Grimm

Season 1 Episode 1

Pilot

27
Aired Friday 9:00 PM Oct 28, 2011 on NBC
7.7
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Nick Burkhardt's life is completely transformed when his family's legacy is revealed to him and he discovers that he is a Grimm, a monster hunter who can see the creatures for what they really are.

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  • Catching up late off of DVDs

    8.5
    I only started watching this show late last fall and have seen all the season 2 episodes so far so I just picked up the DVD set off eBay for $11. Last night I watched the pilot episode and know I will enjoy the entire first season based on that one. Being a fan of fantasy and scifi I find this show a lot of fun. I like the premise and throwing it in with a detective theme works great. I am a fan of the Dresden files books and like that show during its' brief run and this show has some common elements. The first episode introduced Nick and his partner and set him up discovering that he is a "Grimm," a hunter of evil creatures that exist unbeknownst in our world. This premise certainly lends itself to good story possibilities. This first episode was very good as Nick discovers his inborn capabilities when another Grimm, his aunt, shows up and is almost killed by a wolf/beast. She also brings along the trailer full of weapons and information on what inhabits this creature world that is coexisting with the normal world. I am looking forward to watching the entire season one and can fairly well assume it will probably get better.moreless
  • 1.01 '''PILOT' = Not bad, not exactly new or fresh ...

    7.5
    I think it was pretty decent, not the best one as I said. But I liked the special effects and the Pilot was good overall. And I loved Kate Burton guest starring as Marie, she is always a scene stealer, happy to see that she will appear in one more episode to say the least. Tim Bagley had also this new kind of character to play with, he always plays the funny guys and now this weirdo. And the end of the episode surprised me in a great way - what a cool cliff. 7,5/10moreless
  • Oh come on, it wasn't THAT bad!

    5.0
    All right, I know I'm late, but I only got the season 1 boxed set the other day...



    I did watch the pilot when it aired originally, and yes I thought it was clich city, but I stayed with it, and it's been well worth the ride.



    I don't recall seeing a show where the pilot episode was the best. episode. ever. They serve a purpose - these are the characters, here's some backstory, this is what the show is about... and in that, the pilot does it's job perfectly well.









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  • Somewhat predictable, but enjoyable.

    7.0
    Every new show is going to take some time to find its feet and this one will be no exception. Building a fan base is always difficult, especially when the majority of the actors concerned aren't all that well known. As for this episode, the beginning was quite good, even though the actors seemed a little bit lost. The middle seemed to get a bit 'confused' but they straightened it out again at the end. I will reserve judgement on the show overall until I have seen a few more episodes but so far, it's quite watchable, even if the premise isn't a new one.moreless
  • Yawn... seen it all before

    2.5
    Many shows emulate others... but this seems to just have nothing original to it.



    Primarily it feels like Buffy.. a normal person, having a special role forced upon them. History, mystery, intrigue. Yawn. I loved Buffy... but Buffy is from the '90s. Even the effects on some of the monsters in Grimm was like something from Buffy.



    Its other key influence is of course Supernatural... another show that I love, but don't necessarily want to see copied.



    So the parents are dead... mystery. Yawn, seen it before. The mix of dark topics with light humour/dialog. Seen it all before. The supposedly 'clever' things like 'R H' on thie child's satchel - yes, we saw it... too obvious. The bad guy humming the music... did you see it viewers...did you see it? Of course you did, too obvious.



    Wooden dialogue. No spark. Uninteresting cast. Nothing. It felt just like a mash of loads of other great shows that we've already seen.moreless
Ayanna Berkshire

Ayanna Berkshire

Dr. Rose

Guest Star

Kate Burton

Kate Burton

Marie Kessler

Guest Star

Joy Flatz

Joy Flatz

Sylvie Oster

Guest Star

Claire Coffee

Claire Coffee

Adalind Schade

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • When Monroe stops his Volkswagen on the bridge, he turns the headlights off, but in the next two shots (from the side), the VW's lights are still on. The shot after (where Monroe and Nick are fording the stream), the VW's lights are off again.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Nick: Hank, what are you doing?
      Hank: Testing out the new equipment and getting a picture of you while you're still young and innocent.
      Nick: Oh, well, I'm getting married once, not four times.
      Hank: Oh, you're a happily ever after guy.
      Nick: Yeah.

    • Hank: What's that song?
      Nick: Sweet Dreams.
      Hank: Eurythmics. One of their better. "Sweet dreams are made of these. Who am I to disagree?"
      Nick: I didn't know you couldn't sing.

    • Dr. Rose: Did you know about the scars?
      Nick: What scars?
      Dr. Rose: A lot of them look like knife wounds. They're all over her body. What line of work was she in?
      Nick: She was a librarian.

    • Monroe: Look, I don't want anymore trouble, okay? I'm not that kind of Blutbad. I don't kill anymore, I haven't in years
      Nick: Wait. What did you say you were?
      Monroe: Blutbad. Vulgarized by your ancestors as "the big bad wolf." What, did you just get the books tonight?
      Nick: You know about the books?
      Monroe: Of course I know about the books. We all know about the books. You people started profiling us over 200 years ago. But as you can see, I am not that big, and I am done with the bad thing.
      Nick: Well, how do you...?
      Monroe: How do I stay good? Through a strict regimen of diet, drugs, and Pilates. I'm a reformed Blutbad, a Wieder Blutbad. It's a different church altogether.
      Nick: You guys go to church?
      Monroe: Sure. Don't you?

    • Nick: What's that?
      Monroe: Wolfsbane. So he won't scent us.
      Nick: You're kidding me, right?
      Monroe: Not if you want to stay alive.

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