ONCE UPON A TIME: THE COMPLETE SIXTH SEASON REVIEWED
“Once Upon A Time” took a couple of Wikis and time for me to catch up to the present. I stopped watching the show around Season 3 or 4. Naturally, the casting changes and the inclusion of every fairy tale that Disney could license is getting to be a bit much. The Oz aspects almost overpower the original story. So much of the original cast is either gone, watered down or left struggling for screen time. What’s a viewer to do? If you’re like me, you took notes.
It seems like the showrunners weren’t sure if the show was coming back. So much of the build to The Final Battle and the season finale itself is dedicated to clearing the board in a hail mary effort. What they did was possibly destroy any and all audience anchors. The constant deep reaches into Agrabah, Oz and beyond keeps splitting focus in a 42 minute long show. DC’s CW work is killing in that territory by keeping its action and characters in the immediate now. It’s a fascinating mess, but one that happens when you attract a cast of this talent. Recommended to fans.
- Blu-ray Exclusive Deleted Scenes
- Deleted Scenes
- Audio Commentary
- 1.78:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track
RELEASE DATE: 8/15/17
- Video - 96%96%
- Audio - 97%97%
- Supplemental Material - 94%94%
- Show Score - 82%82%
The Plot Thus Far
In the town of Storybrooke, Maine, not everything is as it seems. When Henry, the adopted son of the town’s mayor, goes searching for his birth mother, he begins to unravel a web of secrets connected to his adoptive mother and her relationship to the strange amnesia afflicting the town’s residents. While all of the people in Storybrooke are actually fairytale characters, only the mayor remembers the magical past. As Henry’s quest progresses, however, the real stories of the town’s residents come to light. Together with Emma, his birth mother, and their friends, including Jiminy Cricket, Snow White, Prince Charming and other fairytale legends, Henry fights to restore love and magic to the town. This often puts him at odds with his adoptive mother, the evil queen who cursed the town’s residents.