Monsters: Season 2, Episode 14

Bed and Boar (21 Jan. 1990)

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A salesman comes between a husband and wife having a spat in the hotel room next door.

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All men are pigs
2 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A cutlery salesman in a cheap motel overhears a serious domestic dispute between a couple in the room next door. When the woman seeks refuge in his room he witnesses firsthand what a real pig her husband is...

"Bed and Boar" is certainly interesting to watch as it features an unknown Steve Buscemi and he's every bit as weird here as he is in almost everything else he's ever done. It also features a rather creative monster. The story does have some serious plot holes but you can almost overlook them as it's at least enjoyable overall. Having the quirkiness of Steve Buscemi certainly never hurts either.

The first problem is that it's never really said why the couple is in the motel. When more is revealed about both of them later on, you can't help but wonder what they're doing there as they just don't seem like people who would travel. Next, John Dennis is immediately willing to throw away his marriage within seconds of meeting the woman. While his wife is never shown, it seems a little extreme. Then when the truth is revealed finally about the woman, it's not explained why she does what she does.

The episode suffers from a little too much comedy. There are far too many pig jokes thrown out in the beginning and when John accidentally kills her husband, she maintains that no one will suspect anything from people who are transporting pork in their trunk. I though it suffered from a little too much silliness as the episode is a little too dark to pull it off.

I thought this episode ended a little abruptly. We know ultimately what his fate will be but it would have been nice to see just a little more transformation before it ended. Oh well, I guess time and/or budget constraints didn't allow that. The ending did have a nice little ironic twist to it though.

"Bed and Boar" is definitely worth watching. You get to see the humble beginnings of Steve Buscemi though it may turn you off pork for a little while.


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