Grimm 1.01 "Pilot" Review

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When a show tries to balance two seemingly disparate elements and combine them into one unusual new creation, it's hard not to get a little nervous. Creativity and originality is always something to be encouraged, especially as network TV is slowly becoming more adventurous, but when is something creative and unique and when is it jumbled and incoherent? It takes a certain feathery touch from the powers that be to keep a show's highly individualized identity sacred while making sure it's fairly accessible and tells a good, solid story in the process.

After watching the pilot episode of Grimm, the latest creation from frequent collaborators David Greenwalt(MoonlightBuffy the Vampire Slayer) and Jim Kouf (Ghost WhispererAngel), I'm still a little unsure if it quite knows how to balance both elements of its identity. Throughout the episode, you're shifted between a fairly commonplace procedural, headed by detectives Nick Burhardt (David Giuntoli) and Hank Griffin (Russell Hornsby), and a supernatural tale of a band of fairy tale hunters, of whom Nick is one of the last survivors, with the differences between the "two Grimms" being very pronounced, to say the least. Read More...


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