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Grimm's Spice Girl Promoted to Regular

By April 23, 2012

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Bree Turner as Rosalee in (I)Grimm(/i).

Bree Turner as Rosalee in Grimm.

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You could see this one coming a mile away. Ever since her arrival in episode 15, Rosalee has been livening up the otherwise testosterone-heavy Grimm, and it's been more than flirting with Monroe and providing Grimm-style tech support with information from old tomes and expertise in forgotten herbs: Rosalee presents not merely an auxiliary to the plot but an intriguing story of her own, and Bree Turner plays her that way with brio.

So it's no surprise at all that TVLine discovered her recurring character has been made a permanent fixture on the series, which was renewed for a second season in March.

That David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf are smart enough to hold onto this actor, who deftly invites us to care about proprietress and Fuchsbau Rosalee and trust her as much as the leads, is further proof that these guys have been developing a stronger and stronger sense of how to make Grimm work on multiple levels. Her connection to the international intrigue being slowly revealed in recent episodes will help give all these machinations a more human face (if you can say that about a Fuchsbau).

If you've been trying to place where you know her from, she's been a fixture in romantic comedy features, either as a wise and snarky best friend (The Ugly Truth, Just My Luck) or as the freewheeling lead (Take Me Home). In some of these roles she's seemed like a younger Cynthia Stevenson, but it may be that Grimm is what really allows her to spread her wings.

Only three more episodes remain of Grimm's first season.
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April 23, 2012 at 5:13 pm
(1) Vi Janaway says:

Rosalee is a good addition. So far, Grimm has been hitting all the right marks. I don’t even try to second guess it. it’s the best new show and in my top five.

April 23, 2012 at 10:00 pm
(2) Trish S says:

I agree, this actress is a great addition to an already excellent series.

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