Grimm

This looks like it has quite a bit of potential. I like the premise of a guy who has special abilities to see the true form of various Grimm Fairy tale like creatures, with lots of German style names of creatures, but with a modern twist. Set in Portland is also a really good move as the scenery is so much and green similar to European woodland areas. 

Having got through the first 19 episodes there have been some very nice ideas showing up such as various conspiracies and hidden agendas. One thing though I don’t understand in this type of series is why Nick ( The Grimm) has to keep his secret from his girlfriend. I get the tension but it is similar to the situation of The Flash series, it’s more frustrating than tension building, also I feel it sets a bad example. 

But overall I’m enjoying the show and the subtle special effects that blend almost seamlessly into the story so as not to distract too much from the story telling. 

Second season started off a bit differently with a weird voice over explaining the series, seems a bit pointless but may be because this was for broadcast TV they had to catch everyone up with what it is all about. 

The format of the show is actually not too bad in this season. They still have unique stories per episode but with that story arc in the background. In this case Juliette waking up and not remembering Nick but everyone else. 

The 4 or 5th episode in they got rid of the voice over for the introduction.

Season 5 now, I’m not sure why but it doesn’t seem to have quite the same pace or feel. The new relationship of Adeline and Nick does seem a  bit needy. Episodes 3 ends with Trubel being revealed but episode 4 doesn’t follow that up.  I kind of hope they reveal more about the Vesen being more well known.  Episode 4 is just a gangster revenge killing theme. 

Episode 5 was such stronger, nice to se Meisner get re-introduced. This episode just worked a lot better. 

Episode 8 is still keeping a nice balance of ‘monster of the week’ and the overall arch introducing Eve , although curiously the script admits they should have changed Juliette more, though I’m sure this will be revealed a bit more later. It really is feeling like a potential origin story for X-men, or a re-imagining of the concept or mutants but with less powers. 

Review of ending of Grimm ( Season 6 episode 13)

Finally got ‘The End’ . From a TV perspective I guess it was quite a clever loophole having a mirror time loop but I kind of felt it a bit unsatisfactory . Sure they then went 20 years into the future but that’s not really the point of the show. 

I really think they would have been better to not kill off the characters so that we can continue the stories to leave that option open for further episodes, though I guess technically they still can do this. 

It was a nice nod to have the end credits saying ‘Thank you’ in various languages. Languages was definitely a great element that was interwoven into the story telling. 

Will there be a season 7 ?

Most online reports are not optimistic about it but the ending of episode 13 does leave it potentially open for some continuation. Some reports suggests it might get revived if someone is willing to foot the bill for broadcast, may be. But these reports from ibtimes 2017 so seem to be optimistic but not too much from this year.

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