I finished off the first season of Grimm. It's on NBC but I saw them on Comcast On Demand. I'd record a bunch of shows onto a dvdr and then watch the disc when it's full. There are 22 episodes of this fantasy crime drama about a Portland homicide detective. David Giuntoli, as Nick Burkhardt, finds out he's the last of a long line of monster fighters. His aunt left him a tiny trailer and a special ability after she was murdered. The trailer is filled with books and weapons and artifacts from her career as a monster fighter and now Nick can magically see the monsters, or Wesen, that hide behind human faces. His new superpower causes him some mental anguish at first. Of course, his aunt had to die before she filled him in on his secret destiny. The Wesen co-exist with humans, going about their own business which occasionally turns to crime and murder. Nick comes up against a nearly endless list of Wesen types in the form of bears, wolves bees, ogres, pigs, rodents and even a fire breathing dragon. The Grimm's have been there through the ages, meeting out vengence to the Wesen who prey on humans.
Nick's first case after the new ability appears leads him to a Wider Blutblad, or wolf guy, in the form of Monroe, played by Silas Weir Mitchell. Monroe is a clockmaker who just wants to get along with humans, not attract trouble. He keeps away from a lot of the Wesen community goings on. The two start a strained and begrudging relationship that turns into friendship as season progresses. Russell Hornsby is Hank Griffin, Nick's detective partner, and sadly he isn't a griffin. He manages to get through the whole season without actually finding out that Nick is the main monster fighter of a secret world that's all around him. Hell, even their Captain is some sort of royalty in the Wesen world. He's not on Nick's side and even sets Nick and Hank up for some harm. We don't know what he's all about and neither does Nick yet. Sasha Roiz is the Captain and Reggie Lee is Sgt Wu. Bitsie Tulloch is Nick's girlfriend Julliette and like Wu she doesn't know anything about the magical monster world around her. She and Nick live in a nice little house and things have been pretty good for them, at least until the monster vision kicks in. Nick finally tells her about this new dangerous part of his life at the end of the season. Then some bad shit happens and it might be too late. It's a deadly show with lots of murder and mayhem. There's some amount of gore and nastiness with the occasional startle. Mostly it's creepy people killing other people for a bad reason. Sometimes because the victim just tasted good.
The series executive producers David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf co-wrote the pilot and several other episodes. They created the series with Stephen Carpenter. David was the main producer and creator on Angel and Grimm is that kind of a show. Maybe not quite as humorous as Angel but still all sorts of dark dealings with evil beings. No vampires though and so far less apocalypses. That was one of my problems with Buffy and Angel, too many damn end of the world stories. I enjoyed Grimm for the most part. I like the characters but not always what they were doing. It still kept me coming back to see what might be happening each week. I wouldn't need to rewatch these much in the future so I wouldn't bother picking up the dvds. I see season 2 is just starting. I'll start watching the when On Demand starts running them.