This week, we at CliqueClack are asking you to vote for your favorite new fall shows to watch and for those that you would recommend to others. The winter hiatus is the perfect time to catch up on new shows you didn’t initially watch. Check out our previous write-ups for Up All Night, Revenge, American Horror Story, Homeland, and New Girl, and The Secret Circle, now check out why Julia picked Once Upon a Time!
Once Upon A Time is a show with an inherently divisive premise, because it is a show about fairytales. I’m actually not sure if “divisive” is the right word, since that tends to imply that there are two equally strong sides to an issue. More accurately, most people hear that there is a show about fairytales and assume it’s trite and stupid and cheesy, and unless you’re the kind of person who, like me, still honestly believes that Disney movies are The Greatest Thing Ever, you weren’t that interested in watching it. And to those people, I would like to refer you to the case of my friend Alli.
Alli is pretty predictable when it comes to TV. If you are ever wondering to yourself, “will Alli like this show?”, all you have to do is check and see if there are two dudes who look like they are about five seconds from going to town on each other. With the exception of Glee (which she hates), if the answer is yes, Alli probably watches the show. That’s not all she looks for in a show, but it does account for about 99% of her TV viewing habits.
So imagine my surprise when one day Alli timidly asks me if I’m watching Once Upon a Time which, while enjoyable, is utterly devoid of the gay. “I… kind of love it,” she confessed to me the way a kid generally confesses to eating the last cookie. “And I really, really want Snow and Charming to get together. I’ve never wanted a heterosexual couple to get together before! I don’t know what this show is doing to me!”