Conveyed through honey-toned flashbacks, Elena's past is riddled with tragedy. An orphan raised in a succession of abusive foster homes, she finally finds her place in the world when she falls in love with her dream man, wealthy anthropologist Clayton Danvers (Greyston Holt). Alas, he bites her, ravages her, savages her. But instead of draining all her elan vital, he turns her into a werewolf.
Every one of Danvers' relatives - all men - is a wolf. They live in the creepy Gothic mansion Stone Haven in Upstate New York, under the watchful gaze of alpha male Jeremy (Greg Bryk). Elena is an exotic creature in this world: It seems she's the only woman ever to survive being turned. So for nearly four years, the Danverses force Elena to live with them.
As the pilot opens, Elena has broken away from the pack and created a normal life. She shares an amazingly swank flat with her hunkerama of a beau, Philip McAdams (Paul Greene), and goes out for coffee and shoe shopping with her bff, Philip's sister, Diane (Natalie Brown).
Things change when Jeremy summons the pack back home to hunt a stray werewolf that has been killing women in the neighborhood. As the pack's best tracker, Elena is compelled to return.
Who is this "mutt," as the pack calls him? Why is he killing?
Is he after the Danverses?
Before long, more mutts come on the scene, killing humans and threatening to expose the Danvers secret.
Drum roll . . .
Though it lacks the production value or special-effects budget of the Twilight movies, Bitten has a smooth, slick look and boasts solid performances. I could think of worse ways to while away my Monday nights.
10 p.m. Monday on Syfy