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104 of 109 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very addictive to watch
When I saw the pilot episode of "Grimm" I thought it would be something of a knock off of Supernatural: The Complete First Season. While both shows have much in common, "Grimm" has managed to grow into its premise and find its own identity.

Portland detective Nick Burkhardt (David Guintoli)sees monsters and it's not because he's on drugs. Turns out Burkhardt is...
Published on 30 May 2012 by Dad

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67 of 74 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars "These guys, they carry grudges to the grave. And usually it's your grave."
The best way I can think to describe Grimm is like a cross between The X-Files and Warehouse 13, But without the Warehouse and without the aliens!

Inspired by Grimm's Fairy tales each episode you meet a new type of human hybrid monster, Homicide Detective Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoil) has Grimm's in his family history it soon becomes apparent that the fairy...
Published on 11 Jun. 2012 by NicolaA


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104 of 109 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very addictive to watch, 30 May 2012
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Dad "Just a DAD" (Bristol) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Grimm - Season 1 [DVD] (DVD)
When I saw the pilot episode of "Grimm" I thought it would be something of a knock off of Supernatural: The Complete First Season. While both shows have much in common, "Grimm" has managed to grow into its premise and find its own identity.

Portland detective Nick Burkhardt (David Guintoli)sees monsters and it's not because he's on drugs. Turns out Burkhardt is one of the last of the Grimms who fought and killed monsters that have preyed on humanity for centuries. Burkhardt like all Grimms has the unique ability to see the creatures masquerading beneath their human mask.

With the assistance of Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell)a reformed werewolf (or a big bad wolf in Grimm mythology)to help him understand the strange new world he's been dropped into, Burkhardt discovers that many of the creatures out there are just trying to survive while others have more insidious motives. Unfortunately there are those in Burkhardt's own police department who are undermining his efforts for their own mysterious reasons.

"Grimm" has a much more droll sense of humor than the more tongue-in-cheek humor of "Supernatural" and Mitchell in particular is a highlight of the show with his often sarcastic, dry delivery as Monroe. Both shows are entertaining ("Supernatural" has its extended mythology which "Grimm" is only beginning to develop)and "Grimm" has continually improved with each successive episode.

The HD presentations of the show looks quite nice although I would imagine neither will quite match the higher uncompressed bit rate for a Blu-ray

You may want to dive into "Grimm" with the very first episode so you can get a sense of the developing mythology of the series. I would suggest not giving up after a couple of episodes as it took at least a half dozen before the show began to find its tone and stride.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars blu ray looks great. same mastering as u.s. version, 22 Aug. 2012
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Grimm surprised many by being a VERY successful show. It really has a cool theme and tight scripts and on the level acting too. The blu ray is alot better than the dvd set and this show was shot on high quality film so it makes a difference. The story of a cop who is surrounded by abnormal types, (as the late great sanctuary show would call the beings that exist around humans in this storyling) This one ties in with old fairtytales too of course. It's just a good idea for a show and it deserved the success it got. The blu ray uses the same mastering and the u.s. one is excellent picture wise
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE THIS SHOW!!!!, 23 May 2012
This review is from: Grimm - Season 1 [DVD] (DVD)
Police drama, mysterious goings on, colourful creatures,loveable characters,epic fights!!! A thriller,mystery,horror with slight humour from time to time, easily among my top 10 shows,mother didnt think much till she watched more and liked it more! Not for everyone but will draw more people new to the Genre!!
Absolute must!!!!! A great collection to your shows and Bluray!
Bring on Season 2 now!!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Glad to be Grimm!, 5 Oct. 2013
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I love fantasy series and Fairy Tales, so this was right up my street, but it may also appeal to those who like their police stories with a bit of a twist! The basic premise is 'What if Fairy Tales (original gory dark ones) were based on beings who lived amongst us, only managing to camoflage themselves most of the time? Only a few people can see these beings, and they have been responsible for keeping them in check for hundreds of years.' The acting and charcters are good, and the stories are never predictable, with an on-going thread of a policeman coming to terms with his 'Grimm' leagacy. I'd recommend if you like 'Medium', 'Once upon a Time', or even 'Ghost Whisperer'. Be warned though, these stories are not suitable for young children- you see blood and gore sometimes, with adult themes. There are some moments of light relief, so it does not take itself too seriously!.
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67 of 74 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars "These guys, they carry grudges to the grave. And usually it's your grave.", 11 Jun. 2012
This review is from: Grimm - Season 1 [DVD] (DVD)
The best way I can think to describe Grimm is like a cross between The X-Files and Warehouse 13, But without the Warehouse and without the aliens!

