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Once Upon a Time: Season 6, Episode 1 - "The Savior"

Amidst hints that Aladdin may be in store, Emma begins having some nasty visions, and Gold seeks to wake Belle and, once again, win her love.

M. King Adkins
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Once Upon a Time: Season 5, Episode 14 - "Devil's Due"

Once Upon a Time allows pop cultural reference points to play freely with older, more ancient stories, fusing postmodern theory with Joseph Campbell’s archetypes.

M. King Adkins
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Once Upon a Time: Season 5, Episode 12 - "Souls of the Departed"

The Storybrooke gang arrives in Underworld -- which looks suspiciously like Storybrooke -- to rescue Hook, but they may have more souls to rescue than his.

M. King Adkins
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Once Upon a Time: Season 5, Episode 11 - "Swan Song"

In "Swan Song", we delve into Killian's childhood past, confront all the Dark Ones who ever were, and prepare for a journey to the underworld.

M. King Adkins
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Once Upon a Time: Season 5, Episode 10 - "Broken Heart"

Hook isn't dealing well with his new dark powers; Gold isn't dealing all that well with his new good side.

M. King Adkins
Television

Once Upon a Time: Season 5, Episode 7 - "Nimue"

Emma's journey to reunite the pieces of Excalibur reveals much about Merlin's beginnings, and the origin of good and evil.

M. King Adkins
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Once Upon a Time: Season 5, Episode 5 - "Dreamcatcher"

Even after five seasons, Once Upon a Time still manages to add layers of interest and meaning to the existing story(book) world, with a wink at Back to the Future.

M. King Adkins
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Once Upon a Time: Season 5, Episode 3 - "Siege Perilous"

As episode three suggests, Camelot might turn out to be the perfect addition to the world of worlds that is Storybrooke.

M. King Adkins
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The 'Frozen' Characters' Mix in 'Once Upon a Time - Season 4' Creates Quite the Slush

In what appears to be more of a publicity stunt to capitalize on the immense popularity of Frozen, Storybrooke is looking more like Disneyworld than a classic fairytale world.

Liz Medendorp
Television

'Once Upon a Time': We All Love It, But Why?

While the popular show Once Upon a Time has some major shortcomings, we keep coming back for more. But why?

Television

'Fringe': It's a No Brainer

At first I thought there were just too many episodes of Fringe that began with someone turning into a pile of slime.

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Unexpectedly Enchanting: ‘Once Upon a Time: The Complete First Season’

Further proof that a worthwhile, fantastical series can come out of an outlandish premise, Once Upon A Time succeeds by using the right blueprints from Lost to creatively reimagine fairy tales.

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Fridays & Weekends This Fall: An Early TV Preview

The end of the week this Fall doesn't go anywhere new, much. But it does go down -- deep down.

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Kingston Trio: Once Upon a Time

Sun-bleached Californians who didn't have an Appalachian thought banging around their cube-shaped heads, they made good on the Hollywood Appropriation Myth, and rode Other People's Music up the escalator, towards the bank.

Drew Hinshaw
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Once Upon a Time (1944)

On its surface a classic fairytale, it can also be read as commentary on Hollywood's role in wartime America.

A.E. Souzis

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