Once Upon a Time (2011– )

TV Series  |  TV-PG  |   |  Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.0/10 from 151,542 users  
Reviews: 252 user | 53 critic

A woman with a troubled past is drawn to a town in Maine where fairy tales are to be believed.

Watch Trailer
0Check in

Watch Now

on Amazon Video


Top 25 Trivia Items From the Last 25 Years

Here are some amazing facts and figures to deepen your appreciation of the movies you love.

See the full list

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 26 titles
created 23 Aug 2012
a list of 32 titles
created 06 Nov 2012
a list of 32 titles
created 08 Apr 2014
a list of 24 titles
created 16 Jul 2014
a list of 27 titles
created 2 months ago

Related Items

Search for "Once Upon a Time" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Once Upon a Time (2011– )

Once Upon a Time (2011– ) on IMDb 8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Once Upon a Time.

User Polls




5   4   3   2   1  
2015   2014   2013   2012   2011  
Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 7 wins & 57 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Vampire Diaries (TV Series 2009)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A teenage girl is torn between two vampire brothers.

Stars: Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder
Supernatural (TV Series 2005)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Two brothers follow their father's footsteps as "hunters" fighting evil supernatural beings of many kinds including monsters, demons, and gods that roam the earth.

Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beaver
The Originals (TV Series 2013)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A family of power-hungry thousand year old vampires look to take back the city that they built and dominate all those who have done them wrong.

Stars: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt
Pretty Little Liars (TV Series 2010)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Four friends band together against an anonymous foe who threatens to reveal their darkest secrets, while unraveling the mystery of the murder of their best friend.

Stars: Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale
Arrow (TV Series 2012)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Spoiled billionaire playboy Oliver Queen is missing and presumed dead when his yacht is lost at sea. He returns five years later a changed man, determined to clean up the city as a hooded vigilante armed with a bow.

Stars: Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey
The 100 (TV Series 2014)
Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Set 97 years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization, when a spaceship housing humanity's lone survivors sends 100 juvenile delinquents back to Earth in hopes of possibly re-populating the planet.

Stars: Eliza Taylor, Eli Goree, Thomas McDonell
Teen Wolf (TV Series 2011)
Comedy | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A somewhat awkward teen is attacked by a werewolf and inherits the curse himself, as well as the enemies that come with it.

Stars: Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien, Linden Ashby
Grey's Anatomy (TV Series 2005)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A drama centered on the personal and professional lives of five surgical interns and their supervisors.

Stars: Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson
The Flash (TV Series 2014)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Barry Allen wakes up 9 months after he was struck by lightning and discovers that the bolt gave him the power of super speed. With his new team and powers, Barry becomes "The Flash" and fights crime in Central City.

Stars: Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker
Grimm (TV Series 2011)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A homicide detective discovers he is a descendant of hunters who fight supernatural forces.

Stars: David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby, Silas Weir Mitchell
American Horror Story (TV Series 2011)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

An anthology series that centers on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show and a hotel.

Stars: Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Denis O'Hare
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (TV Series 2013)
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The missions of the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division.

Stars: Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton


Series cast summary:
 Mary Margaret Blanchard / ... (100 episodes, 2011-2015)
 Emma Swan (100 episodes, 2011-2015)
 Regina Mills / ... (100 episodes, 2011-2015)
 David Nolan / ... (100 episodes, 2011-2015)
 Henry Mills (100 episodes, 2011-2015)
 Mr. Gold / ... (100 episodes, 2011-2015)
 Belle French / ... (81 episodes, 2012-2015)
 Captain Hook / ... (74 episodes, 2012-2015)
 Ruby Lucas / ... (45 episodes, 2011-2014)
 Granny (44 episodes, 2011-2015)
 Leroy / ... (44 episodes, 2011-2015)


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 ... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Storybrooke has frozen over. See more »


TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:



Official Sites:




Release Date:

23 October 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

OUaT  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See  »

Did You Know?


The flashbacks shown in season three, particularly of prince charming show him with his current hairstyle not the hairstyle he had in season one/ the enchanted forest. Making him look older/different than he should do at that point in history. See more »


Emma Swan: Everyone Deserves Their Happy Ending
See more »


Featured in Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.177 (2012) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

This is a good show. Maybe the best one launched this year.
31 October 2011 | by See 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. :-)........


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.


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.

56 of 104 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
10 burning questions answer,,,,, ritatudisco
Theory on broken heart Outlawqueen16
The Problem with Regina from a Fan's Perspective Un_Lys_Depines
Theory - Regina's Character Regression brandonm091
Regina has saved everyone more time than Emma ever did. daris89
Can someone explain the Emma/Hook kiss? play_mymelody
Discuss Once Upon a Time (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page