Once Upon a Time: The Complete First Season – Blu-ray Review

Great! Another show for me to get hooked on. That’s exactly what happened with Once Upon a Time, the ABC series from two of the writers from LOST, Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz. It’s an intriguing and oftentimes mesmerizing series that plays with the conventional fairytale archetypes we’ve all grown up with and gives them a 21st century twist.

I really like the juxtaposition of the modern and fairytale worlds throughout the series. The use of this storytelling technique adds an extra level of suspense and intrigue to the series as whole. It also enables the writers to have plenty of material and the actors to have a heckuva lot of fun playing more the same character but in different places.

What does that mean? You’ll have to watch and find out. But there’s plenty of interesting stuff going on within the world of Once Upon a Time that will keep you coming back for more. It’s clever, creative, and fun!

The season one Blu-ray is loaded with special features, which include:

Exclusive to Blu-Ray – Once Upon a Time: Origins

Explores the history, evolution, and themes of the fairy tales used in the series. It’s a pretty cool feature that shows that some elements were taken from real-life events. Includes Snow White, Beauty & the Beast, Little Red Riding Hood, The Little Mermaid, and Rumplestiltskin. Hosted by Josh Dallas (Prince Charming).

Fairy Tales in the Modern World

A look how the series was created and how it evolved. Includes interviews with the cast and creators about their favorite fairy tales when they were growing up and the reasons why as they see them as adults today. Includes lots of behind-the-scenes clips from the series and clips from Disney animated films.

Building Character

Interviews with the creators about how they developed and added dimension to some of the fairy tale world’s most iconic and well-known characters.

Welcome to Storybrooke

A tour of the town of Steveston, British Colombia that is transformed into Storybrooke for the series. Includes interviews with the cast and crew of the show, and the residents and business owners of Steveston.

The Story I Remember…Snow White

The cast attempts to recall from memory exactly how the tale of Snow White goes. There are multiple interpretations given, which makes it pretty interesting.

Fairest Bloopers of Them All

Gotta love bloopers! Some funny stuff here.

Each disc also includes audio commentaries and deleted scenes.

I really liked this show. I’m definitely hooked and look forward to seeing what happens in the next season!

Check out Once Upon a Time: The Complete First Season on Blu-ray and DVD NOW!

What’s your favorite fairy tale? Leave a comment and let us know!

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