American graduate student Randi Wallace travels to Britain to study mythology with Professor Ian Matheson. She arrives expecting a stodgy old academic, but Ian is young, and the two are immediately attracted to one other. That complication quickly pales when Randi spends a night camping on the Moors and is bitten by a werewolf. For the rest of the series, Randi and Ian investigate supernatural phenomena together while they search for a cure for Randi's curse. Eventually, their search takes them from British academia to American television, when they move back to Randi's native California, and Ian becomes host of a trashy television talk show focusing on psychic phenomena. The series was an old-style romantic comedy with a touch of horror. Written by
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A joint American/English production, the first 14 episodes were produced entirely in England. When the English backers dropped out, the production moved to Los Angeles, all of the English supporting cast were dropped, Dr. Ian Matheson became an occult talk-show host, and the show was renamed "Love and Curses". See more »
I loved this series when I could see it, but looking at it now I think that the makers were heavily influenced by the American series "The Incredible Hulk" and the movie "An American Werewolf in London." Whenever Kate Hodge changed, she got identical contacts to Bill Bixby's, her clothes ripped and she went nuts, but instead of turning green, muscular and......bigger (as in a certain Benny Hill sketch), she got hairy. Much of the series was also parallel to the TV series "Friday the 13th" inasmuch as Kate Hodge and Neil Dickson ran into a new monster each week in order to find a cure for her character. Unfortunately, someone didn't like how or where the series was heading and the show transferred locale to the United States where it was doomed to fail. Without the allure of England and its magical wealth of legends and locales, the show degenerated into so much Hollywood hack. Neil Dickson would get a wonderful role on "Sliders," and Kate Hodge recieved a temporary comedy role on "Working" before it too joined "She-Wolf" in the category of "If It Ain't Broke- Don't Change It!"
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