Inspired by Grimm's Fairy tales each episode you meet a new type of human hybrid monster, Homicide Detective Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoil) has Grimm's in his family history it soon becomes apparent that the fairy tales and myths we hear of now are in fact true but only a significant few have the ability to see what others can not. The Grimm's are protectors from the shape shifting hybrids myths - whatever you want to call them, and in turn they fear them as they cannot altogether hide what they are when in the presence of a Grimm. finding his feet in the ever increasing strangeness, Nick is given a case involving a child kidnapper, and wrongly accuses Monroe.

Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) a Blutbud - kinda like a werewolf, he helps Nick and they become good friends, partners of the supernatural world, he advises Nick on what and who he is and helps him fight the 'bad guys'

In truth I feel the series could have been a lot darker and takes to many 'Artistic leaps' But the series is good and worth watching, every episode has a new foe but has the underlining story, I really liked the character Monroe, And by mid season liked Nick Burkhardt - the Grimm

Over all - Yeah there are better TV series out there this is by no means the worst and is thoroughly watchable. The series has been renewed for a second season and I will watch!
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34 of 38 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A GRIMM REVIEW, 7 May 2012
This review is from: Grimm - Season 1 [DVD] (DVD)
Well folks if you want a different slant on a police precedural show this is it. Very dark and quirky the best new series this season and picked up for Season 2. Lots of new creatures each episode and very clever writing to keep the creature world separate from the real world. Well worth a watch and good main characters as well. One for the collection.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Grimm - great viewing, 8 Nov. 2013
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TonyD "biotone" (Up North) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Grimm - Season 1 [DVD] (DVD)
Excellent series from the Buffy / Angel stable, with the premise that a Portland cop begins to see supernatural beings behind human facades, and comes to realise that he is the latest in a long line of 'Grimms' whose destiny it is to chase these beings or be killed by them.
The special effects as the 'Wessen' morph into animals (or worse) are excellent, the characters are well done, with a largely unknown cast, and this is compulsive viewing.. Have already bought the second series and can't wait for the third!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars CSI meets Buffy The Vampire Slayer, 19 July 2012
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This review is from: Grimm - Season 1 [DVD] (DVD)
After a somewhat iffy start, Grimm is now developing nicely into one of the most purely enjoyable tv shows around at the moment. A cop show with a supernatural twist based on Grimm's fairy tales, this sees a police detective who finds he has the supernatural gift to see monsters that others can't and it's his job to protect mankind from these creatures. It's pretty much CSI meets Buffy and while not quite as good as either show it is still a very enjoyable show in its own right with a good cast and an interesting mythology slowly starting to come through especially towards the end of the first season. While the detective's cases are nothing you haven't seen in a thousand cop shows they are given a fresh twist that they are either commited by or at least involves in some way one of the monsters which you have to admit is something they would just dismiss as nonsense in one of the CSI shows!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good first season, bring on season 2!, 10 April 2013
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'Grimm' follows the life of homicide detective Nicholas Burkhardt (David Giuntoli) as he investigates crimes in and around Portland, Oregon. However, Nick is not your normal run-of-the-mill detective, he is a Grimm descended from an ancient line of guardians. As a Grimm, Nick is charged with maintaining balance in the world, between the humans and mythological creatures known as `Wesen'.

Throughout the first season Nick not only has to solve crimes and face off against dangerous Wesen but simultaneously keep his Grimm identity hidden from his homicide partner Hank Griffin (Russell Hornsby) and his girlfriend Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch). The latter becomes increasingly difficult as his Grimm life threatens to spill into his personal one.

