Rarely do we get to see a blend of reality and fantasy as in the Harry Potter series, thus, we believe Once Upon a Time is a must-watch for Potterheads.
It’s been a decade since the last Harry Potter film, and fans can now do nothing but revisit the movies and books repeatedly. The TV shows and movies haven’t been able to provide a worthy alternative for the fantasy series. However, if anything came close enough to Harry Potter in terms of fantasy and the tone, it was ABC’s Once Upon a Time (2011).
- Once Upon a Time – A must watch for Harry Potter fans.
- “Once Upon a Time is like watching Harry Potter every week” – Jennifer Morrison.
- Where can you watch Once Upon a Time?
Harry Potter fans very frequently receive a recommendation to watch this fantasy series by ABC. And knowing the settings and the kinds of characters Once Upon a Time deals with, it does make sense.
The ABC TV series brings the similarly precise blend of fantasy in the real-world as Harry Potter did. Indeed no one could claim that any show or movie could replace or fill the void of Harry Potter.
Once Upon a Time is a must-watch for Potterheads who are willing to drift off a little from Hogwarts to Storybrooke.
Once Upon a Time – A must watch for Harry Potter fans.
“All magic comes at a price.” Even if you know this quote belongs to ABC’s Once Upon a Time, you could easily mistake it for Dumbledore’s wise sayings in Harry Potter.
OUAT has more in common, coincidently and intentionally, with Disney’s fairytale division.
Some characters like Snow White, Prince Charming and The Evil Queen are directly taken from Disney movies in the ABC show. Still, the way OUAT handles magic and the world of fantasy reminds viewers of Harry Potter’s world.
The sacrifices the characters make to be rewarded a spell, or a curse from Rumpelstiltskin is very much how seriously Harry Potter’s world tackles magic. Unlike Disney’s fairytales, this fairytale on ABC isn’t always happy and gay.
“Once Upon a Time is like watching Harry Potter every week” – Jennifer Morrison
Jennifer Morrison plays the lead, Emma Swan, in Once Upon a Time. She’s the only daughter of Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin) and Prince Charming (Josh Dallas). Emma was transported into the real-world from the Enchanted Forest as an infant.
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She’s the only hope for Storybrooke’s fairytale residents who were transported to the real-world by the Evil Queen (Lana Parrilla).
Jennifer Morrison, in a Comic-con coverage in 2011, after the premiere of the first season of Once Upon a Time, said that watching the series is like getting to watch Harry Potter every week.
When asked “If you had to pitch Once Upon a Time in a sentence, why should we tune in?”
“I think that Once Upon a Time is like getting to watch Harry Potter in your home every week.” She continued further, while explaining the similarities, as she said, “It’s good vs evil, and it’s fantasy and reality, and beautiful relationships.”
This pretty much explains why it’s a must-watch for Harry Potter fans.
Where can you watch Once Upon a Time?
ABC’s Once Upon a Time, which debuted in 2011, concluded in May 2018 with its seventh and final season.
Even though the show basically belongs to Disney, and the show borrows storylines and characters from Disney, it isn’t available for streaming on Disney’s streaming platform Disney+.
Based on different regions, Once Upon a Time is streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. So, if you want to live through this fantasy, you can tune into it and learn some magical spells. But remember – All magic comes at a price.