TV Review: “Grimm”

OVERALL:  I really look forward to it.this show every week. So does Hubby. We both really enjoy it.

POINTS: Wonderful ensemble cast. Characters and actors are different from each other. Black and Asian characters – YAY! Every week the view gets to rediscover the Grimms’ fairy tales in an old German trying to be historical light. Very cool and fun.

PITFALLS: This show had to grow on me. I did not think I would like it as much as I do now the first year I watched. Now that the Grimm – played by David Giuntoli has a cadre of friends, family,  and helpers around him the show is fun. When it began the Grimm was all alone and hiding his secret Grimm identity – he had just discovered it himself. It is good to see the character no longer be isolated and no longer have to lie to those around him. Plus his honey, Juliette, is now in on it and proving to be a rich character and not just the “girlfriend”.

FEMALE CHARACTER(S): Oh hooray the female characters get to grow and change and be cool. Bitsie Tulloch plays Juliette Silverton, veterinarian and partner to the hero who is the Grimm.

CULTURAL PITFALL(S): So far I have not seen a truly positive portrayal of witches. I will rejoice when that happens as I really am tired of witches being shown as villains. (Yeah, that’s all over my previous posts.) Oh and more People of Color would always be good too. 🙂

HIGH POINT(S): What I have really enjoyed about this show is how the characters have changed over the years. The Grimm went from being isolated to now have a group of friends and confidants around him. I am especially pleased with how his honey, Juliette, knows what he is, accepts it, and comfortably lives in his world, even helping being a warrior ally. Cool. I also like how the friends – Monroe played by Silas Weir Mitchell and Rosalee Calvert played by Bree Turner, have a relationship that has developed over the years. I like the portrayal of adult love as I am really tired of the overly dramatic teen-aged focused love stories where the characters act like idiots and make me roll my eyes until I look like I’m seizing.

Plus this show can really make me laugh. At the end of one season, the cliffhanger ends and on the screen appeared the words “Sorry.” LOL! The producers knew we fans would be freaking over the cliffhanger. I loved that.

BECHDEL TEST (Website): 3 of 3. Though I can’t find it on the Bechdel Test site, I will give it a 3 of 3 for all of the cool conversations women in the show have about life and the status of being something other than human.

RACIAL BECHDEL TEST (Website): 2 of 3 and 3 of 3 on occasion!

IMDB: Grimm (TV Series 2011-)

OFFICIAL WEBSITE:  Grimm | NBC

DVD/BLU-RAY WORTHY: Yes! I need to start collecting them.

LION PAW PRINTS:  3 of 5. I look forward to this show every week.

Grimm TV show poster

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