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Grimm - 15/2/2012 11:23:45 AM   
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Did anyone see this on Watch this Monday?

It's by the people who made Buffy and Angel, you do get that feeling when watching it.

It's a detective show with the twist being the main character is the latest in a long line of supernatural hunters taking down monsters from the Grimm Brothers stories which turn out to be warnings rather than stories.

The first episode dealt with a monster killing girls in red hoods, and the characters realisation of what he really is. It was a good opener, particularly when his aunt/mentor took on a walrus faced old man with a scyth in the middle of the street!

I enjoyed and will be tuning in for next weeks three bears themed story.

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RE: Grimm - 15/2/2012 11:33:10 AM   
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Got around to watching it last night. Thought it was ok. The special effects are not great so I guess it don't have a big budget but the episode was ok.

Shall tune in for a few more episodes to see how it goes.

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RE: Grimm - 15/2/2012 12:37:00 PM   
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Recorded it but haven't had time to watch it yet. Probably at the weekend

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RE: Grimm - 15/2/2012 12:42:15 PM   
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It's by the people who made Buffy and Angel, you do get that feeling when watching it.



Not in terms of quality IMO. I was really surprised to see Greenwalt's name attached as I think he can be a much better writer than this. I don't think the poor casting helps overly much. I've no idea who the lead was but he was very unimpressive. As was the chap who seemed a kind of big bad with the most obvious character name since Remus Lupin picthed up at Hogwarts.

Dramatic improvement next week or on the dumped pile, I think.


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RE: Grimm - 16/2/2012 8:41:14 AM   
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First episode wasn't great but there is potential once they get all the set up out of the way. It did enough to keep me interested for a few weeks. Mind you so did Falling Skies...

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RE: Grimm - 19/2/2012 5:59:56 PM   
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i really liked the 1st ep - good set up, shall be sticking with it.

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RE: Grimm - 20/2/2012 12:13:00 PM   
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Its my slice of silly fun now that American Horror Story has finished. I think it looks great (and daft).

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RE: Grimm - 20/2/2012 1:15:11 PM   
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Thought the 1st episode was good. Very quickly got into the story-line with no hanging around which I like. I wasn't ever a Buffy fan but I'm gonna see how this goes but at the moment it's a thumbs up from me.

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RE: Grimm - 21/2/2012 12:18:32 PM   
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Still unsure about this, so far the best thing about it is the reformed deamon guy. So far it's a bit of daft fun the monster of the week bit is so-so, a lot will depend on how the main story arc is handled.

Black sidekick guy needs a bit more to do.

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RE: Grimm - 21/2/2012 12:19:06 PM   
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Just watching this and honestly, I think I'll stick with it for a few episodes to see how it develops. It's not that bad and I don't think the effects work is terrible, the acting is ok and as a set up this first episode seems pretty good. Not the greatest show ever, but could be a diverting hour or so every week - much like Hawaii 5-0.

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RE: Grimm - 21/2/2012 2:03:48 PM   
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Looked like my kinda thing so gave it a go. Hardly ground-breaking, but definitely watchable. Needs to go a long way if it has aspirations to be as witty or well written as Buffy or Supernatural - but I'll stick with it for now. Liked the addition of the wolf guy, gave it that injection of 'don't take yourself too seriously' which was seriously lacking in that first 20-30mins.

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RE: Grimm - 22/2/2012 10:25:50 PM   
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ORIGINAL: porntrooper

Just watching this and honestly, I think I'll stick with it for a few episodes to see how it develops. It's not that bad and I don't think the effects work is terrible, the acting is ok and as a set up this first episode seems pretty good. Not the greatest show ever, but could be a diverting hour or so every week - much like Hawaii 5-0.


That is pretty much my take on the show too.


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RE: Grimm - 23/2/2012 3:14:46 PM   
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the 2nd ep wasn't so good didn't really like the 3 pigs storyline.

but i really like silas weir mitchells reformed character. loved his ' things got a bit out of hand ' line - i'll say ripping the guys arm off !!



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RE: Grimm - 23/2/2012 4:58:21 PM   
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I started recording the first episode but ended up watching it instead... I actually cancelled the series link. Really poor imho and I haven't gone back to it again.

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RE: Grimm - 23/2/2012 6:48:51 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: indysgill

quote:

ORIGINAL: porntrooper

Just watching this and honestly, I think I'll stick with it for a few episodes to see how it develops. It's not that bad and I don't think the effects work is terrible, the acting is ok and as a set up this first episode seems pretty good. Not the greatest show ever, but could be a diverting hour or so every week - much like Hawaii 5-0.


That is pretty much my take on the show too.



Yup, me too. Actually thought the second ep was better - the lead knows where he's going now and the wolf guy was given more to do. Still waiting for an actual Grimm tale to feature though!

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RE: Grimm - 23/2/2012 7:35:22 PM   
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It is unchallenging but entertaining and I as long as I am entertained I will stick with it.

