By Brittney MacDonald, Senior Columnist
Part Teen Wolf and part Melrose Place, Bitten is an addictive soap opera with a supernatural twist, featuring plenty of blood, guts, and nudity to keep any classic horror fan entertained. But the series’ quick pace works to its detriment as the audience is left wondering, “What just happened?”
Why do guys get all the fangs? This is a question Kelley Armstrong must have asked when she came up with the Women of the Otherworld series, which features at its core a plethora of butt-kicking supernatural ladies. Naturally I was intrigued by its first novel, Bitten, and delighted when the book was picked up to be filmed for the small screen. What’s better than a good urban fantasy series? When they cast Canadians to play the lead roles!
Actress Laura Vandervoort, best known for her role as Kara in Smallville, plays Elena Michaels, an uptown girl in Toronto who just wants to hide away from the fact she happens to be the only female werewolf in existence. After some time away, pack leader Jeremy (Greg Bryk) calls Elena back home in order to find a rogue werewolf that has been killing young women. The investigation forces her to pair up with her ex-lover Clayton, played by fellow Canadian actor Greyston Holt.
Throw in the fact her “pack” consists of a number of attractive immortal men and you have the makings of a great big ball of cheesecake, to be consumed weekly with wine.
Dead bodies, werewolves, sexual tension—what else could any viewer ask for? Maybe just a smidgen more plot development.