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posted by Swanpride
S1E20: link

I really don’t see the point of a Reference Rundown. While the quote is from “Hans, mein Igel”, the plot had absolute nothing to do with it - even if they try on the NBC website to draw a feeble connections, which shows a terrible lack of understanding of the tale, which is actually (similar to Beauty and the Beast) about not judging based on outer appearance. The episode is еще a mixture out of “Big Foot” and “Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hide”, and I frankly don’t get why they weren’t straightforward and took a quote related to either of them.

German Gebrabbel

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posted by Swanpride
S1E10: link

I admit, for the “Reference Rundown” I’m a little bit out of my depth this time around, since my knowledge about Japanese folklore is a little bit sketchy. I know that the motive of the “monster” which falls in Любовь but either can’t resist its true nature или turns against the chosen Любовь interest because of a misstep is fairly popular. Beautiful woman in Japanese folklore are rarely a good thing. But overall, it is simply out of my area of expertise, so I will concentrate on the references to spiders in general.

Reference Rundown

1. шарлотка, шарлотта is most likely named after...
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S1E12: link


This episode is based on “The Master Thief”, a fairly short story (at least the Grimm version is short), so it’s not really surprising that the Список of references will be brief this time around. To be truthful, I’m surprised that I even came up with any.

Reference Rundown

1. Naturally the episode is about a robbery.

2. In the fairy tale, the number three has a central role. The same is true for the episode: Three thieves, three coins….

3. I’m sure that Rhinebeck was only chosen as a location because of the „Rhine“ in the name, hinting to one of the most important rivers...
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In my opinion, the best episodes of Grimm center around original fairy tales and put a clever, modern-day twist on them. After all, is this not the very essence of the show? My вверх избранное are these;

#7: Episode 5, Danse Macabre: This episode clearly and elequently elaborates on the story of the Pied Piper. It really gives a new perspective on an old tale while delivering wonderful suspense and horrific scenes.

#6: Episode 10, Organ Grinder: Not only did this episode have all the prospects of a good horror film, it also captured part of the story of Hansel and Gretle. It is very subtle, but...
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posted by Swanpride
S1E13: link


Although “the prince kills the dragon and gets the princess” is some sort of trope, there aren’t actually many fairy tales which feature a dragon. Those are way еще common in legends. If my memory serves me right “The two brothers” is the only one of two Grimm fairy tales featuring a dragon. It’s actually a fairly long and fairly interesting story, featuring a lot of symbols typical for all fairy tales, so I hope that they will visit it again later on.

Reference Rundown

- The episode plays heavily on the “Hero rescues princess from dragon” motive, but this time around,...
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Before we start, here an explanation how I put together the list: I went through my reviews from the first season and took a look at the “key-rating” I gave each of them. Then I listed all episodes, which had at least a rating of nine keys, and came up with eight episodes which scored that high. Naturally, one of them didn’t make the cut (Love Sick, in case Ты are interested), the others were put in order. And here they, my вверх seven Grimm-episodes of season one. Why вверх seven? Because we are talking about fairy tales!

7: Last Grimm Standing
One of the еще action packed episodes of the...
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S1E14: link

The quote of the week is from “Donkey Cabbage”, but I’ve decided not to do a Reference Rundown on it yet. The “Donkey Cabbage” plot is there, but it is еще in the background, while the main case has no connection to this fairy tale at all. But there is a connection to another Fairy Tale. Ты might not have noticed, but when Nick is entering the hideout of the Skalengecks, there is graffiti at the wall. The quote “Nicht lange danach überkam die Katze wieder ein Gelüst” is from another Grimm Tale, “Cat and мышь in Partnership”. In the English version, the quote...
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S1E05: link

“Three Little Pigs” is not a Grimm fairy tale, but an English one. This episode takes a really interesting approach, by telling a kind of “what might happen next” stories. The story about doing things properly instead of taking the easy way out, about building a life on strong foundations, becomes a story about a круг of revenge. Nevertheless, the Источник text is very present in this episode.

Reference Rundown

1. The story about three brother pigs from which two are killed by a волк (yeah, the Дисней version is nicer, but the original version isn’t) is referenced in a Bauerschwein...
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posted by titanicdragon
Author's note I don't own the songs
Tangled movie - Healing Incantation and I won't say I'm in Любовь from Hercules. They are Дисней owned but they work for how Zoey and Ariel feel at those moments. So enjoy

Zoey's pov

Zim and I went for a walk in the park the night air was calming.

"Z Ты haven't told me anything about yourself why is that?"

Fear crept into me I was liking Zim a lot he was different and it wasn't only because he was an alien. I felt as though I was alife again when I was near him. I bit my lip. No Zoey he wouldn't understand he can never know that your a vampire.

"I have my...
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In it's секунда year, Grimm managed to captivate its audience just as well as it did in the first season. New twists, characters, and alliances kept the whole season fresh and exciting. It was difficult to pick out just seven of this last season's episodes, but I finally thinned it out to what I think are the best.

#7: Episode 41, "Endangered"; The Gluhenvolk are an amazing species of wesen. Not only does this episode delve into the origin of aliens, but it also introduces a beautiful species of wesen, not to mention the underlying message about poaching endangered animals.

