Category: TV Recaps & Reviews

‘Once Upon A Time’ S1 Ep 18 recap: The power of love

Sunday’s “The Stable Boy” finally revealed the root of Regina’s wrathful vengeance towards Snow White, but one could still debate whether or not the young girl’s act of betrayal merits the depth of vicious retribution the Evil Queen has exacted on Snow throughout her Fairytale life and now on Mary […]

‘Once Upon A Time’ S1 Ep 17 recap: Do you believe in magic?

This week’s “Hat Trick” took us on a trip down the hat-hole and through the looking glass, which revealed the surprising life Jefferson led before he grew “mad” in Wonderland. Meanwhile in Storybrooke, Emma’s bewildering experience as Jefferson’s hostage eventually opens her mind to the possibility that Henry’s […]

‘Once Upon A Time’ S1 Ep 16 recap: What becomes of the broken hearted?

Last night’s incredible “Heart of Darkness” exceeded all expectations by beautifully interweaving Fairytale Land’s stories of True Love overcoming heartbreak and darkness with Storybrooke’s saga of Regina’s brutal revenge and David’s bitter betrayal. This episode also draws fascinating parallels as it emphasizes this season’s mantra, “Evil is made, […]

‘Once Upon A Time’ S1 Ep 15 recap: She’s hungry like a wolf

This week’s “Red-Handed” gave us insight into Ruby’s fairytale past as Red Riding Hood in Fairytale Land and surprised us with a major twist in the classic tale. Meanwhile in Stroybrooke, Ruby was essential in making a major breakthrough in the case of Kathryn’s disappearance, which unfortunately resulted in the […]

‘Once Upon A Time’ S1 Ep 14 recap: It was just a dream

Sunday night’s whimsically touching episode provided us with an origin story for dwarfs, gave us insight into Grumpy’s heartbreaking history, and jump started the investigation of Kathryn’s disappearance. Fairytale Land: “You can do anything as long as you dream it.” Pink Fairy-Godmother hopeful, Nova (Amy Acker), and the […]

‘Once Upon A Time’ S1 Ep 13 recap: Don’t stay gold Freddie boy

This week’s episode asks “What Happened to Frederick?” One would assume the titular character would play a huge role in the 13th installment of ‘Once,’ but as it turns out, the importance of what happened to Frederick is reflected in what Prince Charming chooses to do. Unfortunately, Storybrooke’s […]

‘Once Upon A Time’ S1 Ep 12 recap: What’s the Chip on Rumple’s shoulder?

  Although the Grammy’s reigned supreme last night, this week’s “Skin Deep” impressively drew in fairytale fans with a just over 8 million viewers tuning in to watch a tale as old as time. As predicted, they were not disappointed with another engaging rendition of a Disney classic. Fairytale Land: […]

‘Once Upon A Time’ S1 Ep 11 recap: The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree

Over 10 million viewers tuned in to this week’s episode, “Fruit of the Poisonous Tree,” to discover the Magic Mirror’s origins and see where Sydney Glass’ true allegiance lies. Fairytale Land: “I should never have made that wish.” King Leopold stumbles upon a magic lamp and unleashes a downtrodden […]

‘Once Upon A Time’ S1 Ep 10 recap: Love Hurts

This week’s “7:15 A.M.” provided fans with another stellar installment full of romance, suspense, drama, treachery, and hope. After a few forlorn episodes lacking concrete acknowledgement of Snow White and Prince Charming/Mary Margaret and David’s unyielding love for each other, fans were finally given an episode explaining how their […]

‘Once Upon A Time’ S1 Ep 9 recap: Family Matters

This week’s touching episode “True North” captivated the audience with engaging performances from wonderfully talented guest stars and tugged at the heart-strings with its endearing message of family love and loyalty. Fairytale Land: “Family always finds one another.” A hardworking woodcutter sends his lively twins, Hansel and Gretel, […]

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