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

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Season 6, Ep. 5 : Street Rats Oct 23, 2016

In a flashback, Aladdin helps Princess Jasmine recover a secret weapon that could release Jafar's hold on the Sultan and save the city; in Storybrooke, the evil queen tricks Hook and tries to divide the family.

  • Season 6, Ep. 4 : Strange CaseOct 16, 2016

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    The Evil Queen and Hyde work to steal Dr. Jekyll's serum; Snow looks forward to returning to teaching; when Emma anticipates that Hook will be moving in, he works to protect Belle from Mr. Gold.

  • Season 6, Ep. 3 : The Other ShoeOct 9, 2016

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    Ashley is intent on settling unfinished business with her step-family; Regina tries to bribe Mr. Hyde for information on how to beat the Evil Queen; David makes a deal with Gold for information about his father.

  • Season 6, Ep. 2 : A Bitter DraughtOct 2, 2016

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    David, Snow and Regina work together to neutralize the threat of a mysterious new arrival; Belle turns to Hook for help hiding from Mr. Gold; Emma resumes her therapy sessions.

  • Season 6, Ep. 1 : The SaviorSep 25, 2016

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    The heroes set out to stop Hyde; Emma experiences a mysterious side effect; refugees from the Land of Untold Stories come to Storybrooke; Regina and Zelena become roommates; Rumple enlists a stranger to help free Belle from the sleeping curse.

  • Once Upon a Time: Evil Reigns Once MoreSep 25, 2016

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    A retrospective of the past five seasons gives viewers a chance to catch up, and takes a look at the role that family plays in the fantasy series; featuring interviews with executive producers, Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz.

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  • 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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