#6: Episode 31, "La...
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S1E15: link

There is a certain pattern in Grimm concerning the way it deals with fairy tales. If they are not very well known, Grimm likes to play it fast and loose. Sometimes there is Далее to no connection to it, but sometimes the writers Показать (accidentally?) a surprisingly understanding for them, which might point to them spending some time thinking about the Источник text, instead of just slapping a fitting quote into a story they already had in mind. If the fairy tale in Вопрос is well known, the references are еще obvious and deliberate. But then the writers tend to go for Популярное believes...
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S1E08: link


No Reference Rundown this time around. I know that “Of Mice and Man” is an important part of the American literature and is often referenced to in TV-shows, but I have never read it, and I simply lack the cultural background to take a proper или even a feeble stab on it.

German Gebrabbel

“Mausherz” basically means “Mouse heart”, though the correct compound would be “Mäuseherz”. “Lauseschlange” is a little bit еще complicated, because “Lause” is not really a German word, but might be a derivate from either “Laus” (louse), “Läuse” (lice) или “Lausen”...
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S1E17: link

Considering the Название I was a little bit surprised that neither the episode nor the fairy tale it was referring to, had an actual cat или mouse. The fairy tale in this case is “Eisenhans” – Iron Hans или Iron John. It is kind of a Избранное of mine, but less because it’s particular good, еще because there are so many unexpected changes in the character of Eisenhans, which don’t really make sense, but set him apart from the normal black/white approach in the Grimm stories. I hope that the Показать will revisit this particular fairy tale later on, because there is so much more...
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posted by Swanpride
S1E02: link

I’ll skip the Reference Rundown this time around, because honestly, there isn’t much to say. The episode is supposedly based on the fairy tale “The Queen Bee”, but has nothing at all in common with it. It’s one of those stories in which three brothers set out to reach a goal, and the last one, the simpleton, is successful because he is kind to everyone and follows Совет he is given. In this case, helpful Животные come to his aid, ants, ducks and, Ты might have guessed it, bees. So the only reference is the fact that bees have a helpful role. Not even the quote is from...
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posted by Swanpride
S1E03: link

This episode is based on two different sources. The quote is from “Bluebeard”, a Perrault story. Interestingly there was a version of it in the original Grimm collection, but the story and some stories with similar themes were removed in later versions of it. For this episode, the writers of Grimm threw the Greek Satyr mythos into the mix (Satyrs, by the way, weren’t always half goat, the artists just settled on this image at some point and it stuck).

Reference Rundown

1. The names: “Capra” is the Spanish word for goat, so Billy Capra is basically a Billy Goat. “Faith”...
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posted by Swanpride
S1E07:
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And we are back to English stories. And this time around, I have the feeling I’m missing some references. Not to the original story, but perhaps to the many adaptations? I’m fairly sure that Stark helping the old lady over the улица, уличный is a reference to something, but perhaps I’m simply paranoid. Oh well, here is what I came up with.

Reference Rundown

1. The man Stark killed is naturally called Jack

2. Stark’s fascination with Gold

3. “Stark” is German for strong

German Gebrabbel

Sometimes I’m wondering about the show. I get the idea behind giving the different animal Wesen...
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S1E21: link

I decided to analyze those episode together, because they are all about the same fairy tale (“Sleeping Beauty”) and as a three-parter, it doesn’t seem to make much sense to see them isolated from each other. The Цитаты of “Woman in Black” and “The Kiss” are both from “Sleeping Beauty”, but “Bad Teeth” (and the season) starts with a quote from the poem “The секунда Coming” by W. B. Yeats :

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The сокол cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed...
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posted by Swanpride
I think it’s time to break in the Статья section of this spot – and what better to start with than with having a close look at the episodes of Grimm? I’ll do five categories: Reference Rundown will be about references to the Источник text for the episode, German Gebrabbel about the (mis)use of the German language, Highs and Lows about what aspects of the episodes particular stuck out to me positive или negatively, The Grimmoire which contains thoughts about the в общем и целом, общая arc, how the episode plays into it and some speculations and The Final Judgment about my rating of the episode.

Reference...
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posted by Swanpride
S1E04: link

In German, we differ between two types of stories: “Märchen” (Fairy Tales) and “Sagen” (I guess the closest translation for this one would be “Legends”). The main difference is the level of reality in the story. Fairy tales are considered as made up, “Sagen” (the word was defined by the Brothers Grimm themselves) are some sort of history, which got embellished over time. The “Pied Piper of Hamelin” (Der Rattenfänger von Hameln) is one of those “Sagen” collected by the Brothers Grimm. At one point, there apparently really has been a town (not necessarily...
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posted by jenkins1
Through the years, Телевидение and movie companies have selected quite a number of large cities as settings for various plot lines. However, Portland has, up until recently, been flying under the radar. As a citizen of the Portland-metro area, I was delighted to hear that Portland was now a center of the nation's attention. Portland is finally getting the attention it deserves, as it provides the perfect setting for such modern-day fairy tales as those in the world of "Grimm".

Portland has several faces. In the city, it is a mecca for those who wish to break away from the mainstream culture (a.k.a....
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