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Once Upon A Time


Once upon A Time is a TV show that I have watched from the very beginning. Right from the first episode it had a great storyline, fantastic actors and I loved the feeling of nostalgia as I was thrown into the world of fairy tales once again.


Just a few months ago, and just before the end of the second season, my oldest daughter {Isabelle} started asking if she could watch as well. She caught the commercials and like a magnet, she was SO interested in the series. After some begging on her part, she started watching it with me and that time-slot on ABC became ‘our’ time of the week {and the first time we both HAD to watch a show together regularly}.

Just Mother and daughter, we chatted about the storyline on days it wasn’t on, and counted down to the nights when it was on. I loved this time together with my girl, then Season 2 ended.

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Isabelle has TONS of questions about the events before she started watching and became so impatient for Season 3 to start this Fall. I decided Summer was the perfect time to go back to Season 1 and re-watch with her. It would fill the time, answer her questions and give us our special time over the Summer months as well.

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This is where I have to give thanks to my friends at Click Comm, as they sent us Once Upon A Time Season One The Complete First Season after I inquired about this Blu-ray package which came out last year. 

While we already watched many episodes to fill the time for the past 2 weeks of rain {Alberta got A TON}, we have more episodes to enjoy before the new season starts. For downtime, quiet-time,  days of rain and especially since most of the ‘good tv’ is saved for Fall and there isn’t a whole lot to watch over Summer.

Isabelle is completely hooked and in the most unexpected way, Once Upon A Time brought us closer as Mother and Daughter. Years ago, I remember sitting down with my Mom once a week and watching Dallas with her, at first for something to do {and because she would NOT let me change the channel}. Yet soon I was interested in the show, and Dallas became ‘our thing’ to do. These days, I hear of the show and think of her and smile. 

One day my daughter will think the same of Once Upon A Time, I’m sure. That connection makes me deliriously happy, and I’ll hold onto to this and our time together as long as I can. 

Have you watched Once Upon A Time Yet? Who’s a fan as well?

Season 3 of Once Upon A Time will start airing this Fall and Season 2 will be available in stores this August. Now is the perfect time to grab Season 1 and get yourself caught up, just like we are doing.

As well, it’s a series that you’ll want to purchase. In our case, I know one day my twins will want to see it. It’s the kind of show that will interest them, I know it already. So, we’ll be getting all the seasons on Blu-ray form now on, for our collection. 


once upon a time season oneInformation on Season One: The Complete First Season on Blu-ray. LOTS of goodies on these disks!

The Evil Queen has cast an evil spell on an enchanted forest filled with fairytale characters. The curse trapped these characters in a place where all their happy endings were stolen – our world. Now the Evil Queen is acting as town mayor, and all of the inhabitants of the fairytale world of Storybrooke can’t seem to remember any details of their past lives. As the truth starts to unfold, the battle between good and evil begins. 

From the acclaimed writers of LOST, Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis, The Complete First Season includes all 22 episodes of the first spellbounding season. It allows fans to delve deeper than ever before into the mystery and magic of the epic new series.

Bonus materials on the Blu-ray copy include “Welcome To Storybrooke,” a feature that takes you on a tour of the town that was the inspiration for the show, deleted scenes, audio commentaries, bloopers, conversations with the cast on their childhood memories of Snow White, the origins of the fairy tales from the show and  much more!




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  1. Our family loves Once Upon a Time as well! Such a great story and well written/acted. cannot wait for the next season!

    1. Agreed, it’s so refreshing isn’t it? Among the tons of reality shows etc etc, it really stands out. Can’t wait for the next season!

    1. Do you get it on Netflix in the states? We don’t here in Canada, boo! Hopefully soon though!

  2. I’d love to check this series out. I have heard of it but can’t get into regular weekly programming. I love the boxed set idea!

    1. It’s worth the watch Chrysa, you must! Catch up before the new season starts, you’ll be hooked, I promise!

  3. I am probably some sort of crazy person, but I rarely ever watch TV. It does look like something my teens would be interested in though. πŸ™‚

    1. I wouldn’t say that, there’s only a few shows I regularly watch. I bet your teens would love it though!

    1. It’s a good one. Definitely one to catch up on, start to now – you have the Summer to catch up too!

  4. I am a huge fan of this show! I’ve been watching since the start, and it quickly became one of my favorites. I hear the spin off Wonderland show should be good too. πŸ™‚

  5. I haven’t watch this, too bad it is not on Netflix in Canada πŸ™ Looks like a good show

  6. I have yet to watch this show even though I have heard great reviews of it. It is so hard for me to be able to watch a regular serialized show.

  7. I <3 Once Upon a Time! I watched all of Season 1 and then watched Season 2 right up until the first of February. We moved then and I got behind and tried to watch it again but it was hard catching up. So I'm just waiting for Season 2 to come out on DVD so I can get caught up for season 3. I know what you mean about the rain! We moved to Fort Mac and had flooding here which I guess is very unusual for this area. Nothing like what Southern Alberta got though. πŸ™

  8. I caught a couple of episodes, and wished I had watched from the start! Our family will be watching on DVD for sure! Thanks for reminding me of this neat series

  9. It is not a show I ever thought to watch until I sat down with my wife to watch it because she loves the show. I was surprised at how well it is done from a mondern time perspective. I’m not sure I would make a point of watching it each week but I must say the episode I saw I enjoyed.

  10. I’ve never seen or heard of this show until now. I wonder if it’s on Netflix in Canada?

  11. I love this show so much, I have seen all the episodes. We all watch it together and can hardly wait for the new season to start.

  12. I love love love this show. I watched from the first show and never missed an episode. I re-watched some episodes On Demand. Can’t wait for the new season.

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