Netflix Recommendations I: Once Upon a Time Reboot (S7)

If you’re anything like me, chances are you’ll always be looking for something new to watch on Netflix. I mean, how else am I supposed to eat my breakfast/lunch/dinner if not whilst watching something great and entertaining? (Seriously, this has now become an issue – I actually get up earlier than I normally would just so I can watch something during breakfast time.)

Well, if you are a little bit lost and don’t know what to watch, or if you’re just looking for any future possibilities and stuff to put on your list: you came to the right place. I bring you: my Netflix Recommendations – part 1!

Once Upon a Time. Sounds familiar? Of course it does – it’s how all the fairytales start. It’s familiar, it’s comforting, it’s magical – just like the actual series I want to talk to you about. Once Upon a Time started all the way back in 2011 (can you believe it’s already been 6 years?!). It’s a story which combines all of your well-known fairytales (Snow White, Cinderella, Red Riding Hood, Pinocchio etc.) with our modern world. Imagine an evil queen – no, The Evil Queen – casting a horrible curse which sends all of your beloved magical characters to our ugly world, making them forget who they really are. Sounds good? Trust me, it’s even better. (And don’t worry, there’s loads of fairytale stuff, it’s not all Snow White on her phone – it’s really nothing like that.) There’s even a saviour and so many different love stories and friendships…

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Drizella, season 7

Once Upon a Time is a show about hope. About love, about second chances, about believing in magic and, most importantly, believing in yourself. And you know what the best part is? It’s on Netflix! (I know, right?!)

However, my intentions behind this post are not just to write about the series and how wonderful it is. It’s about the newest season of the series: season 7. Maybe you don’t want to watch something from 2011. Maybe you’ve watched some of the original six seasons and it wasn’t for you. Maybe you got a little bit less excited during season 6 and stopped watching, giving up on the series once and for all. Well, here’s the good news: season 7 is a reboot. Most of your well-known characters are gone, the story is set in a different town and there’s a bunch of new and exciting characters. It really feels like season one of entirely new series.

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The new villain in town, Lady Tremaine

I am going to be honest with you: I stopped watching during season 6. I just didn’t enjoy it as much as I used to and I had better (well, more important) stuff to do (you know, with moving to a different country and stuff). I didn’t think I would go back to the series: but then I saw that the new season was coming out on Netflix and that it was supposed to be a reboot. You still have Regina, Hook and Rumple, but you also have an older Henry, Tiana, new Cinderella, Alice and just so many different characters. I was curious. I decided to watch the first episode. And I ended up watching all six of them that are out to this day. It was magical. It was comforting. It was familiar.

It was Once Upon a Time.

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From the left: Cinderella, Henry, Regina, Tiana, Hook

Now, if you ever feel like watching something that will make you believe in true love and will make you all happy and giddy and excited: give the new season a try. Even if you’ve never watched OUAT before: trust me, you can start with season 7. It was designed that way and I promise you won’t feel lost at all. Just give it a try. We all need some more ‘fairytaleness’ in our lives.

Veronika

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