While it may not be leading in ratings, Grimm has proven to be a contender in the unofficial Sci-Friday. For those who haven’t seen the show, it’s about a Portland detective who discovers that he belongs to a long line of Grimm’s, allowing him to see what no one else can; the monsters of the world. This detective, Burkhardt, along with a reformed “big bad wolf”, try to stop the horrors of the world and try to avoid being killed by hunters of the Grimm family.
The actor who plays the lead, David Giuntoli, does a great job as a young detective who is coming to terms with his gift/curse. His partner, who cannot see the monsters, does a great job as playing a typical cop thrust into supernatural situations. He comes up with excuses to why these things are happening and adds to the realism in a show where realistic is not the first word that comes to mind when describing the show. Silas Weis Mitchell plays the wolf and does a great job doing it. He adds humor and a sense of brutality that only a big bad wolf could include.
The cast that surrounds these characters are also great. Recurring cast members help add to the cop feel of the show while the guest stars portray dark and convincing monsters that make the show one of a kind.
+ Great cast
+ Interesting cases
+ Convincing and well done monsters
– Occasionally follows typical cop show grind
While the first episode had its kinks, the series is constantly improving and it really is shaping up to be my favorite new show. If you haven’t seen it already, start watching it, it’s always better late than never. I give this show an 8.5 out of 10.