Name: Once Upon A Time | Type: Adventure | Run Time: 2011 Network: IMDB rating: 8.3 Seasons: 2 Full Episodes: 28 Streamed:
Full Show Summary: Nothing is what it seems in the town of Storybrooke, Maine. Skip tracer Emma Swan makes her way to the sleepy town where time does not seem to pass normally after she is tracked down by a boy named Henry who claims to be her biological son. She further discovers that he has been adopted by the town’s mayor, a single-minded and driven woman with her own agenda who soon sets herself up as an adversary to Emma. To further complicate matters, Emma’s son claims that everyone residing in Storybrooke are actually fairy tale characters that have transported there as the result of a curse. While Emma isn’t sure if that is true, she decides that there are enough questionable goings-on in Storybrooke for her to remain in town. Storybrooke’s greatest secret is, of course, that Henry is correct. A parallel plotline, told in flashbacks interspersed with the present-day “real world” narrative, reveals the story of what happened in the Fairy Tale realm leading up to the curse taking hold, inserting characters such as Snow White, Jiminy Cricket, Rumpelstiltskin and Little Red Riding Hood into our own world with no memory of their previous lives. They have all built new lives in the real world, and the show depicts both in sharp contrast. “Once Upon a Time” is filled with plot twists and turns and puzzles that keep you guessing as to who people in Storybrooke really are, and how they came to be the characters we know. Each character’s story proves to a piece of the larger puzzle. Emma Swan proves to be the one person who may be able to lift the curse and restore the lost memories of Storybrooke’s residents. However, characters such as the Mayor and local businessman Mr. Gold each have agendas of their own.