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Once Upon a Time Show on ABC - Season 1

Updated on December 28, 2014

Discover ABC's Once Upon a Time Show

Enter a world where modern day and fairytales intertwine, this is the premise for ABC's Once Upon a Time created by storytellers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz the duo who brought us Lost.

The residents of the town of Storybrooke are actually the people of Fairytale land, who have been trapped by the Evil Queen's Dark Curse, a curse enacted against Snow White and Prince Charming.

The townsfolk are being held prisoners in this modern day town, unaware of their past lives as fairytale characters. Their only hope lies with Emma Stone, a grown adult who was a baby that escaped the curse. She is brought back to town by Henry, the son she gave up for adoption.

Featuring Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White, Josh Dallas as Prince Charming, Lana Parrilla as the Evil Queen, Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan, Jared S. Gilmore as Henry Mills Once Upon a Time puts a modern spin on the classic fairy tales.

We've been fans since the beginning of the show. It is a fun show for me to share with my daughters on Sunday night. We can now even download music from the show from iTunes. The musical soundtrack is now available on Amazon and the complete first season will be available by the end of August.

For those who can't wait for the show to resume in the fall you can take a peak at some of the trailers from the second season that hint at new characters joining the cast. There is even a possibility that the dead Sheriff, Jamie Dornan might be returning now that "There's magic in Storybrooke now."

Remember, "Everything you ever read about Fairytales is true. The residents of Storybrooke are living proof..."

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The Show Premise

The basic premise of the show is that the town of Storybrooke is an enchanted town, where the citizens of the town are actually fairytale characters who have been trapped in "someplace horrible" by the Evil Queen, who cursed all of the inhabitants of the Fairytale world. The characters have been stuck in limbo in this town filled with secrets for twenty-eight years.

The only hope for the town comes from outsider Emma Swan, a 28-year-old who was abandoned as a baby, who may be the only one able to break the Evil Queen's curse. Emma is the missing daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming. Emma is brought back to Storybrooke by 10-year-old Henry, the son she gave up for adoption. He believes that Emma can break the curse that has been on the town for twenty-eight years.

Most of the characters in Once Upon a Time play dual roles, one in the present day in Storybrooke and another in Fairytale land.

Read more about Once Upon a Time at their Facebook page

Once Upon a Time Wall Decal

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Available from Amazon

Once Upon a Time Decal

Once Upon A Time Vinyl Wall Decal
Once Upon A Time Vinyl Wall Decal

Add your own "Once Upon a Time" to your walls.

 

Once Upon a Time Trailer

Once Upon a Time Cast

Meet the Once Upon a Time Cast

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Once Upon a Time Cast

Once Upon a Time Cast from left to right in character pictured:

Jamie Dornan (Sheriff Graham), Lana Parrilla (The Evil Queen), Ginnifer Goodwin (Snow White), Josh Dallas (Prince Charming or James), Robert Carlyle (Rumpelstiltskin),

Jared S. Gilmore (Henry Mills) and Jennifer Morrison (Emma Swan)

Main Once Upon a Time Characters

Many of the characters in Once Upon a Time play dual roles, one in the present day in Storybrooke and another in Fairytale land. Two characters Henry (Jared S. Bilmore) and Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison) are the only characters that do not have a dual role.

The characters are listed in order of the Once Upon a Time cast image above by their present day role first and then their Fairytale role.

  • Jamie Dornan - Sheriff Graham and The Huntsman
  • Lana Parrilla - Regina Mills and The Evil Queen
  • Ginnifer Goodwin - Mary Margaret Blanchard and Snow White
  • Josh Dallas - David Nolan and Prince Charming or James
  • Robert Carlyle - Mr. Gold and Rumpelstiltskin
  • Jared S. Gilmore - Henry Mills
  • Jennifer Morrison - Emma Swan
  • Raphael Sbarge - Archibald "Archie" Hopper and Jiminy Cricket

    (Pictured in the image below)

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Once Upon a Time Cast

Image from Once Upon a Time on Facebook
Image from Once Upon a Time on Facebook

Once Upon a Time Cast in Storybrooke

Once Upon a Time Cast from left to right in Storybrooke character:

Raphael Sbarge (Archibald "Archie" Hopper), Lana Parrilla (Regina Mills),

Jared S. Gilmore (Henry Mills), Jennifer Morrison (Emma Swan),

Robert Carlyle (Mr. Gold), Jamie Dornan (Sheriff Graham),

Ginnifer Goodwin (Mary Margaret Blanchard) and Josh Dallas (David Nolan)

Four of the Fairytale characters, Prince Charming, The Evil Queen, Rumpelstiltskin

and Snow White can be seen in the pictures on the wall.

Image from Once Upon a Time on Facebook

Supporting Once Upon a Time Characters

These are some of the additional Once Upon a Time characters, focusing on those who have dual roles. The supporting characters are listed with their Storybrooke name first and their Fairytale role (when known) second.

