So Grimm got picked up for a full season. This makes me happy because I think the show has a lot of potential and now they have the opportunity to develop it beyond the awkward adolescence of a 6 episode pilot season. But as I said in a previous post, if the writers behind Grimm don’t get their crap together, the show is going to have a grim future. So here’s my wishlist as a viewer:
- Give me some snappy dialogue. With David Greenwalt (of Angel and Buffy lineage) on board as executive producer, I feel like he should be pushing for more of the great dialogue that marked his previous successes. Right now nobody’s quoting Grimm. Nothing being said is memorable.
- Give me some relationship conflict. Nick is leading a double life. I want to see it causing problems in his relationship with Juliet. I mean, dude, he should be lying to her, getting caught, weirding her out, making her question the status of their relationship. This stuff should be causing him problems! Not just with Juliet, but with his partner, with his job.
- Give me some more angst over what the heck he’s supposed to be doing as a Grimm. This is a huge paradigm shift in how Nick views the world. He’s adapted WAY too easily. Have him do some stuff wrong and get all angsty over whether he’s doing the right thing. And don’t always have Monroe bail him out. Get him into trouble.
- Give Nick an injection of personality. Seriously. He’s Joe Average boring. He needs some quirks. Some flaws (other than being boring). What are his inner demons? What are his fears? Do some character development! He’s way too well adjusted.
What would YOU like to see the writers do with Grimm?