Admittedly, I absolutely loved Once Upon A Time for its first three seasons. It was imaginative, interesting, and while the writing was largely cheesy and the acting not so stellar (Lana Parilla and Robert Carlyle excepted, of course), it was a damn good show. That’s not the case anymore, and thankfully, Decider let me write about why OUAT is the perfect example of wasted potential.
Here’s an excerpt:
It’s always such a shame when a show ends on a low note rather than going out on a high, but when Once comes back with new episodes in the fall, it’s safe to say the damage has been done and at this point, it’s irreparable. You have to wonder whether portraying yet another boring, run-of-the-mill “romance” was worth destroying the entire show and all the wonderful things it had built. Not even the attempt to reset Once on a new path displayed during last night’s season six finale can salvage the damage already done by such a string of bad writing decisions, but if there’s one thing I’ve taken away from the show over the years, perhaps it’s that it’s important to never give up hope.