Originally Posted by Machuran
I don't expect everything to be like Buffy, it just came up in this forum so I just gave my opinion on the comparison. Like I said before, I feel that Buffy overall despite its flaws did a better job of setting up the mythology/story arcs when compared to Grimm. My main problem for this series is how it handles those story arcs/mythology because after S3, it feels meandering, I barely know what's going on besides the same cryptic dialogue with the Royals or the same drawn out story arcs like with Adalind and her baby last season or Juliette with her amnesia stuff in S2.
I have to wholeheartedly agree that I think that a show with an overall theme will always turn out better than a show that is just a cool idea.
Babylon 5 = Getting your parents out of your life.
Buffy = Finding out who you are while in high school, taking responsibility for yourself in college, and then taking responsibility for your family.
LOST = Science vs. Faith
I'm loath to admit it....but I will say that I believe that GRIMM was just a cool idea.
I think the change with regards to the captain was probably the time they came to grips with the fact they actually had a hit on their hands. Someone at the studio or the network asked, "Where is this all going? What is this all about?" I don't think there were answers at that time.
Based on the creator/producer/showrunner answers about the plots and characters at Comic-Con, I feel that they are lurching, feeling their way toward a vague idea of where this might end. I've decided to enjoy this show based on episodes and not on long-term goals because I don't think that the folks making it have long term goals. I just hope they stumble on one at the end.
Here is the problem:
I've liked Adalind. That is the breaking point among folks here on the board. She's gone from just evil, to cheerfully evil, to pitiful, to Motherhood and its changes, to bereft, angry, determined mother. She is more dangerous than ever now.
I've loved Juliette. I like her determination to figure out what the heck is going on. I like her sticking around after finding out about the GRIMM and Wesen
. I love that she speaks fluent Spanish (means to me she cares about people enough to learn to talk to them). Mostly, I love that she dove right into being a part of the Scooby Gang without hesitation. I think she has pluck.
Crushing on Rosalee...what's not to love about her? Everybody does!!
My wife literally watches the show to Monroe and Rosalee.