• Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 23, 2011
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4

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  1. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Sep 28, 2012
    This season, with flatly played new characters introduced in the world of fantasy, I found myself itching to get back to Storybrooke, although the way the lands eventually intersect makes for a nifty cliffhanger.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 96 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Jun 16, 2013
    Honestly I expected more after the first season. Since the standard flashback fairy tale/current Storybrooke format is changed, characters seem more and more out of place. Henry is also markedly worse acting-wise. I'd pass on this installment if I were you. Full Review »
  2. Apr 19, 2014
    The season shows the emergence of Cora, one of the best villains ever. New characters and a new plot make this season even better than the first. Each episode is filled with drama and action, a perfect combination for a great show and an awesome story. Full Review »
  3. Sep 15, 2013
    Season 2 was pretty good and I thoroughly enjoyed it. However, a little less than I did Season 1.

    Don't get me wrong, it was still a damn
    good season that in most respects was better in overall quality, but it also lacked the freshness that the first season had. This can not be helped.

    Most of the character's do a great job. Regina & Rumpelstiltskin are given such depth, that they are clearly my favorite characters. Hook is a great addition. I really hope they keep him and expand on his character.

    Henry was, in my opinion, the weakest. Not the character, but the writing for the character. He did alright in the first season, but this time round he comes across a little bit hammy. He may be a kid, but no kid that age is that immature and corny.

    While many might moan, I loved the increase of the fairy tale aspect and also the increase in effects. However I also felt this season had allot more exposition and filler than season 1. Granted, season 1 was dominantly exposition, it is to be expected from the opening season of any show.

    Season was great and added allot to the already immersive lore. However, less filler, more entertaining content.
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