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    Hey TV.com, Should I Watch Syfy's New Supernatural Series Bitten?

    Television shows are a dime a dozen these days, which makes it hard to figure out which ones are worthy of your time and which ones deserve a shallow grave. And while there was once a time when just having a 'supernatural' element was enough to make a show unique, now it seems like every time you change the channel, a new vampire or werewolf is brandishing its teeth on your TV screen. Syfy's latest entry into the supernatural monster genre is Bitten, but is it worth watching or should you call the vet to have it put down? Read on and I'll tell ya!


    Bitten? This sounds dangerous/possibly infectious. Is it infectious?

    Bitten isn't dangerous, but it might be infectious—just not in a Helix sort of way. The series isn't about zombies, as you may've guessed from the title, but werewolves. "Not another one," you groan. Yes, sorry, another one. Bitten is a Canadian import that stars Smallville's Laura Vandervoort as Elena Michaels, the lone female werewolf in existence as she fights to live a normal life away from her pack while hiding her lycanthropic status from her new boyfriend. But when a dead body—the victim of a mutt (a rogue werewolf)—is discovered near Stonehaven, the ancestral home of the pack she left behind, Elena reluctantly returns to aid them in the search for who's responsible.


    Who's in the pack, and who's the Alpha behind all of this?

    Bitten is based on the first of Kelley Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld novels, and it's executive-produced by Grant Rosenberg (Lost Girl), Patrick Banister (Whistler), and John Barbisan (Whistler). In addition to Vandervoort, the series stars Greg Bryk (XIII: The Series, Nikita) as werewolf pack Alpha Jeremy Danvers, Greyston Holt (Alcatraz) as Elena's werewolf ex-boyfriend Clay Danvers, and Paul Greene (The Newsroom, Harry's Law) as her current human (as far as I know) boyfriend Philip McAdams. Steve Lund, Michael Xavier, Natalie Brown, and Paulino Nunes fill out the rest of the primary cast.

    Who might enjoy being Bitten?

    Fans of supernatural genre shows are probably the most obvious answer here, but unlike many of the other supernatural series out there, Bitten isn't set in a high school, and there aren't any vampires in sight. That means the series forgoes the customary hormonal angst that often accompanies these kinds of dramas, in favor of a more adult feel. I can't promise there won't be a love triangle down the road, but this is definitely a series that's less concerned with raging teenage hormones than much of its competition. If you like the monsters but can't stand the googly-eyes, you might take a bite out of this one.


    What's tates good about Bitten?

    Believe it or not, there's a lot to like about Bitten, despite its silly name. When the series begins, Vandervoort's Elena is a fully functioning adult who's been a werewolf for several years, so the show doesn't have to bother with letting her figure out how to live with the "affliction." There's no real need to discuss the dramas and perils of what it all means, except for in sessions with her therapist, Logan, who also happens to be a member of Elena's pack. Instead, Bitten can jump right in and let Elena transform within the first few minutes of the pilot, then let viewers follow along from there.

    And the lack of teenage angst is definitely a relief, to say the least. The story isn't driven by a love triangle or a forbidden romance, it's driven by an actual plot. And I know this might sound crazy, but it's kind of nice to see a genre show that doesn't also look like its actors were plucked from the pages of an Abercrombie and Fitch catalog. The more adult feel, which is especially obvious in Bitten's sex scenes (which aren't as numerous or as graphic as True Blood's, but also not as shy as the ones you'll see on broadcast), definitely makes the series stand out among its plentiful competition.
    "When life gives you lemons, squirt lemon juice in your enemy's eyes."

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    Re: Bitten on Syfy

    Season 1 - 13 episodes - starts January 132 - finale April 7, 2014.

    Syfy networks repeats it on Friday nights and occasionally marathons it.
    "When life gives you lemons, squirt lemon juice in your enemy's eyes."

