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Series Length:3 Seasons, 66 Episodes
Schedule: Sunday 8:00 PM et/pt on ABC
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Fairytales do come true in ABC's popular television show Once Upon a Time. This weekly drama brings many of the more famous fairy tale characters to life right on the screen. Instead of just ripping the story of each character from the books, the creators of Once Upon a Time have gone deeper, used massive amounts of imagination, and have provided each character a deeper, more in-depth life than what is written in the books.

Emma (Jennifer Morrison) is Snow White and Prince Charming's daughter and first appears in Storybrooke, Maine, in the very first episode of Once Upon a Time. Her backstory is sad but a very important detail that ties much of the first season together. Emma was raised an orphan and spends much of her life on the run and alone. She came to Storybrooke to find the son that she gave up for adoption years before as a young woman. Little did Miss Emma Swan know that once she found her long lost son, she would encounter so much more. She quickly finds herself protecting her new upside-down hometown from the evils of magic. While in the first season magic was not part of the show, it was always something that the evil queen, Regina, and Rumpelstiltskin, Mr. Gold, kept striving to create.

Regina (Lana Parrilla), the evil queen that spent her fairytale life trying to kill off Snow White, is the mayor of Storybrooke. She is also the adopted mother to Henry, Emma's little boy. Henry is given a book of fairytales from his teacher. He believes in each story and spends much of his time trying to convince others of his ideas. Prince Charming, or David as the residents of Storybrooke know him, first appears as a John Doe in the local hospital. Before David comes out of his coma, Mary Margaret (Ginnifer Goodwin), also known as Snow White in the fairytale, finds herself drawn to the mysterious patient and stays by his side, reading to him, and falling in love. When he awakens David finds that he has amnesia and cannot remember any of his past, and this includes any memories of his wife. He is drawn to Mary Margaret and they spend a lot of time together. This is the time when Regina's true colors come to life and she makes it impossible, or almost impossible, for the two to remain together.

The evil Rumpelstiltskin, or Mr. Gold (Robert Carlyle), is an antique store owner in this altered reality of the fairytale. In his former life, before the curse came and wiped out the memory of most of the fairytale characters, Rumpelstiltskin was also known as the dark one that everyone feared. Rumpelstiltskin was once a timid, scared man. He lost his wife because of weakness, and eventually lost his son because of his new, evil powers. He spent his time trying to find a way to find his son, and those who got in his way found out quickly what he was capable of.

Pinocchio, the seven dwarves, Captain Hook and many other familiar fairy tale characters spend some time appearing in at least two episodes each of Once Upon a Time. The female warrior Mulan makes a small appearance at the end of season one and continues to be a presence in season two. Princess Aurora, or sleeping beauty, is also a new character that appears in most of season two. Little Red Riding Hood, well known to the residents of Storybrooke as Ruby, is a cast member that has been in both season one and two. Ruby's story is a much different picture than what one would have derived from the books, but the familiar Granny character does appear in almost every episode that Ruby does.

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Status: Currently Airing
Genre: Fantasy
Rating: 8.4/10
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  • A review of the series so far; interview with the cast and executive producers Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz.

  • Belle discovers what Zelena's ultimate end game is. Cora has a chance meeting with a real prince and could end up with the royal life she always wanted but she has to hide her pregnancy or she could end up losing everything

  • Ariel asks Hook to help in her search for Prince Eric. Meanwhile, Regina begins tutoring Emma in magic.

  • Zelena challenges Regina to a duel to the death, but complicates the situation when she reveals they are related. Meanwhile, the townsfolk mourn Neal's passing; and in Oz, Zelena wants to be sent to fairy-tale land after learning she has a sister.

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'Once Upon a Time' Recap: Season 3, Episode 17: 'The Jolly Roger'

When Ariel returns to Storybrooke, searching for Eric, some of the missing year is revealed - Hook's part in Eric's disappearance.

'Once Upon a Time' Recap: Season 3, Episode 16: 'It's Not Easy Being Green'

Finally, we learn the story of how Zelena became so wicked... and just why she hates Regina so, so much.

'Once Upon a Time' Recap: Season 3, Episode 15: 'Quiet Minds'

Everyone is on the look-out for Mr. Gold, who holds the key to learning who has sent them back to Storybrooke.

'Once Upon a Time' Recap: Season 3, Episode 14: 'The Tower'

Charming fights with his fear of being a bad father as the hunt for the Wicked Witch continues.

'Once Upon a Time' and 'Wonderland' Might Merge After Cancellation

If you're a fan of "Once Upon a Time In Wonderland," here's some good news and bad news for you. The bad news is that "Wonderland" is most definitely canceled. Eagle-eyed fans noticed that the next episode promo from last week's show billed the season finale as the series finale, a move that has been confirmed by the network. So that means that we'll have to say goodbye to Alice, the White Rabbit, Jafar and the rest of the "Wonderland" gang when the series ends on April 4.

'Once Upon a Time' Recap: Season 3, Episode 13: 'Witch Hunt'

Regina meets the Wicked Witch and finds out why she has taken over the castle; Emma struggles to break the curse, or at least figure out who cast it and brought everyone back to Storybrooke.

'Once Upon a Time' Recap: Season 3, Episode 12: 'New York City Serenade'

Hook continues to try to get through to Emma, who is happy in her new life and not open to hearing how her "family" is in danger.

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'Once Upon a Time' Recap: Season 3, Episode 11: 'Going Home'

In the winter finale, Storybrooke races to get Henry back into his body to defeat Pan; Gold and Regina can break the curse, but there is a serious price to pay for all involved.

'Once Upon a Time' Recap: Season 3, Episode 10: 'The New Neverland'

Despite the fact that "Pan" is captured, bad things are happening in Storybrooke, and Emma has her suspicions. Can the truth be sorted out?

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'Once Upon a Time' Recap: Season 3, Episode 9: 'Save Henry'

As Henry dies, his heart within Pan, we learn about Regina's adoption of baby Henry, and how she transformed from Evil Queen to Mother.

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'Once Upon a Time' Recap: Season 3, Episode 8: 'Think Lovely Thoughts'

We learn the truth about Peter Pan, but what will become of Henry?

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