In it's second year, Grimm managed to captivate its audience just as well as it did in the first season. New twists, characters, and alliances kept the whole season fresh and exciting. It was difficult to pick out just seven of this last season's episodes, but I finally thinned it out to what I think are the best.
#7: Episode 41, "Endangered"; The Gluhenvolk are an amazing species of wesen. Not only does this episode delve into the origin of aliens, but it also introduces a beautiful species of wesen, not to mention the underlying message about poaching endangered animals.
Through the years, television and movie companies have selected quite a number of large cities as settings for various plot lines. However, Portland has, up until recently, been flying under the radar. As a citizen of the Portland-metro area, I was delighted to hear that Portland was now a center of the nation's attention. Portland is finally getting the attention it deserves, as it provides the perfect setting for such modern-day fairy tales as those in the world of "Grimm".
Portland has several faces. In the city, it is a mecca for those who wish to break away from the...
In my opinion, the best episodes of Grimm center around original fairy tales and put a clever, modern-day twist on them. After all, is this not the very essence of the show? My top favorites are these;
#7: Episode 5, Danse Macabre: This episode clearly and elequently elaborates on the story of the Pied Piper. It really gives a new perspective on an old tale while delivering wonderful suspense and horrific scenes.
#6: Episode 10, Organ Grinder: Not only did this episode have all the prospects of a good horror film, it also captured part of the story of Hansel and...
Before we start, here an explanation how I put together the list: I went through my reviews from the first season and took a look at the “key-rating” I gave each of them. Then I listed all episodes, which had at least a rating of nine keys, and came up with eight episodes which scored that high. Naturally, one of them didn’t make the cut (Love Sick, in case you are interested), the others were put in order. And here they, my top seven Grimm-episodes of season one. Why top seven? Because we are talking about fairy tales!
I decided to analyze those episode together, because they are all about the same fairy tale (“Sleeping Beauty”) and as a three-parter, it doesn’t seem to make much sense to see them isolated from each other. The quotes of “Woman in Black” and “The Kiss” are both from “Sleeping Beauty”, but “Bad Teeth” (and the season) starts with a quote from the poem “The Second Coming” by W. B. Yeats :
I really don’t see the point of a Reference Rundown. While the quote is from “Hans, mein Igel”, the plot had absolute nothing to do with it - even if they try on the NBC website to draw a feeble connections, which shows a terrible lack of understanding of the tale, which is actually (similar to Beauty and the Beast) about not judging based on outer appearance. The episode is more a mixture...
I already mentioned once that whenever the writers go for popular fairytales, they tend to include the misconceptions about the fairy tale in their adaption. Here they tried to deconstruct the Cinderella story. But what they ended up doing was deconstructing the Disney version of the story.
Don’t get me wrong, I like the Disney movie, but it is not what I would watch if I wanted to see a version...
Not a Grimm tale this time around, “Three Billy Goats Gruff” is of Norwegian origin. Which I’m very happy about, because Scandinavian (and Celtic and Russian for that matter) folklore is very colorful and very interesting. I hope we’ll get some more stories from those corners of the world.
Considering the title I was a little bit surprised that neither the episode nor the fairy tale it was referring to, had an actual cat or mouse. The fairy tale in this case is “Eisenhans” – Iron Hans or Iron John. It is kind of a favorite of mine, but less because it’s particular good, more because there are so many unexpected changes in the character of Eisenhans, which don’t really make sense, but set him apart from the normal...
“Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.”
These words open the final episode of the little fairy tale show that could. And at first, they seem cruelly ironic, as nothing about the Zerstörer’s staff is a comfort to Nick...
“We absolutely love what our producers and cast have accomplished over the past five seasons,” Salke said. “They have created a whole new world of creatures and have a truly devoted fan base. We can’t wait to see what comes next.”
Nick returns home to find out the royal family went all Seven on his poor Grimm mother, leaving her head in a box. On the heels of that tragedy was tonight’s stunning finale, where Nick's girlfriend, Juliette, was killed in the final scene.