Sunday, November 13, 2011

Fairy Tale Theater

Two shows I've been enjoying very much that have come out in the last few weeks have taken the classic Grimm's fairy tales and turned them on their ear (s?) are NBC's Grimm and ABC's Once Upon a Time. Grimm follows police detective Nick Burkhardt who sees things others can't. He learns from his cancer stricken aunt that he's one of the last Grimms...a race of people that can see and track down supernatural creatures. With the help of his partner Hank and one of the supes named Monroe (who's the only one other than his aunt that knows who knows about Nick's ability), Nick does his best to solve strange cases and keep his "talent" from everyone else. In Once, we discover that every fairy tale character we know has been transported to a small town in Maine named Storybrook by an evil queen. The problem is, they can't remember who they are. So it's up to a bail coordinator named Emma Swan to help break the spell and come to terms with the fact that she's the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming. These shows somehow make their premises believable, and I highly recommend checking them out if you haven't already. Happy Viewing!

Grimm site
Once Upon a Time site

An album I found that makes a great warm up to viewing:
Nox Arcana's Grimm Tales

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