Five Favorite Things about Grimm, Ep 202: The Kiss

August 21, 2012 § 6 Comments

Well, that was a twist on the whole kiss thing. Minor spoilers ahead.

Sasha Roiz as Captain Renard — (Photo by: Scott Green/NBC) via KSiteTV

Favorite Conflict

“I’m not much for the physical stuff.” Such a lie. The throw-down between the hexenbiest and Nick’s mom was nails-digging-into-palms tension. Kicker? The woman outside walking her dog who stops when she hears all the commotion.

Favorite Character Reveal
Kelly trying really, really hard not to smile—maybe—when Rosalee embraces her in a sisterly hug. Then Kelly ends it with her “okay, sweet moment’s over” pat on the back, although it was a bit softer than the one she did to her own son in the previous week’s episode.

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio as Kelly, David Giuntoli as Nick Burkhardt — (Photo by: Scott Green/NBC) via KSiteTV

Favorite Little Moment
Nick arrives at the homicide scene and Sgt. Wu is a little taken aback: “Were you in another fight? You look worse than you did last night.”

Nick recovers with a wry smile: “It always looks worse the second day.”

Favorite Quote
Monroe: “You go take care of the dead, and, uh, we three will all just go on living.”

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

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Five Favorite Things about Grimm, Ep 201: Bad Teeth

August 20, 2012 § 2 Comments

Grimm on NBC

My buddy Dia gushed to me about Grimm when we saw the season 2 promo at the movie theater, so I decided to check out the season premiere. I’m totally hooked! Minor spoilers ahead.

Favorite Conflict
Nick holds his mother back and Rosalee holds Monroe back to keep the two of them from ripping each other apart.

Monroe: “Who the hell is this bitch?” Nick: “She’s my mother.”

Favorite Character Reveal
The look on Nick’s face when his mother Kelly, whom he had thought was dead, tells him that Aunt Marie had known all along that Kelly was really alive. Our usually calm, stoic hero really shows the betrayal he’s feeling there.

Favorite Little Moment
Monroe is on his cell explaining to Nick that Rosalee has the antidote for the spell put on Juliette. When Monroe gets fuzzy on the specifics, he puts the cell down on the counter in front of Rosalee so she can finish explaining it all to Nick.

Favorite Quote
Nick’s mom: “Your great-great-grandmother Hilda, with this blade, castrated a Rotznasig Carcaju.”
Nick: “Good times.”

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio as Kelly Burkhardt. (Photo by: Scott Green/NBC) via KSiteTV

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Week Thirty-Two: eReaders, LERA’s Golden Heart Winner, and Grimm

August 16, 2012 § 4 Comments

August 13th, 2012

14 down, 11 to go on Goodreads Challenge

Read
I finished reading Susan Elizabeth Phillips’ The Great Escape (here’s my review) and am now 56% towards my Goodreads Challenge. I started reading Going Cowboy Crazy by Katie Lane, and it is just great sexy fun. I am stoked to start reading Rogue’s Pawn and Sharing Hailey, the first two eBooks I have ever bought, but I don’t have an eReader to read them with. I know, pretty ridiculous. I paid off some credit card bills this month and have not bitten the bullet yet to purchase an eReader. I considered the iPad about as long as it took me to absorb the price—that is too big of an investment for me right now. Everybody seems to be getting tablets, so now I am considering the Nook Color or Nook Tablet. Barnes & Noble just dropped the price on both and I like the idea of walking into one of the few remaining book stores and trying the devices out first hand. How about you? What do you use to read your eBooks?

Write
The monthly LERA (Land of Enchantment Romance Authors) meeting was last Saturday, and the topic was the RWA conference in CA, which many LERA members attended. It sounds like it was a total blast, and I might have to save my pennies (well, more than that) and go next year. The really exciting news is that one of the LERA members, Tamra Baumann, won The Golden Heart® in her category this year! The Golden Heart is a big achievement. It’s a national contest that recognizes outstanding manuscripts by unpublished authors in the romance genre. Best-selling novelist Darynda Jones (and LERA member) got her start when she won the paranormal romance Golden Heart in 2009 for First Grave on the Right. There are so many talented writers in this group, and I really look forward to the meetings because everyone is so friendly and helpful. I’m sending in my membership application this week.

As for my own writing, the timeline I am working on is marching along.

Bliss

I checked out the season 2 premiere of Grimm on Monday, and I think I might be hooked. This striking promo poster intrigued me a lot, and my fellow Front Row Diva, Dia, recommended this show. I like the fact that the hero, who has to be all badass and fight all these monsters, is a really good guy. I’m kind of over the bloodthirsty murdering psychopath as hero thing right now. Bring on the boy scouts, like Clark Kent, Captain America, and, now, Nick Burkhardt. How about you? Any Grimm fans out there who can tell me that I missed a lot first season?

Grimm on NBC Season 2 Poster

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