Once Upon A Time
Those are the two shows that premiered on Sunday, Sept. 27.
ONCE UPON A TIME (8:00, ABC)
At the end of last season, the energy of the Dark One had to go somewhere. Emma, daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming, assumed that dark energy in order to save Regina, the Evil Queen. Why? Well, Regina spent a great deal of time and effort to become one of the Good Guys, and Emma didn't want to see that all be for naught. Besides, she thought she could somehow contain it. The show opened with Emma back in the Enchanted Forest and everyone else trying (and succeeding) to get there. It looked like everything might be A-Okay, but then time jumped two months and everyone landed back in Storybrooke (with no memory of the preceding two months) and Emma went Dark. This show excels at putting a twist on the fairy tale. I've loved watching Regina become good. I suspect that Emma's trip to the dark side (and back) will be equally entertaining,and well written. This season is off to an excellent start. I give it a A.
QUANTICO (10:00, ABC)
This is a brand new series. A slew of people training to be FBI agents go to Quantico. One of them is a terrorist. No, we don't know who. But, the show fast forwards to a successful attack and one agent is framed (so we know that SHE isn't the terrorist), but she doesn't know who is. At the end of the episode she is on the run, and I suspect the rest of this season will be her piecing together the pieces of this puzzle to clear her name. I don't know yet if this one is a winner, but it was interesting enough that I'll watch it again.