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  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 13, 2014
  • Season #: 1
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 111 Ratings

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  • Starring: Laura Vandervoort, Michael Xavier, Greyston Holt
  • Summary: Based on the Women of the Otherworld novels by Kelley Armstrong, werewolf Elena Michaels (Laura Vandervoort) has a new life as a photographer and a new boyfriend (Paul Greene) who knows nothing of her secret, but when dead bodies start appearing at her hometown in upstate New York, she isBased on the Women of the Otherworld novels by Kelley Armstrong, werewolf Elena Michaels (Laura Vandervoort) has a new life as a photographer and a new boyfriend (Paul Greene) who knows nothing of her secret, but when dead bodies start appearing at her hometown in upstate New York, she is pulled back to her former life and ex-boyfriend, Clayton Danvers (Greyston Holt). Expand
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure, Fantasy
  • Creator: Grant Rosenberg, Daegan Fryklind
  • Show Type: Between Seasons
  • Season 1 premiere date: Jan 13, 2014
  • Episode Length: 60
  • Air Time: 08:00 PM
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Jan 13, 2014
    70
    It’s all served up with a pulpy prurience.... And the back stories are doled out slowly, so viewers who haven’t read the show’s source material, a book by Kelley Armstrong, should expect to feel pleasantly teased.
  2. Reviewed by: Tirdad Derakhshani
    Jan 13, 2014
    70
    Though it lacks the production value or special-effects budget of the Twilight movies, Bitten has a smooth, slick look and boasts solid performances.
  3. Reviewed by: Jodi Walker
    Jan 7, 2014
    67
    The premiere could use a little more lore and a lot less angst, but a murder mystery in the woods might keep you holding on another week. [17 Jan 2014, p.61]
  4. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Jan 13, 2014
    58
    Bitten is mildly diverting while also being pretty goofy in spots--even for a werewolf drama.
  5. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Jan 8, 2014
    50
    While there’s a fairly dense mythology here, as adapted by Daegan Fryklind Bitten feels stitched together from pieces of werewolf tales of yore--undermined, in terms of casting its own spell, by TV’s familiar version of a pack mentality.
  6. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Jan 13, 2014
    50
    If you are curious about the show, tune into the last 10 minutes of the hour, and you’ll learn everything you need to know. Right now, Bitten is a nibble of a show.
  7. Reviewed by: Molly Eichel
    Jan 13, 2014
    50
    The presentation of mythology and backstory, such an important aspect of a show like Bitten, is handled in a laughably inelegant way.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 46
  2. Negative: 15 out of 46
  1. Apr 9, 2014
    10
    its a have to see show it has a lot of action and u never know what will happen next! I enjoy the show so much there are so many twists andits a have to see show it has a lot of action and u never know what will happen next! I enjoy the show so much there are so many twists and turns and to see what the pack will do next i cant wait Elena is going to have a lot on her plate long with Logan a lot has happened it is a very suspenseful show. And for all the haters out there just cause it's not your type of show does not make it bad i think all the characters look and act great and clay definitely should not shave his face im sure that was from a guys point of view the show is great would change a thing. Expand
  2. Mar 31, 2014
    10
    For a werewolf TV show, I think it's trying pretty hard at trying to get it in a modern context and I think it's nailing it so far!

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    For a werewolf TV show, I think it's trying pretty hard at trying to get it in a modern context and I think it's nailing it so far!

    I really hope this gets a second season. It's definitely got loads of potential!
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  3. Feb 10, 2014
    10
    As someone who has avoided the Syfy channel like the plague due to their normally bad cgi and rip off shows and movies, I didn't have highAs someone who has avoided the Syfy channel like the plague due to their normally bad cgi and rip off shows and movies, I didn't have high hopes for this before watching. I was so, SO wrong—this program blows me away. It's my absolute favorite thing on television, and I find myself counting down the days until I can get my next fix. It follows the storyline of the books so closely that even the few changes they make are acceptable. I'm hoping and praying it gets picked up for a second season. Expand
  4. Feb 4, 2014
    7
    After a disastrous premiere episode, I'm delighted to say the show has improved steadily. The actors are doing a good job of bringing theAfter a disastrous premiere episode, I'm delighted to say the show has improved steadily. The actors are doing a good job of bringing the characters to life, and it's a treat to see Elena, Clay, Jeremy and the whole pack on TV. Differences between the series and the books are not distracting me for now. The CGI however IS distracting from my enjoyment and there is far too much telling the story rather than showing. With such a rich well of mythology to draw from, I hope the show lasts long enough to develop its potential. Expand
  5. Mar 23, 2014
    5
    For a show that concerns this type of genre, I am sitting on the fence. There is a fine line between a good show and a bad show and I am notFor a show that concerns this type of genre, I am sitting on the fence. There is a fine line between a good show and a bad show and I am not sure about this yet.
    I want something that keeps me on the edge of my seat or at least wanting more once the episode has finished, I find the story predicable and the characters look like they should be on an American beach surfing, rather than a pack of wolves. For me the series so far lacks depth and could do with some more development to take this to a level we haven't seen, so much missed potential.
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  6. Jan 14, 2014
    3
    First episode didn't manage to keep my attention all the time. If this show is like all other shows with werewolves, this is not good. I wouldFirst episode didn't manage to keep my attention all the time. If this show is like all other shows with werewolves, this is not good. I would say that it is gonna be very boring and predictable. My first impression is that CGI must be better, acting must be improved and first of all story has to be much better. Expand
  7. Aug 17, 2014
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I truly and deeply hate this show. I'm on episode 8 on Netflix and I am done. I tried to like it but I can't. It went from boring to bad to downright disgusting. Sick of seeing people being tied up and tortured. I hate ever single main character and I want all of them to die - especially Clayton who love brutalizing, torturing and killing everyone he can.

    The writing stinks and the acting stinks even more.
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