Jessica Jumps In: A Newbie's Guide To Grimm
There are plenty of supernatural programs for television fans to invest in. From True Blood to The Vampire Diaries the options are each a little different from the next. Now in Season 2, NBC’s Grimm may have the most unique premise. It was show creator David Mitchell who put it best, noting Grimm is “the little weirdo that could.” However, is Grimm a program for everyone?
While there are shows that are easier to invest in if they are watched from Day 1, luckily there are plenty of shows with the ease of plot or the writing finesse to help people to jump into any episode and get involved with a new series. To determine whether a show falls in to the former or latter camp, TV Blend writer Jessica Rawden has vowed to watch episodes of shows she’s never seen before and analyze those shows in different areas to let you, the reader, know how quickly you could become a fan. This week Jessica is tackling Grimm’s Season 2 Episode 14 drama “Natural Born Wesen.”
1. Quality Of Story
Grimm’s story is extremely intricate and prior knowledge of German mythology is not only helpful, it’s basically required homework if you haven’t been watching the series for a while. On a good note, the writers are great about explaining new supernatural concepts and rules as an episode progresses, so each week should be a learning experience for everyone and not just newbies. Still, if you haven’t watched, yet, I would invest in a little knowledge of German terms like “Wesen” and “Hexenbiest” before you jump in.
The show also does a pretty good job of balancing the case of the week, friendships and relationships, and a few random side plots all at once. At its heart, the writers have put together a finely crafted procedural with plenty of added complications, including extra sideplots and fun-to-pronounce creatures from lore. I’m the type of gal who can almost invest in any sort of quirky procedural, but Grimm seems like the sort of program that even haters of procedurals could find reasons to invest in.
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