The Best Thing About The Olympics Being Over

The Best Thing About The Olympics Being Over


Or the return of the hit show from last season, Grimm.

There is a chill in the air, which means that re-runs are going to be ending and new shows are going to come back to the air.  NBC is taking the lead with bringing back Grimm, tonight Monday, August, 13th.

In a industry cluttered with supernatural shows and movies, Grimm was the gold medal winner in the category last season earning it’s award for originality, story telling and effort.

The show made it’s debut on October 28, 2011, or the day that the long running show Chuck went off the air.  Grimm stepped up to the plate filling in the slot seamlessly, and in many ways better.

As much I liked Chuck, it was time to go, the cute charm that made the show refreshing and fun had long faded away.  Grimm’s dark, entertaining and somewhat relatable edge, grab’s viewers from the first title card.

The show has been described as "a cop drama—with a twist... a dark and fantastical project about a world in which characters inspired by Grimms' Fairy Tales exist." They are not nice, cute or furry, many of them are dark, mean as hell and ripping people to pieces.  Fun!

David Giuntoli plays Portland Detective. Nick Burkhardt. Through a death in the family, he discovers that he is a descended from a line of "guardians" known as "Grimms."

The Grimm’s have been in charge of keeping balance between humanity and the mythological creatures: Bigfoot, werewolves, ogres an insane Princess type thing and a dark society out to get Burkhardt are all a part of his new reality.  All while  he tries to solve crimes, unravel the ever unfolding mystery of his life and balance his relationship with his fiancée actress Bitsie Tulloch.

Along the way Burkhardt befriends a vegetarian werewolf named Monroe, played by Silas Weir Mitchell.  Monroe acts as a guide/partner for  Burkhardt as he tries to fight the supernatural fairy tale creatures that seems to inhabit every corner of Portland.

The acting is good, the writing and story telling better and the use of Portland as opposed to LA or New York, inspired.  The city and it’s unfamiliar backgrounds, massive forests and general dark wetness act as a character in the show, it keeps your eyes on the screen, interested and not toning out to yet another chase through New York.

Grimm is never going to change the world, but it will entertain you in a genre that is lacking new ideas, the show approaches things with new eyes and fresh ideas.

You can catch up on last season on Itunes for about $30, but don’t miss tuning in tonight on NBC at 9:00 PM.  Click here for more on Grimm.


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