Not So Grimm Review

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Not So Grimm Review

Television is definitely not my thing. However, last night I decided to take a glance at the premiere of the new NBC show, Grimm.

What prompted me to switch the channel from the World Series station was my devotion to archetypal criticism as a method of analyzing literature. Very often, movies, like books, contain archetypal patterns that represent common human actions that are ageless. Any show based on fairy tales would undoubtedly contain some. I was not disappointed.

Though I am not a TV critic, I decided to dedicate this post to the fresh idea that was Grimm. It is tiring to witness show after show and movie after movie that present nothing more than remakes or plagiarized sitcoms. Instead, Grimm was quite entertaining, with several surprises, and left me with the desire to tune in next week. What more can we ask.
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  1. I caught this and I guess I should have given it a chance.. The first moment I saw one of the characters get 'dark' it automatically made me think of Twilight... ( no I am not a fan of Twilight)..so I changed the channel... Its on again tonight- may give it a second chance...

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  2. Nice to know that once in a while, something new and interesting appears on TV.

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  3. Glad to hear that since it takes place here in Portland - will have to catch it next week!

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  4. Oh drats! I missed it. I was just too tired to watch TV last night. Maybe I can find a rerun on the internet.~Ames

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  5. 'Instead, Grimm was quite entertaining, with several surprises, and left me with the desire to tune in next week. What more can we ask.'

    Not much.

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  6. I liked it, too! I definitely want to see more of the reformed Bad Bad Wolf.

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  7. Looked interesting to me too. I'll have to see if I can catch it.

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  8. I agree with FanaticoUm that something new once in a while is interesting. As Becky said, I "want to see more of the reformed Bad Bad Wolf."

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  9. JJ: My bad... I saw it online and yes, this one may get me hooked! lol

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  10. KBF: Yes, this might be pretty good. It's something different.

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  11. As soon as I recover from last night's reception, I will definitely mark that show to record. You know I'll let you know exactly what I think!! I hope your readers will check out my blog to read about the fund-raiser for breast cancer that was held last night at Toscana Gallery. Thanks!!

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  12. Judie: You'll enjoy it. Good luck with the fund-raiser. It is a great cause.

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  13. JJ, the silent auction will be on-line in a couple of days. All proceeds fro the auction go directly to breast cancer research. I will let you know when the castings are posted, and I hope you will be so kind as to inform your readers.
    xoxo

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  14. Too bad I don't get TV channels where I live, I'm sure I would have liked that :).
    Happy Halloween!!

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  15. Greetings JJ,

    This is one show I missed other than a few glimpses on purpose because I was beginning to overdose on all the programs focusing on Halloween. Maybe I will give it a shot the next time when it comes around.

    There is one program I would like to highly recommend and it too is on NBC. It is Parenthood, which is on Tuesday nights. I wish more shows were like this program, which is not only entertaining but also heartwarming and real.

    Warmest regards,
    Egmont

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  16. Judie: I will check it out. Thanks.

    Miriam: Happy Halloween to you!

    Egmont: It was quite interesting. I don't watch much TV, but I will make it a point to view Parenthood.

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  17. Hey, JJ! Been a while since I've been active on my blog, but I'm pretty much back!

    I'm excited someone else is sharing my enthusiasm for Grimm. I have yet to complete it. Got about half way through and then was rudely interrupted so now I have to finish it online, but that is so saying something.

    Usually, I would just forget about it, but I'm pretty much hooked. Looking forward to future discussions.

    I too love the archetypes that fairytales have created.

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  18. AubrieAnne: Welcome back! Hope all is well. I will stop by your terrific blog. Yes, the archetypal patterns were very clear, and it is refreshing to see a new slant on some old tales. Are you familiar with the concept of displacement? A few of the oldest fairy tales have been displaced in this TV show to add a new twist. For example, as Becky mentioned, the concept of the "reformed Bad Bad Wolf." Enjoy!

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  19. As Helen noted above, there is a Portland connection here. In fact, they were filming in my neighborhood and we got to see some of the action. However, I missed the show. On your recommendation, I will be sure to check it out next week!

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  20. Galen: I heard there were real vampires in Portland. True? Catch it this week.

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  21. JJ, I rarely turn on TV.... I still try to catch DWTS..... but this group holds no interest for me. I read your new book and I love to be reminded of the things I've forgotten. :) I posted a little review of it. It's a wonderful book and many adults would profit by reading it.

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  22. Manzi: Thank you so very much for your kind comments.

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  23. Why is it that everytime I visit here I spend more time looking in the dictionary?

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  24. JJ...That's very interesting. I hadn't heard of the term displacement before, but it makes sense. That Freud. He just pops up everywhere!

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  25. Whitesnake: You are simply a linguist at heart.

    AubrieAnne: Yes, it is Freud. It is derived from the literary version of the collective unconscious.

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