They say all stories must have endings and sadly the time has come for Once Upon A Time to close its book for good. As broken by The Hollywood Reporter, the show had taken a significant drop in viewers once it moved from Sundays to Fridays with the current Season 7. It lost nearly 37% of its audience and overall the season had only averaged a 1.1 rating with adults in the 18-49 demographic range.
In a quote from ABC Entertainment’s President, Channing Dungey, in regard to the importance of the show he said, “When we first heard Adam and Eddy’s pitch for Once Upon a Time, we knew it was something incredibly special. For seven years, they have captivated us with their creativity and passion while re-imagining some of our most beloved Disney fairytales, creating an undeniable global hit. Saying goodbye will be bittersweet, but Once Upon a Time will forever be part of the ABC legacy and we can’t wait for fans to join us in this epic final chapter.”
Sadly, I will miss Once since it came around the time when Smallville had ended and I needed a new show to watch and actively follow each and every week. Once was it. The original cast and crew from Seasons 1 to 6, told a well put together story that had all the twist you come to find in a comic book if you watch it from beginning to end. The only thing that could probably pull viewers away besides the Season 7 revamp being radically different, was how all the core characters where interconnected with each other, it got complicated over time.
However with the ending of Season 6, the show did technically have a clear ending. And with that I had sorta treat Season 7 as an epilogue chapter at the end of the book, and ironically enough, it is the final season of a timeless show. Now here’s for the final episode of the series to not leave us hanging with a cliffhanger. Cause they sorta did that with Lost many years ago. I’m gonna need me some clear resolutions for the new cast, damn it!