By Naiesha Thobe
January 5, 2012
wanted to start off by wishing a
very Happy New Year to all of the readers of CNO. It’s been awhile
been heard from, so I’m a little behind on the cheerful tidings, but
late than never.
my real reason for writing (and
the conspicuous title) and one of America’s favorite pasttimes:
doesn’t like a good T.V. show?
I don’t watch much T.V. I
either don’t have the time or I’m just not into whatever happens to be
latest craze. However, when I fall for a show, I fall rather hard,
to this article.
few weeks back (do I say last year
now? or is that just confusing?) a new series aired, given the title
Immediate thought: Grimm Brothers! Right, right. You’re not far off the
story revolves around the
slowly-becoming-overused plot of crime scene investigation. However,
your average cop story. The sleepy little town of Portland, Oregon
not to be quite so sleepy when the protagonist of the series, Detective
Burkhardt, starts to see people turning into creatures. Only for a
second, someone may take the qualities of a wolf: grow fur, red eyes,
teeth, or maybe it’s a bee: big eyes, antennae, “stinger” syringe.
case, it’s not your average crime show, that’s for sure.
Nick can see these forms when
a person loses control of him or herself. He’s the only one who can.
only one who can solve murders of joggers (who happened to be wearing
were ripped limb to limb, the only one who can solve murders of a
a wolf-like creature) that appears to have been blown up by a
(it’s a pig-like creature), and the only one who can save a golden
maiden who broke into a house, tried out the beds, and then watched her
boyfriend get attacked before her very eyes.
easy to see the plot. NBC has
taken the old stories created by the Grimm Brothers and twisted them to
modern day audience. It’s captivating, each episode following an old
or at least, following a character from a tale.
I love Grimm. I think it might be
the best show to ever happen. Yes, I can be overdramatic, but it’s
love fantasy and fairy tales, and the crime scene element mixed with
seems to be a hot topic for
television this go-round, though. Once Upon a Time also aired as a new
All I know about this one is that all of the storybook characters were
transported into real life time, enter the creation of Storybrooke,
through the means of an evil spell, and have no recollection of who
I don’t watch this series, so I can’t even begin to throw down a plot
can for Grimm. Quite frankly, I refuse to watch it, too. It’s
Grimm - sadly, my favorite is on the losing end for good ratings, but
won’t discourage me.
it’s a clash of the fairy tales.
T.V. wars, you see? I’ve come to a solid assumption that people who
tend to not like Once Upon a Time. People who like Once Upon a Time
tend to not
like Grimm. It’s a case of conflicting sides - one show leans towards
and darker action, while the other is more a common-day, cheerful,
point here, I do have one, after
all, is if you’re looking for a new show to watch during the beginning
catch one of these two shows if they sound enticing. Grimm airs every
9 p.m. on NBC, while Once Upon a Time takes ABC every Sunday at 8 p.m.
previously mentioned, Grimm is darker and Once Upon a Time is lighter,
you watch the first episode, you’ll know which you like.
you may even defy my nearly
flawless (haha) deductions and like them both.
your New Year, and maybe, your T.V.