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Once Upon A Time

The Complete First Season

(DVD - 2012)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Once Upon A Time
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On her 28th birthday, Emma Swan meets Henry, the son she gave up for adoption 10 years ago. Henry believes Emma is the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming, prophesied to break a powerful curse. Unconvinced, Emma returns Henry to Storybrooke, where she encounters the enigmatic Mr. Gold and clashes with mayor Regina Mills, the boy's adoptive mother, who Henry insists is none other than the Evil Queen!
Publisher: [United States] : ABC Studios, [2012]
Branch Call Number: 7.9145 On
Characteristics: 5 videodiscs (946 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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Nov 03, 2014
  • duane767 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I heard about this show awhile ago from some friends and decided to take it in. I've fallen in love with it and the characters! I think the acting is great - the lady who plays Regina definitely earns her paycheque - and who would have thought that Ginnifer Goodwin would play both a funny and sincere rendition of the iconic Snow White? Filled with twists on familiar stories, most of which work, I'm looking forward to how far this series will go and where they'll take it.

Sep 26, 2014
  • Saint_Mirin rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Not sure how this is getting such high reviews. Glad to see viewer ratings are dropping a few million each season. This show gave me a migraine. Too much flashback, too many characters, bad CGI, and lover's turmoil. The whole "I love you but we can't be together" is the crux of the entire show and unless you're into Harlequin romance novels, it gets old really fast. Speaking of annoyances, Rumpelstiltskin is a very obnoxious character in a majority of scenes at the heart of nearly every evil deed. Overall, too soap opera-ish for me. I will check into the next season in hopes the show finds better footing but I'm doubtful.

Sep 14, 2014
  • forever_ice17 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I love this show. It is fun, full of adventure and heart. There is also a pinch of romance which never hurts. The females are badass and are waiting for oppurtuniy not princes which is just how it should be. Everything is well written and full of imagination. I can't wait for Season 4.

Aug 25, 2014
  • Ashan22 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Good news, fairytale/Disney fans! Once Upon a Time is the best original show rather than a complete remake of all the fairytales with a Disney twist. Once Upon a Time is a smartly-crafted reward for fans of light fantasy, with the right mix of cleverness, action and romance. Storybrooke, Maine seems like a combination of all the medieval buildings and turned into one suburban town. To be honest, it’s very cleaver! Like the details, like the storyline, actors, charactors, etc. what a fun show. I have told several people about it and they are watching now. I Cant wait to see more later in the future, mostly for the next season. By the way, fans of the fantastical can do far worse than Once Upon A Time, which manages to both stir the pulse and please the senses with its beautifully imagined medieval times. As season one gets more surprising after each episode, it makes me think “what’s next”, mostly if it involves Rumplestilskin’s magic and his antics that is. But, like other ABC series, Once Upon a Time is not meant for younger kids, as there’s mature content and adult language, since the show was inspired by fairy tales, not remakes of them. This well crafted tale has multi-generational appeal, but its adult themes are best reserved for teens, since they could get used to the violence, the action, and mostly, the romance. Therefore, this is why I like Once Upon a Time, as I’m 14, I watch this show.

Aug 06, 2014
  • BlackCat_13 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Such an amazing series--fairy tales being re-told. It's organized so well that everything fits and makes sense. Really interesting

Jun 25, 2014
  • gage2010 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I love these retellings especially if you think you know everything about fairy tales. You'll fall in love with all of the characters (especially Rumplestiltskin, Regina, Ruby and Jefferson) and won't be able to wait for the next episode (or season.)
Beware: This season is better than the second because there are more backstories, but don't skip out on it, Captain Hook (who's gorgeous and hilarious) will be on the way and then he takes the group to Neverland in season three.

Didn't think I would like this, the begining was a bit.. eh..for me but eventually things got interesting and I was hook. Going to order the second season. Wouldn't say it's 'AMAZING' like some people here are but it's good and worth seeing how the story progresses in season 2.

I am surprised about high rating. I found it really boring. I couldn't finish the first season.

Apr 12, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

It was O.K for a home TV movie. I was entertained and interesting.

Apr 09, 2014
  • tannxo rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Hooked! (no pun intended lol) love this show, need season 3!

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Sep 05, 2013
  • Ranie_Elias rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Dec 01, 2012
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Apr 12, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” -Winston Churchill

no matter how powerful all cruises can be broken

all magic comes with a price

Sep 05, 2013
  • Ranie_Elias rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"The Most powerful magic of all...is True Love...."

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Aug 29, 2014
  • burgundy_llama_12 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

On her birthday, Emma Swan makes a wish ... and a boy shows up at her door. Henry claims he is Emma's son, given up for adoption 10 years ago. He takes her to Storybrooke, the town in Maine where Henry lives with his adoptive mother, Regina Mills, Storybrooke's mayor. Henry believes that all the residents of Storybrooke are the fairytale characters in his book, trapped there by Regina, the Evil Queen, and that Emma is the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming, and the only one who can break the curse.

May 27, 2013
  • Ranie_Elias rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A young boy believes that everyone is Storybrook once lived a long time ago and is part of a different fairy tales...that is coming true...

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Violence: Lots of fantasy violence.

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