Once Upon a Time

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  • TV-PG
  • 2011
  • 7 Seasons
  • 7.7  (235,446)

Once Upon a Time is a fantasy drama television series that premiered on ABC in 2011 and ran for seven seasons until its conclusion in 2018. The show boasts an impressive ensemble cast of talented actors, including Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla, Josh Dallas, Jared S. Gilmore, Robert Carlyle, Raphael Sbarge, Jamie Dornan, Eion Bailey, Meghan Ory, Emilie de Ravin, Colin O'Donoghue, Michael Raymond-James, Michael Socha, Rebecca Mader, Sean Maguire, Barbara Hershey, Mekia Cox, Dania Ramirez, Gabrielle Anwar, Giancarlo Esposito, Anastasia Griffith, Alan Dale, Sarah Bolger, Jamie Chung, Tony Amendola, David Anders, Keegan Connor Tracy, Emma Caulfield, Elizabeth Mitchell, Warren Christie, Sebastian Stan, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Jessy Schram, Rose McGowan, John DeSantis, Bailee Madison, Jorge Garcia, Jesse Hutch, Chad Michael Collins, Amy Acker, Gregory Itzin, Lesley Nicol, Karley Scott Collins, Noah Bean, Robbie Kay, Rose McIver, Nicholas Lea, Marilyn Manson, Annabeth Gish, Shannon Lucio, Tom Ellis, Christopher Gorham, Tim Phillipps, Georgina Haig, and JoAnna Garcia.

The series revolves around Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison), a tough-as-nails bail bonds collector who learns that she is actually the daughter of Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin) and Prince Charming (Josh Dallas). She is whisked away to a small town in Maine called Storybrooke, where fairy tale characters are trapped in a modern world by an evil curse cast by the Evil Queen Regina (Lana Parrilla). Emma becomes the town's sheriff and sets out to break the curse and free the enchanted inhabitants.

Once Upon a Time cleverly weaves together the storylines of classic fairy tales such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Beauty and the Beast, and even lesser-known tales like the Pied Piper and Rumpelstiltskin. The show also introduces new characters and expands upon existing fairy tale characters, adding depth and complexity to their stories.

The show delves into themes of love, family, redemption, and the consequences of one's actions. Each episode intertwines the characters' pasts with their present lives in Storybrooke, allowing viewers to see how their actions in the past affect their present selves.

The costumes, sets, and special effects are all top-notch, making the fantasy world feel fully realized and immersive. The show also uses a nonlinear timeline, jumping back and forth between the characters' pasts and present day, which keeps viewers engaged and eager to see how all of the puzzle pieces fit together.

Overall, Once Upon a Time is a compelling, magical, and emotional journey that explores the power of storytelling and the resilience of the human spirit. Its talented cast and intricate plotlines are sure to captivate viewers and keep them coming back for more.

In short, Once Upon a Time is a must-see for anyone who loves fairy tales, fantasy, and compelling storytelling.

Once Upon a Time is a series that is currently running and has 7 seasons (162 episodes). The series first aired on October 23, 2011.

