Once upon a time has got to be the nicest way to turn storybook lore into adult realism with full on emotional drama. I actually feel a connection to the characters, especially the queen that I grow to hate but then completely sympathize with after the last episode that aired.

Overall, very well made series so far, and I recommend it to people who have the ability to suspend their disbelief just a tad to incorporate the fact that the "storybook aspect" of the show is limited to background contextual stuff, in your mind.