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A young woman with a troubled past is drawn to a small town in Maine where fairy tales are to be believed.
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 Regina Mills / ... (156 episodes, 2011-2018)
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 Mr. Gold / ... (156 episodes, 2011-2018)
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 Henry Mills / ... (136 episodes, 2011-2017)
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 Emma Swan / ... (135 episodes, 2011-2017)
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 Mary Margaret Blanchard / ... (134 episodes, 2011-2017)
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 David Nolan / ... (134 episodes, 2011-2017)
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 Captain Killian 'Hook' Jones / ... (130 episodes, 2012-2018)
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 Belle French / ... (116 episodes, 2012-2017)
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For Emma Swan, life has been anything but a happy ending. But when she's reunited with Henry - the son she gave up for adoption ten years ago - on the night of her 28th birthday, everything changes. The now 10-year-old Henry is in desperate need of Emma's help because he believes from reading a book of fairytales that she's the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming - who sent her away from the Enchanted Forest to be protected from a curse that was enacted by the Evil Queen. Emma initially refuses to believe a word of Henry's story but soon finds that his hometown of Storybrooke, Maine is more than it seems. Because it's in Storybrooke that all of the classic characters we know are frozen in time with no memories of their former selves - except for the Evil Queen, who is Storybrooke's mayor and Henry's adoptive mother Regina Mills. Now, as the epic "Final Battle" for the future of both worlds approaches, Emma will have to accept her destiny and uncover the mystery behind a place ...

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The fairy tales are set during the Medieval times, but some of the characters have Revolutionary War-era clothes, and some modern day fancy dresses in the Enchanted Forest. See more »

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Several times during the series, Mr. Gold is seen wearing a wedding ring. This is because Robert Carlyle has forgotten to remove his own ring; he has even tweeted about it. See more »

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Emma Swan: Everyone Deserves Their Happy Ending
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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.111 (2013) See more »

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The previews sparked my interest and the pilot just hooked me.
20 October 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Once Upon a Time already shows much potential with a great pilot episode. It really got to the point without giving everything away. It basically tells the background information behind the story seen in the shows fictional town of Storybrooke. It does this in just the right way so that the viewer won't get confused or bored from just hearing the talk of fairy-tales from the side of a little boy.

It's simply about Emma Swan and the destiny she's unaware of. Before she was born a prophecy was foretold that an evil curse would befall all of the inhabitants a fairy-tale kingdom sending them to a world where they no longer remember who they are or the happiness they once knew. In the prophecy it is foretold that Emma would be the one to return and save them from the dreaded curse.

Now while there are many other characters in the story it is meant to revolve around Emma and the issues she must face in order to overcome the curse. The story shows much promise already and with no doubt it is sure to progress as the show continues. Morrison (Emma), Goodwin (Snow White), and Parrilla (Evil Queen) have already hit all of the right notes in just the first episode, Parrilla I loved mainly because she makes a very worthy villain in the show.

Even though it has only begun there is great room for success and progress. I think this could be the show of the fall/winter TV season to watch. If any one decides to watch just one show this fall then let it be Once Upon a Time.


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