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Leaving Storybrooke
22. Leaving Storybrooke
May 18, 2018
Wish Rumple's evil plan is revealed and Regina realizes the only hope to stop him is by turning Wish Henry from his path for vengeance. Meanwhile, Tilly and Margot try to get help in Storybrooke. With his hope of ever being reunited with Belle fading, Weaver struggles to find a way to defeat his evil alter ego; and when Rogers' life is threatened, he is faced with the ultimate sacrifice.
21. Homecoming
May 11, 2018
As the residents of Hyperion Heights celebrate the breaking of the curse, Henry is visited by Wish Rumple, who's hatched an evil plan to use Ella and Lucy to keep Weaver from destroying the Dark One powers. In order to stop him, Henry, Roni, Weaver and Rogers must travel to the Wish Realm, home to versions of some of our most beloved and fearsome characters. In a flashback, a discouraged Young Henry is visited by Wish Rumple and offered a deal that could have tragic consequences.
Is This Henry Mills?
20. Is This Henry Mills?
May 4, 2018
Roni enlists Lucy's help to wake Henry, but things don't go as planned. Meanwhile, Rogers and Weaver go to Margot in hopes of getting through to Tilly. In a flashback, Young Henry struggles to decide what path to follow until a mysterious phone call helps put him on track.
Flower Child
19. Flower Child
April 27, 2018
Tilly and Rogers find themselves in danger after an encounter with Eloise, forcing Tilly to make a life-altering decision when Rogers' life is threatened. Meanwhile, Henry and Jacinda's relationship takes a step forward, but despite Lucy's efforts, their union doesn't provide the answers she's seeking. In a flashback, young Gothel seeks revenge after her home is destroyed.
The Guardian
18. The Guardian
April 20, 2018
Weaver discovers the Dark One Dagger has been taken and sets out to get it back, even if it means betraying Roni's trust. Meanwhile, Margot takes Tilly on a date, but their time together takes an unexpected twist. In a flashback, Rumple, desperate to be reunited with Belle, pays Alice a visit.
17. Chosen
April 13, 2018
Kelly comes face-to-face with The Candy Killer after someone she loves is taken hostage. Meanwhile, Samdi uses Drew to execute a deadly plan. In a flashback, Zelena learns a harsh lesson after an encounter with Hansel and Gretel goes awry.
16. Breadcrumbs
April 6, 2018
Henry grapples with an important decision when a job prospect in New York threatens to take him away from Jacinda and Lucy, but a revelation in the case of The Candy Killer could make it even harder to leave Hyperion Heights. Meanwhile, Margot confides in Tilly, and in a flashback, Hook helps Henry find a way to prove himself to Ella.
15. Sisterhood
March 30, 2018
When the Candy Killer attacks, Ivy has to risk what remains of her family.
The Girl in the Tower
14. The Girl in the Tower
March 23, 2018
Rogers works to prove Tilly's innocence in the case of the Blind Baker's death, while Ivy attempts to make amends with Anastasia, and Samdi makes a revealing confession to Roni. Meanwhile, in a faraway realm, Alice forms an unbreakable bond.
13. Knightfall
March 16, 2018
Rogers strikes a deal with Eloise despite Tilly's fair warning, while Ivy struggles to find herself after Victoria's death. Meanwhile, in a faraway realm, Hook confronts Captain Ahab over a legendary magical talisman which can free Alice, only to learn that his quest may have unintended consequences.
A Taste of the Heights
12. A Taste of the Heights
March 9, 2018
On the day of Tiana's coronation, a confrontation with Dr. Facilier compels her to take a trip through the Bayou, where a surprising encounter changes her life and the hunt for an alligator takes a dark turn. In Hyperion Heights, Sabine reconnects with an old friend whose plans could jeopardize her culinary dreams. Meanwhile, Rogers and Weaver investigate a Blind Witch, leading them to a shocking discovery about The Coven.
Secret Garden
11. Secret Garden
March 2, 2018
Eager to harness her burgeoning magical skills, Robin engages in a risky relationship with Mother Gothel. Meanwhile in Hyperion Heights, Roni and Kelly strike a deal with Eloise, desperate to save Lucy from her mysterious illness. But nothing comes without a price. As things finally come to a head between Victoria and Ivy, someone may have to pay with their life
The Eighth Witch
10. The Eighth Witch
December 15, 2017
