Once Upon A Time

The Complete First Season

DVD - 2012
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Once Upon A Time
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.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Feb 21, 2015
  • sheena_d rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

ALL I GOT TO SAY IS WATCH IT AND YOU WILL GET HOOKED (Not joking, but only if you like fairy tales)!!! :D one of my favorite television show <3 my favorite character REGINA. i mean sure she is evil, but I know she still has some good in her <3 :D WATCH IT! (a friend introduced me to it...just saying.)

Jan 04, 2015
  • green_horse_2312 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is my favorite show. At first I thought it was going to be bad, to much messing with my favorite fairy tales. Now I know though, this show is very good. I've gotten multiple friends hooked on this show because it is amazing. The twists it puts on the fairy tales are so good that the show keeps you waiting and hooked until the next episode. Lana Parilla(Regina) and Jennifer Morrison(Emma swan) are very great actresses and are my favorite characters. If you haven't seen this show, you are truly missing out.

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 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.

Jun 16, 2014

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.

May 30, 2014

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.

View All Comments


Add a Quote

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

Dec 02, 2013

no matter how powerful all cruises can be broken

Dec 02, 2013

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...."


Add Age Suitability

Dec 07, 2013

ilouats3 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and under

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

Ranie_Elias thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 18 and 18

Dec 01, 2012
  • kaj616 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

kaj616 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over


Add a Summary

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...


Add a Notice

There are no notices for this title yet.

Find it at CRRL


Explore Further

Browse the Shelf

Subject Headings

LibraryThing Series Information