I watched the 1990 series She Wolf of London over the last week. It was fairly entertaining for a monster of the week sort of show. Kate Hodge plays a college student who comes to England to study under a mythology professor played by Neil Dickson. In her first episode she's camping out on the moors and a werewolf attacks. It's why I don't camp. I enjoy the peeing on a bush part but the rest just isn't up to snuff. Luckily for me I can pee on a bush in my backyard. Luckily for Kate the bed and breakfast where she's staying is also Neil's home, his amusing parent's, odd aunt and young cousin live there, and there's a great room in the second basement that Kate can be chained up during the full moon. Luckily for the viewer she manages to get out during the full moon. The werewolf doesn't appear in every episode but when she does she's played by Diane Youdale, a Brit tv personality who got pretty famous there on the Gladiator tv series. Her werewolf costume isn't very good. This version of the werewolf doesn't have any hair on her shapely legs. The face piece is pretty uninspired. Luckily for us most of the bad guys fair better with their costumes and make up. There's a good selection of evil doers and monsters, we have ghosts, zombies, a bog man, trolls, wizards, witches, demons, even a trip to a convention for an old science fiction tv series. Some of those fans were the scarest part of the episode.
Sadly some of the stripts were as weak as the werewolf costume was silly. That's probably why the series only ran 20 episodes. The first 14 were filmed in England, sometimes in small villages in the country side, and sometimes in London. Lots of nice old buildings to see. After some of the backers left, the last 6 episodes were filmed in Los Angeles and the series suffered a name change, to Love and Curses, with the 15th episode. Kate returns to LA in that episode after her friend is murdered. Her problem was cursed trolls looking for a place to stay in LA. They didn't go through a real estate agent to get that house and they used a sledge hammer for the down payment. Whap to the noggin. Neil is being phased out of the University so he tags along. He'd written a book that got optioned for a movie in a previous episode and that leads him to his new job as a host of a tv series on the supernatural. During SWOL a romance builds between Kate and Neil but nothing much happens, especially after they find out Kate turns wolfie if she get too excited. Goofy, huh. Rather like Moonlighting, but with monsters. It has something in common with Buffy and Angel and even The X-Files, especially the humorous episodes of those shows, but it's even more goofy. Occasionally it made me laugh. The dvd came out with all the episodes on 4 discs last Feb. I'd watch the series again. It was fun to watch.