Jenn - Jennifer Rhodes met Melanie back when True Blood was popular and they have been friends ever since. She loves TV (especially things that make you smile), Doctor Who, Finding new shows, and regularly provides awesome fandom items for Muser Giveaways. Jennifer is now a proud member of the VIPers - the Melanie's Muses Spotlight Feature Team!
I love different, and this show was definitely that. This week’s discussion is "Grimm", somewhat based on Grimm Fairytales. I was so excited that I even started a group called Grimmsters, which actually took off and became the name of fans for the show. Exciting, right? It’s also how I met Dave, well kind of dragged him into being an admin for the group. My thought was I like this guy, he’d be great at this and he was. Now he’s my best friend and I wouldn’t change loving or watching "Grimm" for anything. It’s true that you can meet great people through tv shows.
Now, about the show. It starts off with you meeting Aunt Marie and Nick, who learns just like his aunt, he’s a Grimm and can see the wesen whether they want him to or not. During a murder investigation, he meets Monroe who at first tries killing the new Grimm. But honestly who can blame him? Kill the Grimm or be killed was a way of life for many. Many previous Grimms kill wesen on sight. No questions asked. But Monroe soon comes to find out Nick is no ordinary Grimm. Nick's a cop. He’s not just going to harm someone without a reason even if they’re wesen. As the new Grimm on the block, Nick needs someone to show him the ropes. Lucky for Nick, Monroe isn't your average wesen. They make a great team. This show has six glorious seasons but some people may have never seen or even heard of it, so no spoilers but I will say it’s on Amazon Prime. All seasons! So, what are you waiting for? Go get your binge on!
Dave - Dave Christy loves horror, music, documentaries and more. He is also the co-runner of several fan based groups including Morningstars (THE Lucifer fan group also run by Melanie), and now is a member of the VIPers Spotlight Lounge team for Melanie's Muses. Other than "In The Spotlight" Features -check out his "31 Days Of Halloween Movies"
When I first heard of "Grimm", I was intrigued. I don't like a lot of fairytales but when you add a twist, that’s what lures me in. At the base of the show, its just like most police procedurals but the perps are wesen. (Sidenote: I always wanted one episode to have a twist. To have everything look like it was wesen related but turns out to be an ordinary human. But alas, that never happened. (Melanie here - I always wanted that too - it seemed like an obvious plot twist :\) They can change into an animal-type beings. That's probably not described right and sounds weird but it will make more sense when you watch. Note: WHEN you watch. Not IF you watch. Because you must watch it.
A lot of the first season was more fairytale based with takes on Goldilocks, Three Little Pigs, Cinderella, etc but once the show got established and got its story arc going, it had more character driven plots. They did revisit a couple fairytales later but not many. The show is absolutely fantastic. Rosalee joins the cast of characters about half way through the first season. That kinda makes rewatching the early shows awkward because you almost swear she was with the show from the beginning.
Adding on to what Jenn said, this is how I met her and Mels, since she was an admin there also. Although because me and Mels both usually aren't the ones sending a friend request, it took us forever to actually become FB friends. So "Grimm" will always hold a special place in my heart. They have become my family. In fact, I talk to them more than my actual family. What started out as just a common interest in a show has blossomed into so much more. It’s been 9 years since I met these two and it’s changed my life immensely.
What can I add that Jenn and Dave haven't already covered? Well as Jenn already said she started Grimmsters and I already knew her from True Blood things and so she asked me to admin. Like she said we have NO Idea how much that would grow. Networks often watch the fandom to see what's brewing and they locked onto Grimmsters almost immediately. We were lucky enough that Executive Producer Norberto Barba joined the group quite early on, as did some other members of the crew, and we got to see behind the scenes exclusives, BUT even more exciting for me was we actually got a little input on the show in the early days! Aside from them adopting the Grimmster name, they listened when we said we hated the updated titles and changed them (literally within a couple of weeks), and when we had a HUGE discussion post about the upcoming season finale and the huge cliffhanger we thought was coming - they put a note up at the end saying "Sorry Grimmsters but you knew it was coming!"
As many of you know "I don't like werewolves", so when I tell you that my fav couple in this were Monroe (who is a Blutbad - basically a werewolf) and Rosalee (who is a fuschbau - basically a fox) you know that this show has something extra special. BUT if you are a bit wary of the shifter idea - fear not - there is magic afoot too in the form of witchy characters called Hexenbiests (which is what I would be for sure!)
As with most shows I wasn't a fan of the ending. For me the whole last season was a little meh - many disagree - but I am super picky. That being said I was sad to see it go and I miss the excitement that came with the new episodes each week. I have rewatched the episodes a few times now and am STILL on the hunt for easter eggs I missed. A fun one for you to start with - in (I think) every episodes (and at least in a lot of them) you will see something with the season and episode number - for explain Season 2 Episode 4 might have an address shows - 204. Sometimes fun to look for and with all 6 seasons streaming free with your amazon prime subscription what are you waiting for?
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Melanie's Muses will be giving away a "Grimm" Prize Pack featuring the Season 1 DVD set and Grimm Fairy Tales book sent in by Jennifer, plus bookmarks, a little pig, and a headband from the Melanie's Muses Prize Hoard!!
For your chance to win- leave a comment ON THIS POST ON THE WEBSITE (comments left on shares around other social media WILL NOT COUNT) -
In the show - Wesen (pronounced Vesen) is the collective name given to the non-human forms that the Grimm can see. If you have watched the show what Wesen would YOU want to be? If you haven't watched the show what animal would you like to be able to partly shift into? (In the show the creatures become sort of half creatures).
The winner will be picked randomly from qualifying comments. Other comments about the article are very welcome but only entrants with the qualifying comments will go in the hat! What your answer is will not influence whether you go into the hat - Only that you answer the question!
Winner will be announced during the Live show on September 19th (and then posted here on the blog as well on September 20th if the winner isn't at the live.) Full Rules Below!
Good luck everyone!