I always enjoyed receiving new books from my parents - they opened my imagination to new ideas and paths of learning; inspiring my literary choices for decades.  At 9 years old, my teacher asked me what my favourite type of story was.  Without shame or embarrassment, I told her that my favourite tales were fairy stories filled with handsome princes, beautiful princesses, evil witches' enchantments where everyone lived happily ever after.  Yes, I know that this says more about me, than it did those who laughed at my childish fascination with this type of fiction - but I still don't think that I was wrong to select them.

While my friends were reading about the Famous Five or Narnia, I was laughing knowing that Narnia was based on one of the biggest fairy stories of all; while the Famous Five (although quite acceptable in its day) was very gender specific in its roles and as such it didn't really appeal to me.  Why couldn't the princess save the prince for a change?

I have watched Grimm since the first episode of Season One and have not been disappointed by the premise of the programme.  It arises from the adventures of the 'Brothers Grimm' and reveals their tales to be taken as a warning, rather than simply fairy stories.  Nick Burkhardt is a homicide detective who invariably gets called in on many cases involving supernatural species which only he is able to detect due to his biological heritage, as this relates directly back to the original Grimm brothers.  His girlfriend, Juliette, has had her memory wiped of Nick due to a particularly vicious spell and cannot recall any aspect of her life with him, so has taken to asking questions of the other people in their life - many of whom recognise Nick for what and who he is.

Nick is definitely one of those characters you want on your side and as long as you're not a threat to anyone else (or any other species) he will leave you alone; his mother, played by Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, is nowhere near as amenable and almost kills two of Nick's furry friends the first time she shows up.  I must admit, I don't trust Nick's mother in the slightest - I think she has her own agenda!

Juliette, I can sort of empathise with.  After losing the memory of the most important person in your life, you would feel as if you were living with a stranger and find it hard to create a foundation for friendship, or even love.  You would question your closest friends and family to try to establish what kind of relationship you had with anyone claiming to be your nearest and dearest, especially when you are experiencing flashbacks revealing broken windows and violence.  Juliette does appear to be somewhat of a wet blanket.  I seriously doubt that she would have the ability to cope with Nick's new life as a Grimm and he may well be better off trying to distance himself from the relationship.   However, we will wait and see.

I do love Monroe, the soft and fluffy "big bad wolf" with a moral code.  This wolf is who Nick turns to when he needs help and somehow the Wider Blutbad can find answers that Nick and his colleagues are incapable of arriving at.  Nick certainly has his work cut out for him though, as lately his partner has stumbled upon his secret and it looks very likely that others will follow; not that his activities will come as any surprise to Captain Sean Renard, another character of dubious intent. 

I am definitely following this particular season's events with bated breath.