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The Hunger - Season One
Erotic version of “The Twilight Zone”
My recent review of the DVD set of the original version of the 1960s sci-fi anthology series “The Outer Limits” referred to that genre dying out. The first season, which will be released on June 16, of the 22-episode 1997 horror anthology series “The Hunger” is a rare modern example of this type of show.
One nice thing about the DVD set of “The Hunger” is that it gives people who did not subscribe to the premium movie channel “Showtime” when it aired a chance to see it with the large amounts of foul language and exposure of “naughty bits” intact. The show has an abundance of literal “T” and “A.”
The overall theme of “Hunger” is that people hunger for things such as sex, love, power, and money, and that pursuing these items leads to their downfall. The show is like the HBO series “Tales from the Crypt” from the same era in that respect.
“Hunger” is also like “Crypt” in that it has a seriously creepy host; the counterpart of cryptkeeper puppet is the dark and sinister “host,” who is played by Terrence Stamp, who provides the voice of Jor-El in “Smallville.” David “I’ll give you satisfaction” Bowie takes over hosting duties in the second season of “Hunger.” Karl Rove would be a great choice for a revival of the show.
A typical plot of “The Hunger” involves a woman, who almost inevitably shows her breasts and often more, seducing some poor sap who ends up dead or in a situation in which he wishes that he was. There are also a handful of cougars who uses younger women to get to a stud. Craig Daniel Craig plays one such victim.
In all fairness, some episodes involve a man who exposes his maximus gluteous using a woman for his own purposes. An episode in which father and son creatures cast a seduction spell on women demonstrates this interesting twist.
I was a bit disappointed to not see a story about a ruthless pantsuited female politician seduce a charming sex-crazed southern politician to attain tremendous power and then discard him when he served his purpose.
The fact that the show is rather unique makes it tough to evaluate. On one level, it is basically soft-core porn that you can buy without embarrassment. On the other level, it does try to tell cautionary tales in a way that captures your attention.
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Review by John Stahl
John Stahl is a freelance legal writer who is also a fan of classic and cult television programs. He can be reached at email@example.com.
The Hunger - Season One
Bonus Feature: “The Hunger Inside” – a behind-the-scenes look at Season 2 hosted by David Bowie
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