TV Review: Bitten (S2)

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Based on the eponymous book Bitten from the series of books Women of the Otherworld by Kelley Armstrong. The show was adapted for television by Deagan Fryklind and stars Laura Vandervoort, Greyston Holt, Greg Bryk, Paul Greene, Genelle Williams, Michael Xavier & Steve Lund.

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Premise: When she left Stonehaven – ‘for good this time’ – Elena Michaels thought she had left the world of supernatural behind. Until the night she got a mysterious call from her pack leader asking her to come back. So now she is heading back, away from her normal life as a photographer in Toronto and back into the world of werewolves, full of rules about protect the pack and a man she had spent years trying to forget. As if things were not bad enough, Elena also happens to be the only living female werewolf.

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Last season left us off with a dramatic ending, Stoneheaven was attacked and we found out who was behind the attacks on the pack. Phillip (Paul Greene) Elena’s (Laura Vandervoort) boyfriend got his head cut off,  Logan’s pregnant girlfriend Rachel got abducted, Nick’s dad died and Elena finally learned the truth behind her transformation.

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Review: The premiere broadened the scope of the show and introduced a bunch of new characters, which was exciting, but as the episodes came the story-lines started to make the show look too sporadic. There were a lot of subplots, maybe too many, and they didn’t exactly made for cohesive season.

The Alphas coming to Stoneheaven after the events with the Muts made complete sense and it was actually interesting to see the inner workings of the packs and their hierarchy but this plot didn’t really mix with the rest. That story-line was bit rushed and could have been developed more. The hunt for Malcolm was almost useless and he didn’t really serve as a good link to the Witches’ story-line, it was also rushed and didn’t really do his menacing persona from S1 justice. I’m slightly disappointed, enough for me to want to cut this review short.

The second season of Bitten was definitely darker but not necessarily better, at least the show didn’t get worse, I can only hope it will improve next year because I still see the potential. So BittenS2 have you seen it? What did you think of it?

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