Last week in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge I talked about the comic book series Fables for the letter "F". Sprung from the mind of creator Bill Willingham, Fables tells the story of fairy tales characters who have gone into exile, making a life for themselves in New York City.
Well for today's letter "O" I'd like to talk about a TV series that was greatly influenced by Willingham's beloved comic books. Some of you might already be familiar with ABC's Once Upon a Time, and if you aren't I would highly recommend it. It centers on the lives of many recognizable fairy tale characters, such as Snow White, Prince Charming, The Evil Queen and Rumpelstiltskin, after a magical curse transported them to Storybrook, Maine. There they live in a state of collective amnesia, none of them aware of their fairy tale origins. That is, until a bail bonds agent named Emma Swan finds her way to their sleepy little town, setting a series of magical events into motion.
It's one of my most regularly viewed televisions shows. I love watching all my favorite characters interact with one another as Snow White befriends Cinderella and Belle, and Emma faces off against the Evil Queen. And of course the fascinating juxtaposition of each character's modern life against the backdrop of their fairy tale existence. If you're interested in fairy tale adaptations, this is definitely a must not miss.
This post is part of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. My theme (in case you didn't already guess) is Fairy Tales. Stay tuned for the rest of the alphabet, and if you'd like to check out the other participants, simply click here.