Grimm airs Fridays at 9pm Eastern Time on NBC
This show follows a homicide detective, David, who has begun to notice odd things with some of the people around him right before his dying Aunt arrives for an unexpected visit. He learns that the old fairy tales are real and he is a descendant of a group of hunters called The Grimms. Upon the passing of his Aunt, he now has to "protect people from the bad ones" and continue his day job as a police officer. This has been relatively easy so far seeing as how his homicide cases lead him to some of the evil creatures featured in the fairy tales.
The first episode was reminiscent of Red Riding Hood, and the second episode would have been Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
Once Upon a Time airs Sundays at 8pm Eastern Time on ABC
This series switches between two time lines. In one, Prince Charming wakes Snow White up from her glass coffin. Thwarting the Evil Queen's plans to make Snow White pay for "taking away her happiness" and "destroying what she loved". On their wedding day the Evil Queen appears to give their world the curse of no more happy ending. The only one that can defeat her is the yet unborn daughter of Snow White, Emma. But before the curse can reach the castle, the little baby is transported away just in time.
The other time line follows the modern day bounty hunter Emma Swan who is visited by her son, Henry, whom she gave up for adoption as a baby. Henry believes that time has stopped in his town of Storybrooke and that all the citizens are fairytale characters suffering from amnesia. He now has to convince Emma that his adoptive mother and mayor of the town is the Evil Queen and that she is the only person that can save everyone.
I really enjoy both of these shows. Besides the fairytale choices the story genres are different too. Grimm reminds me of a Law & Order-esque police drama. And Once Upon a Time reminds me of The 10th Kingdom without the comedy. Are any of you ladies or gentlemen watching these two series with me?
1st image from: Grimm wiki
2nd image from: Maybe it's just me...