Ever since its premiere, I have had loads of people suggesting I check out the show Grimm. Due to a serious lack of time I haven’t been able to give it a watch, but after being told that there are werewolves on the show, I think I’ll have to make time.
“Grimm is a new drama series inspired by the classic Grimm’s Fairy Tales. Portland homicide Detective Nick Burkhardt discovers he is descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as “Grimms,” charged with keeping balance between humanity and the mythological creatures of the world.
As he tries to hide the dangers of his new found calling from his fiancé, Juliette Silverton, and his partner, Hank Griffin, he becomes ever more entrenched in the ancient rivalries and alliances of the Grimm world.
With help from his confidant, Monroe, a reformed Grimm creature himself, Nick must navigate through the forces of a larger-than-life mythology, facing off with Hexenbiests, Blutbads and all manner of ancient evils, including royal lines dating back to the original profilers themselves, The Grimm Brothers.”
The show definitely sounds like something I’d love. But as for the werewolves, well, I hear that the blutbad creatures mentioned above are actually werewolves. According to the Grimm fanpage, Blutbaden have an incredible sense of smell that can only be weakened by an herb called Wolfsbane (just like werewolves). Blutbaden are usually violent in packs. Also, in between kills, Blutbaden fatten up their victims because they tend to go a week in between meals. It was also mentioned that it was blutbad in the Little Red Riding Hood story, not an actual wolf.
Sounds very similar to a werewolf, but what about its appearance? Well, according to the notebooks Nick’s aunt left him, “The hand grows stronger, hair covers the fingers. The teeth grow longer and sharper. Jaw musculature becomes several times thicker. Lumbar musculature triples in thickness and strength…”
Definitely sounds like your classic horror movie werewolf.
Have you seen the show, if so, what did you think? If, like me, you haven’t seen the show, do you plan on giving it a watch now?
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Moonlight loves to write about, read about and learn about everything pertaining to werewolves and other supernatural beasties. She writes for top genre sites like Vampires.com and Werewolves.com. You will most likely find her huddled over a book of folklore with coffee in hand. Touch her coffee and you may lose a limb. You can stalk her via her Twitter.