Once Upon a Time
Once Upon a Time started out strongly in 2011, and hasn’t let up. It’s premise is simple, but full of promise: fairy tales are real.
Borrowing stories and settings from your favorite myths, fairy tales, and even Disney characters, Once is a fantasy adventure series that won’t let you down.
The show takes place in the fictional town of Storybrooke, Maine, where all of the residents are characters from fairy tales that have been pulled into the real world and had their memories wiped—they think they’re ordinary people as the result of a curse from the Evil Queen, Regina.
When the show’s protagonist, Emma Swan, arrives, she begins uncovering secrets that begin to lift the curse, and in each episode, viewers learn more and more about the background and true identity of each character.
It’s a fun ride that moves through joy, darkness, despair, and hope, but whatever is going on onscreen, Jennifer Morrison’s Emma stays strong and human.
If you love fantasy and fairy tales, give Once Upon a Time a try.