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Horror, Humor & Herbivores: Grimm Has It All

Tell me where you got those delicious vegan doughnuts!

Tell me where you got those delicious vegan doughnuts!

I don’t watch much TV, but there’s always been a special place in my heart for shows that combine comedy and horror/fantasy. They take you places you’ve never gone before, and they’re a great escape from the monotony of daily life. I’ve also always loved cop shows; I like to understand why people do what they do and how they do it. Add to that a pro-veggie message, and I’m hooked. Which makes the new show Grimm a triple threat: horror-comedy, police procedural and veg-friendly vehicle all in one.

From the guys behind Angel and Buffy, Grimm is about Nick, a homicide detective in Portland—the first clue that this show is going to be pro plants—who’s just discovered that he’s a descendant of the Brothers Grimm. This means Nick can see the real monsters who live among us, and it’s his job to take them out before they get to him, and to us. Thankfully, in the midst of all these very bad creatures doing very bad things, there’s Eddie Monroe, a reformed Blutbad, or Big Bad Wolf, for whom children are no longer on the menu. Not only is Eddie laying off the kiddies, he’s gone completely meatless: He’s a vegetarian.

As if that weren’t enough, during episode 2, Nick’s fiancée comes home with a box of doughnuts—Voodoo Doughnuts, to be exact. Okay, I know, not all of Voodoo’s doughnuts are vegan, but I have a feeling that nod was meant for us. And I hope there’s going to be more of that as the show gains steam: Given how openly the creators discuss Eddie’s vegetarianism, I don’t think that’s just wishful thinking. And there are definitely more Portland-centric veggie plugs to be made.

That said, next time Nick shows up at Eddie’s door asking for help and Eddie invites him in for breakfast, I hope Nick asks for a bagel with vegan cream cheese. A girl can dream, can’t she?

Grimm is on NBC Friday nights at 9pm.


  1. Comment by

    Jason Das

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    Obviously you’ve never tried Portland’s sorry attempts at bagels!

  2. Comment by

    Roseann Marulli Rodriguez

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    Ha! Thanks for sharing that important piece of information, Jason. Scrambled tofu it is.

  3. Comment by

    Jason Das

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    Or biscuits and gravy. They’ve got that very well covered in Portland.

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    I hope Nick asks for a bagel with vegan cream cheese. A girl can dream, cant she?