Grimm: Season 1 (2011 - 2012)

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Season 1
Grimm

Critics Consensus

Moody and dark, Grimm gives supernatural fantasy a TV procedural sheen.

56%

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Critic Ratings: 34

80%

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User Ratings: 264

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1
Air date: Oct 28, 2011
2
Air date: Nov 4, 2011
3
Air date: Nov 11, 2011
4
Air date: Nov 18, 2011
5
Air date: Dec 8, 2011
6
Air date: Dec 9, 2011
7
Air date: Dec 16, 2011
8
Air date: Jan 13, 2012
9
Air date: Jan 20, 2012
10
Air date: Feb 3, 2012
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Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli) is a Portland, Oregon homicide detective with a strange secret: he's a descendant of an elite group of hunters who are charged with stopping the proliferation of supernatural creatures in the world. The Brothers Grimm wrote fairy tales that children have adored for generations, but imagine if their villains were real, and Nick was the only one who could stop them.

Critic Reviews for Grimm Season 1

All Critics (34) | Top Critics (19)

Grimm ends up in a twilight zone. Unfortunately, not the good Twilight Zone.

Apr 4, 2018 | Full Review…

The show might even breathe some life into the decaying police-procedural genre.

Apr 4, 2018 | Full Review…

Grimm is a familiar procedural in big bad wolf's clothing.

Oct 28, 2011 | Full Review…
Top Critic

This is a darkly lit, bland mix of the mythological, procedural, and supernatural. It should be more original, and the characters should be less forgettable.

Oct 28, 2011 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

It's not nearly as imaginative, involving or picturesque as ABC's fairy tale offering, Once Upon A Time.

Oct 28, 2011 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Grimm has real promise if NBC has real patience.

Oct 28, 2011 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

For all of the well-executed moments and Giuntoli's earnest performance, this trajectory for the show and the vagueness of his character is kind of dispiriting.

Jul 3, 2018 | Full Review…

Grimm could have been fun, but it's so focused on being a structured, humorless, supernatural noir that it fails to even be entertaining.

Jul 2, 2018 | Full Review…

The show offers genuine scares, but lines like "I already cried wolf once -- you think they're gonna believe me?" cast a hokey spell.

Apr 4, 2018 | Full Review…

Although entertaining, Grimm takes a gruesome twist on fairy tales and plays up the vivid scariness and nightmare-causing angles.

Oct 28, 2011 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Grimm: Season 1

  • Feb 19, 2019
    loved this series wish it never came to an end found it late n binged through it all just really wish they kept going with it
  • Jan 13, 2019
    Now, these are my kind of Fairy Tales. This my bio of Grimm: a new view or alternate story to fairy tales which comes with horror and gore. I can sort of see why the negative reviews are a thing. The first couple of episodes had so many plot holes. One big plot hole was in the first episode when the girl died she had the iPod as evidence and caught the bad guy because he was humming the song. I highly doubt an iPod last overnight on its battery and survives in the rain. Silas Weir Mitchell was the funny comedy character of the series. Everyone had ok acting. The special effects, considering the budget of the show, was amazing. The plot was quite slow paced and wasn't shown off as being huge. This show should be aged 12 for violence, bad language, gore, and drugs. Grade: A-
  • Nov 27, 2018
    Incredibly predictable, cliche plot devices and bad acting. I normally watch through I series even if I don't really like it, but this series is too bad to keep watching.
  • Sep 30, 2018
    This started out a great show. Juliette was hands down the best female character I have ever seen. In today liberal horseshit it is so hard to find a likable character. So what does this stupid show do? They destroy her. First by letting the most unlikable c unt make her obsess about Nick' s boss but then turning her into Eve. So then they let aforementioned cu nt steal him by raping him and I course he then marries her because that is what normal people do. This is like some trashy soap opera. If not for Officer Cho and Monroe this show is completely unwatchable. My hope is that they fire all the writers who thought it was a good idea not to kill Adeline and start new by killing. I am sorry anyone who has two kids to manipulate two men is done in my book. The fact that they are trying to act like she is a good mother sickens me. There is no coming back from that.
  • Jun 15, 2018
    I like this show a lot. The acting isn't terrible, the plot is quite predictable, and (unfortunately) the CGI is just horrible. Don't get me wrong, I'm definitely going to keep watching it, I am 100% hooked and need to see what happens next.
  • Aug 08, 2016
    Enjoyable mainstream t.v. show. Reminds me of Buffy vampire slayer mixed with angel. If your into fantasy soft core horror this would probably be worth your time.
  • Mar 16, 2016
    The two firsts Grimm episodes brought as an original, promisor and interesting story, however the next 14 episodes were boring and with lots of holes and the story seems to be forgotten making this series seems a vulgar policial series with few credible visuals, however the final episodes were better than the episodes before. This series has a lot of thing to improve, like the soundtrack, the story and the visuals.
  • Mar 16, 2016
    The two firsts Grimm episodes brought as an original, promisor and interesting story, however the next 14 episodes were boring and with lots of holes and the story seems to be forgotten making this series seems a vulgar policial series with few credible visuals, however the final episodes were better than the episodes before. This series has a lot of thing to improve, like the soundtrack, the story and the visuals.
  • Nov 19, 2015
    A good start to a fun TV series. Somewhat clumsy at times, but considering their budget they did rather well. I much prefer the later seasons however.
  • Sep 27, 2015
    Interesting premise for a TV show and executed well.

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