This is not really a series in which you can just jump into in season five. The worlds and characters in the story are interconnected in a deep and meaningful way. Best if you start from the beginning due to the complexity. If you have been and are anxiously awaiting the release of season five of Once Upon a Time then the time is almost here.


Once Upon a Time is a show in which different Disney or fable characters are transformed into living breathing beings. It depends on reworking well-known character into a more three-dimensional entity. This season they introduce Merlin from The Sword in the Stone and Merida from Brave.


once upon a time the complete fifth seasonSeason five is wildly divergent in many respects. At times it can be happening at a rapid fire pace while others it is going slow. Just like Jekyll and Hyde. That can frustrate some while others eat it up with a spoon. A highlight is the Emma (played by Jennifer Morrison) and Hook (played by Colin O’Donoghue) relationship. There is plenty of emotion here and with other characters as well. The cool thing this season is that the majority of their struggles are internal ones. There are more pluses than minuses in season five.


Equal part light and dark, Once Upon a Time mixes up the fairy tale world with human existence. If you like magic, fantasy and other odd stuff then this is the series for you. The make believe factor is off the scale. Plenty of fun.


Special Features:

-Tales from the Underworld: A Knight with Cruella (1080p, 4:19)

-Merida in Storybrooke (1080p, 8:00)

-The Fairest Bloopers of Them All (1080p 5:57)

– Deleted Scenes (1080p): Savior Remains (0:54), Dad Duty (0:40), Trivial Pursuits (0:24), Fork in the Past (1:07), Safe & Cloud (0:14), Enchantment (1:30), Another Option (3:19), Reality Check (0:48), Unappetizing (0:53), Belle of the Box (0:42), Two Halves (0:25), Eating Feelings (1:44), Stunner’s Stew (1:16), Earning Trust (0:40), Blocked Magic (3:23), Reconnecting (0:46), Writing Wrongs (1:42), and Loaded (2:30).

-Audio Commentary: For Only You: Executive Producers/Writers David H. Goodman & Andrew Chambliss.

– Audio Commentary: For The Dark Swan: Co-Creators/Executive Producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz & Actor Jennifer Morrison.

– Audio Commentary: For Birth: Executive Producer/Writer David H. Goodman, Producer/Writer Jerome Schwatrz, and Actor Colin O’Donoghue.

Once Celebrates One Hundred (1080p, 1:45): A toast to the series’ 100th episode.