TV review – Grimm
I don’t always watch a lot of TV. My kids love cartoons but I typically don’t watch. There is way too much to do in a family of six. So if we don’t really like what we see the wife and I don’t keep watching to see if it gets better.
This weekend we started watching Grimm, a series that I had heard good things about and that seemed right up our collectively weird alley. The both of us love supernatural content. The Dresden Files, Supernatural, Buffy, The X Files and Dr. Who all have a special place in our home. If we like the show, we share it with the kids. This makes us a family that enjoys the strange and weird as a family.
Grimm just isn’t doing it. Three episodes in and the wife and I are complaining about it to each other. I see what seems like plot holes and bad story elements and my wife doesn’t like the main character. Three episodes in, and I doubt that we get through three more if it keeps playing out like it has so far.
For example, the main character is a cop and kills a monster with his gun in the first episode. If he can do that, then why does his aunt, also a monster hunter, have a weapon cabinet in her camper filled with blades and other medieval weaponry? Why doesn’t she have a hunting rifle and a shot-gun in there? Is there something in the first three episodes that I missed which explains this?
With what I have watched so far, I can’t help but wonder if there will even be a second season of the show. Dresden didn’t make it; I don’t see how this can.
This week I decided to keep to the one hundred word format. A real flash fiction piece. I hope you like it.
L. E. White
The tunnel was narrow, a hole in the hillside that he had discovered yesterday. Despite being only nine years old, he was sure that he had discovered it, that no one else had ever laid eyes on this entrance to the underworld.
Today, he had returned, bearing a flashlight, his older brothers pocket knife and his superhero backpack filled with snacks. He was ready for anything as he started to crawl in.
His dreams of treasure, adventure and a hidden world soon came to a sudden stop. He was stuck, his feet kicking at the grass in the afternoon sun.