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Favorite Shows for #Spooktober: Grimm

Grimm


Grimm is a fantasy/police drama that is inspired by Grimms’ Fairy Tales. Nick Burkhardt, a Portland homicide detective, has discovered that he can see supernatural creatures who also have a human form. Before she passed away,his aunt told him that he is a descendant of the Grimms, who hunted the wesen (supernatural beings).

There are six seasons of Grimm. Currently, I’m on season 5. I’ve given up looking for Cinderella. Grimm doesn’t seem to retell the fairy tales that most of us know. They writers have created their own stories that have their own history. Occasionally, there is a character that I recognize like the Chupacabra.

Most of the story takes place in Portland. It’s perfect for a show that deals with odd and sometimes spooky or creepy characters.

Before revealing his secret, Nick spent a lot of time trying to protect his partner, Hank, and girlfriend, Juliette. He makes friends with three wesen: Monroe, Rosalee and Bud. It’s almost unheard of for a Grimm to be friends with wesen.

It’s hard to decide who my favorite character is. Maybe Monroe is my favorite because he’s kind of nerdy and adorable but also a bit ferocious.

If you want to know more about the show, visit The Grimm Profiler.

Favorite Shows for #Spooktober: Penny Dreadful

Penny Dreadful


Penny Dreadful is a Gothic Horror show. The show is set in London during the Victorian Era. Penny Dreadfuls refers to the popular serial dime novels published in the United Kingdom during this time.


Eva Green and Josh Hartnett are two of the main characters. Other cast members include Timothy Dalton, Patti LuPone, Reeve Carney, Billie Piper and Rory Kinnear.


There are three seasons. It originally aired on Showtime but it is also on Netflix. So far I’m in the beginning of season 2. I suppose I would be finished watching it but the tone of the show is a little dark and creepy.

Penny Dreadful has characters from Frankenstein, Bram Stoker’s Dracula and The Picture of Dorian Gray.

Vanessa Ives, Malcolm Murray and Ethan Chandler are trying to figure out some supernatural things. I’m still trying to figure out why the demons want to possess Vanessa.

Maybe I should watch season 1 again. I’m okay with that. The show is kind of beautiful to watch. The scenery, clothes and most of the people are gorgeous. I mean Josh Hartnett as a werewolf is pretty handsome as far as werewolves are concerned.

My other favorite character is John Clare, aka Frankenstein’s Creature. It doesn’t seem fair that he cannot find love because of his appearance and Dorian Gray always finds love. When in reality John Clare has a beautiful heart and Dorian Gray has a cold heart. I know that Clare will eventually become violent and angry. Gosh darn it.

So if you are into Victorian era gothic horror then you will probably love this show.


So there are 5 seasons of Boardwalk Empire . . . What the Hell!?

*spoilers*

I would have been truly happy with four seasons of “Boardwalk Empire.”

Possibly because my favorite character was killed at the end of the fourth season. Richard Harrow was my favorite. The character stands out because he is unexpected. You don’t expect him to be such an adept killer, as well as a decent human being. To have a main character with a mask, who is not pure evil, is interesting. It reminds me of Frankenstein’s monster – only Harrow is more likable. (Am I the only one who thinks Frankenstein’s monster is a jerk?He was a jerk in “Van Helsing” anyway. . . )

Jack Huston really looks like this. Not that it matters but his being so handsome is also unexpected.

Right after we finished the last show of the fourth season, my boyfriend says, “There’s another season.”

I just threw my hands up, like “What the hell?!”

Now, we have to decide if we want to get involved in another season or not. Most of the characters that I really enjoyed are gone.

What the hell. Why not. We’ll probably watch the last season. I guess we’ll see what Al Capone does next.