I had heard about Once Upon a Time for awhile now, but didn't give it much thought until recently. My mother really enjoyed the show and I heard that the Frozen princesses Elsa and Anna would appear on the show in a new season which was the main reason I wanted to see it. The premise of the show is that fairy tale characters (and other famous stories) were taken from their world and now live in a small town in Maine.
The story begins with a woman named Emma Swan, and one day a boy named Henry finds her. She is shocked to find out that Henry was the son she gave up for adoption ten years ago. Though she isn't ready to be any kind of mother, she decides to drive him back to his home in Maine from Boston.
She arrives in Storybrooke, Maine, and meets Henry's adoptive mother Regina. Henry tells Emma something unbelievable, that all the people who live in Storybrooke are all story book characters affected by an evil curse. Nobody can remember their old life, and time never seems to go forward. Emma sees Henry's book that says she is the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming who is suppose to save everyone from the curse. However Henry's adoptive mother Regina is the Evil Queen who was behind it all.
After watching the first season, I can certainly see why my mother adored the show. I really liked the back-and-forth scenes between reality in Maine and the past of the magical world. While all the main characters (and their actors) are terrific, my favorite by far is Robert Carlyle as Rumpelstiltskin and his alter ego Mr. Gold. Now I'm really interested to see Elsa and Anna appear in Once Upon a Time.