'Grimm' review: The big bad wolf keeps us coming back for more

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NBC delayed the "Grimm" premiere to tie it to Halloween, but the new supernatural series is far from a ghost story. Its mythology is based firmly in fairy tales, which makes for a unique edge given the real world stakes of the stories.Former "Road Rules" cast member David Giuntoli makes the jump to scripted TV as Nick Burckhardt, a Portland homicide detective who discovers that he is a Grimm when he starts seeing people morphing into monsters.What is a Grimm, you ask? Turns out that Nick is a descendant of the Brothers Grimm, whose fairy tales were less fiction and more case files. He's tasked with the responsibility of keeping innocents safe from the villains we know from bedtime stories.A "Little Red Riding Hood"-derived case leads Nick to Eddie (Silas Weir Mitchell), a "Blutbad," also known as a big bad wolf. His instinct is to prey on children, though he's now reformed. Surprisingly, it's this...


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