Once Upon A Time

Once Upon A Time

The Complete First Season

DVD - 2012
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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]
Edition: Widescreen.
Branch Call Number: DVD-AD TV ONCE
Characteristics: 5 videodiscs (ca. 946 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 03, 2017

After seeing it on Netflix, I thought I'd watch the TV series "Once Upon a Time". While being cheesy with the magic, it was an interesting (and complex) series that combined an old-time fairytale world with a modern world in this constantly suspenseful and very action-packed fantasy/adventure series that I very much enjoyed and still continue to watch. The plot thickens with every fairytale world flashback, and each character has a backstory, which made this show even better. I find it a great alternative to other fantasy shows that battle several threats; this whole show is one giant tapestry unfolding and getting more twisted as the season progresses. I personally love the characters Belle, Mr. Gold, Regina and Graham. While the magic may be cheesy, it is much less than most shows and i recommend for all teens craving keep-you-on-the-edge-of-your-seat entertainment. 4/5 stars @theapprenticebookworm of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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Peabo1
Feb 07, 2017

I didn't think I'd like this series, but thought I'd give it a shot. I'm really glad I did. It's captivating and surprising at times. It's quite an interesting idea with twist of fairy tales, into present day and back again. It's intriguing. I'm sitting on the edge of my seat waiting to see what to happen next. Can't wait to see season 2. I just hope it doesn't get dropped like do many good TV series do.

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green_horse_2312
Jan 04, 2015

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.

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duane767
Nov 03, 2014

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.

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Saint_Mirin
Sep 26, 2014

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.

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forever_ice17
Sep 14, 2014

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.

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gage2010
Jun 25, 2014

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.

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BlackCat_13
Jun 19, 2014

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

Spazz 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.

skbox01 May 30, 2014

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

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aaa5756 Apr 12, 2014

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

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ilouats123456
Dec 02, 2013

no matter how powerful all cruises can be broken

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ilouats123456
Dec 02, 2013

all magic comes with a price

Ranie_Elias May 27, 2013

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

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Ranie_Elias May 27, 2013

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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