December 20, 2013 Grimm

Grimm 1
It has been a Grimm week. Although perhaps formidable emotionally, it comes from watching Season 1 of the supernatural series of the same name. Grimm first aired on NBC in 2011. It is a mix up of CSI or Numbers, Buffy, Angel and even The X-Files. Ray recommended it, so I checked it out of the library. Now Ana and I have found a new favorite.

BlutbadDetective Nick Burkhardt is descended from a line of Grimm’s or Guardians. In much the same way Clary Fray is a Shadow Hunter, Nick is sort of an angelic warrior. The show, drawing from the Brother’s Grimm, has a very Germanic Subtext. The Wesen, or supernatural creatures, all have German names. Granted, the writers created the names using the German but most of the creatures aren’t directly from fairytales.  Monroe is a Blutbaden. The name translates to “bloodbath” and not wolf-man or man-wolf. There are also Hexenbiest, Eisbibers, Fuchsbau and man other shape-sifters or human-animal hybrids.

RoselieI look forward to seeing where they go with show and watching the rich mythology develop. And, admittedly, it makes me want to move to Portland now and see if I ever come across any Wesen.

About carilynn27

Reading and writing and writing about reading are my passion. I've been keeping a journal since I was 14. I also write fiction and poetry. I published my first collection of short stories, "Radiant Darkness" in 2000. I followed that up with my first collection of poetry in 2001 called "Journey without a Map." In 2008, I published "Persephone's Echo" another collection of poetry. Since then I've also published Emotional Espionage, The Way The Story Ended, My Perfect Drug and Out There. I have my BA in English from The Ohio State University at Mansfield and my MA in English Lit from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. I also have my Post BA Certificate in Women's Studies. I am the mother of two beautiful children. :-)
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