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By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Fairy tale-inspired show has more blood than happy endings.

TV NBC Drama 2011
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age 12+

Based on 16 parent reviews

age 12+

Definitely Recommend

Love this show. I have been watching it with my son. It's got violence, and a few swear words here and there, but other than that it's fine. Would definitely recommend!
age 2+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (16 ):
Kids say (40 ):

Whether they're witches or werewolves or vampires, the entertainment world sure loves its trends, and one of those is popular fairy tales served up fresh with a modern twist. But unlike family-friendlier spins like Once Upon a Time, Grimm takes a decidedly grittier approach and so appeals to a slightly older and more mature audience. In fact, maturity is a necessity when dealing with this show, which matches the hazy, gray backdrop of Portland, Oregon, with dark doings and sinister, mythological creatures who morph in and out of human facades with seamless effect.

Don't let the fact that these stories are based on fairy tales fool you. There are no sweet dreams to be had at the close of these chapters, so kids and sensitive tweens should steer clear. Of course, some adults will find the idea of applying fairy tales to a police procedural a bit absurd, but in some mystical way, the concept works in this enticing drama that's great for thrill-seeking teens and adults who can handle the violent content.

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