Awesome-tober-fest 2010: Wolf Lake
Here we are, Day 12 of AWESOME-tober-fest 2010 and no signs of stopping. Two weeks ago I looked at werewolves in comic books. Last week I looked at werewolf novels. This week, we look at TV shows featuring werewolves. Our first entry? Sci-Fi Channel’s’ Wolf Lake.
Wolf Lake was a TV show on CBS in 2007. It was canceled after nine episodes. The show had a pretty nice cast with Tim Matheson (Animal House), Lou Diamond Phillips (Young Guns, La Bamba) and Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Live Free or Die Hard, Scott Pilgrim vs The World). However, the show was a little melodramatic.
Seattle police detective John Kanin (Lou Diamond Phillips as Kanin. Oh, get it? Kanin/Canine? Haha, so clever) proposes to his girlfriend but she suddenly disappears. Kanin’s search for her leads him back to her home town, Wolf Lake, WA. When he starts asking questions from the townspeople, it becomes clear that they are hiding information from him. And that information is that everyone is a werewolf…including his fiance.
I’ve watched bits and pieces of this show. It felt like a cheesy Twin Peaks rip-off. I mean, the first episode is titled Meat the Parents. So, that’s the level of cleverness we are dealing with (that and Kanin/Canine).
The reviews online aren’t that bad, considering, but again, it was canceled with only 9 episodes in the can. Unfortunately, Netflix doesn’t have the DVDs in stock so I’m forced to watched pieces of episodes off YouTube which is really not helpful because the series was filmed so dark that you can’t see a damn thing.
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