Parents' Guide to

Bitten

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Soapy, sexy werewolf series gets gory.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 17+

Television Network Need To Change The Rating On This.

I Was Watching It With My Kids And All These Graphic Sex Scenes Came On. Had Me Go Back And See The Rating For Audiences tv14 smh. No too much sex appeal going on.
age 14+

14 yr olds

This show might have partial nudity, but otherwise is it a dramatic and binge-worthy show. If you have a problem with sex scenes, you shouldn't watch it but I have been watching rated R movies for a while now so I had no problem with it. (the only nude body parts shown were the butt and partial breasts). If you feel uncomfortable with violence, inappropriate content or just werewolves in general, you shouldn't watch this show. But otherwise, it is a really great and dramatic tv series that I absolutely love to watch.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (8 ):
Kids say (5 ):

It's kind of funny that Bitten is based on a horror novel by Canadian author Kelley Armstrong because, the thing is, it sounds terrible on paper. (The world's only living female werewolf sneaks sandwiches with her werewolf therapist to curb her raging appetite AND secretly longs to be a professional photographer? Talk about #werewolfproblems.) But once you accept that the premise is completely hokey, you can accept Bitten for what it's meant to be: a soapy, sexy piece of escapist TV.

The writing isn't great, thanks in part to a penchant for bad animal puns, including characters who say with straight faces, "Look what the wolves dragged in!" The effects, however, at least sidestep potential cheesiness by leaving much of the "transformation" to the imagination and having the werewolves turn into actual wolves instead of wolf-human hybrids. In the end though, Bitten is neither better nor worse than its competition -- from Teen Wolf to The Originals -- mostly because it does little to pull away from the pack.

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