“Once Upon A Time” turned clocks and heads with its premier episode Sunday night on ABC. The Celebrity Café reports the show is created by two writers of “Lost," Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis, who take viewers into two different worlds with their new endeavor.
We see a familiar face in Jennifer Morrison of “House” and “How I Met Your Mother." She stars as Emma Swan, a “friendless orphan” who works as a bonds-woman in Storybrook, Maine. After a day’s work she celebrates her 28th birthday alone, a hefty hint that her social life is less than fulfilling.
However, when a young boy in the neighborhood named Henry Mills, played by Jared Gilmore, rings her doorbell with a book in hand, he begins to pull her into a fairy tale realm that only the audience and Henry know is all too parallel to Storybrook.
Notable performances included Ginnifer Goodwin, who we know from “Big Love," playing both Snow White and the teacher Mary Margaret Blanchard. Lana Parilla also shined in her dual roles of the Evil Queen and Storybrook’s Mayor Regina.
“Once Upon A Time” proves to be something of a time-jumping, realm-switching soap opera. With the appeal of the fairy tales we all know, and the allure of a modern day small town drama, the new series might just strike a chord with viewers.
Read more about the show’s premier here.