Grimm has lasted through the 2011-12 season as a success. As much a success as an NBC Friday night scripted show can be, anyway. While the actors are settled into their roles and the addition of Bree Turner making plots interesting, here’s my review of the pilot episode of Grimm posted before Halloween 2011.
Grimm features a cop (David Giuntoli) who fights crime while being part of a monster slayer lineage. Portland police procedural elements are perfunctory. Funky acting by Silas Weir Mitchell. Mitchell’s the big bad wolf who was misunderstood as Portland’s Red Riding Hood abductor but had long relented from evil. First monster case is solved but corrupted police captain is revealed. The Giuntoli and Mitchell pair may be the only reason to stick around for the series.
Recommendation: MILD TREAT.