"Grimm" is the story of a young cop who has just been told by his dying aunt that he is next in line to carry out his family's legacy: fighting evil-doers straight out of Grimms' Fairy Tales. The premise sounds pretty cheesy, I'll admit. Most people don't consider fairy tales to be particularly scary (not if they're thinking of Disney princesses and their children's story books, anyway). But anyone who has actually read the original Grimms' Fairy Tales, or taken a class on them, like I did, knows just how utterly creepy they really are. And it's this creepiness that "Grimm" does such an excellent job of tapping into. The first two episodes covered "Little Red Riding Hood" and "Goldilocks and the Three Bears." That might not sound scary, but I nearly fell off of the treadmill twice during the first episode. The fact that actual crimes are being committed in "Grimm" (even if they are being carried out by monsters) is what makes the show work. It has a real-life sense of danger that "Once Upon a Time," the other fairy tale-inspired series to debut this fall, fails to create.
Also, David Giuntoli, who plays Nick Burkhardt, is completely adorable.
|David Giuntoli and Russell Hornsby at Comic-Con|
Oh, and Happy Birthday Marine Corps!