8. Once Upon A Time
From Lost producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis, Once Upon A Time is a surreal journey into the gruesome reality of fairytales. The lead character, Emma Swan, is used to living a hard life, even giving up her baby ten years earlier. Her son finds her and believes that Swan ran away to escape an Evil fairytale Queen’s curse.
The premise of the show sounds a little obtuse, but the same could be said of Lost, which became a huge hit, even with its absurd forays into metaphor. Treated right, Once Upon A Time could be a modern classic.