This is an American drama television series about fairy tale stories. The show premiered on ABC, on Sunday October 23, 2011. The episodes air 8pm EST. The first season has 22 episodes that began on November 3, 2011.
The storytellers behind Lost and Tron: Legacy is the renowned writers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz. They have brought a wonderful world of magic and surprises within our classic fairy tale stories.
Fairy Tale Land
Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin) and Prince Charming (Joshua Dallas) are getting married. The Evil Queen (Lana Parilla) threatens the couple about an evil curse she intends to release upon them. The pregnant Snow White is scared about the curse and visits Rumplestiltskin (Robert Carlyle). He claimed the Queen’s curse would take them to a terrible place with no happy endings.
Rumplestiltkin tells Snow White that her unborn daughter, Emma, will come rescue them when she is 28 years old. This will begin the final battle with the Queen. The Blue Fairy, Pinocchio, and Geppetto (Tony Amendola) fashion a wardrobe that comes from a magical tree. This will only let one person avoid the curse from the Queen.
Intended to use the magical tree and escape the curse, Prince Charming offers it to Snow White and their unborn child. Just as the wardrobe is completing, Snow White goes into labor and gives birth to Emma. The Queen’s curse is unearthed the day Snow White gave birth. Prince Charming hurries and puts his newborn daughter into the magic wardrobe.
Shortly after, the Queen’s henchmen attack Price Charming. The Queen stood proudly over Prince Charming and Snow White as the curse forces them to “someplace horrible.”
We meet Emma (Jennifer Morrison). She is 28 years old and very beautiful. We are first introduced to her as she is going on a date that happens to fall on her birthday.
We find out that she is actually a bail bond woman who tracked her “date” down because he skipped out on a bond. We now get the idea that Emma is one tough cookie. Later that night Emma is home celebrating her birthday alone. At her door is a little boy.
We are now introduced to 10-year-old Henry (Jared S. Gilmore) who has tracked Emma down. Henry is Emma’s biological son that has sought out the help of his birth mother. She agrees to escort him home to Storybrooke where he lives with his adoptive mother who we will find out bears a striking resemblance to none other than the Evil Queen.
Henry introduces Emma to a book of fairy tales and this is where her adventure begins.
In season two, Storybrook and Fairy Tale Land merge. The characters awakening from the curse that was just lifted. The residents of Storybrook remember who they were in Fairy Tale Land–their past. For some reason, when the curse was lifted, they were not sent back to Fairy Tale Land.
Then we have Rumplestiltskin (Mr. Gold) who introduced magic to Storybrooke, so he could gain an upper-hand on Regina. In fairytales, magic has it’s place. However in Storybrooke, magic comes with a price. As the town comes together, the ones we once believed we could trust seems to be, let’s say, different..