In this magic world, the 9 Kingdoms, all the fairy tales are true. In one place, watchers see that the Grimm brothers were once in that world, explaining where those fantastic stories came from once upon a time. To the people in the 9 Kingdoms, Earth is the mythical 10th Kingdom! The story follows Prince Wendell, Virginia Lewis, her dad Tony Lewis, and Wolf as they try to save the 9 Kingdoms from the evil Queen (Wendell's step-mother naturally). They visit fantastic places, such as the Kissing Village and Little Bo Peep's home. They find fantastic creatures... dwarves, magic wishing wells, wish-granting fish, and trolls! In their attempts to save the world, they manage to screw up time and again. The twist at the end really makes this a standout series. But as in all fairy tales, everything turns out alright. Maybe.
In conjunction with the miniseries, a novelization of the show was published the same month that the show originally aired. It is as far as I can tell 100% true to the show, down to the dialogue. The book is now out of print, but the 3 disc DVD set is still available. I had the DVD set at one time but an evil roommate stole it when she and I went separate ways (along with my copy of Willow... damn her!). I do still have the book though. This is one of the very (VERY) few times that I prefer the movie to the book. I'll have to buy that again one day since Netflix doesn't offer it for streaming.