Once Upon a Time

Series Summary
"Once Upon a Time" tells the story of a new world, one in which fairy-tale legends and modern life collide. Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison) is comfortable in her life as a bail bonds collector when Henry -- the child she gave up a decade earlier -- suddenly shows up. He is convinced that she is the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming, who sent her away before the Evil Queen could cast a spell, freezing the fairytale world in time and bringing them to present-day Storybrooke, Maine. After taking Henry home, Emma decides to stay in the town to keep an eye on him, and she discovers he may not be wrong after all.

Air Dates: 2011 - Present

Genres: Drama, Fantasy

Network: ABC


  • Season 5, Ep. 11 : Swan Song Dec 6, 2015

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    The Dark Ones target a living soul for sacrifice, leading to a showdown between Dark Swan and Dark Hook; in a flashback, the Evil Queen forces Hook to confront a demon from his past.

  • Season 5, Ep. 10 : Broken Heart Nov 29, 2015

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    A charged confrontation sends the heroes on a collision course with destiny; Hook's lust for revenge against Gold puts them both in jeopardy; an unexpected evil is released.

  • Season 5, Ep. 9 : The Bear King Nov 15, 2015

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    Zelena and Arthur cross paths with Merida, who is attempting to settle a debt; flashbacks reveal Merida's combat training.

  • Season 5, Ep. 8 : Birth Nov 15, 2015

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    Emma must make a gut-wrenching decision; Zelena's pregnancy accelerates, forcing Hook to seek answers.

  • Season 5, Ep. 7 : Nimue Nov 8, 2015

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    Merlin takes Emma on a journey to confront his nemesis; in a flashback, a young Merlin falls in love with a refugee named Nimue.

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Based on 26 Critics
Critic Reviews ( 3 )
Fan Reviews ( 0 )
  • No other new show this fall is attempting to tell a bigger story, and we're hoping the rough patches smooth out and it fulfills the potential that's there in its very strong cast and premise. Show More

  • There are times when the enterprise lacks a certain heft and when the fantasy realm seems a little generic. Also, some characters, especially Lana Parrilla's Evil Queen (who is also the mayor of Storybrooke), are one-dimensional in kind of maddening ways, though Robert Carlyle makes up for that with his charismatic turn as both Rumplestiltskin and a Storybrooke resident named Mr. Gold. Show More

  • Once Upon a Time is both family-friendly and smart enough to win viewers of any age and level of sophistication. Show More

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