Blu-Ray Review: Grimm Season 1

Grimm: Season One (Blu-ray + UltraViolet)

Homicide detective Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli) discovers he is descended from a long line of criminal profilers known as “Grimms,” protectors who are charged with keeping the balance between humanity and the creatures of myth. With newly awoken abilities to detect the evil lurking among us, Nick struggles to keep his old life separate and safe as he becomes ever more entrenched in the ancient rivalries of the Grimm world.

Nick and Hank (Russell Hornsby) may be the police detectives that investigate the strange reports in the area. But it’s Monroe (the local werewolf) that Nick runs to for help with the paranormal situations. Nick and Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) have a great chemistry. And Monroe’s smart humor adds a much-needed light-hearted feel to an otherwise dark and suspenseful setting. Bitsie Tulloch plays Nick’s girlfriend Juliette who knows nothing (until the end of the season) about Nick’s Grimm legacy.

This is one of my favorite shows on television. Each episode is a different Grimm fairy tale or myth with a modern day twist is always full of thrills, chills, and fantastic creatures. The mixture of mystery, suspense, horror and humor makes this a must-watch show. ABC’s aired its first season of the popular fairy tale series Once Upon a Time this past year as well. And though there are similarities, there is a decidedly different feel to Grimm. There is none of the corniness or fanciful magic of OUaT. This is dark and gritty, with a more realistic, modern twist to the familiar stories. While there is an overlying arc that flows throughout the season, another nice thing about the series is that you don’t necessarily have to watch each one in order. Each episode is a creature-(or fairy tale)-of-the-week with complex characters and exceptional writing. Don’t miss this series.

Available on Blu-ray and DVD on August 7, 2012, this five-disc set includes all 22 episodes.
• Grimm Guide: An interactive book that provides insight into the various creatures featured in the show.
• 2 Grimm collector’s cards
• The World of Grimm: Get to know the characters and creatures that inhabit the world of “Grimm” and discover the inspiration behind the storylines.
• Making Monsters: Go behind the scenes with Andy Clement and Barney Burman as they take viewers through the special makeup effects design and application process. The talented team from Hive FX also shows fans how they give life to the monsters of “Grimm.”
• Deleted scenes
• Gag reel

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  1. Season one of Grimm was very entertaining and you can really see the growth the show has achieved so far. I like to think of this show as a sleeper hit because it does mimic Supernatural in some ways but then completely sets itself apart from that show. The concept behind this show isn’t a new one but it is well-written. I haven’t seen all of the episodes from season one and I’m not sure if I want to buy it on Blu-ray. A Dish co-worker suggested trying Blockbuster @ Home since it’s cheaper. It allows me to put movies, TV shows and games into my queue and then I get them by mail. That way I don’t have to leave house to buy or rent stuff. My goal is to catch up on season one completely before season two premieres on Monday night. Maybe some more of Nick’s part will come to light since his mother is alive.

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