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Once Upon a Time 

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A young woman with a troubled past is drawn to a small town in Maine where fairy tales are to be believed.
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For Emma Swan, life has been anything but a happy ending. But when she's reunited with Henry - the son she gave up for adoption ten years ago - on the night of her 28th birthday, everything changes. The now 10-year-old Henry is in desperate need of Emma's help because he believes from reading a book of fairytales that she's the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming - who sent her away from the Enchanted Forest to be protected from a curse that was enacted by the Evil Queen. Emma initially refuses to believe a word of Henry's story but soon finds that his hometown of Storybrooke, Maine is more than it seems. Because it's in Storybrooke that all of the classic characters we know are frozen in time with no memories of their former selves - except for the Evil Queen, who is Storybrooke's mayor and Henry's adoptive mother Regina Mills. Now, as the epic "Final Battle" for the future of both worlds approaches, Emma will have to accept her destiny and uncover the mystery behind a place ...

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Julian Morris and Jamie Chung appeared in Sorority Row (2009). See more »

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Several times during the series, Mr. Gold is seen wearing a wedding ring. This is because Robert Carlyle has forgotten to remove his own ring; he has even tweeted about it. See more »

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Prince Charming: I will find you. I will always find you.
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Referenced in Once Upon a Time in Wonderland: Bad Blood (2013) See more »

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Convoluted writing just like LOST
15 April 2017 | by See all my reviews

I watched the first three seasons and was borderline on the story. It was different and there was suspense. The characters were interesting. However I found that by the end of the 3rd season I had enough. The show was becoming a mishmash of cockamamie, convoluted crossover fest. It was boring to watch how traditional stories were being manipulated over and over again, just to fit some crazy script. I imagined that the writers would lock their selves in a room and smoking their cancer sticks and drinking coffee, they would try random wild combinations with the characters. There was no limit, there was no rules, no respect for any story or character. There were better shows and better ways to spend my free time, so I quit watching.

I am waiting this show from the other room. My wife watches it.

There is no purpose for evil and good. Evil doesn't have a motivation because the story is like taking all the near empty bottles of alcohol you have in the cabinet and then pouring all them in to one punch bowl, along with all your cough syrup and other pills from the cabinet. What you create is a terrible tasting, toxic mess.

The good in the show is lacking in direction. There is no purpose for them to exist either. You have evil which seems to want to torment all the good people and occasionally kill them or so it seems until the next episode where they are alive again. Good seems to want to destroy the evil but they always seem to "oh dear, I loved him, I can't kill him" or "I love him so much that I'll sacrifice myself and keep the evil in me!"

I literally want to vomit on the writers.

This recent episode now has Roman and Greek characters mixed in to it. Oy vey!


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