|Lana Parrilla as the Evil Queen/Regina|
Not sure the world is waiting for TV dramas based on fairly tales--Pushing Daisies blossomed then went to seed just a few years ago as a "forensic fairy tale"--but at least they are different from the vast majority of the hour-long dramas introduced this season.
Once Upon a Time works best I think. The series stars Jennifer Morrison from House as one of the residents of Storybrooke, Maine, a parallel world where fairy tale characters like Snow White, Prince Charming and the Evil Queen live modern lives under different names. Seems they've got amnesia, and they don't know they have separate identities as classic fairy tale villains in that other world. Probably some spell Disney cast to avoid paying royalties.
|Robert Carlyle as Rumpelstiltskin. Go Scotland|
See what the critics over at TV Worth Watching think about both these new shows here.