“Wolf Like Me” on Amazon Prime Video: Romance Meets Horror

Gary, 40, can be glad the dating didn’t work out. At dinner, the red-haired woman is very angry that the widower has not opened to her once in the past three months. He and his daughter Emma were not close. She was seven years old (on the dream girl scale which ended at ten) but – here she is being offended – she would have looked like nine by his side. That brave man somewhat like the dinosaurs, did he know what happened to them, he annihilated them guilty. This is because they were not prepared. Whether it is for seven or nine, it is left open. take off. Gary stays behind, embarrassed by the performance.

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Gary has a problem. He has been a widower for seven years. He just can’t get over the loss of his wife Lisa. And he can’t get over the fact that his little daughter is somewhat petrified and at the same time quite crowded. It’s like the Prince song Sinead O’Connor sang with real tears, “Nothing Compares to You.” One forever linked to the incomparable.

Father, daughter and their insurmountable falsehood

The Australian series “Wolf Like Me”, which begins April 1 on Amazon Prime Video, is built on the feeling that loss is irreparable while at the same time the impossibility of enjoying life. Emma refuses to take a short cut: “I have to get you to school safely,” and the next moment a car hits him, and it flips over several times. No, no fatalities, no serious injuries.

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With Marie (Isla Fisher) entering the lives of the two – the accident driver who, in no time at all, brought Emma, ​​who had just been shocked by a sheet-metal somersault, to her first smile in ages. A real nine this time – with a tearful smile, beautiful clothes. Who sighs once so often and frowns just to be able to become the next woman in the lives of the two grieving people. Of course, if she doesn’t have a secret, she won’t stick to it after the first episode.

Nothing should be revealed about this secret that actually makes Mary an undated person, that’s what streaming service Amazon Prime Video wants from the media, whom it gave four of the six episodes to preview. But, let’s be honest, guys, you should have chosen a more innocuous series title than “Wolf Like Me”. Since Mary isn’t a true wood wolf, guess what’s behind the quirky relationship of a columnist with a psychology degree, who has officially moved to Adelaide from Chicago “because I can work from anywhere.”

But he may not be from Chicago anymore because a lot of weirdness may have happened there with Mary’s participation. Anyway, we let Spotify play for us the Warren Zevon song “Werewolves of London”. Great song. Then the full moon stands behind the house like a large dumpling of God.

He’s about to feel uncomfortable: Mary (Isla Fisher) has a safe room to withdraw to for full moon nights.

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Emma lives balm, apparently at first. At the first lunch (she didn’t want to have dinner together for some reason), she gave Gary the good advice that he shouldn’t try any more to be perfect when it came to raising. And Gary, still silent before the disgruntled seven, pours out his heart to Mary about the difficulties of fatherhood and the fortress that has grown around his daughter’s heart. It is fitting that the music box plays in the tavern “Castle” of the Queens of the Stone Age, and half a second before the first kiss, Mary remembers that time. Half past six! It operates, operates and operates throughout Adelaide. Are werewolves not allowed to take a taxi to reach their shelter in time?

Relationship series with the magical partner

“Wolf Like Me” stands in the tradition of series relationships with a magical partner such as “Enchanting Jeannie” and “Bewitched”. However, Abe Forsythe, author and creator of the series for a long time, did not attach any importance to comedy, not to mention elements of slapstick. “Wolf Like Me” shows more than drama and romance, it’s serious about designing its characters – even unexpected tragic developments.

Everyone here is seeking salvation. Well, just when I wanted to turn from a caring person to an uninterested viewer because there is no real horror and no real horror comedy on display, this series, whose horror content at first seems completely artificial and unnecessary, becomes amusing when you look in the back mirror, Gary, horrified, steers his already destroyed sky blue Volvo into the window of a pizzeria.

The idea of ​​being attracted to lycanthropes takes some getting used to. But can you resist in the long run when the wolf is the most certain person you know?

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A sentence of “Some like it hot” is a promise

“No one is perfect,” this is how Marie sums up her double presence at the end of Episode 4. This was also the last sentence of Billy Wilder’s class comedy “Some Like It Hot” (1959), in which the equally disturbing love transformation was accepted. We take this sentence as a promise for the remaining two episodes.

“Wolf Like Me” Season 1, six episodes, by Abby Forsyth, with Josh Gad, Isla Fisher, Ariel Donoghue, Emma Long (from April 1 on Amazon Prime Video)

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