant villain, Maleficent. Though they did mention Maleficent's name, it was a bit disappointing that one of the greatest villains of all time did not have any screen time.
Second thing. The wraith. In my opinion, they should have used a darker creature or a darker plot to rid of Regina. That wraith gave a Harry-Potter feel to the episode. First thing that popped into mind as I saw the wraith.. Dementor. Some would even advise J.K. Rowling to call her lawyer because the episode was like a Harry Potter rip off.
Third. I just find Aurora's character so annoying. I don't know why but she got under my skin. Maybe because of her voice. Or her attitude towards Mulan. Yes, Mulan was thrown into the mix. She and Prince Phillip traveled and fought battles together. They maintained a deep friendship, though Mulan has secret feelings for the Prince. Apparently, Aurora was not pleased at all when she found out that her Prince Charming was with a woman while she gets her sleep, though it was fairly obvious that Prince Phillip only has eyes on her. What a .. pfft. Never mind.
Though I have my little disappointments, I'd still say that this is a good starter. And I still am looking forward to see the upcoming episodes of the show. There are lots of unanswered questions, especially with the twists and the new characters.
I would love to see how the relationship between Snow White and Emma progresses. Mother and daughter. There were some awkward moments in the first episode. Wonder how they'll deal. Hm. Also, the relationship between Mr. Gold and Belle. The beauty and the beast.
The best part of the show, I think.. is when Emma Swan touched Regina and then, the evil Queen gained her magic back. I've always thought that Emma will have some kind of power since she is a product of magic, herself. Snow White and Prince Charming. She came from Fairy tale Land.
Also, I'm really curious about Dr. Whale. This is the burning question. Who is he? He said that Prince James is -not- his prince. Curious. Maybe he's Dr. Frankenstein, the man who created the monster. Why? Well. He's a doctor. So that's that. And the 1931 Frankenstein movie was created by a James Whale. I'm not sure about this, though. It'll be pretty hard to link Frankenstein to OUAT since it's not a fairy tale story It's more of a science fiction.
And who was the first guy.. the unnamed guy in New York city who got that Storybrooke postcard that only says "Broken" at the back? Could it be that Mr. Gold/Rumpelstiltskin . known for his sneaky endless plots, be able to send a message to Bae, his son? Or maybe it was Jefferson, the Mad Hatter.. who sent it to the White Rabbit?
I'm sure these questions will be answered in the next episodes of the show. All in all, it was a fairly decent starter. Magic has indeed come to Storybrooke.