You know you’ve been watching too much “Once Upon A Time” when…

So, we’ve been watching a lot of Netflix recently, in a bid to entertain ourselves without spending too much money, or indeed, leaving the comfort of the sofa. 

I’ve binged through 32 episodes of Once Upon A Time in about a fortnight. No mean feat considering I’ve also been working full time. 

I was in a meeting at work the other day and a colleague pressed his face up against the window to make us all jump. And jump I did, as I thought for a split second that he was, in fact, Rumplestiltskin. It then occurred to me that the show is doing strange things to my brain. 
I’ve started looking at people, wondering who their Enchanted Forest alter ego would be. 

I’ve been looking at fruit in the supermarket, searching for that perfect red apple. 

I’ve been wondering how the hell Emma got to be Sheriff without possessing a single qualification. 

I’ve been wishing I had Regina’s entire wardrobe. 

Asking questions about why, in this age of diversity, that it’s still odd that Belle has an Australian accent. 

Wondering where Hook and the Mad Hatter have been all my life?

Worrying every time I look in a mirror as I’m not sure who might be trapped in there. 

Wishing I looked like Ruby and thinking that wolf-life is pretty cool. 

Thinking its a weird career arc for Robert Carlyle. From a Hillsborough vigilante to, well, Mr Gold. Maybe not so weird after all #dearie

Marvelling at the bonkers wigs, and the false eyelashes, which seem to get bigger in every single episode. 

Far preferring Snow White’s bad-ass character to Mary-Margaret, who looks like she’s just rolled through the Boden catalogue. 

Cheering every time Jim-Robinson-from-Neighbours rocks up to be evil. Is there a show he hasn’t appeared in at some point?

I’m only on series two, and already I’m wondering how they’re going to eke this out for several more series’. It’s like “Lost”, but on acid – and with more pleather trousers. I love it. 

What do you think? Have you ever been consumed by a TV show? I hope I don’t end up like my husband, who had to stop watching Dexter when he was found to be looking strangely at people misbehaving, and muttering “what would Dexter do?” under his breath….


4 thoughts on “You know you’ve been watching too much “Once Upon A Time” when…

  1. Katie July 16, 2016 / 4:46 pm

    I was consumed by true blood and game of thrones and, considering I spent many an hour curled up with a cushion in front of my eyes to hide from any gory bits, I thoroughly enjoyed both. I’m actually looking for another series fix…


    • helenjnt July 16, 2016 / 10:23 pm

      We need to get back into GoT. It’s on the agenda! Well, obviously I highly recommend Once Upon A Time. Vikings is excellent too.


      • Katie July 21, 2016 / 11:15 am

        I’m a little gutted GoT is over for now. I’ll look into those two thank you!


  2. Rachael Peachey July 25, 2016 / 8:50 am

    Haha just read this! So funny and I get every single point 😉 I binge watched seasons 1-4 when Chris was away over Christmas. It consumed me! I need to get back to it! I get the Dexter thing too……. gulp!


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