Saturday, April 10, 2010
She-Wolf of London: Love and Curses
Well, here's a blast from the past. I can't remember if it was an old UPN series or just syndicated. Might have been a bit of both. We're talking early nineties here, so bear with me. Think An American Werewolf in London meets the X-Files. A beautiful co-ed struggles to find a cure for her lycanthropic condition while solving supernatural mysteries with a Brit Professor.
From what I can recall, the stories weren't half bad, but as you can see, the effects were on the extra cheesy side. Hard to pull off weekly werewolf transformations on a low budget TV series. Wolf Lake had the right idea -- actual wolves, but its story execution was lacking. Fun Fact: the show started out as She Wolf of London, but eventually became Love and Curses to play up the romantic angle between the two leads. A forgotten precursor to the likes of Buffy, The Vampire Diaries and Being Human.
I'd be tempted to pick up the DVD for nostalgia's sake, but the extras appear to be non-existent. I have a vague memory of stumbling across a series bible on the web. Might have to do some digging...