The Dresden Files (2007)
Dresden Files #3 Hair of the Dog continues the show’s high entertainment value, making me wonder yet again, why was this show cancelled after only one season? Interestingly, all three episodes were written by different writers and directed by different directors, yet the quality remains high. I hope the quality remains steady because the creative teams varied all season long.
Dresden is a down and out wizard for hire, trying to make ends meet by tagging along on the more mysterious police cases or doing investigative work for the possessed. The show is based on the series of novels by Jim Butcher. Dresden #3 was the best Dresden yet. There’s some personal bias talking here because this episode was all about werewolves and I love werewolves!
In this episode we meet a young lady whose friend has been killed. Turns out she got mixed up with some lycanthropes. Dresden (Paul Blackthorne) and his ghostly buddy Bob (Terence Mann) jump on the case and we’re in for some lycanthropic excitement.
I like the wicked method in which the lycanthropes can escape their curse introduced in this episode. The plot is generally pretty engaging. There’s also some great acting by all three guest stars involved. And, the low budget special effects end up being quite effective in their intent, to creep you out! It’s another well written, well-acted Dresden episode. I’m bailing out on the cloying Being Human but I’ll be sticking with my wizard friend Dresden.