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Have you watched Grimm?
Grimm, Season 2, just ended. I didn't watch it. My husband, on the other hand, has watched it faithfully since it debuted. I've caught bits and pieces but never watched an entire episode.
Dan was telling me about a particular episode. I was interested in his take on the episode and his thoughts about otherworldly creatures and the show. I like the clever premise of Grimm’s fairy tales being more of a profiling of different otherworldly creatures rather than stories written to entertain and the Grimm’s being enforcers or guardians protecting (mostly) humankind. Not that the original Grimm’s tales were light reading. They were pretty gruesome, actually.
“You like reading paranormal. I've seen your books and you read all about different otherworldly creatures. I think you’d like this series.”
I got to thinking about what he said. He’s correct. I do enjoy reading stories featuring shifters, vampires, and otherworldly creatures. I went to my Amazon Prime account and started streaming the first season. Dan’s correct. I do like the series. Oh, some of it gets a tad…hokey, but it’s a good premise. Even in books I like the idea of these types of creatures hiding in plain sight. I like the idea of the guardian being a police detective. I love some of the characters and Munroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) is a favorite of mine and I love the humor between Nick (David Giuntoli) and Munroe. I also love Hank (Russell Hornsby) personality, humor, and his caring heart. He ain't bad to look at either. J
There is a nice blend of humor (some have cracked me up), suspense, danger, romance, and a touch of horror. I’m the first to admit I don’t like horror. I will also say that the pilot (and a few other episodes) made me squeal like a girl and with enough volume to have hubs dashing in to see what was wrong and then laughing his head off at my expense.
There’s a difference in reading something paranormal and watching paranormal. Film relies on the use of special effects, combined with sound and movement and the timing of those aspects, designed to startle the viewer. Color me startled. Sheesh.
I’m only part way through the first season but I know I’ll be joining Dan in watching the third season. Have I mentioned my husband is a bit diabolical?
Randi Lee, of The Emotional Process of Writing , not only has a very nice blog but came up with an interesting blog hop called 3UP! This is where you are partnered up with another blogger and you tell 3 nice things about the blog. My partner is Tara and Jason Argue About Movies I can’t say they actually argue so much as have a mild debate now and then. I hadn't visited this blog before. I did a bit of exploring. Here’s three things I like:
- They love movies. They've seen far more movies than I have and some they mention I've never heard of. It’s not about a movie review as much as their take on the characters, storyline, and the redeeming features of even bad movies.
- I enjoyed reading all of their A-Z entries. I found them fun and entertaining. I liked the personal point of view for each. The article, Mists Of Avalon, by Tara, was very interesting. Her views, on prominent women of legend, written by men and therefore slanted, were spot on. “influence of patriarchy strongly interprets even the most progressive telling of events..”
I also liked the sense of fun in Jason’s articles and like his little digs at Tara’s movie choices (they both fling little digs at each other).
- I enjoyed watching some of the You Tube scenes and the character aspects shown in the little moving sketches, plus they chose some goofy overlay of songs—okay, I had to shake my head and laugh over the one with Thor and Loki. But I admire how they think out their subjects and then present it.
- Any TV series suggestions? What do you like about them?