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Alles hat ein Ende, aber die Wurst hat zwei
It is not often I write reviews on IMDb. I have done it for another television show, my love letter to The X-files. So it is no more than fair that I should write a review for Grimm, for I haven't felt this giddy about a show since The X-files ended. Not the same "jumping up and down squeaking with joy"-giddy anyway. I don't know, it's something about supernatural stories in the woods that is so appealing to me. But it has to have something more than that, and Grimm has that. It has a mythology that can grow, characters that feel real, a chemistry between Monroe and Nick that is almost Mulder&Scully-esque and great writing. A good show needs someone that can deliver awesome one-liners and I think Monroe is picking that part. I was quite into a show called Moonlight a couple of years ago. It got canceled and it was sad because its mythology was just about to grow and it really had potential. Some episodes ago of Grimm I realized that much of Grimm's mythology is similar to Moonlight's. Well, after some research I found out that Mr Greenwald was/is involved in both shows. So, I'm very happy that Grimm has been renewed because I think that Grimm has a strong potential to be that show Moonlight never was. But Grimm is so much better, it may even have a potential to be a long-runner like The X-files. I'm not complaining. :)
Children of the Dog Star (1984)
It is truly, absolutely fascinating to read the other comments for this series, for they say the same, and I can do neither. I have had a weak but clear memory of this show since I saw when I was 9, but no one else has recognized it when I've told about it and I didn't remember the name of the series. Frustation! Until yesterday when I put out a question at a community and a guy answered and told me it was this series. It feels wonderful to know that my weak memory of this wasn't just in my head! I was also completely absorbed by this show. But the only thing I can remember is that mysterious lamp on roof and it scared the hell out of me. :) Anyway, I think my fascination for sci-fi and astronomy started with this show too. It's great to read that other have experienced the same. Aah, that youth... :)
The X Files (1993)
This story never ends...
I was 17 years old when TV4 broadcast this show for the first time in Sweden back in 1994. Back then I had a big geeky interest in UFO:s and the paranormal so you can imaging how I felt when this TV-show came along. It was like my heart could explode of joy. Well, the geeky interest for UFO:s faded and sometimes I was quite tired of the X-files but I always kept on watching. The funny thing is that it is now, a year after the "end" of the show, when I'm 27 years old, that I realize how extremely important the show has been to me. It has been a big part of my life for ten years. And now, life feels a bit empty without it.
What is the best part of the X-files then? Well, of course, first of all, Mulder and Scully and the tension between them. You can't describe it with words, it's magical. That is, very good acting. (If the main goals of life for Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny weren't to become icons, well tough luck :)!) Second, the Gothic atmosphere. The X-files is forests, fog, darkness, snow, mud, autumn, rain, desert. Mmm, me love. Third, the dialog. "SCULLY: Mulder, I wouldn't put myself on the line for anybody but you. MULDER: If there's an ice tea in that bag, could be love. SCULLY: Must be fate, Mulder. Root beer." That says about everything. Forth, all the other characters. They are so complex and carefully created. And fifth, the story. I mean, this is the story of all stories. It has everything. A love bigger than the universe, heroes, diplomats, true evil, a father-son-tragedy and a big, huge and completely wonderful conspiracy. And some aliens not to forget.
I love this story and it will never end. Not in my heart anyway...