We Are Hooked On “Once Upon A Time” On @Netflix #StreamTeam #Partner

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    As the end of Summer approaches, I look back upon the past two months with many memories that were made.  Our family spent time outdoors and enjoyed some quality time indoors as well.  Every single moment was precious because we spent the time together and we enjoyed each other’s company.  Usually, I am the one who is really good here at choosing shows and movies for us to watch but this year, my eleven year old son has gotten us all hooked on the series Once Upon A Time which is currently available on Netflix.

    As he explained to premise behind the show to me, I realized that this program would be right up my alley as a Reading Teacher.  You see, its plot centers around the fairy tales that we all know and love from our childhood.  All of the characters in the show are the future versions of famous fairy tale characters including Snow White, Prince Charming, Little Red Riding Hood, The Wicked Witch, and the list goes on.

My boys had happy faces this Summer!

My boys had happy faces this Summer!

    The show takes place in the fictional seaside town of Storybrooke, Maine, whose residents are really characters from various fairy tales who have been transported through time to the “real world” town and robbed of their real memories by a powerful curse.  Every episode revolves around the struggle between good and evil as well as the consequences that arise around the characters’ actions.  Surprisingly, it also includes lessons about kindness and acceptance for others.

    As I type this post, we are currently watching season 1, episode 16 together here in the living room.  I love the conversations that I am having with my boys and my husband around the show’s story elements.  It’s a great way to teach my boys some of the important lessons that they will need to start the school year off right this year.  Just don’t tell them that I probably love the show more than they do…

Let’s Discuss:  What is your favorite Fairy Tale from your childhood and why did you love it so much?

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  1. Chrissy Mazzocchi says

    Once Upon a Time is my favorite tv show! My fave fairy tale is the Little Mermaid but I am a HUGE Rumple fan due to this show 🙂

  2. I have heard such good things about this show, but have not watched it yet. It definitely sounds like a netflix maraton might be in my near future, though 🙂

  3. Lesley Stevens says

    I haven’t seen this but I have heard a lot of good things on Facebook from friends. I’m going to have to pick it up on NetFlix and catch up and see what the hype is about. I love the premise of it, sounds very intriguing.

  4. I haven’t seen Once Upon a Time, but we have Netflix, so I’ll have to check this out. It sounds good.

  5. I’ve been hooked on Once Upon A Time since the first episode aired. It’s definitely one of my favorite shows! I can’t wait for the new season to start but before it does I’ll be having a Netflix marathon watching all the previous episodes again.

  6. Barbie Ritzman says

    I’ve watched this show a few times, but never from the beginning, so I’m not 100% of what is going on. Neflix is great to watch the entire season of shows, I do it a lot!

  7. I was thrilled to see season 3 is finally available on Netflix! I will be spending this week catching up on it! My favorite fairytale? Probably The Little Mermaid!

  8. I envy you! What a pity we don’t have Netflix in our country!

  9. My daughter is obsessed with Netflix! She love discovering new shows. Bet she will enjoy this as well.

  10. I wanted to watch this series so bad but I could never catch the first one. Now that I know Netflix has the series I may have to look into NetFlix.

  11. I have only watched a few minutes here and there. I did binge watch OITNB

  12. We’ve discussed watching this one with the girls and wasn’t sure if it was appropriate. Yours look about the same age, so we’ll give it a shot!

  13. Dana Torres says

    I love this TV series, I think because as a child I used to love fairy tales. My favorite character was Rapunzel because I always loved to hear about how the prince used her long hair to climb up the tower….so funny to think about it now as an adult!

  14. This is one of my favorite shows! I can’t wait until it comes back on in the fall. My favorite Fairy Tale is Snow White. Actually, Alice in Wonderland, but that’s not really a fairy tale.

  15. Rebecca Bryant says

    I’m addicted to Once Upon Time love this show can’t wait for new season to begin.

