Not much new here, but I liked this brief description of what to expect from ABC's Once Upon a Time.
From Comic Con 2011: Steven Spielberg, 'Once Upon A Time', Sarah Michelle Gellar Television shows promoted heavily by Susan James:
Starring Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, and Robert Carlyle, the show mixes the real world with a fairy-tale alternate universe. “We’re not interested in retelling fairy tales,” explained Edward Kitsis during one of the press conferences, “but in telling the parts you don’t know.”
In a town where time stands still, familiar characters from fairy tales—Snow White, Rumpelstiltskin, and Little Red Riding Hood among others—live like ordinary folk and have no memory of their fantastical origins. The Wicked Queen is town mayor and Snow White teaches school. Drawn from the outside world into this alternate dimension by a small boy seeking help, comes the confused, unhappy Emma Swann (Jennifer Morrison) on a mission that she doesn’t understand, with a destiny she can’t remember.
“We’ll go back and forth between the worlds,” said Kitsis, “and we hope you love it.”