This weekend Sam and I finished both seasons of Once Upon a Time on Netflix. I started it a few weeks ago but after getting back from Disneyland and seeing some of the costumes on display, I wanted to get back into it. And then I accidentally got Sam hooked on it too, so a sick day turned into a Once Upon a Time marathon.
It's a show about all those familiar storybook characters we know from books and movies, who get cursed into living in our world. They don't remember they're from a magical world, and they can't leave the town, which is ruled by the evil queen who of cast the spell and of course remembers everything. You still with me?
Her adopted son finds his birthmother and brings her to the town thinking she can break the curse. He figures this out from a book of stories he carries around and spots parallels in the characters in the book, and the townspeople. So each episode jumps between the present in this world and the past in their world.
It's a really fun show, the costumes are over the top, there's such nice eye candy (I do appreciate quality eye candy), the twists on classic fairy-tales are so interesting, and best of all the female rolls are anything but traditional damsels in distress. It's a mainstream show with an even male/female ratio and comparative complexity in their stories and personalities, and that alone makes it good in my book.