Grimm – 2011-2017 – Rest in Peace!

GrimmIt has been a pleasure watching this series from start to finish over the last couple of years. With that said I must admit that I wasn’t too impressed at the beginning. I seldom am. TV-series are not generally my thing. But since Grimm showcase occult themes and monsters I was lured into it. The basis of the series is that this cop – Nick Burkhardt, is approached by his aunt. She tells him that everything he think he knows about the world is wrong. There are actually being walking among us that aren’t human. But he can see them because he is a descendant of a Grimm. A Grimm can see these things and it’s also his job to hunt down and kill these creatures.

He has already started to see things so maybe the old lady isn’t crazy after all? Soon e encounters and befriends such a creature. He learns that they’re called Wesen after the german word for creature. After that almost every “weson” term is in German. I guess this it because of the Grimm Brothers as they were German storytellers. In this universe they were actually hunters of the supernatural and didn’t write down fairy tales but reality.

As a Grimm he has special powers and these so-called weson in afraid of him. Not all of them of course but most of them. We learn that there’s a lot of different weson out there. In fact about one for each episode. I think they had great fun thinking up these creatures but sometimes they are really far-fetched. Towards the end you’ll notice that they’re started to run out of ideas. We do learn that Nick isn’t going to be a Grimm like his ancestors though. He will not kill indiscriminately and without a good reason. instead he have a friendly relationship with a bunch of these creatures.

GRIMM — “Eve of Destruction” Episode 507 — Pictured: Bitsie Tulloch as Eve — (Photo by: Scott Green/NBC)

In the beginning Nick Burkhardt needs to keep his secret identity to himself from his fiancée and colleagues. There is a new case that need to be solved in each episode and it’s very entertaining. A bit repetitive but entertaining. The real fun starts later when things get more complicated. I won’t spoil it for you but there will be a group on humans and weson including the Grimm that collaborate in different ways. They’ll work closely together. There will also be more complex cohesive storylines in the latter seasons.

I for one enjoyed this more that the first few loosely kept together seasons. It was exciting to wait for the next episode to see what would happen. An episode by episode kind of series never have that suspense. Therefore I think that the final couple of season were the absolutely best in the series. I was in shock when I realised that I’ve seen the final episode. I didn’t see that coming at all.

But to be honest. I think that the ending was ok. It was a real end but still with a possibility to continue the show or spinoff it. I doubt that this’ll happen since the show was cancelled though, but you never can tell. Grimm – rest in peace!

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Tommy Snöberg Söderberg

Autodidact film scholar and music-loving thinker who reads the occasional book.

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