Once Upon A Time is a fairytale drama like no other. The characters are based on Disney movies and fairy tales. They all live in the fictional town of Storybrooke, Maine. There are crossovers throughout the seasons where characters go from this world to the fairy tale world all in search of happy endings.
I watched the first couple of seasons and it's okay. I just don't care for the two leads, Emma and Mary Margaret. Jennifer Morrison, who plays Emma, was pretty good in House, at least in the beginning. Her character in House took an turn which really made her unlikeable and now she plays an almost identical unlikable character in Once Upon A time. I really enjoy the supporting cast, particularly Robert Carlyle as Mr. Gold/Rumplestiltskin, and Lana Parrilla as Regina Mills. The seven dwarves are also pretty cool.
My kids and I watched all of OUAT. They loved it, although it was a bit scary for them (they are 5 and 7) and one or two episodes are a bit inappropriate for that age (too violent or a bit suggestive). But generally it was great and made them go back and read all the old fairy tales, some of which they hadn't read yet. I would definitely not recommend it for kids who don't like scary movies - it is scary, that is part of the fun. I wouldn't recommend it for kids to watch by themselves, my kids needed some opportunity to talk it through and I kept checking with them if it was too scary. And personally I wouldn't really recommend it for unaccompanied adults - too cheesy! So get some kids and enjoy!
My hubby & I both used to enjoy watching it. I thought it was really clever how they intertwined fairy tales with the storyline. However, Channel 7 started mucking around with the scheduling. They stopped & started the show, then changed nights & times & I thought it wasn't returning to our screens. Then I saw it was on channel 72 instead of 7. By that stage, we had missed so many episodes, it was difficult to,catch up so we didn't bother. Good one Channel 7!!! This is sometimes why viewers lose interest in a programme.
For me this is one show that has been ruined by poor scheduling. I got into it as I thought the cast were really good, but then one week it was on, the next week it was on a break and it just went all over the place. I've now lost interest.