“The End,” the two simple words in white appeared on a black background on the Grimm series finale tonight. I quietly clicked off the television and the receiver. Tears dripped from my eyes as I uttered from under my breath, “Wow, I’ll miss this series,”
Since the “Pilot” on October 28,2011, to “The End,” I sat through every Grimm episode and enjoyed every single one. I never found myself in boredom. The characters were strong and the stories were amusing.
The pilot episode lured me in right away. Grimm and Portland Police detective Nick Burkhardt meeting Monroe, a Wesen of a wolf-like creature called a blutbad, immediately hooked me into the series. That seems werewolf related, as actor Silas Weir Mitchell who plays Monroe made a guest appearance at HowlCon 2012 in Portland. As a bonus, Dee Wallace from The Howling played Monroe’s mother in a few episodes.
The way the stories were presented in Grimm was fascinating. Each episode story was based on a Brother Grimm fairytale with the series plot streaming seamlessly through each episode. Every episode had a great surprise or twist to the story. That is what makes it difficult to watch Grimm series starting from anywhere but the beginning.
The characters were strong, fitting, and with diverse personalities. Hank, Rosalee, Sergeant Wu, Sean Renard, Adalind, Juliet/Eve, and Trubel were excellent characters. I will never get over Monroe’s way of speaking with precise knowledge (he spoke the same way at HowlCon 2012). Sgt. Wu’s sarcasm and jokes. Hank and Nick working together. Renard’s shadiness and authority.
Grimm will not be forgotten, at least for me where I will have many reminders. The Portland Police, prominently portrayed respectfully in the series, are still around. Several landmarks and locations used for the Grimm set are some that I frequent. At one point, a KGW newsbreak inside the episode once had me mixed up with the real newscast from KGW, the station that aired the show.
I rarely watch television, because many shows on today are not that great. Grimm was one of the few shows I would watch. It was entertaining. It was excellent. I loved Grimm and I will miss it.