Tuesday, August 9, 2011


Grimm is a new genre show coming this fall to NBC! Here is the official show description on its web site:

Remember the fairy tales your parents used to tell you before bedtime? Well, those weren't stories, they were warnings.

Detective Nick Burkhardt thought he was ready for the grim reality of working homicide in Portland, Oregon. That is, until he started to see things... things he couldn't quite explain. Like a gorgeous woman suddenly transforming into a hideous hag, or an average Joe turning into a vicious troll. Then, after a panicked visit from his only living relative, Nick discovers the truth about his visions: he's not like everyone else, he's a descendant of an elite group of hunters known as "Grimms" who are charged with stopping the proliferation of supernatural creatures in the world. And so begins his new life journey - albeit a reluctant one at first - as he solves crimes with his partner who knows something about Nick has radically changed but can't quite put his finger on it. Along the way, Nick finds himself unexpectedly getting help on some of the more difficult cases from Monroe, a guy who seems normal at first but is soon revealed to be what you might call a "big bad wolf." Literally!

While the Brothers Grimm wrote fairy tales that children have adored for generations, imagine if the villains were real, and Nick was the only one who could stop them.

From executive producers David Greenwalt (Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Jim Kouf (Angel, National Treasure) comes a new world of police work where all cases have a storybook connection... but not always happily ever after.

The reason I am excited by this show, other than the premise with its promise of weekly monsters, is the involvement of David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf. They are the creators, producers and writers of the pilot episode and they were deeply involved in two of my favorite genre shows Angel and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Both men not only produced Angel, but wrote many of the episodes as well.

I have one major complaint about NBC's handling of Grimm. They are airing it on Friday nights at 9 pm, opposite two other established genre shows: Supernatural on CW and Fringe on FOX. I watch both these shows and even with my DVR that can record two programs simultaneously, I'll still have to watch one of these shows on a repeat showing or OnDemand on Comcast. Would it be too much to ask for NBC to air Grimm on a different day or at lest a different time? I'll be watching Grimm "live" and recording the other two shows, at least for the premier on October 21.

Check out the cool extended sneak preview trailer!

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