Once Upon a time there was a Detective named Nick Burkhardt (played by David Giuntoli) he was living with his girlfriend, the woman he planned to marry. His Aunt Marie raised him, after his parents died in a car crash when he was twelve. He had a normal life, filled with normal things. That is until he begins to see people’s faces shift into monstrous creatures. It doesn’t happen frequently, and he attempts to brush it off as exhaustion due to his current murder case, and his nerves about popping the question.
Enter Aunt Marie, who drops in, and is looking far from well. She is dying, and quickly. She has come to tell Nick the truth. He is one of the last remaining Grimms. Yes those Grimms, the ones who inspired just about every fairytale/Disney movie there is. Yet anyone who has ever read a Grimm tale knows, it doesn’t work like that. The original stories were dark, and violent, and didn’t always have a happy ending. Those works, meant to be warnings, were taken and turned into charming fairytales by others. The creatures are real, and they know all about the Grimm family. Since Aunty is dying, the power to see behind their masks is passing to Nick. He must hunt them, save people from them. It’s his birthright.
I don’t want to ruin the first episode by doing a full review, because you can still catch it online. HERE:
However I will say Nick is adorable, and very likeable. He picks up a sidekick, so to speak, a “Big Bad Wolf” named Eddie. Eddie is on the wagon, no more eating people, but Nick recruits him for his knowledge of all things fairytale. Eddie brings the much needed levity to the situation.
Like I said, I’m only one episode in, but I like everything I see, and I suggest everyone give it a try. It’s on Friday’s at 9/8pm Central on NBC.
Here is the preview for the upcoming season.
Comment below if you like it, and be careful on your next trip to Grandma’s house. Until then, may you live happily ever for now.