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TV // 5 Reasons you should watch Once Upon A Time

My latest obsession is ABC's Once Upon A Time. The whole four series were recently released on Netflix and having heard a lot about it from friends I was curious to watch it. If you follow me on Twitter, you will be well aware that I am now obsessed with the show for so many reasons!

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Once Upon a Time is follows the story of what happens when the fairy tale world gets trapped inside our modern, current day life. The fairy tale characters don't know they are trapped inside Storybrooke, but awful things happen when they try to leave and it is up to main character Emma to try and fix the mystery of why they are all trapped there! If that's not enough to convince you, I've lined up my top five reasons on why you should be watching Once Upon a Time right now...

 1 -This series has a great concept of gender equality. This is cropping up a lot in recent media and I love that Snow White, for example, can be a beautiful princess in need of rescuing AND a bad-ass warrior lady ready for action. No stereotyping here in Storybrooke.

2 - It's mysterious and will keep you hooked. I found the first episode to drag a little and, dare I say, be a little predictable but it definitely picks up for the rest of the season and as soon as one thing is resolved another twist comes along. I CANNOT DEAL WITH THE DRAMA.

3 - You will see your favourite Disney characters in a whole new light. You might as well forget you have watched any Disney because OUAT will give you a whole new back story that changes your view on fairy tales. And it means unlimited Disney watching so you can compare and contrast characters (I really like Disney so need any excuse to watch more, ok?! haha!)

4 - Jamie Dornan is in it. I know you all love Jamie Dornan. (The rest of the cast is amazing too but I knew Jamie would convince you most)
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5 - It's different to any other show I have watched in a great way. Why? Because it isn't too adult. This might cause confusion but most shows I watch today feature a lot of rape, gangs, drugs, being drunk, abusive people, the list is endless and while this makes a good drama it can also be a little much at times. OUAT is an adult show, with lots of drama like affairs, difficult family situations, etc, but it's not over the top with extreme drama. I really like it and it makes easy but engaging watching.
 
Let me know if I've convinced you enough to watch it. I'm excited to get on to series four as I believe Anna and Elsa (from Frozen) are in it *squeeel*

11 comments

  1. I got addicted to this recently and I'm already on season 2! I love how they all interlink esp Henry's parents and grandparents andd great grandparents (being careful not to spoil anything haha)! I'm so excited for more characters to be introduced.
    Beyond Bally

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    1. I'm loving S2 so far! Thought I might lose interest but I am seriously addicted haha! Can't wait to keep watching! :) xxx

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  2. I've heard so much about this but never watched it. I think you've just convinced me to start it!
    Sophie x

    www.booksandbeauty.co.uk

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    1. Yes Sophie, you have to! It's brilliant xxx

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  3. I'm only on the first season at the moment and I've been watching it very on and off since then. But I'm nearing the end of season 1 and when I have the time I've finding myself very much hooked.
    I think if I wasn't constantly at work lately I'd have watched more by now!

    This post has really made me want to watch a few episodes now actually haha

    Sarah xo //Time To See The Stars

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    1. It really picks up towards the end of the series - I'm addicted now haha! every spare 5 mins I'm watching xxx

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  4. Waa! I love OUAT!! I think Rumplestiltskin makes it though. Without that character I think it wouldn't be as good. I love that he's on nobody's side but his own. And him and Belle!
    Totally agree that it has a nice amount of drama without being too violent or anything. I'm also watching Outland at the moment and there are some parts in that where I can't even watch.

    Rowena x
    vintageladyoflincoln.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Rumplestiltskin is such a great character! Really good acting too, just a great show! xxx

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  5. Love the sound of this! I'm in urgent need of a new series to watch to fill the pretty little liars hole in my life and the fact Jamie Dornan is in it is definitely making me even more interested!

    Beth x

    Bethany Georgina

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  6. Ive heard so many things about this show I think Im gonna have to take the plunge and watch it
    Beth x
    Mermaid in Disguise

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  7. i love once upon a time! I'm about a season behind now but I need to catch up!!

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