Alright folks, I’ve covered other new shows over the past few months, and I’ve encouraged y’all to watch plenty. But this is the one to listen to me on. Seriously. Remember how excited I was for the New Girl premiere? Double it. This is my most anticipated show of the season: Once Upon a Time. Now, I haven’t seen it—so don’t judge me if it sucks—but there are a few things making me twitch with excitement as these last few hours before the premiere tick away.
1. The Writers
The writers of Once Upon a Time are from… (drumroll please)… LOST. I feel like I should be able to end this post right here, and that should be enough to convince you, but I know it’s not a selling point for everyone. For the Losties out there, though, it’s big. They’ve even thrown us a little Easter egg in the Once trailers (watch the clock tower in the trailer below, if you haven’t seen it yet), and I can only hope they’ll drop a few more into the series. Bottom line: if the people behind Lost’s genius are behind this, you know it’s gonna be good.
2. The Cast
Once also has a pretty strong cast behind it, which certainly never hurts. I’m most excited/hopeful to see Jennifer Morrison in a role I won’t hate her in, after suffering through her run on How I Met Your Mother. Aside from her, the show’s cast includes Ginnifer Goodwin, Lana Parrilla, and super-adorable Jared Gilmore.
3. The Story
Of all the shows on TV, this one’s plot is most accurately described as a “story.” The plot parallels between a modern-day town, aptly named Storybrooke, and the fairytales we all know and love. All wrapped up in a mysterious little bow. I’m not good at describing intricate plots (“there’s like, an evil queen, but she’s actually a lawyer or something, and, um, a little kid, who, um, knows stuff…”), so just watch the trailer below:
Once Upon a Time premieres tonight at 8/7c on ABC. Don’t miss it.
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