Once Upon a Time Reviews & Ratings

Fridays, 8:00 PM ET on ABC

60 minutes

From the inventive minds of Lost executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis comes a bold new imagining of the world, where fairy tales and the modern-day collide.
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Nov 14, 2014 3:18PM EST
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perfect twist to the classic fairy tales :D

perfect twist to the classic fairy tales :D

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by flafi
Sep 3, 2014 8:23PM EDT
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I loooove this show! It really takes you to a fairytale world, and it's just magical! I can't help but get excited when I figure out some details from a fairytale that aren't mentioned directly... So fun and smart!

I loooove this show! It really takes you to a fairytale world, and it's just magical! I can't help but get excited when I figure out some details from a fairytale that aren't mentioned directly... So fun and smart!

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Oct 24, 2017 2:36PM EDT
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** The first part of the review and the star rating is about the first six seasons of the show which have a different cast and somewhat different stories**
Being a die-hard lover of fairy-tales and all that is magical, it was obviously natural that I was going to fall in love with this show. However, this is not your regular bedtime story... the 'twist' is what makes the show and it will keep you guessing and wondering at every turn - it never gets boring! I was hooked from day 1. It has quite a complex plot and time-line but all is explained in due time and all fits nicely together. I especially love the producers' attention to detail in view of the characters from the stories as well as the costumes.

**Next part is about season 7 and may contain mild spoilers**

In my opinion they should have ended the series at season 6 - they even wrote a fitting ending for it! Not only does season 7 (and possibly the rest) have an almost completely different cast, the story line feels stretched and somewhat hard to believe... even for a fantasy show like this one! I'm also having a hard time accepting the new actors ... and I must say, after getting used to 6 seasons of pure talent, I'm finding the new ones very amateurish. In particular, "Cinderella" whose acting seems forced and is really putting me off from watching the show. It is very sad to watch a show which used to be one of my all-time favourites getting reduced to such a pitiful level. Unless they improve their game, I'd advice new watchers to stop at season 6 and enjoy the magic while it lasts!

** The first part of the review and the star rating is about the first six seasons of the show which have a different cast and somewhat different stories**
Being a die-hard lover of fairy-tales and all that is magical, it was obviously natural that I was going to fall in love with this show. However, this is not your regular bedtime story... the 'twist' is what makes the show and it will keep you guessing and wondering at every turn - it never gets boring! I was hooked from day 1. It has quite a complex plot and time-line but all is explained in due time and all fits nicely together. I especially love the producers' attention to detail in view of the characters from the stories as well as the costumes.

**Next part is about season 7 and may contain mild spoilers**

In my opinion they should have ended the series at season 6 - they even wrote a fitting ending for it! Not only does season 7 (and possibly the rest) have an almost completely different cast, the story line feels stretched and somewhat hard to believe... even for a fantasy show like this one! I'm also having a hard time accepting the new actors ... and I must say, after getting used to 6 seasons of pure talent, I'm finding the new ones very amateurish. In particular, "Cinderella" whose acting seems forced and is really putting me off from watching the show. It is very sad to watch a show which used to be one of my all-time favourites getting reduced to such a pitiful level. Unless they improve their game, I'd advice new watchers to stop at season 6 and enjoy the magic while it lasts!

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by videojunkie
Dec 19, 2016 9:25PM EST
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It's always interesting to see how they put a new twist on an old fairytale character. I go away for a while to pursue other shows and begin to think that i'm so over it and then I start binging on it again.
Addendum: They're running this into the ground cuz their getting so thin on new characters that I'm expecting Sponge Bob to be featured soon. I'm out!

It's always interesting to see how they put a new twist on an old fairytale character. I go away for a while to pursue other shows and begin to think that i'm so over it and then I start binging on it again.
Addendum: They're running this into the ground cuz their getting so thin on new characters that I'm expecting Sponge Bob to be featured soon. I'm out!

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Oct 28, 2016 1:11AM EDT
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Very enjoyable show, interesting how they twine the different stories together.
However, now that we're on the 6th season it's starting to feel less and less fresh and more of the same old same old.

Very enjoyable show, interesting how they twine the different stories together.
However, now that we're on the 6th season it's starting to feel less and less fresh and more of the same old same old.

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by Moniie
Jan 7, 2016 5:26PM EST
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While i havent seen everything yet.. this is my review so far ^^
I like how fairytales get mixed up and twisted in this show ^^ I like the backstories of the characters and i love the costumes! :) there is magic, drama, romance and some action in this show . I also really like how they show the fairy tale parts and the real world parts. Really adds something to the characters too :)
Who doesnt love fairytales/disney :D?

While i havent seen everything yet.. this is my review so far ^^
I like how fairytales get mixed up and twisted in this show ^^ I like the backstories of the characters and i love the costumes! :) there is magic, drama, romance and some action in this show . I also really like how they show the fairy tale parts and the real world parts. Really adds something to the characters too :)
Who doesnt love fairytales/disney :D?

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Sep 12, 2015 3:21AM EDT
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Once upon a time is a show that comes from the creators of Lost, so that should be good right? correct it quite is. i love the fairy tale characters that are caught in our world and they have to adapt to it. so it is beautiful to see the costumes, the music, the savior, and also how everything is connected. this show does have its dull moments, where regina for example i just want her to be happy and she is working hard for it. Still tho, Swan has gone all dark so i am looking forward to see what is coming when the new season comes.
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Once upon a time is a show that comes from the creators of Lost, so that should be good right? correct it quite is. i love the fairy tale characters that are caught in our world and they have to adapt to it. so it is beautiful to see the costumes, the music, the savior, and also how everything is connected. this show does have its dull moments, where regina for example i just want her to be happy and she is working hard for it. Still tho, Swan has gone all dark so i am looking forward to see what is coming when the new season comes.
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by tvtrine
Jun 11, 2015 3:24PM EDT
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I really like this series because there are caracthers that I recognice and there is some who is new :)

I really like this series because there are caracthers that I recognice and there is some who is new :)

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Feb 23, 2015 2:58PM EST
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The concept is amazing. I feel like it gets better each season ! I realized that when you hear about it, you assume it's for children but really it's for everyone. I just love how they link every story together. Simply awsome.

The concept is amazing. I feel like it gets better each season ! I realized that when you hear about it, you assume it's for children but really it's for everyone. I just love how they link every story together. Simply awsome.

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by jcfan
Feb 23, 2015 12:55AM EST
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I have caught parts of this show, and it seems pretty cheesy, melodramatic, with mediocre acting. That said, some of the shows I watch and love can be described the same way probably. Also I have had several people recommend the show to me and I trust at least some of their opinions as they have similar tastes as me so I will probably check this show out eventually. And probably even like it. Plus I have seen in passing many actors that I recognize and that always makes a show more watchable (unless it's actors you hate, which hasn't been the case with this show.

I have caught parts of this show, and it seems pretty cheesy, melodramatic, with mediocre acting. That said, some of the shows I watch and love can be described the same way probably. Also I have had several people recommend the show to me and I trust at least some of their opinions as they have similar tastes as me so I will probably check this show out eventually. And probably even like it. Plus I have seen in passing many actors that I recognize and that always makes a show more watchable (unless it's actors you hate, which hasn't been the case with this show.