Tina’s Confession: I didn’t catch up on Grimm until after the first season was over and I knew I was heading to Comic Con. And you know what? I loved it. It’s just with timeslot competitors Fringe and Supernatural and another million shows I was watching, I just couldn’t fit it into my regular season schedule. Guess what? I’ll be fitting it into my TV viewing schedule this season.
A few reasons why:
- While the first half of the season was good, it wasn’t until “Three Coins in a Fuchsbau” that it went to the next level. The mythology really kicked in with this episode and it continued until the end of the season.
- For the most part, I’m really enjoying the cast. I loved the addition of Bree Turner as Rosalee.
- The Nick/Monroe friendship and how it developed over the first season is just wonderful. It’s one of the best parts of the show..
- The German and the French aspects of the series are highly interesting. Can Sasha Roiz really speak French? Because he has an amazing accent.
- Seeing the way Nick learned about his Grimm-ness has been cool. He’s becoming a bit of a badass.
- Love how the writers put their own spin on all these various fairy tales.
- It’s cool that NBC is trying to capitalize on its Olympic glory by starting Grimm early. Season 2 premieres tonight at 10/9c.
- Can’t wait to find out how Nick’s mother is going to affect the action and add to the mythology. Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio will be an exciting presence on the show.
Kara’s Confession: I’ve liked this show from the beginning, so maybe that’s not so much a confession as a statement of fact. I will “confess” that both the premise and lead actor David GiuntoliÂ got me interested in this concept initially. Before the show premiered, I did some digging and discovered Russell Hornsby was on the show as well. Do you rememberÂ ESPN’sÂ Playmakers? I loved that show and I’ve been following Russell’s career ever since. In addition to the regular characters, this show always has a lot of great guest stars. A few of my favorites have been: Kate Burton, Titus Welliver, Amy Acker and Azura Skye.
One more confession: We always love some good eye candy and feel it’s a necessity to almost any show. With that being said, we can’t get enough of David Giuntoli and Sasha Roiz. And while, technically, it’s not autumn yet, we’ve got some serious Fall TV Crushes on these two spectacularly hot actors.
Grimm character: Detective Nick Burkhardt
Grimm assessment: Nick was thrust into this whole new world and he’s handling it all amazingly well, with some serious help from his Blutbad friend Monroe. He’s dealing with a partner and a fiancÃ©e who don’t know the truth yet; he’s seeing supernatural beings everywhere and has had to give himself a crash course in them since his aunt passed away. Thankfully, she left him the handy dandy trailer/resource library. Plus, he has to figure out how to investigate these often supernatural crimes in a real world setting. Yup, he has a lot on his plate. And it’s only going to get even more full as he learns more about why his mother faked her death all those years ago and begins to truly embrace his destiny as a Grimm.
The Crush Factor: The guy is adorable. We love that he was able to break out of reality TV (he was on an early season of MTV’s Road Rules) and make a mark on a scripted primetime genre show. It’s great watching him as Nick Burkhardt learns the ins and outs of this brave new world he knew nothing about for his entire life. His journey has been believable and intense. Â The gorgeous Giuntoli does not play an in-your-face kind of hero. His is more understated and unassuming and that’s quite sexy. Actually, that’s very sexy.
Grimm character: Captain Renard
Grimm assessment: Captain Renard’s just one big ball of mystery. It’s amazing how little we know about this guy other than he knows Nick’s a Grimm; he’s descended from royalty in the Grimm world; he has a massive ego; and he’s not beyond scheming and deceiving to get what he wants. We just don’t know exactly what he wants yet other than to get his hands back on those coins. Hopefully, season 2 will fill in more of those blanks.
The Crush Factor: We’ve pretty much loved this swoon-worthy actor ever since seeing him in the short-lived Syfy series, Caprica. He was so good on that show. But playing such a mysterious character on Grimm really ups his sexy factor big time. Roiz is tall, he’s a commanding presence and you know how his character’s last name is Renard? Well, Renard, in french, means fox. Roiz is supremely foxy. Don’t you think?
Before watching the season 2 premiere tonight at 10/9c on NBC, catch up on season 1 with this 7-minute recap.
And here’s your First Look at season 2:
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