Skip to comments."Grimm": A sly, modern spin on the fairy tale
Posted on 10/28/2011 1:27:00 PM PDT by EveningStar
Everybody knows the modern world lacks enchantment. As a premise, that assertion is unprovable, but movies and TV shows have been saying it forever, so we just accept it as a trope, like, The suburbs are shallow and When the railroads came, the Wild West became civilized. Any program built around it is therefore better off not dwelling on it, and focusing its energies instead on other, more basic pleasures: characterization, plot, atmosphere. Two new network shows are built around fairy tales and the absence of magic in modern life ABCs Once Upon a Time, which debuted Sunday at 8 p.m. and repeats this Sunday at the same time; and NBCs Grimm, which debuts tonight at 9 p.m./8 central. The first is officially one of the new seasons only new hits, but I thought it was awful: poorly written and directed and woodenly acted, except for Scottish actor Robert Carlyles performance as Rumplestiltskin); you can can check it out Sunday and see for yourself, but I wouldnt recommend it, unless youre the type of person who hears somebody say, This milk is sour and says, Here, let me taste it. NBCs Grimm is much better not a great show right out of the box, but much more confident and stylish, more sure of what it wants to say and how it wants to say it.
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How many episode before its cancelled? 3?
I hear the over and under is 4 ;-)
First episode was pretty good.
IMDB rates “Once Upon A Time” as 8.0 and “Grimm” as 7.2. One viewer said Grimm has potential. Looks like they filmed 10 episodes.
Happily Ever After s/b Once Upon A Time.
Friday night death slot.
Although neither series will probably be big hits, at least the creators are trying something relatively novel and not giving us yet another cop/doctor/lawyer drama or, worse yet, another 'reality' show. Lucky us.
I saw a trailer for this & it looked pretty good.
I’m interested in watching Grimm to look for locations around Portland that I might recognize.
Grimm gave me a feeling of deja moo (I've seen this BS before) it wasn't bad, it just wasn't original.
"Once Upon A Time" is still too new to judge. But it has the potential to go either way, it may be very bad or very good. However I would judge it the more original of the two. I am just not sure there is enough there to make a good series. A mini-series yes, but 22 shows for three or four years? Not unless they roll out a whole lot more then they did in the Pilot.
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