Friends, The Office and the 25 best shows to binge watch on Netflix

E364703 04: Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox Arquette, Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer and Lisa Kudrow star in Friends during year 6. (Courtesy of Warner Bros.)
E364703 04: Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox Arquette, Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer and Lisa Kudrow star in Friends during year 6. (Courtesy of Warner Bros.) /
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ONCE UPON A TIME – (ABC/Jack Rowand) JOSH DALLAS, GINNIFER GOODWIN, JENNIFER MORRISON, COLIN O’DONOGHUE, JARED GILMORE
ONCE UPON A TIME – (ABC/Jack Rowand) JOSH DALLAS, GINNIFER GOODWIN, JENNIFER MORRISON, COLIN O’DONOGHUE, JARED GILMORE /

25. Once Upon a Time

Seasons: 7

Starring: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla, Josh Dallas, Jared S. Gilmore, Raphael Sbarge, Jamie Dornan, Robert Carlyle, Eion Bailey, Emilie de Ravin, Meghan Ory, Colin O’Donoghue, Michael Raymond-James, Michael Socha, Rebecca Mader, Sean Maguire, Andrew J. West, Dania Ramirez, Gabrielle Anwar, Alison Fernandez, Mekia Cox

There’s something to be said about a series that brings a little bit of magic back to the small screen. In an era of pop culture crowded by both antiheroes and superheroes, ABC’s risk on the fairy tale-centric Once Upon a Time sure managed to bridge that gap. For seven seasons and 155 episodes, the series intertwined well-known characters from folklore, fairy tales, and the Disney universe for a fantasy adventure that’s as fun in practice as it is on paper.

Once Upon a Time takes place in the fictional town of Storybrooke, Maine, where the residents are actually fairy tale characters whose memories have been wiped by Evil Queen Regina (Lana Parrilla) after using a curse from Rumpelstiltskin (Robert Carlyle). Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison), the daughter of Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin) and Prince Charming (Josh Dallas), is the only person who has the power to break the curse. Of course, defeating an evil queen is tougher than it sounds.

ABC’s gamble on a high-concept fairy tale series paid off, as Once Upon a Time was one of the biggest new series upon its premiere and garnered a fervent fan following. The success of the series led to the spin-off Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, based on Alice in Wonderland, but the series was canceled after one season. If you’re looking to escape into a storybook world, look no further than Once Upon a Time, which is currently streaming its complete series on Netflix.