TV Club: Some late world-building produces a poignant if scattered Grimm

Because The A.V. Club knows that TV shows keep going even if we’re not writing at length about them, we’re experimenting with discussion posts. For certain shows, one of our TV writers will publish some brief thoughts about the latest episode, and open the comments for readers to share theirs.

  • “Blood Magic” is another Grimm episode that towards the end gets to one of the things I’ve always liked about the show. For all the criticism that can be leveled at Grimm for its scattered approach to narratives and political organizations—are we ever going to mention Black Claw or the royal families again?—it’s always been reliable in terms of creating a lived-in wesen community. It’s a vibrant ecosystem with a lot of different species trying to exist in a society that doesn’t acknowledge them.
  • This focus on wesen daily life now …

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