TV Review: BITTEN

 By Ana

television9Since I loved on Syfy’s show, Lost Girl, recently, I thought I’d give the cable network another shout out. If you haven’t seen the show Bitten, you’re missing another show that has some great potential. So far, Syfy has given the show three seasons. In case you haven’t had a moment to stumble on to this gem, dust it off, and admire its beauty, let me enlighten you, oh innocent ones.

On Bitten, Elena is the only female werewolf member in a pack full of males. They are all protective of her…especially her ex-fiance Clay (I know, right?). But Elena is no delicate flower. Her fighting skills and warrior mentality make her an admirable foe in the werewolf world. Also worth noting is the fact that on this show, there are several werewolf packs that exist and they are all starting to fight amongst themselves. Everything they know is dissolving around them as Elena and the rest of the pack struggle to keep their world as they know it the same.

I believe fans of True Blood and Being Human (U.S. Version) will be attracted to this series. The main character, Elena, is a strong female lead similar to Sookie Stackhouse. Like Sookie, Elena is the ultimate attractive woman to the male gender. Also, like in True Blood, the Bitten has a knack for capturing passion on camera. The chemistry between the characters is palpable and every single character has a magnetism that simply can’t be denied. This show reminds me of Being Human in that you just can’t look away-like with Aiden on Being Human (check it out if you haven’t yet) we know disaster will befall Elena, but we just can’t stop ourselves from taking a peek…

Bitten 1Ok, let’s cut to the chase… is there any eye candy for the guys on this show? Why yes, friends, I’m so glad you asked. I already mentioned the character of Elena. The guys will be happy to know that she has multiple love scenes in episodes. It seems that being a werewolf equates to being a slave to sensuality. Elena’s abs alone will make every girl watching the show run to the gym to do crunches.

Bitten 2Viewers might recognize actress Laura Vandervort (Elena) from the to show “V” a few years ago. She played the main character’s daughter there. However, I don’t think she had quite hit her prime as an actress yet while on that series. Vandervort seems much more comfortable in her role as Elena.Bitten 4I was just poked in the side and someone whispered, “Pssstt… is there are any eye candy for the girls on this show?” Oh yes, plenty. There are at least three or four male characters that the girls might find their hearts pumping wildly for, but Elena’s ex, Clay (played by actor Greyston Holt), is obviously meant to be the main attraction. He is shirtless in multiple episodes and has a definite Chris Hemsworth (actor who played Thor) vibe going on.

Bitten 3This show is worth watching simply because it’s fun without being cheesy. Yes, the story line of pack vs. pack can feel a bit recycled at times, but the actors themselves work hard to keep you engaged. On top of that, there’s almost always a fight scene or two in every episode. Quite simply, Bitten has earned my viewership. Also, I don’t know about you, but I miss my supernatural-world-type fix. There just really aren’t very many shows like this on TV at the moment.

This show may not be for everyone, though. Fans of intricate, super-emotional plot lines probably won’t love it. It’s not that the show is dumbed down, but it also isn’t full of intriguing mysteries and in-depth back stories. The main draw of this show is blood, sex and action–bottom line. Again, it’s just meant to be a bit of fun.

The TV show is based on a series of books written by Kelley Armstrong. Viewers can get their “fix” of the show’s characters when the program is off season by reading the thirteen books in the series, called Otherworld. T. Mack has teamed up with me to bring you a companion review to this one that tells you what you need to know about the first book in the series. Not coincidentally, that book is also titled, Bitten. Check out her review below.

Bitten 5You can now stream Season 1 and Season 2 of Bitten on Netflix. For your viewing pleasure, I have included a promo video of Season 1 of the show so that you can get an idea of what it’s like.

Also, for fun, I’ve included the promo video that was used for Season 1 of “V”.

Have you watched Bitten? What did you like about it? Who was your favorite character? Who did you enjoy seeing get naked (or nearly naked) or who do you wish would have gotten naked but didn’t? Tell me what you thought in the comments. Then go check out T. Mack’s review of the book this show is based on. 

2 thoughts on “TV Review: BITTEN

  1. This is a great one. Werewolves had never resonated with me in any particular way; but after binge-watching Bitten, I realized it was the lack of strong female leads within typical werewolf narratives that had turned me off. Although, since Ginger Snaps will always be one of my favourite movies, I guess I should have seen the potential!

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  2. I LOVE Bitten! I think I binged the first Season and couldn’t wait for the show to continue and that’s why I read the Bitten book inbetween seasons.
    I have a huge crush on Nick Sorrentino, but I like the pack in general. It nearly killed me everytime something happened to one of the pack members. The second season was a little weirder with the witches coming into play, but I thought it was hilarious that everyone was so surprised that they existed. I mean they are all werewolves, did they really think they were the only supernatural creatures?
    Still, I like the show so much, I can even overlook that the CGI of the werewolves is terrible.

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