Posted 07 September 2011 - 11:40 AM
Link to thread for the other fairy-tale themed drama this fall, Once Upon a Time,
Posted 25 October 2011 - 08:48 AM
Posted 31 October 2011 - 09:56 PM
Familiar as it is, the pilot is a heck of a lot more exciting than the pilot for Once Upon a Time.
Posted 02 November 2011 - 09:37 AM
Posted 14 February 2012 - 03:37 PM
Posted 14 February 2012 - 04:07 PM
I still enjoy the show -- it's a good thing to watch on Hulu when you're feeding a baby at 2:00am -- but it is starting to feel a bit stale. I hope they start developing the show's mythology a bit more. There have been glimpses here and there with the Reapers-related material, but that's been few and far between, and I'm left wanting more.
I'm beginning to be slightly disenchanted. In many ways it's turning in to a police procedural with strange perps. More CSI, Law and Order, than Buffy.
Posted 14 February 2012 - 04:30 PM
I like how they have built up this idea that the various creatures only know Grimms as fairytale monsters. And while the story initially seemed to suggest "One Grimm at a time" and part of a family lineage, the recent episodes hint that there is more than one Grimm roaming the earth. I also like Monroe's attempts to get Nick to open up and Nick constantly having to assure some of the creatures that he is not going to randomly kill them.
Posted 14 February 2012 - 09:32 PM
Good point. My concern is that in those days (way back when in the late 90s) a TV show on a fringe network like CW had a good chance of getting at least two seasons to get things right--even Buffy, which most people thought would be a colossal flop. Now it's surprising if any show that's not CSI makes it past 13 episodes, and if the show is fantasy or sci-fi oriented and on a major network, it's like a miracle. I see a lot of potential in Grimm, but it's not there yet.
If you think about it, it feels very much like the first seasons of Buffy and Angel. Both tended to rely on the monster of the week before finding their footing-often late in their first season or somewhere in the second season.
Posted 15 February 2012 - 09:10 AM
Now it's surprising if any show that's not CSI makes it past 13 episodes, and if the show is fantasy or sci-fi oriented and on a major network, it's like a miracle. I see a lot of potential in Grimm, but it's not there yet.
This may be why they seem to keep emphasizing the CSI Cop show so much...on the other hand, the X-Files were often as much "procedural" mystery solving (in some ways, this is "What if Buffy Was a Cop (And, uh, a guy)"). NBC has been pretty quick to kill shows off...usually after two or three episodes. The fact that Grimm is still on suggests it is doing just well enough for NBC to keep it going. Not a lock for a second season, but certainly better odds than other shows. They have not benched Grimm yet, and we are well beyond the usual cut line for NBC.
Posted 04 May 2012 - 10:05 AM
Oh, and Grimm has been renewed for a second season.
Posted 04 May 2012 - 05:20 PM
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Posted 06 May 2012 - 11:14 AM
They kind of seem to be resetting that story line in recent episodes. We'll see. I hate being disappointed in a potential story after such huge implied (or inferred) promises.