I figured that I should discuss an element of love today. Hopefully you’re not all hung over from romance. Specifically I want to talk about the television show Once Upon a Time. How many of you watch it? I’m a huge fan and I even convinced my husband to watch it, as well. With all the writing, editing and reading going on around here, it’s hard for me to remember to watch television shows unless my husband goes out of his way to flag down my attention.
So we started from the beginning. First of all, I love the premise. The actress that plays Snow is one of my favorites and I recognized the main actress from How I Met Your Mother. Things started out well. Quickly I realized the storylines would string me along week to week. Several times I predicted what would happen before the end of an episode, but I think that mainly has to do with being a writer and always looking for the next twist. Even my husband called a few things and he’s allergic to books. But I think it is okay that there’s predictability involved since they are based on fairytales.
There was an episode I consider the episode that didn’t happen. I won’t tell you what the writers did, but it was horrible. I even stopped watching the show until my husband convinced me to watch the recorded shows. Luckily, the show regained my loyalty. But I noticed they are bringing more romances into the storylines.
Has anyone else noticed this? Do you think that the viewers of Once Upon a Time want to see more romance? I know I do . . . Of course when I asked my husband, he said he didn’t notice there were more romance storylines, which is exactly my point. If the romance enthusiasts want more romance and the other people don’t even realize what’s happening, I think the show should give us the romance!
What do you think? Do you think it’s smart for television writers to throw in romantic storylines to shows that might not be targeted for romance readers? It does hold my attention better.Kinley Baker @kinleybaker