  • Meghan Ory - Ruby and Red Riding Hood
  • Lee Arenberg - Leroy and Grumpy
  • Anastasia Griffith - Kathryn Nolan and Abigail
  • Giancarlo Esposito - Sydney Glass and Magic Mirror
  • Tony Amendola - Marco and Geppetto Marco
  • David Anders - Dr. Whale (Dr. Frankenstein)

One Upon a Time - Season One

Once Upon a Time: Season 1
Once Upon a Time: Season 1

The complete first season of Once Upon a Time will be available for viewing at home at the end of August 2012.

Not soon enough for fans missing watching their favorite show.

Includes "never-before-seen bonus features."

 

Interviews with the Once Upon a Time Cast - Videos

Lana Parrilla, Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Dallas and Raphael Sbarge share their thoughts on the characters they portray.

New Characters for Season 2

New fairy tale characters have been spotted roaming the streets of Storybrooke and walking in the Enchanted Forest...

Sneak peek of Season 2

Find out who is coming to Storybrooke in this sneak peek from ABCNetwork.

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More Season 2 Hints from Once Upon a Time

The opening sequences for Once Upon a Time tell a short tale in themselves. If you watch the opening sequence they contain a character or something else that is related to a character in that episode.

ABC has put together all of the opening sequences from the first season. Watching them you'll recognize highlights of different episodes.

This sequence also features three new characters. See if you can pick them out, before looking at the spoiler list.

Clips of Opening Sequences of Once Upon a Time

See all the opening sequences from Once Upon a Time, plus a few hints of what to come from ABCNetwork..

Hints on New Characters for Season 2

After watching the sneak peak and the composite of the opening title sequences there are several new characters entering Storybrooke and the Enchanted Forest.

  1. Captain Hook
  2. Mulan
  3. Auora
  4. Jack and the Beanstalk

Once Upon a Time - Season 2

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Once Upon a Time - Season One

Once Upon a Time: Season 1
Once Upon a Time: Season 1

The complete season one will be available in August, just in time for you to get caught up on all of the episodes.

 

Once Upon a Time...

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Once Upon a Time Episodes

First Season

Once Upon a Time Episode List

  1. The Pilot

    Emma's life turns upside down when she is visited by a strange guest.

  2. The Thing You Love Most

    Regina tries to push Emma out of Storybrooke and Henry's life.

  3. Snow Falls

    Emma talks Mary into reading to a coma patient in the hospital.

  4. The Price of Gold

    Emma tries to help a pregnant woman get away from Mr. Gold.

  5. That Still Small Voice

    Sheriff Graham makes Emma a deputy.

  6. The Shepard

    Sheriff Graham is caught in a lie; Prince Charming's destiny is altered.

  7. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

    One of Storybrooke's residents starts to remember fairytale life.

  8. Desperate Souls

    Emma runs for public office, leading Regina to indulge in dirty politics.

  9. True North

    The evil queen has Hansel and Gretel steal an artifact from a blind witch.

  10. 7:15 A.M.

    David and Mary Margaret continue to struggle with their feelings.

  11. Fruit of the Poisonous Tree

    David and Mary Margaret continue to meet secretly.

  12. Skin Deep

    Mr. Gold's house is robbed, Emma suspects he is planning to seek justice.

  13. What Happened to Frederick

    David decides to tell Kathryn about his relationship with Mary Margaret.

  14. Dreamy

    Mary Margaret and Leroy help nuns sell candles at the Miner's Day festival.

  15. Red-Handed

    Emma gives Ruby a job as her assistant.

  16. Heart of Darkness

    Emma arrests Mary Margaret, so Mary hires Mr. Gold as her attorney.

  17. Hat Trick

    Emma is kidnapped by a mad man with an affinity for hats.

  18. The Stable Boy

    Emma keeps searching for evidence to prove Mary Margaret's innocence.

  19. The Return

    Mr. Gold tries to expose August's true identity.

  20. The Stranger

    August takes Emma on a journey that will show her how to beat Regina.

  21. An Apple Red As Blood

    Regina works on a plot that could rid her of Emma permanently.

  22. A Land Without Magic

    Emma and Regina work together to save Henry's life.

Watch Once Upon a Time on Amazon

With Amazon's Instant Access you can watch episodes of Once Upon a Time when you want to watch them. Just to get you started here are links to the first and the last episodes.

Watch Once Upon a Time Online

Catch up on Once Upon a Time Episodes by watching them on ABC or Hulu.

Debate on Your Favorite Fairy Tale Show

Two shows based on fairytales were released during the 2001-2012 season, Once Upon a Time on ABC and Grimm on NBC.

Both shows put their own twists on the classic fairytales.


Which show do you like better?

