Are there any other stories featuring story book characters in the real world that you enjoy? This isn't a thread debating about whether they took the ideas of Fables or not (especially since it would be a little hypocritical for me of all people, since I've put story book characters in the real world in my own comics ;)), but rather just discussing other stories of this type that we enjoy.
My mother kept telling me about Once Upon a Time ever since it started, and I finally decided to watch it on Netflix. I ended up really enjoying it. A lot of it is the Disney version of the storybook characters (which is really not surprising considering what network it's on), with the named dwarfs (Dopey and Grumpy), the genie being from Agrabah, Beauty being named Belle and having a suitor named Gaston, etc. But the stories themselves are noticably different and interconnected that makes them interesting. I'm actually finding the story book backstories more interesting than the main story where the storybook characters are cursed to live in our world and live normal lives without remembering who they are until the spell is broken. The twists in the stories and the backstories of one dimensional characters (like Rumplestilskin or the Magic Mirror) are actually really well done.