Well, apparently the last thread on this was closed for controversial reasons... Anyway, my fiancee just started watching this on Hulu Plus and I caught a few episodes before I started getting into it. The series started off kind of dull with mediocre acting and lame plots, but it quickly started to grow more intricate (at least in the fairy tale world). I have especially developed an interest in their portrayal of Rumpelstiltskin. He's definitely the most gripping character on the show, imo. His background story and his involvement with nearly everyone's lives in the fairy tale world are also pretty interesting. Plus the actor playing him does an exceptional job. The Evil Queen is, unfortunately, not too complex at all, apart from her little conspiracies. The episode in which she killed her father was probably one of her better ones. The show kind of falls flat in the real-world scenes and plots, though. The main hero doesn't really do much or accomplish much, and whatever little accomplishments anyone makes, the Evil Mayor always has an ace up her sleeve. This predictability of her always winning come the end of an episode has become kind of stale. Anyway, I kind of hope that ABC renews the show, if only so that Rumpelstiltskin gets more screen time.