Grimm is Worth a Second Look
“Grimm” is one of those shows that I started watching and just kept on even though I wasn’t sure where it was going. Was it going to be a straight up drama with a touch of the supernatural or a show that relied heavily on the supernatural to drive the plot? I have to admit that towards the end of season one I still wasn’t 100% sold on this series, but I stuck with it. A show has to take a serious dive for me to give up on it after I’ve invested a lot of time on it (“Once Upon a Time” managed to achieve this goal halfway through season two). Many shows start out with a great premise (“Heroes,” “Once Upon a Time”) but when season two rolls around they can’t develop it farther so instead make it into something ridiculous.
I feel that “Grimm” has done just the opposite. I feel that it started with an “OK” premise and built on it. It very easily could have become silly (and there are a few times that it has flirted with the comical), but it built its world and allowed there to be a “bad” that isn’t always bad and will never truly go away (the worst mistake a show can make is to get rid of the bad guy and not have a believable evil replacement). It doesn’t have the reality that shows like “The Walking Dead” have, but it does often pull off the cop drama with a twist. A really odd twist. Continue reading