Once Upon a Time: Season 1 - Rotten Tomatoes

Once Upon a Time: Season 1 (2011-2012)



Critic Consensus: Charming and fantastical, Once Upon a Time is tonally uneven but derives strength from an outstanding cast and handsome visuals.


Air date: Oct 23, 2011
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Air date: Jan 8, 2012
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In the first season of this fantasy series, Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison) is reunited with 10-year-old Henry (Jared Gilmore), the son she gave up for adoption at birth. He pleads with her to come to his hometown of Storybrooke, Maine, so that she can save his town from a curse. Emma is skeptical about Henry's stories of fairy-tale characters and curses, but she goes with him and becomes the town's sheriff. The town is indeed populated by fairy-tale characters such as Snow White (Ginnifer … More

Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Network: ABC
Premiere Date: Oct 23, 2011
Creators: ,
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Ginnifer Goodwin
as Snow White/Mary Marg...
Robert Carlyle
as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. ...
Lana Parrilla
as Evil Queen/Regina
Jamie Dornan
as Sheriff Graham
Jared S. Gilmore
as Henry Mills
Josh Dallas
as Prince Charming/Davi...
Joshua Dallas
as Prince Charming/Davi...
Raphael Sbarge
as Jiminy Cricket/Archi...
Roger Daltrey
as Caterpillar
Richard Schiff
as King Leopold
Eion Bailey
as Stranger
Jessy Schram
as Ashley/Cinderella
Tony Amendola
as Marco/Geppetto
Lee Arenberg
as Leroy/Grumpy
Alex Zahara
as Midas/Nobleman
Howard Siegel
as Tavern Owner
David Anders
as Dr. Whale
Meghan Ory
as Ruby/Red Riding Hood
Quinn Lord
as Josef/Hansel
Adam Young
as Pickpocket/Young Jim...
Scott Heindl
as Bartholomew
Jakob Davies
as Pinocchio
Alan Dale
as King George
Jennifer Koenig
as Queen of Hearts
David Paul Grove
as Storybrooke Doc
Anastasia Griffith
as Abigail/Regal Blonde
Faustino Di Bauda
as Walter/Sleepy
Rick Dobran
as Raskind
Ian Butcher
as Burly Knight
Sebastian Stan
as Jefferson
Catherine Lough Hagg...
as Fairy Godmother
Nicholas Lea
as Michael Tillman/Wood...
Morgan Roff
as Teenage Jiminy
Amy Acker
as Astrid/Nova
Gabrielle Rose
as Ruth/Peasant Woman
Giancarlo Esposito
as Sidney/Mirror
Bill Dow
as Mayor Tomkins
Kwesi Ameyaw
as Dr. Thatcher
Tim Phillips
as Sean/Prince Thomas
Mark Gibbon
as Head Troll
Paul McGillion
as Knave of Hearts
Emma Caulfield
as Blind Witch
Dylan Schmid
as Baelfire
Kam Kozak
as Black Guard
Laura Wilson
as Mrs. Grace
Greyston Holt
as Gym teacher/Frederic...
Amos Stern
as Lead Knight
Connor Dwelly
as Morraine
Eric Keenleyside
as Moe French/Sir Mauri...
David Bloom
as Mr. "K" Kryzszkowski
Natalie Gibson
as Female Doctor
Carolyn Hennesy
as Myrna/Puppet Princes...
Patti Allan
as Ms. Ginger/Blind Wit...
Scott E. Miller
as Mr. Grace
Matthew MacCaull
as Knight No 1
Jonathan Holmes
as Majordomo
Harry Groener
as Martin/Puppet Prince...
Chris Shields
as Military advisor
Ted Whittall
as Mitchell/The King
Mark Gash
as Father
Noah Bean
as Daniel/Stable Boy
Osmond L. Bramble
as Queen's Guard
Lucas Wolf
as Armed Escort
Bailee Madison
as Young Snow White
John DeSantis
as The Dove
Ty Olsson
as Hordor
C. Ernst Harth
as Burly Man/Scarred Og...
Jim Shield
as Royal Guard
Alissa Skovbye
as Paige/Grace
Brad Dourif
as Old Beggar
Edward Foy
as Black Knight
Ingrid Torrance
as Severe nurse
Michael Strusievici
as Fairytale Boy
Charles Zuckermann
as Black Knight No. 1
Gabe Kouth
as Sneezy
Michael Roberds
as Donkey driver
Michael Rinaldi
as Helper Dwarf
Paul Chevreau
as Skinny Man
Elizabeth McCarthy
as Rotund Wife
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Critic Reviews for Once Upon a Time: Season 1

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (20)

The series isn't very original, but that doesn't stop it from being relatively satisfying on its own terms.

Full Review… | October 31, 2011
Slant Magazine

The pilot certainly looks great, and it's hard to imagine better choices for the leads than Goodwin and Parrilla.

Full Review… | October 31, 2011
Top Critic

Fans of the fantastical can do far worse than Once Upon A Time, which manages to both stir the pulse and please the senses with its beautifully imagined medieval times.

Full Review… | October 31, 2011
Uncle Barky
Top Critic

Give ABC credit for trying something different. But next time, try harder. And better. And maybe shorter.

Full Review… | October 31, 2011
USA Today
Top Critic

The show is not only great, fluffy fun, but note that it occupies a traditional family time slot on Sunday nights.

Full Review… | October 31, 2011
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Once's drama is whimsical, fanciful and over-the-top in some ways.

Full Review… | October 31, 2011
Television Without Pity

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