Portland homicide detective Nick Burkhardt discovers he is a descendant of hunters who fight supernatural forces, the Grimms. They are charged with keeping the balance between humanity and the creatures of myth. A reformed "Big Bad Wolf", now a reformed vegetarian, becomes his greatest helper and confidant.
Table of Context
- TV-Shows like Grimm
- Penny Dreadful
- Lost Girl
- Once Upon a Time
- Buffy: the Vampire Slayer
- Books like Grimm
- Storm Front (The Dresden Files #1) by Jim Butcher
- Dead Witch Walking (The Hollows #1) by Kim Harrison
- Hard Magic (Grimnoir Chronicles #1) by Larry Correia
- Animes like Grimm
TV-Shows like Grimm
Penny Dreadful follows Dr. Frankenstein and his monster, Dorian Gray and other iconic terrifying figures from classic literature are joined by a set of original characters as they go about their frightening business in the darkest corners of Victorian London with vampires, evil spirits and immortal beasts. It's a psychological thriller filled with dark mystery and chilling suspense.
Perfect atmosphere, dense, Gothic, surreal and unsettling. A really grim and fantastic depiction of Victorian London. Some characters are predictable and dull, but many are unique and interesting with literate and dense dialog. And best of all, it has very few cheap jump scares. Penny Dreadful is absolutely worth watching. I love it.
Is Penny Dreadful good?
Penny Dreadful dreadful is not about crime-fighting. But it has occult detective elements, and it includes fairytale-like creatures, only slightly more modern. It is also much darker and grotesque. If you like Grimm then Penny Dreadful is definitely a show worth checking out.
Why is Penny Dreadful recommended?
Bo is a sexy succubus, and to feed she sucks the life force out of people. For years she did not know what she was and had no control of her feeding. She fled one corpse after another until she accidentally crossed paths with Kenzi, a drifter, and a thief. Bo rescued Kenzi from a date rape scum bag by killing him, which this time finally made the fae catch up with her. The fae is split into two sides, light and dark. Each Fae must choose one of the sides, and stick to it. Bo, who until now has lived outside the fae community, vows to live on her own terms even if it means existing alone between the dark and the light. She manages this with the help of her mischievous, but loyal friend, Kenzi, the handsome shapeshifter Dyson, and the beautiful human scientist Lauren. While Bo tries to unravel the riddle of her mysterious past she and her friends also tackle other problems that arise.
This is a really cool series if you are into this kind of stuff. Absolute worth watching.
Is Lost Girl good?
Grimm has some similarities to Lost Girls even when the later is not exactly a crime-fighting show. But Bo and her partner work as private investigators mostly on supernatural related cases.
Why is Lost Girl recommended?
Angel is Buffy's first boyfriend, and he is a vampire. He is to walk the earth with a soul, which destines him to a torturous life. He moved to L.A. after their breakup and sets up shop as a kind of supernatural private investigator.
I personally liked Angle better then Buffy the vampire slayer. The only thing that is better with Buffy is Buffy.
Is Angel good?
Angel is not a cop, but he helps others with supernatural problems they can't handle themself. If you like Grimm, and even better, if you also like Buffy, then you should check out Angle.
Why is Angel recommended?
Sam and Dean are two brothers who were raised by their father, John, to hunt and kill evil supernatural beings. Now they have to set out together to search for their missing father. When they find him he reveals that he has discovered how to track and kill the demon that killed their mother. Meanwhile, Sam starts to develop frightening abilities that include visions of people dying before it actually happens. These visions are somehow connected to the demon who murdered their mother. When their father suddenly dies the brothers, now alone, decides to finish the crusade their father started.
Overall this is one of the better series of all time. Not every season and episode hold top quality, but it's overall very good. Give it try. If you like it then you have something to watch for a long time.
Is Supernatural good?
Sam and Dean are not cops, but they travel around fighting of supernatural problems. Supernatural feels in many ways very similar to Grimm.
Why is Supernatural recommended?
Lucifer Morningstar is bored with his life and duties as the lord of hell. He decided to take a vacation in the city of angels where he owns one of the cities most prestigious nightclubs and lives a life full of delicious sin. But when one of his clients, a woman he has given a favor to in exchange for a future unspecified favor, is gunned down he teams up with an LAPD detective to solve the case. Lucifer is so smitten with this detective that he decides to join the LAPD as a consultant using his skill to draw out people's deepest desires and wishes to solve crimes.
I love this show. I know it`s jet another crime show with a specially gifted but flawed main person, but I still like it. Some people get in a fizzy fit because the TV show goes too far away from the comic it`s based on, but I have never read the comic books so I don really care about that.
Is Lucifer good?
Lucifer and Grimm are similar in that both are supernatural crimefighter show. Only the main character is not a cop, and he is the devil.
Why is Lucifer recommended?
Henry, a 10-year-old boy, is in desperate need of help. He believes Emma Swan can help him because after reading a book of fairy-tales he is certain that Emma is the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming, who sent her away from the Enchanted Forest to be protected from a curse cast by the Evil Queen. Emma, of course, doesn't believe any of Henry's story, but she soon finds that his hometown of Storybrooke is inhabited by all the classic characters we know. Only, they are frozen in time with no memories of their former selves - except for the Evil Queen, or as she goes by now, the mayor.
