in love with "Once Upon a Time"

Monday, November 7, 2011

I am swooning over ABC's "Once Upon a Time." Not only does it have great characterization, the traces of bread crumbs (not Hansel & Gretel types, but the kind "Lost" is famous for), thrilling intros of favorite storybook characters, and some pretty interesting cinematography. BUT ALSO... as a theology student, Larry and I as well as my girls here just can't resist digging into the themes we're seeing.

What do you think about:
  • Snow White having a cross around her neck? Are the writers alluding to the Christian faith somehow with her? Is it a moral symbol indicating the purity of her character?
  • How the characters do not know who they are until they begin to understand their part in the story? Could this relate to how we only come to know who we truly are as we identify ourselves in a larger story?
  • Quotes like, "Good will always win"?
  • Quotes like, "Believing in the possibility of a happy ending is a very powerful thing"?
  • Concepts like, the one who knows your name has power over you?
  • Out of the mouths of babes... the truth of the story comes out of a young boy?
  • Purity of love both breaks and seals curses?
  • Every curse can be broken?
What are you picking up on? Have you watched it yet?


Corissa said...

I have watched it and I have to say that NONE of those questions entered my mind. Lol. I guess I don't really look for theology when I am watching TV. You do bring up some good observations though...But I don't have any answers for you. I wish we could watch it together. Miss you.

SarahKL said...

We looooooooooove it at the Lawhorn house!!

Baby Contreras said...

We are watching it too and had noticed some of these things as well. Here's another quote for you: Prince Charming says, "no matter what you do, I will always find you."