“The Chopping Block” is the second book in the Grimm novel series based on the TV series, we have been sent a copy from Titan Books to review.
There is a lot to say about a book that can draw my attention without me having watched an episode of the series it’s based on, this isn’t one of those books. Granted, if you’re a fan of the series you’ll probably like this book because you’ll want to after spending time on it. I can’t tell you that the author managed to capture the personality of each individual character and hold onto the shows formula and tone. This novel is an original story, set between episodes:
When a pile of bones is discovered in a Portland forest, severed and stripped of flesh, homicide detectives Nick Burkhardt and Hank Griffin quickly rule out an animal attack, but suspect the killer is something other than human. Soon more skeletal remains are unearthed, and tests reveal that the bones were cooked before burial. As the body count increases, Nick, Hank, and reformed Blutbad Monroe must track down a Wesen with a taste for human meat, before the killer can butcher their next meal…
I can say this: it came out at a good time for Grimm fans, during the Olympics hiatus. The story itself is entertaining enough that people who like gory reads will get a kick out of it. Grimm is apparently one of those TV series what can have books released placed between episodes, I don’t know what that says for viewers of the show – do the writers just churns out these scripts like it’s an episode of Law & Order? Is there an end in sight and character development and conflict resolution here?
Grimm: The Chopping Block is an entertaining read for Grimm fans, It would be an advantage for me to have seen an episode of Grimm of course, but it’s still possible to understand what is going on and to not feel lost; it’s a fast and easy read.
Grimm: The Chopping Block by John Passarella is released in the UK on February 28th courtesy of Titan Books.
I started this rewatch with one purpose, to find out if this final season was as bad as I remembered. The X-Files had enjoyed a fairly sizable audience for most of its run, but fan’s jumped ship in droves during the airing of this final season. Was it simply because of X-Files fatigue? Had the show gone on too long? Was Mulder that big of a draw that the show couldn’t thrive without him?
After watching the nineteen episodes that make up season nine…I might have an answer. Continue reading to find out more, see the complete scoreboard for season nine, and the final score for the season on a whole.
This is it, the series finale of The X-Files. This show has had the greatest mysteries, the most disturbing monsters, and the best characters of any show I’ve ever watched. Without a doubt it’s a classic and will certainly be remembered for years and years and years. Over the course of nine years the show has built up quite a lot of unanswered questions about the mythology, would this finale answer them all or leave us hanging once again?
It’s the penultimate episode of one of the longest running sci-fi series on TV, what absolutely amazing monster of the week case will they go out with? If you said “Benjamin Linus from Lost creates The Brady Bunch house with his mind”…you’d be right…unfortunately.
If I’ve learned one thing from this re-watch of season 9 of The X-Files it’s this, I really love John Doggett. His character brings so much to the series that without him, I can’t help but feel as though this final season would have been even worse. Of course it’s only appropriate that they would give him his own episode to wrap up the most important Doggett storyline…the death of his son Luke.
As soon as Scully became pregnant the question of what to do with her baby and the possible significance of it has loomed over the show. Would the baby be alien? Super Soldier? Some sort of hybrid? Here we are a season after William‘s birth and what do we really know about him? Not a heck of a lot.
The Lone Gunmen have been with The X-Files since the first season of the show. They began as Mulder’s weird little friends that he would go to with problems he couldn’t take anywhere else. They grew very popular with fans over the years, so popular in fact that they were given their own short lived series. After The Lone Gunmen series was canceled, they wanted to wrap up their story-lines and give the characters a good sendoff. This episode functions as a regular X-Files episode and a finale for The Lone Gunmen series. How does it fare and what becomes of our little misfit trio? Read on folks.
Everyone, at some point in their lives, believed in a monster in their room. Be it under the bed, in the closet, or hanging from the ceiling. The X-Files has played with that idea on and off throughout the series and it’s always made for entertaining stories. Scary Monsters perhaps goes the most literal with it, featuring actual monsters under actual beds. That’s right, actual beds.
I thought Lord of The Flies would be the worst episode of the season but…Improbable might just have given it a run for its money. How can an episode written and directed by series mastermind Chris Carter which deals with a numerology motivated killer and includes an appearance by God himself…be terrible? Read on to find out.
After yesterday’s lackluster entry I was hoping for something a little more interesting today. Underneath involves a man by the name of Robert Fassl who has been released from prison after thirteen years due to recent DNA evidence clearing him of involvement in a series of brutal killings. So far so good. Does the rest stack up?