Once Upon a Time

TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Fresh take on fairy tales is moody fun for families.

ABC Drama 2011

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 94 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 404 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 14+

Great Show

Great show! I really enjoyed it. Like others have said, great positive female role models. I didnt notice any swearing/drugs/smoking. There are sexual innuendos more so in the later seasons. Specifically with Captain Hook. Comments such as "when im with a girl on her back i usually like to be doing something more fun" if youre okay with that then youre good to go because i dont believe it gets more sexual then thaxt

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Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
age 18+


Ignore all the reviews that say that it is violent, gory and full of sexual innuendos. This show is brilliant!!! Full of excitement and adventure. I absolutely love this! Nothing bad in it at all and if there are any innuendos then they will just fly over any child’s head. Can’t recommend this show enough.

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