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'Once Upon a Time': Here's how to fix it

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(Read caption) 'Once Upon a Time' needs to simplify the multiple storylines currently happening on the show.

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If Sunday’s record low ratings are any indication, we’re not the only TV addict who thinks ONCE UPON A TIME may have lost a little magic over the course of the first half of its seconcd season. And while we’re not prepared to jump off the bandwagon by any stretch just yet [Editor's Note: We're still watching HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER!], we did think now might be as good a time as any too offer up five suggestion that co-creators Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis might wish to consider moving forward.

1. Shrink Storybrooke
 WIth serious apologies in advance to the hard-working and honest townspeople of Storybrooke, who let’s face it, haven’t had the greatest string of luck these past twenty-eight years being cursed and all, ONCE UPON A TIME’s most pressing problem is one of over-population. A problem that plagues many sophomore shows when showrunners inexplicably decide to introduce a slew of entirely new characters in an attempt to conjure up drama at the expense of some much-needed screen time for the original ones that fans have come to know and love.


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