Bitten: Season 1 (2014)

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Bitten

Critics Consensus

Though it attempts to bring in a broader audience than your average SyFy fare, Bitten is ultimately another cliched, cheesy soap.

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Critic Ratings: 12

77%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 155
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Episodes

1
Air date: Jan 13, 2014
2
Air date: Jan 20, 2014
3
Air date: Jan 27, 2014
4
Air date: Feb 3, 2014
5
Air date: Feb 10, 2014
6
Air date: Feb 17, 2014
7
Air date: Feb 24, 2014
8
Air date: Mar 3, 2014
9
Air date: Mar 10, 2014
10
Air date: Mar 17, 2014
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The first series of "Bitten" finds Elena Michaels (Laura Vandervoort), the world's only female werewolf, torn between the idyllic life she has made for herself as a photographer with a loving boyfriend in Toronto and the wolf pack she has kept her distance from for more than a year. She returns to her canine family in Upstate New York to help them deal with a threat, and comes to discover that they are being targeted by a group of killer Mutts. While back in the fold, Elena's overwhelmed with conflicting feelings of passion and distrust for Clay Danvers (Greyston Holt), an ex-lover and pack enforcer who changed her in the first place.

Cast

Laura Vandervoort
as Elena Michaels
Greyston Holt
as Clayton Danvers
Greg Bryk
as Jeremy Danvers
Steve Lund
as Nick Sorrentino
Paul Greene
as Philip McAdams
Michael Xavier
as Logan Jonsen
Michael Luckett
as Daniel Santos
Noah Danby
as Zachary Cain
James McGowan
as James Williams
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Critic Reviews for Bitten Season 1

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (5)

Bitten is mildly diverting while also being pretty goofy in spots -- even for a werewolf drama.

Jan 13, 2014 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Bitten seems aimed more at a mainstream audience than the hard-core werewolf/vampire crowd, which is okay. Probably smart, in fact.

Jan 13, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Bitten is packed with angst and soapy drama, but not a lot of pleasure.

Jan 13, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Unfortunately, the hammy dialogue, poor production quality, and much of the support cast undercut Bitten's appeal.

Jan 13, 2014 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Right now, Bitten is a nibble of a show.

Jan 13, 2014 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Bitten was just pounding out the twists in the final moments.

Apr 7, 2014 | Full Review…

Soapy, sexy werewolf series gets gory.

Jan 21, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Though these characters could still use plenty of development going forward, this episode was certainly a step in the right direction.

Jan 21, 2014 | Full Review…

The presentation of mythology and backstory, such an important aspect of a show like Bitten, is handled in a laughably inelegant way.

Jan 13, 2014 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Top Critic

Aside from some insight into werewolf-pack politics (an area, frankly, True Blood has already overdone), Bitten doesn't turn over many new leaves

Jan 10, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The CGI werewolf effects are pretty rudimentary, and the story is overly familiar and uninvolving. It's not worth sinking your teeth into.

Jan 13, 2014 | Full Review…

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.

Jan 13, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Bitten: Season 1

  • Aug 01, 2014
    Laura Vandervoort stars in the supernatural SyFy series Bitten, a tawdry and inane melodrama. The show is poorly written and has an absurd mythos that's confusing and hard to follow. In Season 1 the Stonehaven wolf pack comes under attack from several rogue wolves that seek to overthrow them; meanwhile Elena Michaels, the only female of the pack, struggles between her loyalty to the pack and her desire to live a normal human life. Unfortunately, the series does a poor job at making the pack sympathetic and doesn't really provide a reason to root for them. Additionally, the show is rather sexually explicit, and it feels especially gratuitous. Cashing in on the recent trend of supernatural thrillers, Season 1 of Bitten tries to get by on derivative storytelling devises and generic themes.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 27, 2019
    If you read any of the books, you will be HIGHLY disappointed by this series. The acting is mediocre at best, the animation is awful(but thankfully in brief spurts), and they completely butchered several key characters(looks & personally). With all that said, if you've never read the books, you MAY find this series enjoyable.
  • Jul 12, 2018
    I'm trying to watch this show on Netflix. Its pathetic how weak the "pack" is. In halfway through season 1 and its very nearly unbearable. I have had to just stop watching at least 3 separate episodes, out of pure frustration because the pack is so weak. WEAK WEAK WEAK!!! This show gives werewolves a bad name. If not for the EXTREMELY limited choices of quality shows to watch on Netflix these days, I wouldn't even be forcing myself to watch this pathetic, frustrating excuse for a T.V. show. Damn shame too, because its the 1st Canadian T.V. show (of the supernatural nature) that I've ever watched that drove me this INSANE!!! OMG!!! GARBAGE!!! Weakest "pack" of werewolves I've ever seen lol Pussies!
  • Apr 12, 2017
    I have read the series (Armstrong) loved the story lines. I ached to read more. I held off on watching the TV Series as long as I could because the characters in my mind were nothing like the show cast. I can't help but feel that if the producers and writers of the show had stuck to the novels a little closer the show would have attained a higher regard. The sex scenes alone would have covered televisions in steamy primal sweat. As it is now I find it a bit too teen drama lacking in the essence of a strong female lead. Just my opinion
  • Jul 29, 2016
    Been so long waiting for this show to start in the UK. And have loved every episode so far. Greyston is the perfect Clay. I so don't want season 2 to take too long to show once this season ends. I also want someone throw rotten tomato at the critic as if his comment is insulting to me he or she is probably just as rotten to other Kelley Armstrong fans.
  • Jul 25, 2016
    Loved this show it always kept me on edge wanting more.
  • Mar 01, 2016
    Bitten is another Science Fiction & Fantasy series that is too much known and that hasn't anything interesting in its horrible and cliched story to catch the spectator, to not talk about the awful and not intriguing cast that a show with this caliber needs.
  • Mar 01, 2016
    Bitten is another Science Fiction & Fantasy series that is too much known and that hasn't anything interesting in its horrible and cliched story to catch the spectator, to not talk about the awful and not intriguing cast that a show with this caliber needs.
  • May 27, 2014
    As much as i loved the book series by Kelly Armstrong, i was very much surprised at the shows ability to mostly stick with the main plot elements. I was, however, disappointed with a few of the additions, and I will not spoil, but overall it was well done. I did like most of the acting as well, Elena was ok, but clay nailed that awkwardness in social situations i felt like. He could have owned it a bit more as well. I also wished for more of the physicality between the pack, since they did hold themselves off from a lot of contact in the show. The book depicted more of a "dog pile" type of scene among the pack. Love , love, love this show, and I will be highly anticipatory for the next season!
  • May 19, 2014
    nice ride. well done with a great cast and story. needs more seasons!!!

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