|Don't go down in the woods today. Investigations begin for GRIMM. Image: ABC TV.|
Re-imaginings of dark fairy tales and childhood fantasies are the current order of the day on American TV (whether that's deliberate ingenuity or because Hollywood's literally running out of ideas (once again!) is a decision I leave up to you to ponder) with the recent premieres of ONCE UPON A TIME, from LOST writers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz (about fairy tales characters living for real in Maine), and now ABC's GRIMM, pictured above, now showing exclusively on the UK's WATCH CHANNEL and charting the adventures of Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli), a detective working in modern day Portland, Oregon possessing a rare ability, passed down through his family linage, to uncover the supernatural and take on its many dangerous and ethereal nightmare creatures, inspired from the works of the famous Grimm Fairy Tales.
Grimm - Full Trailer - YouTube
Mixing the always expected high production values alongside detective drama with monster slaying, and created by Stephen Carpenter alongside THE X-FILES/BUFFY's David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf, GRIMM has a strong writing and producing pedigree that includes CSI and HAWAII FIVE-O's Sarah Goldfinger and STAR TREK's Naren Shankar amongst its creative team. Early episodes, despite a mixed critical reception, have improved, and the series could be around a little while longer. Whether it looks set to challenge the popularity of recent genre hits like SUPERNATURAL and SANCTUARY is unknown, though it surely won't be a case of fangs for the memory at least for a season!