  16. Terry My Journey With Candida says

    Okay… I keep seeing everyone talking about this show. I have got to watch it at least once to see what all the fuss is about.

  17. My favorite fairy tale was Sleeping Beauty. I loved it because it sounded truly magical! As I grow up, I see the importance of feeding the imagination

  18. kristimaloney says

    I would have to say Cinderella for the romance factor. 😉 I will have to check this show out. It’s new to me. It’s nice to be able to watch shows together as a family – we love Netflix for that reason too. 🙂

  19. WE LOVE NETFLIX!! I have been debating starting this series and haven’t yet, but my favorite fairytale has always been the little mermaid, because I would love to live (safely) under the sea!

  20. Meagan Bailiff says

    i’ve been meaning to watch this series, i’ve heard great things about it.

  21. I love Netflix. I’m always on the hunt for a great new show to watch. Will definitely check this one out. Thanks for sharing.

  22. I just noticed they had new episodes of this up the other day – I really need to give it a watch I missed them on TV! x

  23. I am a Netflix junky! I really would have loved to participate in the Stream Team! I gave up cable before it was cool – and have been a huge proponent of Netflix ever since!

  24. TouristMeetsTraveler says

    I’m a huge fan of Netflix, when ever I get some off time I go head over to Netflix and try to find something to watch.

  25. Hi, well I don’t really watch television. Favorite fairy tale. Oh that’s a tough one. Maybe Cinderella because she’s treated so poorly yet prevails in the end. I always liked the Ugly Duckling one too because I related to it a lot as my transformation from high school to college.

  26. Of course I loved Cinderella and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (did I spell that correctly?). OH-Alice in Wonderland. I think I loved most of them!

  27. Helene Bludman says

    I’ve enjoyed several series on Netflix and this may be the next one I watch!

  28. I love this show! I need to catch up on the last season though!

  29. Carmen Nimo Perez says

    I’ve never watched this show, but it looks really good.

  30. Lois Alter Mark says

    I can’t believe I’ve never watched this show. It looks like something I would totally love!

  31. OMG YES! I seriously watched all 3 seasons in 2 weeks lol I would have done it all in one week but had to eat..and sleep..lol Love everything about that show.
    I can’t pick just one fairy tale. I do love the twist that they added to all the fairy tales in Once Upon A Time! Going to wait for season 4 to be done before I watch it!

  32. When this show first debuted, I watched the first few episodes, but it somehow fell off my radar. Good to know it’s on Netflix–I might just see if I can pick up where I left off. Thanks for the reminder!

  33. I thought this show would flop when I first heard about it, but then I watched the first episode when it premiered. Let’s say I’m hooked 😛

  34. Tiffany Steadman-Collins says

    I have heard of the show bit never seen it. I was not to sure what to expect as well I thought it would be corny. But I must say I think I will have to check it out now. Thanks for sharing:)

  35. Veronica Solomon says

    I have never seen it before, but my daughter watches it alot

  36. Melissa Smith says

    I’ve never seen this before but have a few friends who love this show! Knowing that it’s on Netflix now, I may be able to check it out at some point.

  37. valmg @ Mom Knows It All says

    I have a friend that loves this show. I’ve never seen it because I won’t watch a show if I didn’t see the beginning, good to know where to find it, I might check it out.

  38. Janell Poulette says

    I saw a commercial for this show last night. It looks like such a fun show.

  39. I liked all of the fairy tales when I was little. Actually, I still do. 😉

  40. Melanie Roberts says

    We love Netflix, too … perfect for the kids to pick for a movie night or me when I have nothing to watch on TV… never watched the show MHH heard lot of good things about it, maybe I should look into it

  41. Amanda McMahon says

    My favorite fairy tale – i’m not sure, but a movie that comes to mind is An American Tail movie. Some where… out there..

  42. Everyone loves that. I think Netflix always have the best shows.

  43. I don’t watch TV. Do not even own one.

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  44. I use to watch this show and really loved it. I’ll have to try and catch up on the series.

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