Sunday, September 02, 2012

Grimm: i'm not jumpy when i watch this

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after Buffy The Vampire Slayer, and Angel both bid farewell to television, we didn't hear from Josh Whedon until Avengers. yeah, yeah, he came up with Supernatural but i wasn't really crazy about the plot as i was about the first two shows.  Charmed also bid farewell so there in the can went all my favorite fantasy series.  after that, Twilight came out and gave a different meaning to the word "vampire" and "werewolf". another show came out called The Vampire Diaries and while i think Ian Somerhalder is hot, i didn't really appreciate it that much.

i don't like Twilight and the Vampire Diaries because of the damsel-in-distress factor.  it didn't sit well with me considering how Buffy was such a strong woman.  sure, she had mortals and immortals pining over her but she could very well take care of herself.



like Suits, Grimm came out just about the same time my neighbor's cable got cut off.  now that i got reconnected i got to see the series and i was really fascinated with it.  while it didn't feature a strong female lead, it is not boring and i don't get jumpy watching it.  not bad for someone who doesn't feel comfortable sleeping alone in the dark, right?

Grimm is about Homicide Detective Nick Burkhardt, and his life after he discovers that he is descended from a long line of hunters called Grimms, who fight to keep humanity safe from supernatural forces.  he lives in a world in which the characters inspired  by the Grimms' Fairy Tales exist.  as a Grimm, he must be able to distinguish the good forces from the bad, with the help of his friend, Wieder Blutbad Monroe and his partner, Detective Hank Griffin. 

while i think David Guintoli is hot and the plot is very interesting, i watch it mainly because of Monroe's humor. Monroe, played by Silas Weir Mitchell, is very lovable and tries to help Nick, the Grimm, every which way he can. while he is very awkward and non-violent, he is very quick-witted,  funny and very adorable.

i'm glad that we have these shows again.  they are very entertaining and they provide a whole new perspective towards the fairy tales we have grown up with. while they educate us with the tales, they show us that for as long as there is evil in this world, in whatever shape or form, good will always prevail and win over it.