Grimm has faced some steep hills to climb during its freshman year. First of all it has garnered much less attention than the other fairy tale show that began last fall Once Upon a Time on ABC. Secondly, the show was given one of the worst slots available, the dreaded Friday evening slot after Chuck. Traditionally, Friday nights spell bad news for TV series as many people don’t spend their Friday evenings sitting in front of the telly – just look at another doomed TV series, Star Trek. Finally, the World Series interrupted the show just when it was starting to build a bit of an audience.
Luckily, the obstacles have been overcome, at least for season two. It is apparent that most TV executives don’t realize that people really don’t have to tune into their favorite shows right when they are broadcast anymore. We’ve got TiVo, and Hulu, and a few other paths to get to the good shows, so we aren’t locked into a time slot anymore.
And this is a good thing, because Grimm has become one of the shows I really enjoy. If you haven’t seen it, here is the original description from NBC:
Grimm is a new drama series inspired by the classic Grimm’s Fairy Tales. Remember the fairy tales your parents used to tell you before bedtime? Those weren’t stories–they were warnings. Nick Burkhardt (David Guintoli, Turn The Beat Around) thought he prepared himself for the realities of working as a homicide detective until he started seeing things he couldn’t quite explain. When his ailing Aunt Marie (guest star Kate Burton, Grey’s Anatomy) arrives, Nick’s life turns upside down when she reveals they are descendants of an elite group of hunters, also known as “Grimms,” who fight to keep the balance of humanity safe from the supernatural creatures of the world. As Nick digs deeper into her past, he realizes that he will have to shoulder the responsibility of his ancestors–and contend with a larger-than-life mythology of the Brothers Grimm that is now all too real.
The show is a bit like “Supernatural”, but instead of the main characters being always on the run and impersonating the authorities Grimm’s main character IS a cop, in a world where the monsters are all living among us, and only he can see who is a real person and who isn’t.
Congrats to the folks involved in Grimm, glad to see that you’re coming back.