In love with a fairytale
A few weeks ago, my wife mentioned this new TV show she thought we’d enjoy. I have to admit that all I heard was “fairy tales and they’re in our world” and I kind of switched off. Not that I do that a lot when she speaks. Once off, honest. Ahem. Then, a couple of weeks ago, I’m in the pub and my pal tells me about this new show. He’s all excited and thinks I’d love it; it’s about fairy tale characters but it’s set in the modern world. Whoa! What the hell? If the wife and the pal think it’s worth watching, prepare the sofa.
Last week we started the watch it and now have to stop ourselves from sitting up until 3am watching honest to god just one more episode. Once Upon a Time is television cocaine.
It’s about – you guessed it – fairytale characters who are stuck in a modern American town called Storybrooke. Now, they have no idea that they are fairytale characters, only one kid knows the truth and of course no one believes him. How did they become stuck in modern America? Well, the evil queen of Snow White fame, cast a spell on all of them so that they would move to a world in which they would all be as unhappy as she is.
Each episode is based around a fairytale (with a myth or two thrown in for good measure), but usually with a bit of a twist in the tale. Look, just watch it, it’s fabulous.
“But Hal,” I hear you cry, “what’s lgb or t about it?”
Well, my feeling for this lady are very, very gay. Hello Evil Queen/Storybrooke Mayor!
Regina Mills is so hot that I’m going to have to get a new telly with all the steam coming from the screen. Lana Parrilla who plays her, is obviously loving every minute of it with all the hip swaying, bitchy evilness.
Seriously people, seriously.