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6 out of 10 people found the following review useful:
Absolute disgrace, 30 January 2015
1/10

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

There are many unforgivable historical errors in this series. Other reviewers have listed them out, so I don't feel it's necessary to rehash that.

But not only are the events of this mini-series inaccurate, but the characters themselves are grossly distorted versions of our founding fathers. This show is intended to be tea party (the modern day political group) propaganda and misrepresent our nation's founding fathers to be an 18th century analog of themselves. All of the historical inaccuracies in the story are there to help sell this bizarre interpretation of the founding fathers that the right-wing has invented.

For example, they didn't object to being taxed. They objected to taxation without representation. These were people who wanted a government in which they could participate; not a government which levied little or no taxes. They just wanted their representatives to control that tax money and decide how it was spent.

This show totally fails to capture both the truth of events and the spirit of the founding fathers.

"Grimm" (2011)
5 out of 8 people found the following review useful:
Great show, 19 May 2012
10/10

There aren't many shows on TV that I bother to watch any more, but this is one. It has great characters, the plot has interesting takes on classic fairy tales,and there is just the right amount of mystery and hidden back story.

There is some awkwardness in the first few episodes of the season as the actors find their characters and the show starts to hit its stride. But Giuntoli's character is also being thrown into situations that he isn't prepared to deal with.

However, Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) does an excellent job evening out the show and forming a kind of odd couple bond with Nick (Giuntoli). They have great chemistry on screen and it really adds a lot to the show.

And as you move through the season, more of the back story involving Nick's family and Renard (Roiz) is revealed in a slow burn. And the season then finishes on a few very big question marks.