The show follows a standard `crime of the week' format with each episode dealing with a crime (usually Wesen related) that Nick must solve. He is aided heavily in this by his Wesen friend Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) who is well versed in Wesen lore and knowledge of the supernatural, making Nick and he strike up an unlikely friendship.

Grimm boasts a good array of acting talent right across its main and supporting cast but it is the magnetic Silas Weir Mitchell who steals the show. Mitchell is in inspired form and provides some much needed comic relief to offset the serious nature of the show. Grimm also benefits from some spectacular special effects that would not look out of place in Hollywood! In addition the direction is also very good, whether it is creating a sense of suspense or a fast moving action sequence.

However, Grimm suffers from being too serialized with story arcs being spread over too many episodes. So although the show feels fresh and inventive to begin with, towards the last 6 episodes the novelty has worn off as there are too many stand-alone episodes that feel the same as they do not move the main story along.

As the title suggests the show is heavily influenced by the German folktales written by the Brothers Grimm, with many Wesen sharing a similarity with creatures described in the stories. This makes Grimm become far more than just another police procedural rather it would be described as a blend of cop drama and dark fantasy. Though the writing falls short this is made up by great production acting and directing, all of which remain high throughout the season.

Ultimately this is an entertaining and `different' cop drama, which provides a welcome alternative to the now stale `CSI' and `Law & Order' dramas. Though this season could have been better there is enough here to convince that this show could go somewhere. In addition Season 2 promises to be much more story driven with more emphasis on developing characters as well as increasing the detail and depth of its story arcs. So though it is not an outstanding show for now, it is still a good one and well worth buying.

7/10
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A nice fix for Supernatural fans, 6 April 2013
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This review is from: Grimm - Season 1 [DVD] (DVD)
Based on the Grimm fairy tales (Red Riding Hood, Snow White & Sleeping Beauty etc..) this is a cop crime drama, very much with a supernatural twist to it. David Giuntoli stars as modern day Portland homicide police detective Nick Burkhardt, whose everyday life is shattered when he begins to see another side to people's faces, they're true vessin(creature) identity. As he begins to question his own sanity, through the appearance & the last days of his aunt's life, he learns that he is a descendant of a family of Grimms (vessin hunters/slayers) who are the only one's who can see what they really are. Through the case of a missing child, Nick befriends a vessin Wieder Blutbad (Werewolf) named Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell-Prison Break), and slowly he becomes Nick's confidant & friend to help him get to grips with being a Grimm, and someone to turn too when cases get weird. As a result, Nick realises that some vessin simply wan't to live peacefully alongside humans, so Nick only hunts down the really bad vessin & tries to help the good ones who are peaceful or want peace.

Each week the story is usually about Nick investigating a homicide that has something to do with vessin, be they the perp or victim. Through these & the books/knowledge from his ancestors handed down to him from his late aunt & assistance form Monroe, he slowly encounters various races of vessin , and has to dispatch them in various ways, while keeping his identity as a Grimm & these creatures secret from his wife & his fellow co-workers, in the shape of his detective partner Hank (Russell Hornsby-Lincoln Heights), Sgt. Wu (Reggie Lee- Safe), Nicks wife Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch -The Artist) & his boss Captain Sean Renard (Sasha Roiz-Caprica).

Overall Grimm is a really enjoyable show, the writing may not be top notch, but these supernatural creatures from fairy tales, encountering different vessin each episode & the chemistry between the characters more than makes up for that in leaps & bounds. Since the show succeeded & managed to get commissioned for more series, which is hard to do these days, the budget has increased & as of series 2 the special effects have been even better & more frequent, but not so much that it takes away that shock & awe factor. The creatures simply look really amazing it's unreal, and as of series 2 they have decent opening credits....eventually (;-p). I really love the chemistry between the characters, particularly Nick & Monroe who are the main highlight imo, they just lighten things up at the right time with they're banter.

In conclusion, if you like programs with a Supernatural/Fantasy edge, then this is certainly well worth trying out. One of my current favorites of the genre since Supernatural. Highly Recommended.
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