934 A little Grimm, sure, but you’ll like star David Giuntoli! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today’s Guest: David Giuntoli, star, “Grimm”


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David Giuntoli isn’t a household name in every American household… so far.

But the star of NBC’s fairytale-derived horror story, “Grimm,” is recognized in just enough A.C. Nielsen monitored homes to make his show this season’s quiet breakthrough.

As a Portland, Oregon, detective named Nick Burkhardt, Giuntoli plays the latest in a long line of supernatural detectives policing the strange creatures in his town.

DAVID GIUNTOLI podcast excerpt: “For the longest time, my ancestors would slay these monsters, almost at will, and the monsters would try to kill us. But we’ve entered a day where there is Pilates and psychotherapists. So not all of these monsters give in to their cravings.” 

It’s a wild show, packed with drama, genre-bending storylines, special effects, old-fashioned latex appliances, and smoldering sexuality. It combines elements of “The X-Files,” “Lost” and even “Chuck” – at least in the sense that it’s kind of an underground favorite hiding in plain sight on network TV.

The good news is that even if you’re just joining it, a little Grimm isn’t difficult to catch up on. The writers have find a smart balance between stand alone stories and ongoing narrative so you could watch any episode – the show airs Fridays at 9 p.m. on NBC and previous episodes are available for free on NBC.com – and know what it’s about.

This is not Giuntoli’s first genre role, either. Early in his acting career he made appearances in “The Ghost Whisperer” and “Veronica Mars.”

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