Grimm was my favorite new show last year, and I couldn't wait for its return. Alas, so far it's been a bit of a disappointment, and NBC couldn't kill off the series any better if it were trying. For starters the opening credits changed from a subdued, eerie tone to a harsher opening that includes Hitler as a werewolf (what?!) and a voice-over narrative. Secondly, Grimm began in mid-August the day after the Olympic closing ceremonies on a new day (Monday instead of Friday). Did anyone besides me even know the second season had begun? Finally--and most importantly--not enough Monroe. Let's face it, Monroe is everybody's favorite Grimm character, certainly everybody's favorite Blutbad. The reformed big bad wolf makes cuckoo clocks, drives a pristine old VW bug--if you've been reading my blog, you know how much I love old VW bugs--and has fallen in love with Rosalee, a Fuchsbau. Ironic since Monroe earlier had warned Nick to "count your fingers after shaking hands with a Fuchsbau," as these cunning fox-like creatures are prone to cheating and theft. (Talk about star-crossed lovers.)
Grimm did not disappoint. They've toned down the credits, too: no more Hitler and no more voice over. Lastly, they're moving Grimm back to Fridays starting September 28, which would have made a more logical date for the second season premiere. What is it with these networks always mucking up what works? Why change what works? It wasn't that long ago that NBIC killed Harry's Law with their "improvements."