REVIEW: Once Upon a Time and Wonderland’s Winter Finales Review


When I sat down to watch the last episodes of Once Upon a Time and its spin-off show, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, I was ready for the writers to end with cliffhangers so huge that I would be in a state of shock for days.  With Once Upon a Time coming back to […]

FEATURE: Should You Keep Watching Once Upon a Time in Wonderland?

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When I initially heard that Once Upon a Time was getting a spin-off show, I was super excited because the writers created so many worlds and characters. When it was announced that the setting for the new show would be Wonderland, I was even more excited.  There have been many different retellings of Lewis Carroll’s […]

OUAT: Thinking “Lovely Thoughts”


When it comes to jaw-dropping plot points, the most recent episode of Once Upon a Time, “Think Lovely Thoughts”, takes the cake.  The family relationships in this show are the most complex I have ever seen, and the largest bomb ever dropped in the show is related to such a topic: Peter Pan is actually […]

OUAT: Emma’s Tough Decisions

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Once Upon a Time has introduced dozens of different characters over the course of three seasons, but at the heart of all these fairy-tale characters is someone who bridges the fantasy and real world: Emma Swan.  The main character of the show, Emma Swan is tough, skillful, and unafraid to speak her mind, but underneath […]

The Little Mermaid Sails into Once Upon a Time!

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Once Upon a Time is in its third season, and until the most recent episode, they had yet to explore fairytales with characters that come from the sea.  Most of the fairytales the writers have used are set on solid ground—not including Jack and the Beanstalk—so it was about time that a character from “under […]

Captain Hook in Once Upon a Time


With the third season of Once Upon a Time set in Neverland, what better time to talk about Captain Hook?  Introduced in the second season, he originally was Cora’s ally, and helped her in trying to take over Storybrooke.  When he gets a hold of the sole magic bean, however, he joins Emma and the […]

Once Upon A Time: Rumpelstiltskin’s Family Tree


The writers of Once Upon a Time have created the most complex family tree that I have ever seen in television.  While Emma, the main protagonist of the show, lies at the heart of the family tree, I’d like to highlight perhaps the most complex member of the tree: Rumpelstiltskin.  We didn’t learn until the […]

Why You Should Watch Once Upon a Time In Wonderland…I Think

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Within the television industry, successful television shows often warrant their own spin-off series.  CSI, Doctor Who, Cheers, and Family Guy have all spawned spin offs, and Once Upon a Time now joins the list with Once Upon a Time in Wonderland.  While the name isn’t very original, the trailers piqued my curiosity.  Alice, now older, […]

Once Upon a Time: Lost Girl

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Teased to the audience as a new setting for the show after season two ended, Once Upon A Time is utilizing the world of Neverland in the third season, building even more upon their set-up of multiple worlds. However, just like with Wonderland, and the Enchanted Forest, this Neverland isn’t the happy, fun, Disney-version that […]

Once Upon a Time Returns

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Since the cliffhanger ending of the second season, fans of ABC’s Once Upon a Time have eagerly awaited the show’s return, and trust me, they were not disappointed! The first episode of the season brings together all the characters-and even some new ones- into a dramatic season opener, filled with action, emotion, and plot twists. […]