Folk(lore) Buddies: Early Efforts From The Men Who Would Make Grimm

The first five films of Grimm's David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf

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Movies & Television
To help loyal Grimm viewers wait out the interminable mid-season delay caused by some network spectacle dubbed the Winter Olympics, fantasy correspondent Jay Horton dug back through the first tales told by Grimm show-runners David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf when they were screenwriters struggling through the cursed kingdom of 1980s Hollywood.Twenty years before partnering on NBC's signature ...   More
 
Friday, February 21, 2014 JAY HORTON

The Grimmoire: That Voodoo We Do So Well

The return Of Grimm and decline of Portland TV's Golden Age

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Movies & Television
For all the grumblings about traffic upheavals and street closures caused by the sudden explosion of television projects filming 'round town, the local presumption of Portland as favored toy of the media elite has been rather oversold. We have Grimm, true. The NBC fabulist procedural starts its third season this evening at 9 PM (WW's weekly Grimmoire will offer ...   More
 
Friday, October 25, 2013 JAY HORTON

Grimm Filming Ignites Flame War... On a Brick Wall

Resident has faith Amanda Fritz will fix the problem

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News
If that pesky earthquake ever hits, it's encouraging to know that comment board trolling isn't limited to the web in Portland.Consider this exchange of ideas, taped to a brick wall at a location we're still trying to identify. According to a thread on Reddit, several city residents recently decided to weigh in on the filming of the NBC TV show Grimm. The popular show, filmed in and set in the city, ...   More
 
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Fable Master

Bill Willingham modernized fairy tales before modernizing fairy tales was cool.


Q & A
What if the Big Bad Wolf gave up chasing Little Red Riding Hood to take up yoga and become a clocksmith? He has, of course, on NBC’s Portland-filmed TV series, Grimm. Meanwhile, on ABC’s Once    More
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 KAITIE TODD

Scoop: Para-Nominated and Captured by Porches Suspended in Portland

This gossip needs no license to serve.


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CAPTURED BY BUREAUCRATS: Earlier this month, Captured by Porches Brewing Co. suspended operations at all of its Portland locations because of licensing issues with the City of Portland regarding   More
 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 WW Culture Staff

Put a Statuette On It (sigh): Portlandia Earns Two Emmy Nominations

And hey, Grimm got one, too!

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Movies & Television
Who cares about the Emmys? Am I right, Portland? We don't even own televisions here! We're all much too busy with intellectual pursuits like reading our neighbor's unpublished autobiographical graphic novel and participating in physical activities such as unicycle jousting to devote time to things as frivolous as sitcoms, serial dramas, reality programs and whatever the hell Hemingway and Gellhorn ...   More
 
Thursday, July 19, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

Grimm Recap: The Girl with the Dragon Breath

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Movies & Television
Grimm, Season 1, Episode 14: "Plumed Serpent"Beast of the Week: Damonfeuers, dragon creatures who can essentially light their own gastric acids on fire. Talk about heartburn! Hey-oooooo!Source Material: Super Mario Brothers, pretty much.The Procedural: Two bodies are found incinerated to death inside a warehouse filled with scrap copper. An arson investigator (played by hometown, uh, “hero” Daniel ...   More
 
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

Grimm Recap: The One with the Hitler Demon

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Movies & Television
So I took last week off from these recaps (read: I never found time to watch the episode), but luckily, Grimm is definitely a show where you can do that and not feel lost when you jump back in. If you really want to know what happened, read the dry synopsis here. Apparently, it involved Nick and Monroe getting caught up in a Wesen fight club. Sounds kind of fun, actually. Grimm Season 1, Episode 13: ...   More
 
Monday, March 5, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

Grimm Recap: Made in Organ and The MILF Huntress

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Movies & Television
Grimm, Season 1, Episode 10: “Organ Grinder”Beast of the Week: Geiers, goblins with vulture-like features who swoop down from trees and rip out their prey's organs, then sell them on the black market so other creatures can get boners. Seriously. Source Material: “Hansel and Gretel,” hinted at not just by the epigraph but with that trademarked Grimm subtlety of naming two guest characters “Hansen ...   More
 
Monday, February 13, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

Grimm Recap: Mauz Traps

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Movies & Television
“Grimm” Season 1, Episode 9: “Of Mouse and Man”Beast of the Week: Mauzhertz, a passive, rodent-esque bottom-feeder of the creature world similar to the rat-like Reinegens from the “Danse Macabre” episode, except they don't appear to listen to dubstep. This episode also introduces us to the Lausenschlange, an aggressive snake creature which, when transformed, resembles that lizard dude from ...   More
 
Monday, January 23, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

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