Grimm Midseason Report Card: A-

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Grimm is on an especially long hiatus, not returning with new episodes until March 8.

So what better time to stop and take stock of what we've witnessed so far on Season 2? Following in the tradition of our Once Upon a Time report card and Vampire Diaries report card, read on for one fan's evaluation of the Friday night drama...

Monroe & Rosalee Are Shocked

Best Character: I gave this honor to Monroe on last year's Grimm report card, and while he’s still quite awesome, let's hand it to Nick for 2012. This character has really come into his own as a Grimm; he’s built a team of allies from the ground up; and he’s resetting the rules of what it means to be a Grimm. And he's doing all of it while his personal life is crumbling down around him.

Worst Character: Juliette, again. While she is a much stronger character compared to last season, her story arc here is much of the same: slow and dull. Her perpetual state of forgotten memories of Nick and her feelings for Renard are so stagnant that they end up being boring rather than intriguing.

Best Episode: This is a twofer, as “Bad Teeth” and “Season of the Hexenbiest” are the strongest cases of Grimm’s quality writing. The former answered many of the questions we’ve had regarding Nick’s heritage, his ability, the royals,and what’s at stake. The latter brought Adalind back to Portland as a fun, but ruthless adversary while setting Nick and Renard into each other’s crosshairs.

Worst Episode: While Grimm would seem like a natural fit for a Halloween outing, “La Llorona” just didn’t fit very well with the themes of the series.

Biggest Head Scratcher: The need to drag out Juliette’s condition with almost no developments for nearly 12 episodes.

Hopes for 2013: Mama Burkhardt is still out there in Portland somewhere, and it’s my hope she’ll be back before the season is out. I hope to see a resolution with Juliette sooner rather than later. Finally, I want Rosalee back and Monroe out in the field (to the extent he can be) with Nick.

Overall Grade: A-

Your turn, TV Fanatics: Grade Grimm Season 2...

 
 

Nick McHatton is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow him on Twitter.

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They have got to get started on resolving this Juliette issue on the season return, or I will have to give up on this show an episode or two after that. Her issue just hopelessly bogs the show down.

Joyeful

Great mid-season report - I think I agree on most counts. Best Character: I'm gonna give this one to Hank - because he's THE most vastly improved character. He went from being a useless annoyance in S1 to a compelling and valuable ally to Nick. Worst Character: Juliette. Ugh. Best Episode: Agreed with the two you picked. Honourable mention goes to "Bad Moon Rising" for how well it dealt with Hank finding out the Grimm's secrets. Worst Episode: Hard to pick. None of the episodes were particularly bad, but it would be between La Llorona and The Hour of Death. Head Scratcher: What you said...ugh... Hopes for 2013: NBC gets their brain checked and brings the show back sooner. With a new and improved Juliette storyline.