The first four to six seasons are excellent, but then it sadly tapers down. The first seasons have exciting storylines and excellent character developments. Even if it goes bad later on, it's still worth a watch.
Is Once Upon a Time good?
Fairy tale characters and creatures. Grimm and Once Upon Time is very similar in some aspects.
Why is Once Upon a Time recommended?
Liv Moore, a promising medical student, takes a break from her workaholic life to attend a party. This one choice leads to her becoming a zombie and her life goes through some drastic changes. Liv takes a job at the Coroner's Office to get access to all the brain she needs, and in the process she ends up helping Clive Babineaux, a police officer, solving crime. She tells him that she is a psychic, but the truth is that she gets some of the memories and habits of the people she eats.
I like this show. The main character is witty and cool. Much better than your average CSI type of show.
Is iZombie good?
IZombie is also a supernatural show about crime-solving. So Check it out if you like Grimm.
Why is iZombie recommended?
"In every generation, there is a chosen one... she alone will stand against the vampires, the demons and the forces of darkness. She is the slayer". Buffy, a sexy kick-ass high school girl, is her generation chosen one. Destined to slay vampires, demons and other infernal creatures, while still trying, and failing, to be just a "normal girl". Luckily for her, she is not alone in her quest to save the world. She has the help of her group of friends, the hilarious evil-fighting team called "The Scooby Gang".
I remember watching this when I was young. I watched it on TV, so I missed some episodes, but it still was really good. I plan to get it sometime in the future and re-watch the whole series. I remember having a teen crush on her so maybe my opinions are flavored by that.
Is Buffy: the Vampire Slayer good?
Buffy feels very much like Grimm. Only it's older and slightly more angled towards teens.
Why is Buffy: the Vampire Slayer recommended?
Oliver Queen returns home after having being lost at sea for five years and presumed dead. Oliver survived on an uncharted island, but he wasn't alone, and to survive he had to learn how to fight. Back in Starling City as a changed man, he has decided to right his fathers and all others corrupted fallout. He disguises himself with the hood of one of his first mysterious island mentors. Arms himself with a bow and high-tech gadgets. With this, he sets about hunting down the men and women who have corrupted his city.
Arrow is a really good TV show. He feels like a mix between Superman and Batman.
Is Arrow good?
Arrow is a superhero crimefighting show. Arrow is very much in the same vane as Grimm.
Why is Arrow recommended?
Books like Grimm
Harry Dresden, a Chicago bound professional wizard, and the only one with an ad in the yellow pages. Business is sadly dreadful, so he jumps on it when the local police bring him in as a consultant on a strange double murder.
The Dresden Files is a must read for anyone with the slightest interest in this gangrene.
Is Storm Front good?
Dresden is a wizard working as a PI taking on supernatural cases with supernatural powers. He works closely with a cop to solve his cases, as they often involve law enforcement. I would say that Grimm and The Dresden Files have some similarities that make it worth checking out.
Why is Storm Front recommended?
Rachel Mariana Morgan,a twenty something witch, is an equal partner in 'Vampiric Charms', a freelance security service. Her partners are Ivy Tamwood, a living vampire (She becmes a full vampire if she dies), and Jenks, a pixy. They all just to work with the vampire-run federal Inderland Security (IS) police service.
Overall, an exciting, fun read, that`s hard to put down. This is a highly recommended Fast-paced and captivating book.
Is Dead Witch Walking good?
Rachel Mariana Morgan is a PI and her cases are supernatural in nature and often tangled with the supernatural law enforcement. So if you are into paranormal books and like Grimm, then give The Hollows books a try.
Why is Dead Witch Walking recommended?
Jake Sullivan is a felon with the Heavy classification, he can manipulate gravity. He spent his jail time honing his Heavy skills to unprecedented heights. He is now J. Edgar Hoover’s super-weapon, useful for fighting Actives with the Fades, Torches, Brutes, and any of the other classifications who are using their magic for criminal purposes. Jake doesn’t like being used this way, but it’s his ticket out of prison. When the FBI asks Jake to bring down Delilah Jones, the Brute who used to be his girlfriend, Jake gets caught up in a world-wide battle that involves zeppelins, magic, zombies, Ninjas and Tesla’s peace ray.
Jake Sullivan is a reluctant crime fighter using his superpower to stop criminals with superpowers.
Why is Hard Magic recommended?
Animes like Grimm
Yagami Light is a 17-year-old genius from Japan. One day he stumbles upon a notebook with the words "Death Note" written on the front. Unbenowns to Light, this book used to belong to Shinigami (death Good) called Ryuk. The first sentence in this book states that anyone whose name is written inside will die. Light falls for his all to human curiosity an try the book. Discovering that this is actually true, Light decide to use this power to change the world in his image and become God of the New World. Light soon meats resistance from another genius known as L. He is working against Light's beliefs and Light himself.
This is a really good anime. This might be a good starting point if you never have watched animes before. If you have experience with animes then you probably already have watched this show.
Is Death Note good?
Your emotional state and intentions can be read by the Sibyl system, and the government uses it to stop crime. Cops work in teams made up of Enforcers and Inspectors. Enforcers take out the bad guys, Inspectors stop their partners from going rogue, and the all-powerful Sibyl System keeps a watchful eye on us all.
Psycho-Pass is an interesting dystopia anime. Absolute worth giving a try.