Everyone Loves A Happy Ending...
The story begins by introducing you to the beautiful Emma, a bailbonds woman who is confronted by her ten-year-old son, Henry. He brings her to the town of Storybrooke where he explains that everyone who lives in the town is a character from his storybook. The town was been cursed by the evil queen, Regina and it is up to Emma to save them all!
Now that you have a little background, I just want to say that I LOVE this show! All my friends know that Sunday at 9 pm will leave them without responses to texts or calls. This show brings back fond memories of my childhood, when my mom used to read me fairy tales before bed. Since I grew up with these characters, it's interesting to see them being portrayed in real life as real people instead of something I cooked up in my imagination. This storyline is made even more refreshing by the writers of the show, who change the old tales up a little bit to keep everyone tuned in and coming back for more each week. As a viewer, you never know what might happen.
It is so easy to get invested in those who populate Storybrooke, learning about their pasts and wishing your strongest wishes that things would go back to the way they were because you know how happy everyone was.
My favorite character is Henry, Emma's ten-year-old son. He's lived in Storybrooke his whole life and it's his innocence that is the key. This allows him to realize that something is just a bit 'off' with his neighborhood. To make things even more complicated, Henry is the adopted son of Regina, Storybrooke's mayor and the evil queen who has placed the curse on the town! I love the juxtaposition between Emma and Regina, the good and the bad. This is something everyone must deal with in their life and Henry is someone you can really sympathize with.
With all the twists and turns, it's close to impossible to guess the ending -- but aren't twists and turns something every Quail Bell(e) loves? So, for a true imaginary, nostalgic and otherworldly show, tune in to ABC Sundays at 9 pm and see what happens when happily ever after goes wrong.