Once Upon a Time Music

Original Score EP

Once Upon A Time Original Television Soundtrack

Once Upon A Time: Original Television Soundtrack
Once Upon A Time: Original Television Soundtrack

The track listings for the Once Upon a Time Original Soundtrack from Mark Isham include:

1. Once Upon A Time Orchestral Suite

2. Henry s Proposal

3. The Queen s Curse

4. Jiminy Cricket

5. Dealing With Rumplestiltskin

6. Belle s Story

7. Dwarves

8. The Huntsman

9. Things Are Changing In Storybrooke

10. Cinderella

11. Wedding Dance

12. Advising Ashley

13. If The Shoe Fits

14. Unhappy Endings

15. Emma And Henry

16. The Siren

17. The Man With The Wooden Box

18. Hope Will Return

19. Rumplestiltskin In Love

20. The Genie s Wishes

21. The Road To True Love

22. The Family Compass

23. Burn The Witch

24. What The Queen Loves Most

25. The Clock Moves

 

Once Upon a Time

From the Creators of Lost

From the Creators of Lost Comes- Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time was created by the same duo who brought us the series Lost, Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis. They have created a show in which the modern day world and classic fairytales intertwine in a town called Storybrooke.

The writers have gotten permission from Disney to use their version fairytale characters along with the classic fairytale stories, so some of the unnamed characters from the classic tales are being given the Disney names.

According to an article by Morgan Jeffery for Digital Spy the focus on the show is on the characters. Horowitz and Kitsis are looking to explore the unresolved mysteries of famous fairy tales in Once Upon a Time.

The Complete First Season

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Once Upon a Time - Video Clips

Video clips of Once Upon a Time from ABC's YouTube Channel.

Once Upon a Time Sticker

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Once Upon a Time - Gift Ideas for Fans

Gifts for Once Upon a Time Fans

We started watching Once Upon a Time from the very beginning and wouldn't miss an episode now. With two other Once Upon a Time fans in the house, I went in search of Once Upon a Time gift ideas.

What I could find was posters on Amazon; t-shirts, buttons, magnets, mugs and more on Cafepress; posters and photographs on eBay. I also found a few additional ideas with other Once Upon a Time products that fans might enjoy.

With luck, we may be seeing Once Upon a Time costumes for Halloween.

More Once Upon a Time Gift Ideas

More Ideas for Once Upon a Time Fans

Since the show is in it's first season, there is not a lot of merchandise and products available for Once Upon a Time Fans.

Fans of the show may want to make their own Fairytale book like the one that Henry carries around, which can be done using the Once Upon a Time Album and Scrapbook supplies.

While not from the show, MyGift features Once Upon a Time Skins that can be used to decorate cell phones, eReaders and laptops.

Once Upon a Time Items on Ebay

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 4 years ago from Northern California

      @notsuperstitious1: Me too.

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      Edith Rose 4 years ago from Canada

      Love this show.

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 5 years ago from Northern California

      @Carashops: It's one that we definitely make time to watch. Can't wait until the new seasons starts again in the Fall.

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      Cara 5 years ago

      I love this show. I even record it to watch it a second time mid-week.

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      happynutritionist 5 years ago

      Love this show....it's the only one I can't miss each week. Hated to see the season come to an end. Excellent thorough page on the series:-)

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      JoyfulReviewer 5 years ago

      This is one of just a few shows that I make the time to watch. The storyline is spell-binding [no pun intended] and the characters are masterfully played. Another terrific lens you've produced!

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      Mishael A Witty 5 years ago

      My husband and I are practically addicted to this show now. We can't usually watch it on TV because our television is permanently tuned to either Sprout or PBS. But we never miss an episode on Hulu! :-)

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      Scraps2treasures 5 years ago

      What a great lens! This is my favorite show currently on tv. Our whole family looks forward to watching it on Sunday nights. Can't wait to see what new characters they will introduce as the season comes to a close.

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      I saw several promos for this over the holidays. I usually like shows where characters play dual roles, so it's worth checking out.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This is one of my favorite shows on ABC. Great lens! Very informational!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      we've got a bunch of these episodes recorded but haven't started to watch them yet but will soon!

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      Carolan Ross 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Unfortunately I haven't watched any of these shows, but do have interest in the theme of 'once upon a time' and different version of fairy tales, yes. You've done an excellent job on this lens, very through and entertaining.

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      boutiqueshops 5 years ago

      I love this show! You did a wonderful job on this page! Yay! Blessed!

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      Karnel 5 years ago from Lower Mainland of BC

      I love this show it is my all time favorite

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      Dianne Loomos 5 years ago

      I really like Once Upon a Time and I'm enjoying the story. My only complaint is that I don't think Emma was well casted. She has a hard look to her. Just my .02!

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      Sandra Wilson 5 years ago from Wilson Education Resource Centre

      It is a fun show and a great detailed lens - thanks for sharing!

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      Paul Turner 5 years ago from Birmingham, Al.

      Wow! This is extensive! Great job!