By Elise Svoboda
Fairy tales aren’t all in the Disney sense of light and cheery with happily ever afters. NBC’s Grimm is a testament to that statement.
Grimm is a show loosely based on the Grimm Brothers fairy tales, with an interesting twist. The show is set in Portland, Ore. and shows a darker, more adult way to look at the fairy tales. Originally, I was hesitant to watch it because of the dark side to my childhood favorite, but a preview for this show aired during the Olympics made me decide to give it a chance.
Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli, Caroline and Jackie) is a detective for the Portland police department. He has a girlfriend, Juliette, (Bitsie Tulloch, The Artist), a partner, Hank, (Russell Hornsby, Lincoln Heights) and a family secret: his family, the Grimms hunters and fighters of the supernatural forces within our world.
His allies within this supernatural world are a Blutbad, a wolf-like creature, named Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell, Prison Break) and a Fuchsbau, a fox-like creature, named Rosalee (Bree Turner, The Ugly Truth). The series also stars Reggie Lee as Sgt. Wu and Sasha Roiz as Captain Sean Renard.
The show has a way of keeping your attention from the start of the episode. Every episode starts off with a quote, usually from the Grimm Brothers’ fairy tales. The quote usually revolves around what is going on within the episode.
Another positive about Grimm is the way the show can draw and keep your attention. The show makes the stories interesting and talks about parts of fairy tales you can sometimes recall from your childhood.
A huge downside of this show is if you miss a week and aren’t able to catch up online, you will be lost. Even the reminder clips at the beginning of the next show will be difficult to understand
Even though both Grimm and Once Upon a Time are both based on the Grimm Brothers original fairy tale collection, they are quite different. Grimm is darker and more adult friendly than the family-friendly version Once Upon a Time.
If you want to give this show a try, tune in at 9 p.m. on Sept. 28.