Review – Grimm (Season 2)
* Before you read this review it is better you read my opinions about the first season otherwise there may be spoilers *
In 2012 the second season of the TV series Grimm, directed by Jim Kouf and David Greenwalt, was broadcast. It takes up the story of the characters exactly from where we left them: Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch), scratched by Adalind‘s (Claire Coffee) cat, is in a coma and Nick (David Giuntoli) has discovered that his mother is still alive.
In my opinion this season has had a much more engaging horizontal plot than the previous one which had many episodes that dealt only with the murder case and the Wesen on duty.
Indeed, one of the events that has held the most fans glued to the screen is that of the “illness” of Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch). After so many vicissitudes, the woman finally manages to wake up from the coma but has as a side effect. Not only the loss of memory (selective since she has forgotten only her partner), but also an obsession for another man who has helped to wake her up.
These premises give a little more personality to the character of Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) – who finds herself making difficult choices – and creating a distressing situation for Nick (David Giuntoli) who tries to win her back. In this way, the authors managed to give us a taste of what the couple lacked in the first season where their relationship was presented in medias res.
I do not deny, however, that it would have been a nice twist if the story of obsession with the other man had led to something more.
In this season Brie Turner and Claire Coffee have been promoted from guest stars to recurring characters and beautiful adventures develop around their characters.
First, Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) and Rosalee (Brie Turner) begin a clear and simple relationship in which they manage to overcome the difficulties and differences due to their nature and their past.
They are really the best couple of the show. In a climate of tension, they manage to calm the spectator and to create the most joyful and amusing scenes.
Meanwhile in Austria, Adalind (Claire Coffee) has put herself at the service of royalty and is taking a very difficult and painful path to regain her powers. I don’t like the character at all, I find it too false and calculating, but I have to say that the actress is very good.
As for the style of this show, the authors continue to follow the same pattern present in the first. Each episode corresponds to a case inspired by a fairy tale. While before it gave more space to the Wesen and the murderers involved in the case, the main place is now given to the horizontal plot. I believe that thanks to this change the series has great potential which, if well exploited, can lead to an excellent third series.
Read episodes summaries of the first season here