I noticed whilst reading a blog earlier, a new horror TV series starting tonight called Grimm so I decided to check it out.
The story centres around the life of a city detective Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli) and his detective partner Hank Griffin (Russell Hornsby), who are sent to investigate a crime scene in some woods where a young girl has been torn to shreds by something…..
This is all inside the first 5 minutes, one thing is for sure this show seems to go right for the jugular. The only clues they have are a giant beastly footprint and an iPod playing the Eurythmics’ ‘Sweet Dreams’.
But the plot thickens as Nick starts to see demonic faces on everyday people, and starts to think something is amiss.
Around this time his Aunt Marie (who raised him from the age of 12 after the death of both his parents) comes to visit with a sinister message for him.
This is certainly one of the most promising aspects of this pilot; that it tries to establish its mythology in double quick time. By the end of this episode we are already familiar with what these demonic faces mean, and also what they are capable of.
There is also the sub plotline of child abduction which is handled very tastefully, as certainly helps to get us onside with our protagonists as they aim to save a young girl from the clutches of these demons.
Without giving too much away (I’m sure I have already), the finale also leaves us with plenty of questions and certainly in my case clambering for more.
Here’s the trailer: