Grimm – 6 Thoughts for 6 Seasons

Hey guys!
I finally had time to check out Grimm. The final episodes of this show aired in 2017, so I’m only a little late to the party.
This posts also marks a new introduction: I gave youtube reviews a try. The video of me rambling on about Grimm is at the bottom of the post!

#1 Monroe is the ultimate cinnamon roll

Although many noteworthy characters appear in the show, Monroe has been my favorite from the moment he first appeared.
He’s Wesen, a Blutbaden to be specific, that means in addition to his regular human form he can transform into something darker. Although he might seem tough at times, he is the warmest, softest and most adorable character in Grimm. He is smart, super funny and protective about his friends and family. How could you not love him?

#2 So Many Languages

When you read the word Grimm, your first thought might have gone to the famous fairy tales. That’s what the show was inspired by! But it’s not only the Grimm stories the show features, myths from other countries around the world are woven into the show. Honoring that legacy, the show also features a variety of languages (related to a bunch of story-lines that’ll keep you on edge) including German, Russian, French and Spanish. I love that this allows me to work a little on my French and even Spanish without having to try too hard!

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TV Show Spotlight: Downton Abbey

Hey guys!
I know I’m a bit late to the party but I finally finished watching Downton Abbey. Let’s see what it’s about!

 

The Plot:
The show is a historical period drama set in England from 1912 to 1926. The stories revolve around the family Grantham who lives at Downton Abbey with their domestic stuff. Over the course of six season, hearts are broken, marriages are celebrated, wars are waged. Each member of the family and the staff has his or her very own story in this fascinating time…

 

Why should you check it out?
To be honest, my feelings about the show are a bit ambivalent. But I’ll start with the positive aspects!
The biggest reason to watch Downton Abbey is Maggie Smith. She plays the Dowager Countess and is absolutely divine. Even in the most serious moments of the show she will make a sharp, sarcastic or witty remark that will leave you laughing out loud. By far my favourite character on the show!
Furthermore, I appreciate that Downton Abbey focuses equally on the upper and the lower class. The staff gets interesting stories with depth and character development. Not only does it really add to the show in general and make the whole thing more broad, I am certain I wouldn’t have enjoyed it nearly as much, had there only been the upper class plotlines.  Continue reading