Once Upon A Time
The series takes place in the fictional seaside town of Storybrooke, Maine, in which the residents are actually characters from various fairy tales that were transported to the 'real world' town by a powerful curse. Its only hope lies with a bail bondswoman, Emma Swan, who was transported from the fairy tale world before she could be cursed. As such, she is the only person who can break the curse and restore the characters' lost memories, aided by her son, Henry, who has a book of fairy tales that holds the key to ending the curse.
Each episode focuses on a character back story. One segment details their life in the fairy tale world that, when serialized, adds a piece to the puzzle about the characters and their connection to the events that lead up to how the curse began and consequences that it can bring. The other, set in the present day, follows a similar pattern with a different outcome but also offers the same consequences.
In the second season, another element was added with the addition of how the curse has transformed the Enchanted Forest into a post-apcolypse universe and the consequences for the characters that were left behind or spared from the curse.
Adam Horowitz, Edward Kitsis.
Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla and others.