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RE: Grimm - 26/2/2012 12:01:55 AM   
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Was going to watch this tonight but thought to myself "Check Small Screen" which leads me to two conclusions:

1. I am a total tv snob. Someone said that the show is mildly diverting like Hawaii 5-0. I immediately thought "Fuck that"
2. I spend waaaaaaaaaaay too much time on here......

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RE: Grimm - 26/2/2012 9:42:42 PM   
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I'm gonna watch the first episode tonight (on the strength of Greenwalt's name), however my tolerance for television shows is starting to wane. All the original ideas seem to be gone, too many filler episodes. I've stopped watching almost everything...

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RE: Grimm - 26/2/2012 11:16:40 PM   
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Seen both episodes (thought I'd give it a chance), it's very poor, nothing new, like every other show. Weak monster of the week stuff, both episodes involved a type of wolf man.

David Greenwalt, what were you thinking? Pass.

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RE: Grimm - 27/2/2012 2:46:43 PM   
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the 2nd ep wasn't so good didn't really like the 3 pigs storyline




Probably because it was more Goldylocks and the 3 Bears



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RE: Grimm - 28/2/2012 10:35:03 AM   
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I didn't think it was too bad. Probably going to watch a few more.

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RE: Grimm - 28/2/2012 1:24:17 PM   
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So three episodes in and it's starting to show potential (couldn't place the fairy story they based it on though).
Silas Weir is well and truly the star of the show and you do feel yourself waiting for him to turn up for the story to take off.

Looks other cop seems to only be around to get in the way, can see him getting sidelined really soon. Also nice to see Nana Visitor still getting work.

Main bugbear, he's going to have to start actually hunting deamons soon, only so many times you can accept him stumbling across them inthe course of his work.

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RE: Grimm - 29/2/2012 8:33:19 PM   
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this weeks ep wasn't too bad , again not a big fan of the bees storyline . but liked the reveal at the end that they were helping nick by killing the maynards ( was that there name ? ) and something bad is on the way.
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RE: Grimm - 1/3/2012 3:58:59 PM   
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Seen both episodes (thought I'd give it a chance), it's very poor, nothing new, like every other show. Weak monster of the week stuff, both episodes involved a type of wolf man.

David Greenwalt, what were you thinking? Pass.


I agree.  Plus, it doesn't really reference the Grimms' Tales.  It's more like it references the 2nd hand wikipedia versions that people think they know.

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RE: Grimm - 2/3/2012 4:23:55 PM   
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Seen both episodes (thought I'd give it a chance), it's very poor, nothing new, like every other show. Weak monster of the week stuff, both episodes involved a type of wolf man.

David Greenwalt, what were you thinking? Pass.


I agree.  Plus, it doesn't really reference the Grimms' Tales.  It's more like it references the 2nd hand wikipedia versions that people think they know.


Can anyone tell me what story the bees reference? red riding hood was nicely riffed on, Goldilocks was a bit of a streach but kinda sorta linked, but bees?

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RE: Grimm - 2/3/2012 4:28:22 PM   
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Can anyone tell me what story the bees reference? red riding hood was nicely riffed on, Goldilocks was a bit of a streach but kinda sorta linked, but bees?


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RE: Grimm - 11/3/2012 12:08:57 PM   
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I really like this show, and since I don't like buffy/angel that much it's great. I just enjoy the how they've twisted the Grimm fairytales so that the many evil creatures from them hide in human form and only the main character can see how they really look. But what's great about it is that for Nick there is going to be an inner conflict between him doing what's right as a cop and doing what he has to do as a grimm.
And what's with his boss and that evil/cute blond woman who killed his aunt, are they a part of some group who hunt grimm? But on the other hand why did he protect Nick from that assassin that wanted to kill him.

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RE: Grimm - 11/3/2012 10:20:29 PM   
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I've watched the first 3 eps and have enjoyed them, not groundbreaking TV but it's entertaining viewing. Wonder how/if they'll do Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and Hansel and Gretel?


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RE: Grimm - 12/3/2012 7:05:19 AM   
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They might do, or they'll leave it to a second season, But what is obvious that something bad will happen for the season one finale it most likely always does for these shows.

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RE: Grimm - 12/3/2012 2:16:47 PM   
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I've enjoyed what I've seen but like most of these type of shows at this stage it's all very freak of the week. When / if the show starts to develop an arc I'd like to see some thought around why these creatures are in the world and what it is that makes them destined to act out their Grimm Fairy Tale narrative. Eg why when you get a group of bears living together do they never have a second child just mummy, daddy and junior and why does a blonde haired girl always break into their house.

These "Grimm's" have been performing the same role for centuries so why is our current hero (name escapes me) having to deal with The Red Riding Hood narrative etc? I know you can argue that it's just how the show works but if they're going to have such a conceit as the basis of their storyline then I think they should attempt to address it.  

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