Grimm Recap: Mauz Traps


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“Grimm” Season 1, Episode 9: “Of Mouse and Man”Beast of the Week: Mauzhertz, a passive, rodent-esque bottom-feeder of the creature world similar to the rat-like Reinegens from the “Danse Macabre” episode, except they don't appear to listen to dubstep. This episode also introduces us to the Lausenschlange, an aggressive snake creature which, when transformed, resembles that lizard dude from ...   More
Monday, January 23, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

Grimm Recap: The Onery Giant


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“Grimm” Season 1, Episode Eight: “Game Ogre”Beast of the Week: Siegbarste, described by Eddie Monroe as “your basic ogre.” He essentially looks like an orc from World of Warcraft.Source Material: “Jack and the Beanstalk,” although the adaption is even more loose than that of "Rapunzel" in the last episode. Still, let it be known that Grimm got a jump on all the ogre mania that's sure ...   More
Monday, January 16, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

Scoop: Engaging Grimm, Brownstein Quips and the Winter Market

Gossip that knew Iowa would let us down.

AH, YES, WE REMEMBER THE PIGMAN WELL: The Nielsen television-ratings company   More
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 WW Culture Staff

"Grimm" Recap: I Whip My Hair Back and Forth


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Grimm Season 1, Episode Seven: “Let Your Hair Down”Beast of the Week: Blutbaden again, except this particular one has a killer dreadlock or something.Source Material: “Rapunzel,” although frankly the connection is loose at best. The Procedural: Two horny hikers in Tillamook State Forest (seriously, their dialogue at the opening of the show sounded like a leftover Passion Cove script) inadvertently ...   More
Tuesday, December 20, 2011 MATTHEW SINGER

"Grimm" Recap: Rats Entertainment! And It's a Pig-Man, Jerry, a Pig-Man!


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Hey, we've been busy, so here's a two-fer. A new episode of Grimm airs tonight.Grimm, Season 1, Episode Five: “Danse Macabre”Beast of the Week: Reinegens, a race of working-class, bottom-feeding rat people who disguise themselves in human society as plumbers, exterminators and, lowest of all, dubstep DJs.Source Material: “The Pied Piper of Hamelin," as well as the lesser-known legend, “Deadmau5 ...   More
Friday, December 16, 2011 MATTHEW SINGER

"Grimm" Recap: The Women Who Stare at Goats


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Grimm, Season 1, Episode Four: "Lonelyhearts"Beast of the Week: Ziegevolk, a.k.a. rape-goat. Seriously, it's a serial-rapist goat-man.Source Material: Taking a detour from the world of the Brothers Grimm, the rape-goat of “Lonelyhearts” is based on the French folk tale “Bluebeard,” about a wealthy aristocrat with a penchant for marrying women who “mysteriously” disappear.The Procedural: ...   More
Monday, November 21, 2011 MATTHEW SINGER

Grimm Recap: Killing Hexenbiests Won't Bring Back Your Goddamn Honey!

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“She'll sting you one day. Oh, ever so gently, so you hardly even feel it. Til you fall dead.” — Betsy Palmer, Queen Bee (1955) “No, not the bees! Not the bees!! Ahhhhhhhghhhhharghhh!!! My eyes! MY EYES!! Ahhhhghhharaghhhh!” — Nicholas Cage, The Wicker Man (2006)At the end of last week's Grimm, which interpolated “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” (and something about the dangers of Jagerbombs), ...   More
Monday, November 14, 2011 MATTHEW SINGER

Dr. Know: Hollywood-Friendly Bargains

Does the City of Portland receive remuneration from NBC for shooting Grimm here?

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Shooting for the new NBC [TV] series Grimm seems to be everywhere I turn. Does the City of Portland receive remuneration   More
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 MARTY SMITH

Grimm Recap: You're Like a Big Bear With Claws and Fangs


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The second episode of a television series is often a far better bellwether of the show's tone than the pilot: Working from the confident position of a network pickup, the show is free to work itself into a groove. Grimm's second episode, however, spent a lot of its time wiggling its way out of traps it set for itself. (Bear traps, you might say. Then you'd pause for three seconds to let the irony of ...   More
Monday, November 7, 2011 by Aaron Mesh

Isn't Grimm Kind of Heavy on the Child Abduction?


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Despite Monday's exciting Sean Hayes tweet to the contrary, the Oregon Governor's Office of Film & Video insists there's still no deal with NBC to film the full run of Grimm in Portland. In the meantime, I've had a chance to watch the upfront highlight reel of the filmed-in-PDX pilot, and have to ask: Is this show going to cement Portland's reputation as a capital of child abduction?It's not the ...   More
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 by Aaron Mesh


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