I have loved Once Upon a Time since early in the first episode. This is a well-written and well acted programme, which takes what we think we know about fairy tales and twists it to produce a new and compelling plot. I saw all of the episodes in season 1, but I am really looking forward to the DVD/BluRay in order to watch all of the shows again in light of information we were given later in the season. All of the characters are multi-dimensional, so that even the villains are given plausible reasons for their actions. Many of the reviews have cited Robert Carlyle for his remarkable role as Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold and he certainly deserves that praise, but the cast as a whole contributes to the excellence of this show. Young Jared Gilmore, who plays Henry, is just as talented as the older actors. He is a likable child without being cloying. We root for Henry and Emma to find the truth and to defeat the Queen and Rumpelstiltskin.
The writers also are exceptionally inventive. Many episodes have surprised me with the direction the familiar story has gone in. I am a great fan of Lost also, so I am looking forward to see how everything changes in Season 2, but I hope that they don't mess up what has been a great beginning to the series. I hope that I am watching this programme for many years to come.