|Posted by Anna H. on April 2, 2017 at 9:10 AM|
How's it going my gumdrops? Looks like us "Grimmsters" (Grimm fans) will no longer be saying, "Thank Grimm it's Friday!" At least the creators did NOT screw over their fans like we assumed.
The episode from 2 Fridays ago left me shocked and livid.
Grimm: "Three Against One" (2017)
A lot of Grimmsters were pissed and felt cheated. Killing the entire cast of any type of TV series is an easy way to infuriate and repulse fans from wanting to watch the rest of the series. Do you remember last year, when I published my blog about the writers killing Abigail Mills on Sleepy Hollow?
I stopped watching Sleepy Hollow after the show became too focused on Abbie's sister, more irrelevant characters, and obviously after the writers killed Abbie.
It would not surprise me, if more Sleepy Hollow fans quit watching the show after last year's shitty Season 3 finale. Speaking of Sleepy Hollow, I did NOT bother watching its series finale 2 nights ago because its 3rd season was like someone's shitty fan fiction turned into a TV show.
Now that Grimm is over, I am down another Friday night show, which leaves me with only Hawaii Five-0. So far, I have lost at least 3 primetime shows within the last year. Grimm was a primetime TV show that I consistently watched, since its premiere 6 years ago.
I have watched a nice portion of primetime shows, that were Horror and Supernatural shows throughout these last 7-8 years, if they weren't Comedy, Dramedy, or Action. I watched Grimm throughout the last 6 years because it was 1 of very few primetime shows with originality.
Throughout these last 6 years, critics compared Grimm to Once Upon A Time. Both shows had to deal with fairy tales. However, Grimm was different. The creators of this Supernatural Police Procedural Drama were inspired by Grimms' Fairy Tales, international folklores, occult themes, and other sources.
Grimm has been criticized for its cheesiness but there are very few shows with much of any originality today.
How many viewers today can say there are primetime shows with some level of originality?
When I ask this, I don't mean another reboot, remake, or another reality show.
Who has ever watched a primetime TV series based on international folklores (especially Germanic folklores), used various foreign terms for creatures, and incorporated them, along with occult themes into a Police Procedural Drama?
All those features made Grimm engaging to watch and made viewers invest time in watching the show. I don't recall much less believe that a primetime show like this has ever been done. In a way, I was automatically biased when it came to watching Grimm.
When I learned that a former MTV reality show cast member from Road Rules: South Pacific was casted as the star (David Giuntoli) of the show Grimm, my interests were piqued. Watching a former Road Rules cast member, who is originally from my county of WI (Milwaukee to be more exact) and is 1 year older than me, made me invest in watching Grimm.
It felt weird yet somewhat exciting seeing David casted as THE STAR of a primetime show. Also, I was excited for him as a former Road Rules viewer and really wanted to see how he could pull off such a bizarre primetime show. He has done very well.
While watching the final 2 episodes, I was angry that 2 of Grimm's major characters (Detective Hank Griffin and Sergeant Drew Wu) were killed at the precinct. I was almost tempted NOT to watch the final episode.
With the direction the storyline was heading, I had no idea if David Giuntoli's character (Detective Nick Burkhardt) would live at the end. I started having flashbacks to both Buffy: The Vampire Slayer and Angel.
When Buffy: The Vampire Slayer and Angel had apocalyptic storylines, Buffy usually died and/or other significant characters from both primetime shows were ALWAYS killed BECAUSE the shows were ending. Thankfully, this wasn't the case for Grimm.
After watching Hank and Wu be killed, I somewhat lost hope as a Grimmster. The last 30 minutes of Grimm gave me apathy because all the characters except Nick, his son Kelly, and soon to be step-daughter, Diana were the only characters alive.
Suddenly, we as the viewers were surprised within the last 10-15 minutes of Grimm's finale. We learned that the "skull guy," Zerstörer (meaning "Destroyer" in German) had a catch. He could heal and revive all Nick's friends, if Nick would give him back the missing piece of his staff.
The missing piece of the staff was usually referred to as "The Magic Stick" (Get your minds out the gutter!), that Nick and Monroe found during their trip to Germany in the 5th season. Nick was willing to give up that stick.
Because he was desperate and vulnerable enough to give the stick to Zerstörer, Nick ended up fighting the vagrant runaway and fellow Grimm (Theresa "Trubel" Rubel), who he took in about giving away the stick. Nick gave Trubel a nasty beat down and wandered away with the stick to give to Zerstörer.
Before giving the missing piece of the staff to Zerstörer, the ghosts of Nick's mother (Kelly Kessler Burkhardt) and aunt (Marie Kessler) intervene. Both gave Nick a pep talk about being a Grimm and warned him NOT to give the stick to Zerstörer.
Within the last few minutes, Nick, Trubel, Aunt Marie, and his mother Kelly defeat and kill Zerstörer.
Grimm: "Family Affair" Scene (2017)
The portal to "The Other Place" reappears and sucks Nick back through to the other side, only to be returned to the present.
Grimm: Nick Returns To The Present (2017)
Nick's friends were alive the ENTIRE time on the other side of the portal. During the last 2 minutes of the show, another man narrates what Grimmsters just watched. We learn that it is Nick and Adalind's son, Kelly.
Grimm: Final Scene (2017)
The final scene is 20 years later. Additionally, we learned that Trubel is Nick's 3rd cousin on his mother's side of the family and, that Monroe and Rosalee had triplets like Adalind and Captain Renard's daughter, Diana prophesied.
The ending for Grimm was definitely an interesting and satisfying twist. I am so GLAD the show did not end with another tragic ending like Buffy: The Vampire Slayer and Angel did 13 years or so ago.
Even though they are completely different Supernatural Horror Shows from Grimm, I honestly dreaded a bittersweet and tragic ending like Buffy and Angel. I am sure fellow Grimmsters are overjoyed with a happy cliffhanger.
Overall, I feel that Grimm's last 2-3 seasons could've been MUCH better. The writers wasted too much time politicizing the show and focusing on Captain Renard, Adalind, Juliette/Eve, Monroe and Rosalee's relationship, and making insignificant characters seem relevant.
As a viewer, I would've loved to have seen more international folklores be explored. During the previous season, there was an episode about the Inugami from Japanese folklore. Since Shinigami (the Japanese equivalent of The Grim Reaper) are very popular lately in Japanese entertainment, it would've been awesome to have Nick either fighting against, or collaborating with a Japanese Grim Reaper.
It most definitely would've been better to have discovered more about Hank and Wu as characters, especially Wu. Wu got the shortest end of the stick so to speak out of the entire cast of Grimm and he was the sergeant of the show. Something tells me that with Grimm's cliffhanger ending, there will probably be a remake, reboot, or spinoff show in the near future.
Regardless, I am so GLAD that Grimm's series finale wasn't an absolute Shit Sandwich. Anyway, what are your thoughts?
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