When Drizella threatens the realm with a dark curse, Henry and Ella take extreme actions to protect Lucy and the others; and Regina is forced into making an unimaginable choice. In Hyperion Heights, Roni recruits Henry to travel to San Francisco to search for her sister, but when he learns Lucy has fallen unconscious, Henry rushes to be by her side. Meanwhile, Gothel earns the trust of Anastasia and the consequences of their budding relationship could prove to be fatal.
One Little Tear
9. One Little Tear
December 8, 2017
Victoria strikes a deal with Weaver in an attempt to free herself from jail and wake Anastasia, but the cost of saving one life could mean the loss of another. In a flashback, we learn Lady Tremaine's surprising connection to another classic fairytale when Mother Gothel offers to help her family. Meanwhile, Jacinda and Nick share an exchange that could alter her future with Henry.
Pretty in Blue
8. Pretty in Blue
November 17, 2017
In an attempt to prevent a distressed Alice from running away, Henry and Ella follow her into Wonderland. Once there, Henry realizes that Ella has a surprising connection to this strange world. In Hyperion Heights, Jacinda reconnects with an old friend in a last ditch effort to regain custody of Lucy, but her decision to enlist outside help could put a strain on her burgeoning relationship with Henry.
Eloise Gardener
7. Eloise Gardener
November 17, 2017
In pursuit of revenge, Hook seeks a dark and powerful magic, but an encounter with Rapunzel could alter his fate forever. Meanwhile, in Hyperion Heights, Ivy's plot to take down Victoria intensifies and has unexpected consequences for Jacinda and Lucy. Rogers enlists Henry and Tilly's help in his ongoing quest to find the missing Eloise Gardner, but what he discovers isn't what meets the eye.
Wake Up Call
6. Wake Up Call
November 10, 2017
Feeling like a third wheel as Henry and Cinderella's relationship strengthens, Regina is surprised to find herself needed by Drizella, who is searching for magic. But when a brutal truth is revealed, it could lead Drizella down a dangerous path. In Hyperion Heights, Roni seeks Weaver's help in finding answers, and Tilly offers Rogers some intriguing advice concerning Eloise Gardener.
5. Greenbacks
November 3, 2017
Tiana seeks help from a traveling soothsayer, the iconic Dr. Facilier, in an attempt to save her kingdom. But when it's revealed that he has an ulterior motive she's forced to take matters into her own hands. In Hyperion Heights, Sabine and Jacinda take on a risky business venture, but the strength of their friendship is tested when Victoria interferes with their plans. Meanwhile, Ivy recruits Henry to investigate Victoria, and Roni makes a discovery that could change her relationship with Henry forever. Rogers uncovers a crucial clue in his search for Eloise Gardene
4. Beauty
October 27, 2017
Victoria forces Ivy to take Lucy trick-or-treating for Halloween. Meanwhile, Tilly tries to wake from the curse and wants Weaver to know the truth; and in a flashback, Rumple and Belle seek the answer to a prophecy that affects their happy ending.
The Garden of Forking Paths
3. The Garden of Forking Paths
October 20, 2017
Victoria plans to destroy the community garden, and makes Jacinda an offer that she can't refuse. In the past, the reason for Tremaine's hatred of Cinderella is revealed... as well as what she plans for the future.
A Pirate's Life
2. A Pirate's Life
October 13, 2017
When Henry finds himself in trouble, he calls upon his Storybrooke family for help, and together they set off on a mission to find Cinderella. Along the way, Hook is confronted by an unexpected foe who threatens the group's success. In Hyperion Heights, Jacinda searches for a way to see Lucy with some unwelcome assistance from Henry, while Victoria Belfrey enlists the help of Gold and Weaver to push Henry out of the neighborhood.
Hyperion Heights
1. Hyperion Heights
October 6, 2017
Henry leaves Storybrooke in search of his own story. Years later in another realm, he encounters a troubled Cinderella, changing the trajectory of his quest forever. When Cinderella's evil step-mother, Lady Tremaine, poses a threat, Henry discovers that following his heart will require him to make more difficult choices than he ever could have imagined. Years later, a young Lucy finds a disillusioned Henry at his home in Seattle, determined to make him remember his true self in order to defeat the curse afflicting the fairytale characters of "Hyperion Heights.".
Where to Watch Once Upon a Time
Once Upon a Time is available for streaming on the ABC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Once Upon a Time on demand at Disney+, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    October 23, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    7.7  (235,446)