Grimm is one of those shows where the premise is so silly that it really ought to be dreadful, but it’s actually a lot of fun. It’s helped by some good actors and a tone that manages to be slightly contrary, as the characters take the set-up very seriously, but there’s still a sense it knows it’s often a bit daft. [Read more…]
Grimm – Season 2 is just starting on UK TV, so if you need to catch up, you’ll have to get hold of this box set quickly. And it probably will help to catch up, if only because Grimm’s world of beasts and police procedural fantasy can sometimes get a little bit complicated.
Det. Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli) is a Portland, Oregon cop, who’s good at his job, but rarely experiences anything out of the ordinary. However then his Aunt Marie (Kate Burton) turns up and he starts seeing very strange things – certain people’s faces begin morphing into that of strange creatures, revealing the beasts within. Nick discovers that he is a Grimm, which isn’t just the surname of some fairy tale writing brothers, but essentially a job, handed down in his family. He has the ability to see the beasts, known as ‘Wesin’, who live around us and to most people just look like ordinary humans. Each race is different, from those who are like bears to those who are like beavers, and some are far more dangerous than others. [Read more…]
While TV’s Grimm has a tendency towards being a bit silly, one major consolation when it’s going a bit too far with it’s monsters and mystery is the dark and handsome presence of David Giuntoli as Det. Nick Burkhardt. However David hasn’t always wanted to be an actor. In fact his degree is in International Business and Finance.
Then in 2003 MTV found him in a bar and signed him up for their reality TV show, Road Rules, and later Real World Road Rule Challenge. However after his brush with reality TV, he decided he did want to be an actor and so moved to LA, soon scoring guest roles in the likes of Nip/Tuck, Veronica Mars, Ghost Whisperer, Privileged, Without a Trace, and Cold Case. He even played a gay soldier having issues with his boyfriend’s family in an episode of Grey’s Anatomy (you can see some pics of him locking lips with a guy below).
However he only really found fame with Grimm. Season 1 of the hit show hits DVD in the UK on Monday (October 22nd), with Season 2 kicking off on the same day on TV, at 9pm on the channel Watch.
Click on the pics below to enlarge some great shots of David, and there are a couple of vids underneath those as well. [Read more…]