Once Upon a Time. A now 7 season long epic tale of love, loyalty, betrayal, adventure, and good versus evil all interlaced with all of the famous…and infamous fairy tales and Disney movies that have become a huge part of pop culture. Once Upon a Time embraces them all and interweaves their stories with many themes, the most powerful of which is true love.
1. Love never dies.
Literally. In Once Upon a Time, most everyone can come back from the dead. There is always a loophole or some convenient piece of magic to bring back your loved ones, and, just as frequently, your unloved ones. Anyone that you thought was dead, might be dead, for now, but, according to one of the themes that this whole TV series is built upon, love is all powerful and provides its own kind of magic. You know, like Harry Potter not being killed by Voldemort because of his mother’s sacrifice, but different. Generally, without someone having to die in order to use the magic of true love.
Sometimes you have more than one love within this lifetime. Just like Emma Swan, one of our main heroines, who gets the soul sum of three loves in the course of this TV series. And of course, they are all super hot. How could any woman choose between a do-gooder sheriff with the soul of a wolf, a man that is willing to jack cars with you and thinks magic is totally evil, and a pirate who has sailed the open seas in many different worlds and has crossed several of them, traded his ship (the Jolly Roger), and literally been through hell to get back to you? That’s some true ass commitment.