Size and Superpowers Aren’t Everything

November 18, 2013 § 4 Comments

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November 18, 2013

I got my new iPhone! I'm sad for my Blackberry, though. I bond with my phones.

I got my new iPhone! I’m sad for my Blackberry, though. I bond with my phones.

I met my favorite filmmaking duo, Dia and Allan of Cheza Jouer Films, for dinner on Saturday night. Talk turned to our favorite TV shows, and Dia inevitably shared her off-point observations.

Dia: I really like Sleepy Hollow, but Nicole Beharie is so petite. Don’t you think that makes her unconvincing as a police officer?

Me: No, I think she projects strength and presence.

Dia: But she’s so tiny. Even in heels. How would she get somebody in a headlock?

Me: The goal of law enforcement officers is to not let anyone get close enough to have to put them in a headlock. That’s why they carry guns.

Dia: And the teddy bear in Grimm —why doesn’t she have any powers?

Me: Rosalee has powers. She’s the potions master.

Dia: Monroe and Renard turn into creatures and have superpowers. She turns into a creature, nothing.

Me: She makes the kick-ass potions that save peoples’ lives.

Dia: Sure, she cooks in the kitchen. Anybody can do that.

Me: Did you miss the part about saving peoples’ lives?

Dia: When Monroe and Renard had to take Nick down, they could have used her help.

Me: When Sgt. Wu collapsed and his entire body erupted like a volcano, who made the potion that saved him?

Allan: I love Sgt. Wu.

Dia: All I’m saying is, if Rosalee had superpowers too, everything would get taken care of a lot more efficiently.

Me: Except when someone gets poisoned or hexed and needs one of Rosalee’s antidotes.

Allan: You two are going to be doing a lot of fighting in the writer’s room.

Five Favorite Things about Grimm, Ep 205: “The Good Shepherd”

October 5, 2012 § 2 Comments

It has been almost a month since we’ve seen new episodes of Grimm, and it has been worth the wait. Especially since I just finished catching up on Season 1 on Blu-ray. Minor spoilers ahead.

David Giuntoli as Nick Burkhardt — (Photo by: Scott Green/NBC) via KSite TV

Favorite Reveal
Captain Renard’s flashback to that significant moment at Juliette’s hospital bedside. I’ve been waiting for the ramifications of that kiss to start manifesting. Looks like it’s finally happening, baby.

Favorite Little Moment
After Nick comes home to an empty house to find that Juliette has gone out for drinks with her girlfriends and didn’t bother to tell him, Hank gives Nick some advice: “Last thing you want to do is put any pressure on her. That’ll just push her away. Not that I’m an expert.” Then he realizes what he just said. “Well, I guess I am an expert.” 

Bitsie Tulloch as Juliette Silverton — (Photo by: Scott Green/NBC) via KSite TV

Favorite Conflict


Nick’s fight with the Nuckelavee outside and inside the trailer. From spotting his assailant’s reflection in the window to his “Who the hell are you?” as he stands over his defeated opponent’s body, Nick was totally bad ass!

David Giuntoli as Nick Burkhardt — (Photo by: Scott Green/NBC) via KSite TV

Favorite Quote
Monroe: “Any group with a herd mentality kind of wigs me out.”

Yeah, me too.

Silas Weir Mitchell as Monroe — (Photo by: Scott Green/NBC) via KSite TV

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Five Favorite Things about Grimm, Ep 204: Quill

September 4, 2012 § Leave a comment

This was my favorite Grimm episode so far in the season. I do have to express my displeasure at the announcement that new episodes won’t resume until September 28. What’s up with that? Well, it’ll give me a chance to catch up on Season 1 on Blu-ray. Minor spoilers ahead.

Russell Hornsby as Hank Griffin, David Giuntoli as Nick Burkhardt — (Photo by: Scott Green/NBC) via KSiteTV

Favorite Conflict

So many great scenes to choose from in this episode. Monroe and Rosalee’s mad dash through the park to the car after being attacked by the infected creature was pretty exciting. But I think my absolute favorite is when Nick and Hank bring the Parks and Rec guy to Rosalee’s shop and all hell breaks loose.

Favorite Little Moment

Sgt. Wu, blood and other fluids splattered all over the front of his uniform, tells Nick and Hank he’ll show them the crime scene inside the house. Nick and Hank, recognizing how shaken Sgt. Wu is, say, “Hold on. We’ll take it from here.” They’ve seen this stuff before.

Reggie Lee is Sgt. Wu — (Photo by: Scott Green/NBC) via KSiteTV

Favorite Character Reveal
The girlfriend not remember his existence thing is wearing on Nick. After Monroe tells him, “yeah, she doesn’t remember but she’s trying” and Juliette says, “there’s some pasta in the fridge,” and goes to bed without him, Nick is worn out and irritable. I’m kind of waiting for him to snap. I admit I’m looking forward to the moment when Juliette, who can’t even remember sleeping with Nick, asks him, “By the way, what’s a Grimm?”

Favorite Quote

Rosalee: “I’ve rushed things in the past. And that’s about as much as I’m going to ever discuss past relationships.”

Amen, sister friend.

Silas Weir Mitchell as Monroe, Bree Turner as Rosalee Calvert — (Photo by: Scott Green/NBC) via KSiteTV

Grimm viewers, what did you think of “Quill”?

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Five Favorite Things about Grimm, Ep 203: Bad Moon Rising

August 28, 2012 § Leave a comment

“There are some things about your family you don’t even tell your closest friends.”

Yeah, that mating ritual consummation stuff was creepy. Seriously. Minor spoilers ahead.

Favorite Conflict

Hank freaking out at the therapist’s office is what I imagine a returning soldier might go through. Hank’s only there because the symptoms have gotten so bad, and he’s struggling to stay in control as he tells some stranger his problems. Then he loses it and goes into attack mode, and the therapist tries to pretend she’s not totally freaked out by her own patient.

Russell Hornsby as Hank Griffin — (Photo by: Scott Green/NBC) via KSiteTV

Favorite Little Moment

Monroe is at the hospital trying to jog Juliette’s memory and she asks, “How do you know Nick?” Monroe’s eyes practically pop out of his head as it dawns on him that he can’t really explain that. “Oh—uh . . .” He’s got nothing.

Favorite Character Reveal
After hearing how the crazy Coyotl ritual is supposed to go down, Nick heads toward the door to avert an atrocity. Monroe asks, “Don’t you want to hear how it went with Juliette?” Nick stops, impatient, knowing what the answer is before he asks the question. “Does she remember me?” “No,” Monroe admits, and Nick covers his disappointment by saying “I have to find this girl.” The man is great at compartmentalizing for the greater good.

David Giuntoli as Nick Burkhardt — (Photo by: Scott Green/NBC) via KSiteTV

Favorite Quote

Nick: “It’s sort of a family problem.”

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Grimm viewers, what did you think of “Bad Moon Rising”?

 

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