Dec. 12th, 2011 05:01 pm

GRIMM

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I am a huge fan of the unabridged fairy tales compiled by the Brothers Grimm. Hence I was apprehensive of checking out GRIMM.

Well, thanks to HULU, I have been mildly surprised. Especially since, with the third episode, they've delved into stories that aren't in the list of the most famous stories.

The acting is a bit wooden. The effects are decidedly low budget ( as in Special Unit 2 had better CGI a decade ago ). But the storyline is solid. I like it.

Normally, if I like a show, it's cancelled within a season. I'm glad to see that NBC actually picked it up for a full 22 episodes. Maybe there will be more.
Date: 2011-12-12 10:44 pm (UTC)

From: [identity profile] hellsop.livejournal.com
It has, as of the last couple of episodes, found its groove and is turning into an enjoyable little nut-encrusted port-wine cheese-log of a television snack.
Date: 2011-12-13 12:38 am (UTC)

From: [identity profile] malruniel11.livejournal.com
I'm a MAJOR fan of the original tales the Grimm brothers compiled, and indeed have studied them and written a thesis paper about them. I would eat, sleep, and breathe the tales if I could.

Still, I'm decidedly a fan of Grimm. Like you said, they're getting into some of the lesser-knowns, and have a solid story line. I'm ok with the not so special effects, and the acting works alright. I think it will get better as it goes along and they get used to their characters and explore motivations a bit more. At least, I hope it does. I'm crossing my fingers for more than one season, but also counting my blessings that it got picked up for the full season!
Date: 2011-12-13 02:53 am (UTC)

From: [identity profile] razorjak.livejournal.com
I'm glad it got picked up for a full season as well.

So far, Monroe is my favorite character by far.
Date: 2011-12-13 03:35 am (UTC)

From: [identity profile] malruniel11.livejournal.com
The aunt is my favorite, but she's kinda dead now.
Date: 2011-12-13 04:18 am (UTC)

From: [identity profile] razorjak.livejournal.com
The aunt was a badass to be sure. But I get the feeling she didn't see a big a distinction between the "good" and "bad" when it came to the other races.

I honestly feel the line about "hunt the bad ones down" was a rewrite. I wager the original line was "hunt them down."
Date: 2011-12-13 04:21 am (UTC)

From: [identity profile] malruniel11.livejournal.com
I agree, she probably didn't make a distinction. A monster is a monster, right? Well, with that logic, you become the monster that the monsters fear. Frightening thought, that. Still, I loved that she was a strong female character, and that she, being a frail old lady, was the bad ass from the start, not the nephew, who's still figuring everything out--which is perfect for his character.

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