Grimm is an American police procedural drama with fantasy elements. A homicide detective discovers he alone can see supernatural monsters. It’s up to him to protect the world from them.
Nick Burkhardt is a talented homicide detective who is able to make quick deductions about the motives and personal histories of those he’s investigating. He soon discovers this is due to his powers as a Grimm, one who can see and hunt the supernatural.
Nick is not alone in his fight and can rely on two allies. He is assisted by his human best friend and fellow homicide detective, Hank Griffin, and a reformed monster named Monroe. Nick also has the accumulated wisdom of his ancestor Grimms to draw on.
Many of the creatures are based on fairy tales collected by the Brothers Grimm, such as a wolfman who preys on women in red or a loose interpretation of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The show doesn’t limit itself to these fairy tales and often draws from other myths and legends as well to keep the enemies fresh and interesting.
Audiences found Grimm to be genuinely scary at times but also felt the humor shined through as well. Those who enjoy police procedurals with a twist should give Grimm a chance.