Summer 2011 (or was it September?) previews started to appear on CTV for a new show. From the moment I saw part of the trailer (I don’t like watching commercials so I initially missed the first half), I was pretty sure it was a show I was going to want to watch. For the next couple of days I made a point of paying attention to trailers because I just had to see the full trailer. I finally saw the whole thing and, from that moment, I was hooked. I felt like I couldn’t possibly wait for the show to start, waited eagerly for the official premiere date and watched the preview every single time I heard it.
Yep, it was a bit ridiculous; but you see, I love fantasy and fairytales. You may have now realized (or you may be saying “Just tell me already!”) that the show I awaited so eagerly was Once Upon a Time. I was pretty sure it could easily become a new favourite.
Then they announced the series premier date. Sunday October 23, 8:00 p.m. My reaction: Yes!! It’s finally starting. Wait, Sunday nights? I’m busy (youth group leader) Sunday nights. It can’t be Sunday nights. I’ll never get to watch it! It’s not fair! (At the time we had a couple of temperamental VCRS and no PVR. And I always forgot about watching online).
Fast forward two years and I have seen maybe a handful of episodes. Yep, the show I awaited so eagerly became a show I never got to watch. Then a show that, once my Sundays freed up, I always forgot was on. Now previews for the third season have begun and I am so far behind it isn’t even funny. The few episodes I have seen I’ve loved (though I’m super annoying and ask a million questions so that I can understand what’s going on). I know that if I can just remember to watch, it would creep onto my (way too large) list of favourite TV shows. But alas…
Wait, what’s that you say? There are ways to watch back episodes? And I really should know that since I watch repeats on DVD and such all the time? So really, what you’re saying is that I don’t have an excuse to not catch up and give it a shot at favourite TV show status? Funny you should mention that, since I just recently came to that same conclusion and last night I (finally) watched the first episode of season 1.
It was amazing. The only reason episode 2 didn’t quickly follow was because I decided that I should probably go to sleep. (I know, since when did I get all responsible? It was only just past midnight after all!) I’m going to need to up my episode intake to (way) more than one episode a day. There are 44 episodes total. I have until the season 3 premiere to catch up. When is that you may ask? Sunday September 29. So that means, counting today and the 29th I have 12 days. Assuming I watch every day, that means I have to watch an average of 3.6666 (how about we call it 4) episodes a day. No problem! Throw in a couple marathon like days and I should be able to finish no problem. Maybe… psht, who needs sleep anyways…
Worst case scenario, I PVR the first episode (yep, we have a PVR now!) It’s not like I’ve ever watched the season premier on the day it aired.
Let me know in the comments if you watch Once Upon a Time (and if you’ll be checking out the spin-off Once Upon a Time in Wonderland). If not, is there another show you’re looking forward to this fall?
“Believing in even the possibility of a happy ending is a very powerful thing.” — Mary Margaret Blanchard, Once Upon a Time