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    Re: Bitten on Syfy

    Episode 1 Summons - Aired Monday 8:00 PM Jan 13, 2014 on Syfy

    Bitten - Season 1, Episode 1: Summons - TV.com


    Elena, a werewolf trying to live a normal life, is summoned home by Jeremy the leader of her Pack when they come under attack by an unknown enemy. But returning to Stonehaven means facing Clayton Danvers, the only man Elena has ever loved, and the one who betrayed her by changing her into a werewolf.
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    Episode 2 Prodigal - Aired Monday 8:00 PM Jan 20, 2014 on Syfy


    Bitten - Season 1, Episode 2: Prodigal - TV.com


    Elena tries to keep Clayton at arms length, but he lets her know he'll do whatever it takes to get her back in his life for good. Elena uses the search for the deadly "mutt" as a distraction from her complicated personal life, but things get worse when a second dead body is found on Stonehaven's property.
    "When life gives you lemons, squirt lemon juice in your enemy's eyes."

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    Episode 3 Trespass - Aired Monday 8:00 PM Jan 27, 2014 on Syfy

    Bitten - Season 1, Episode 3: Trespass - TV.com


    Elena and Clayton fall back into old patterns from their former relationship, which causes alarm for Elena who wants to forget the past. Together, they track down the Mutt at a warehouse, but find themselves in a sticky situation when the Mutt shifts to a wolf.
    "When life gives you lemons, squirt lemon juice in your enemy's eyes."

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    Episode 4 Grief - Aired Monday 8:00 PM Feb 03, 2014 on Syfy

    Bitten - Season 1, Episode 4: Grief - TV.com

    Elena and Clay must put aside their growing sexual frustration as they team up to discover who and why someone has turned serial killers into werewolves.
    "When life gives you lemons, squirt lemon juice in your enemy's eyes."

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    Episode 5 - Bitten - Aired Monday 8:00 PM Feb 10, 2014 on Syfy

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    Elena is overcome by her remembrance of her love affair with Clayton, and he betrayed her trust by changing her into a werewolf to make her his mate, but still defends him from those who accuse him of being behind the murders. Meanwhile, a former Pack member and rival to Clayton returns with information about the Mutt plot.
    This episode has a flashback to how Elena and Clay met and how she becomes a werewolf.
    "When life gives you lemons, squirt lemon juice in your enemy's eyes."

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    Re: Bitten on Syfy

    The novel Bitten by Kelley Armstrong was initially going to be a stand alone novel. It received very good reviews as it was a very serious look from Elena Michaels POV (point of view) how she has this condition and how she lived with it and had tried to have a normal life and career with her live in boyfriend. It was a bit different as it was not all supernatural/paranormal romance. The world was a mundane place, you eat, you sleep, you pay your taxes and you have a bit of a hormonal issue on a night of the full moon.
    "When life gives you lemons, squirt lemon juice in your enemy's eyes."

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    Episode 6 Committed - Aired Monday 8:00 PM Feb 17, 2014 on Syfy

    Bitten - Season 1, Episode 6: Committed - TV.com

    Elena leaves Stonehaven to return to Toronto, but Santos follows her and offers her a deal to escape from the Pack. Back at the Pack's home, Jeremy is challenged for control of his fellow werewolves.
    I think this is the episode where things are starting to jell together. You are starting to see the various threads of the plot against the pack, the damage already done. You finally see Jeremy act like an Alpha, you get to see the tortured side of Clay when he carries out his duties as Jeremy's Beta and pack enforcer. This is also the first time where you see scenes between Logan and his chef girlfriend that is just about their lives. This is also the first time you see a truly touching scene between Nick and his father; Antonio. Truly beautiful to see the love and respect between father and son. Also nice to see that being a werewolf is not the only reason Elena is cautious about who she trusts and opens up to especially considering her past in the foster system and being abused by a pedophile.
    "When life gives you lemons, squirt lemon juice in your enemy's eyes."

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    Re: Bitten on Syfy

    I'm glad you started this thread. I'm enjoying this series.

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