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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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Series cast summary:
Lana Parrilla ...  Regina Mills / ... 156 episodes, 2011-2018
Robert Carlyle ...  Mr. Gold / ... 156 episodes, 2011-2018
Jared Gilmore ...  Henry Mills / ... 141 episodes, 2011-2018
Jennifer Morrison ...  Emma Swan 139 episodes, 2011-2018
Ginnifer Goodwin ...  Mary Margaret Blanchard / ... 136 episodes, 2011-2018
Josh Dallas ...  David Nolan / ... 135 episodes, 2011-2018
Colin O'Donoghue ...  Captain Killian 'Hook' Jones / ... 130 episodes, 2012-2018
Emilie de Ravin ...  Belle French / ... 118 episodes, 2012-2018
Rebecca Mader ...  Zelena / ... 68 episodes, 2014-2018
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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 fairy-tales 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 ... Written by ahmetkozan

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23 October 2011 (USA) See more »

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This is a good show. Maybe the best one launched this year.
31 October 2011 | by delightful-lifeSee all my reviews

So many new shows came out this year, and this is one of the good ones (along with Homeland and Person of Interest) Its a fantasy show bringing two time-lines together, an ancient one with magic, witch-craft and all, and the present one. They keep switching between the two and its beautiful.

The protagonist is Jennifer Morrison (the girl in the initial House episodes). Here she sheds her normal soft self to a more bad-ass girl.

Ginnifer Goodwin (the youngest wife from the Big Love series), is as usual her sweet self, and looking really beautiful. She is Snow White.

The antagonist is Lana Parrilla as the evil Queen. Never seen her before in a lead role, and of all the cast, she was the best.

I have just seen 2 episodes, so its a little early to give a good opinion. But I would put it up there with Dexter, Fringe, etc.

Give it a try and tell us what you think.

Cheers. :-)........

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Update after the 9th episode of season 1:

This is sort of a Disney series. Children will love it.

Quality has not been consistent. Some episodes were really good, and others passable. Also a little cheesy and predictable, good cheesy though.

Definitely more enjoyable than say Gossip Girl. So, mostly worth our time.

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Update 2013:

I have stopped watching this show. After the initial novelty wore off, there was not much to carry it along. There are so many great shows on TV nowadays, this thing just does not match up.


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