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A point I would like to make though
on February 20, 2015
Watching a movie based on a book differs from watching a series made from a book. For one, there's usually more time to flesh out characters in a series than during a movie, along with more time to show how that character changes. On the other hand, how much time is too much?
The key difference, in my opinion, between a book and a TV series, is that a book can get away with more. If Bitten were adapted faithfully to the small screen it would have to be aired after midnight, because some of the scenes between Elena and Clay are just too hot for prime time.
A point I would like to make though, is that the Bitten series is an adaptation. Yes, things are going to vary between them, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Not only does TV-Bitten have to deal with the current rating system, it also has to contend with how times have changed. A lot happened in the thirteen years between Bitten's publishing (2001) and its adaptation (2014), diversity in movies and television and vastly updated technology ranking highly among them.
That said, the CGI wolves weren't impressive. It was glaringly obvious that the blonde wolf on the screen wasn't really there. Since the wolves vary widely in size and coat color, it would be difficult to first find enough wolves to correspond with the Pack, then train them to behave properly. Real wolves would have been fantastic, but I guess TV-Bitten doesn't have a large budget like Game of Thrones.
Did I like it? Sort of, but not enough for a second viewing.