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A homicide detective discovers he is a descendant of hunters who fight supernatural forces.
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 Nick Burkhardt (123 episodes, 2011-2017)
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 Hank Griffin (123 episodes, 2011-2017)
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 Monroe (123 episodes, 2011-2017)
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 Captain Sean Renard (123 episodes, 2011-2017)
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 Sgt. Wu / ... (120 episodes, 2011-2017)
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 Juliette Silverton / ... (119 episodes, 2011-2017)
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 Rosalee Calvert (99 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 Adalind Schade (89 episodes, 2011-2017)
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Portland detective, Nick Burkhardt, has seen some gruesome crime scenes, but nothing prepares him for the strange visions he begins seeing: seemingly regular people momentarily transforming into hideous monsters. A visit from his only living relative reveals the truth. Nick has inherited the ability to see supernatural creatures, and as a "Grimm," he is tasked with keeping the balance between mankind and the mythological. A reformed "Big Bad Wolf" becomes his greatest (and also reluctant) ally and confidant. It's not long before his work as a policeman leads Nick to the criminals he once thought were only found in fairy tales. Written by L. Hamre

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There is a stained glass image of a wolf on Monroe's door; fitting as Monroe is a "blutbad" or "big bad wolf". See more »

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Nick Burkhardt: I guess you don't have to be a hexenbiest to be a witch
Adalind Schade: You don't have to be a witch to work this kind of magic.
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The second season finale has a note from the writers that says, "To be continued. Oh, come on. You knew this was coming." See more »

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A fun new twist on crime drama
9 November 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Grimm largely follows the line of most crime dramas, but with the fun twist that the bad guys are characters from fairy tales and folk-stories. The main character is reasonably interesting, his partners (one his human police partner & a new friend that is basically a big bad wolf) are mildly amusing, and the crimes are intriguing. Only time will tell if it can stay interesting, but for now I am extremely optimistic. It is a show that can appeal to fantasy fans (like me) and crime drama fans (like my husband).

Being one of two fantasy themed new shows on network television, Grimm is inevitably compared to ABC's Once Upon a Time, which is a bit more fantasy. I am enjoying Once Upon a Time a great deal (my husband hasn't watched since the first episode), but frankly it seems more like a mini-series. It has an end written into the story & if they try to drag it out too long it will start to seem ridiculous. Grimm on the other hand, can last as long as the writers keep finding more folktales & there are thousands of those.


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