TV Shows: GRIMM Season 1 Catch Up And Season 2 Prep!
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I know we have a few Grimm fans that visit the site, so we have some cool stuff for you. If you are new to the show or haven’t had a chance to check it out, well here is some info:
A long time ago, the world lived under the rule of self-serving Royal families.
There were heroes and there were villains. Certain bloodlines possessed the gift of seeing a person’s true nature, giving them unparalleled ability to maintain harmony. Those who vied for power took advantage of these talented individuals by forcing them to rally the fiercest warriors behind their banner. One such bloodline achieved notoriety both through their unique practice of profiling malcontents, as well as their gruesome methods of issuing justice. Over time, the Royals’ control began to dissolve, and the accounts that originally served as warnings became nothing more than folk legend.
Today the Grimm bloodline has a new emissary who has achieved his own notoriety by way of his uncharacteristic morals. Thanks in large part to an unlikely ally named Monroe, and a plethora of knowledge left to him by his late Aunt Marie, Nick Burkhardt has been rewriting his ancestors’ stories one case at a time. However, Nick is slowly learning he can’t rewrite the same happy endings. Sometimes the wrong person spots the wolf in sheep’s clothing, the son isn’t always the apple of his mother’s eye, and sleeping beauty doesn’t always awaken unscathed.
“Grimm” is a drama series inspired by the classic Grimm Brother’s Fairy Tales. After Portland homicide detective Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli, “Turn the Beat Around”) discovers he’s descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as ‘Grimms,’ he increasingly finds his responsibilities as a detective at odds with his new responsibilities as a Grimm.
His attempts to shield his fiancée, Juliette Silverton (Bitsie Tulloch, “The Artist”), and his partner, Hank Griffin (Russell Hornsby, “Lincoln Heights”), from the hazards of his new life have reached a crisis, leaving Juliette in a mysterious coma and Hank on the verge of a mental breakdown.
With help from his confidants, Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) and Rosalee (Bree Turner, “The Ugly Truth”) — both reformed Grimm creatures, Nick must help those closest to him while still facing off against all manner of ancient evils, including royal lines dating back to the original profilers themselves, the Grimm Brothers. As Nick develops his ability to harness his inner Grimm, he begins to question what he once knew, never more so than when he is reunited with his mother (guest star Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, “Scarface”), also a Grimm, whom he thought dead for the past 18 years. Reggie Lee (“The Dark Knight Rises”) and Sasha Roiz (“Caprica”) also star as Sgt. Wu and Captain Renard, respectively.
“Grimm” is a Universal Television and Hazy Mills production. The series was created by Stephen Carpenter and David Greenwalt & Jim Kouf. Sean Hayes, Todd Milliner (“Hot in Cleveland”) and Norberto Barba (“Law & Order: Criminal Intent”) also serve as executive producers along with Greenwalt and Kouf. Marc Buckland (“My Name is Earl”) directed the pilot.
Mythology of Grimm
For centuries a collection of keys has been sought by many, particularly by descendants of the Seven Royal Families that once ruled the world. One of these keys, thought lost through time, found its way into the hands of a Grimm named Marie Kessler. On her deathbed, she passed it along to her nephew, Nick Burkhardt, just days after he came to learn of his Grimm ability and heritage.
Protecting the key is but one of several Grimm responsibilities Nick has come to face since he learned of his ancestry. Through a wealth of knowledge left to him by his Aunt Marie and the help of a reformed Wesen, Nick has realized why he must continue with his bloodline’s tradition of criminal profiling. In addition, he has been able to progressively connect with his inner Grimm. This connection allows a Grimm to channel from his ancestors, bringing out a raw and enhanced physicality in times of need, especially when fighting Wesen.
Nick was later introduced to a formidable and mysterious power: the coins of Zakynthos. These are three coins that take hold of the bearer causing him to lose all inhibition, and in time, bringing out the evil within. While Grimms are more immune to their influence than most, the coins have been known to leave previous owners obsessed, driving them to all depths of madness. Notable previous owners include: Nero, Liu Bang, and Hitler. The death of Nick’s parents is thought to be tied to these coins, but recent events have revealed many new layers to that theory.
Now here is a recap of Season 1 in case you are a fan and just want to refresh your memory:
Here is the 2012 Comic-Con panel:
Upcoming Storylines (SPOILERS):
Bad Teeth (8/13)
A FOREIGN AGENDA TO HUNT DOWN NICK IS REVEALED AS THE BODY COUNT IN PORTLAND RISES –BRIAN TEE, JAMES FRAIN, JESSICA TUCK AND MARY ELIZABETH MASTRANTONIO GUEST STAR — After their face-off with Kimura (guest star Brian Tee), Nick (David Giuntoli) finds himself trying to come to grips with the return of his mother, Kelly Burkhardt (guest star Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio). A trail of brutal murders unveils a foreign conspiracy to hunt down Nick, leading to several revelations about his past. Meanwhile, Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) still lies in her mysteriously-induced coma as Rosalee (Bree Turner) and Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) work tirelessly to bring her out of it safely. Elsewhere, Hank (Russell Hornsby) struggles with the shocking truths he’s recently seen and Captain Renard (Sasha Roiz) deals with unexpected family issues when his estranged brother (guest star James Frain) comes back into his life. Reggie Lee also stars.
The Kiss (8/20)
TWO GRIMMS ARE BETTER THAN ONE AS NICK JOINS FORCES WITH HIS MOTHER TO TAKE DOWN HIS GREATEST THREAT YET – JAMES FRAIN, JESSICA TUCK, MIKE DOPUD AND MARY ELIZABETH MASTRANTONIO GUEST-STAR – As Nick (David Giuntoli) and his mother (guest star Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) continue to battle the Mauvais Dentes (guest star Mike Dopud), Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) and Rosalee (Bree Turner) fight against the clock to save Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch). More details are revealed about the source of Juliette’s illness, resulting in an epic showdown. Back at the precinct, Hank (Russell Hornsby) senses that something is amiss when Nick lands in hot water with the FBI. Meanwhile, Captain Renard (Sasha Roiz) continues to reveal himself as he deals with his estranged brother (guest star James Frain). Reggie Lee also stars.
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