Once Upon a Time Cancelled?

Last night we Oncers learned that Once Upon a Time will end with the finale for season 7.  I expected it — and honestly think most of you did.  The problem though is not that it lost its originality though.  I extend my heartfelt thanks to Adam, Edward, Jane and the rest who conceived, created and oversaw the show.  My eternal thanks also goes out to Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parilla, Robert Carlyle, Josh Dallas, Ginnfer Goodwin, Jared Gilmore, Rebecca Mader and the other actors who brought their characters to live.

The concept drew me in immediately.  I loved the pilot and the entire first season.  As usual, a drama like this has a bumpy second season but Neverland, Oz, and even the visit of Frozen characters kept the story going.  With season six, I knew the end was near.  The show had to give happy endings to most of the characters and did.

Sadly, the move to Friday night hurt the show.  Most of us had our Sundays planned around the eight o’clock hour.  The move to Friday was annoying at best.  Fridays used to be for small children and families.  Most adults don’t make it a point to watch a show on Friday night and the key audience (18-24) are out at school functions, football games, or parties.  The show had some good episodes but don’t think most of the old timers could really warm up to some of the new characters.

My wish for the Once Upon a Time creative team is to continue giving us shows we can cheer for.  For the actors, I will look for you in your future projects.

Hey, I followed Adam and Eddie from LOST where I am sure I was one of the banes of their existence.


One thought on “Once Upon a Time Cancelled?

  1. For me this cancellation is long overdue. As much as I loved Once, I’ve grown very cold on it over the last few seasons as they’ve bounced around without any direction and more appallingly with little character consistency. People were good, until they needed them to be bad, they were smart until they needed them to be stupid. Magic works one way for a long time and then it changes without explanation just because they needed it to. It just felt like they stopped caring about the show a long time ago and that’s what makes me sad, not this long overdue cancellation of what was Once a great show.


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