If anyone thought having his mom around was going to make Nick’s Grimm life any easier, now’s the time to think again. The second episode of Grimm’s sophomore season has only proved that for Nick, having a maternal influence in his life is only going to make things more complicated – and messier.
“The enchantress was so hard-hearted that she banished the poor girl to a wilderness, where she had to live in a miserable, wretched state.”
“Little pig, little pig, let me come in,” said the wolf to the pig. “Not by the hair of my chinny chin chin,” said the pig to the wolf.
Oh hey there Grimm fans, fancy seeing you here on a Thursday night.
Since tonight’s rat-centric episode finds us on a special night and time, I thought I’d mark the occasion by writing my recap in Writen? Kitten. If I get sidetracked or start giggling you’ll know why.
My favorite thing about the classic fairy tales is how, in modern re-tellings, the more grisly and gruesome details have been systematically Disney-fied out. Like the part in Red Riding Hood when the huntsman butchers the Big Bad Wolf to itty-bitty bits after the aforementioned beast eats dear old granny. In my house, grandma is tied up and gagged in the closet and I don’t think there was a huntsman at all. Or, there’s the one about the nobleman with the blue beard that imprisons his wives in a locked cellar and then tortures and kills them.
Welcome back to another week of Grimm, everyone. Episode 3 began with a signature plot-hinting epitaph: “She’ll sting you one day. Oh, ever so gently, so you hardly even feel it. Til you fall dead,” a rather obscure reference from 1955’s “Queen Bee.” Then, after a very Fringe-ian opening sequence where a woman was killed by the lamest flash mob of all time, our favorite creature hunter and his trusty sidekick were called in to investigate yet another suspicious event.
Gather ‘round, Grimm fans, for the age-old story of the Bear Bar Mitzvah, that special time in a young cub’s life when he lures a hot blonde girl into the woods, feeds on her carcass, and becomes… a Grizzly Man?
Mama bear must be proud.
This week’s episode, “Bears Will Be Bears,” was a clever twist on Goldilocks and the Three Bears that explored the tension between cultural values and family values. Nick’s forced to answer the question: What happens when one is at odds with the other?
Lena Dunham’s excellent HBO series Girls is only three weeks old, but the acutely observed tragicomedy about four overeducated, underachieving white women in their early 20s has already come under fire from its small but devoutly ambivalent audience. The charge: lack of diversity. Girls feels like an odd target for that complaint: Why not, for example, Game of Thrones, where, except for the random dude on horseback, ”swarthy” is about as ethnic as things get?
Tell Sean Hayes that you assume he was offered the role of Larry in the big-screen adaptation of The Three Stooges (out April 13), and he’s happy to correct you. ”Look, I’m lucky to get a job anytime I can,” he says. ”I don’t play that ego game of ‘I made them chase me.’ No. We chase every job. I had to audition three or four times.”
Luckily for Grimm and Once Upon a Time, the fall season’s most ridiculous fairy-tale failure has already occurred: The Playboy Club, canceled after millions declined to buy into its rosy view of Bunnies as proto-feminists. Now these two otherworldly shows simply have to demonstrate that they’re not as ridiculous as Playboy, and that they can attract viewers.
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