"This is no fairy tale. The stories are real. What they wrote about really happened."
~ Aunt Marie (Kate Burton), revealing to nephew Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli) that he is one of the last of the Grimms, who are able to see creatures that no one else can and who's ancestors chronicled their existence in the famous fairy tales.
On the other hand, however, I loved the refresh of fairy tales—and the dark grimness of them. The villain is creepy and disturbing. And if the pilot is any indication, the twists on and deconstruction of the old tales have the potential to make some of their meanings and themes relevant to the present—which would definitely bring God-talk into these open spaces. In addition, the pilot had a slight hint of an Army of Darkness flavor and humor, probably supplied by reformed “big bad wolf” creature Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell), who reminded me just a bit of Bruce Campbell in this role.
So, there’s definitely some potential here. Whether or not that potential will be realized is yet to be seen.
If you weren't one of the Twitter followers who's seen the pilot online, you can catch the Grimm premiere on October 28.