Grimm: Season 1 (2011 - 2012)

Season 1

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



Critic Ratings: 36


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User Ratings: 294

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Air date: Oct 28, 2011

A university student is savagely attacked while jogging, and a mysterious woman visits her nephew to tell him a family secret in the opener of the dramatic series following a detective who tracks fairy-tale monsters.

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Air date: Nov 4, 2011

Nick and Hank investigate a breaking-and-entering case that leads them to a mysterious family with a cultural heritage of blurring the line between right and wrong; Nick asks Monroe to safeguard Aunt Marie.

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Air date: Nov 11, 2011

An innocent flash-mob scene ends with a homicide; Nick learns more about his roots; Hank and Nick are tasked with protecting a shady character.

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Air date: Nov 18, 2011

Monroe goes undercover to get a whiff of a hypnotic suspect for Nick; a stranger seeks revenge for the death of a friend who was killed by a Grimm.

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Air date: Dec 8, 2011

A high school teacher's death kicks off an investigation that leads Nick to a troubled, young, musical prodigy.

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Air date: Dec 9, 2011

An arson case exposes a family feud; Monroe confronts people from his troubled past.

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Air date: Dec 16, 2011

A murder investigation in the woods leads to the reopening of a missing-person case; Nick asks Monroe to make contact with a feral creature.

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Air date: Jan 13, 2012

A prison escapee seeks revenge against those who put him behind bars, and his strength and high tolerance for pain makes Nick suspect the fugitive is a monster.

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Air date: Jan 20, 2012

A gruesome homicide may be linked to a man's troubling childhood; Monroe receives a disturbing message from the creature community.

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Air date: Feb 3, 2012

Nick finds a black market that supplies the creature world with human organs; Nick and Juliette befriend a pair of homeless siblings whose friends have vanished.

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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.

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Critic Reviews for Grimm Season 1

All Critics (36) | Top Critics (22)

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…

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…

Grimm has real promise if NBC has real patience.

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

Trotting out all the worn-out cop and conspiracy clichés is bad enough, but Grimm does nothing in the least bit exciting with its (also worn-out) premise, that supernatural creatures of all sorts live right alongside ordinary humans.

Sep 3, 2020 | Full Review…

I don't know what NBC is doing, but Grimm is not a step in the right direction toward helping their network regain any sort of credibility. Simply put, Grimm is a joke.

Feb 24, 2020 | Full Review…

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

  • Dec 22, 2020
    The first season is rough, but once you get to the next seasons, the show improves by a lot.
  • Nov 11, 2020
    Spannende Neuinterpretation der gruseligen Märchen. Die verwirrende on/off Liebesgeschichte der Hauptfigur ist langweilig.
  • Apr 18, 2020
    Great show! Definitely a must watch....
  • Mar 27, 2020
    Compared to the rest of the series this season falls a little flat.
  • Feb 17, 2020
    Didn't like it at first. Found it quite predictable, bland and rote. Finally about episode 15 it starts getting better. It's as if 2/3 of the way through the season the whole style changed and it actually became interesting. I found myself not just turning it on for background noise while doing chores but actually watching the show. The more positive reviews for the following seasons are the only reason I continued to watch. Glad I did, so far.
  • Aug 27, 2019
    The first season of GRIMM uses consistent atmosphere and strong story telling and character development to create a believably interesting world full of mystery. I found it riveting.
  • 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.

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