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Once Upon a Time 

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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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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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Trivia

JoAnna Garcia Swisher, who plays the mermaid Ariel, cannot swim in real-life. See more »

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Throughout season 4, Regina is seen to be wearing a wedding ring. While Regina is not married, Lana Parrilla was wed to her husband just before filming for season 4 began and probably forgot to take her ring off when shooting. See more »

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Rumplestiltskin: Magic always comes with a price.
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Referenced in Awkward.: Once Upon a Blog (2012) See more »

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once upon a time...an amazing show began.
30 October 2011 | by See all my reviews

to be honest i hate all that fantasy crap, like harry potter, twilight, true blood, and i also hate all the shows that nbc and abc brings to the table. But the other night I was bored and a re run of this was on and I thought what the hell, I'll give it a try. This show is mind blowing. I am officially addicted. There are some questions I have, as the whole present time vs story time doesn't make a whole lot of sense. But the end of the first episode got me so insanely hooked. This show is definitely better than grimm. I don't know how there going to make seasons out of this show, but I am very excited to see. I gave it a 9 only because I am a bit confused on who some of the present time characters are. But besides that, amazing.


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