A week ago last night, the series finale of Grimm aired. It was never in the top tier of shows that I watched in terms of quality, but it was a lot of fun and one of my favorites.
I started watching the show at the beginning. The concept sounded interesting. I think I made it through the first 3 or 4 episodes before I decided to pass on it. It was good, but I was being picky about which shows I spent time watching. When I found out I was moving to Portland, which is where the show was filmed and set, I decided to get caught up on it. I’m glad I did because it got better. Grimm was a freak-of-the-week with an overarching story. The mythology of the one the things I liked the most about it.
One reason I enjoyed watching Grimm so much was that I got to see my city on TV every week. Portland really did set a good mood for the series. It was cool when they mentioned a place and I could say, “I’ve been there.” I plan on visiting a restaurant they mentioned during one of the final episodes.
One of my favorite memories of the show is getting a chance to be an extra in season 3 just a few days after I met its star David Guintoli at a convention. Too bad my scene was never used. I was a great crime scene onlooker.
I was pretty much always behind on Grimm, sometimes a season or more. I follow all of the main cast on Twitter, and they spoiled a lot of plot points. That didn’t take away from my enjoyment. When I heard Grimm had been renewed for a shortened 6th and final season, I was disappointed but also glad that it would have a chance to wrap up the storyline. This isn’t the kind of show that could go on forever and not many shows that I watch last 6 seasons. I got caught up in time for the 6th season premiere, got behind again, and then got caught up for the series finale. Not the best series finale I’ve ever seen, but far from the worst. I’m happy with how things ended.
Well, Grimm is done. I hope another show comes along soon to take its place in Portland and in my heart.