Season 1 Episode 3

New York Honey

Aired Unknown Nov 05, 1988 on
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New York Honey
A man falls for a beautiful seductress who turn out to be a giant bee.

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  • Quirky scientist makes honey in his NY apartment. His neighbor manipulates scientist into going into beez-ness together.

    The story of this episode made very little sense, but that is part of why I love this series. This episode was odd, to say the least. It seemed like there were a few scenes that were originally part of the story that had to be left on the cutting room floor because of time constraints.

    I loved what turned out to the monster in this episode.

    Also, watch for some amazing wordplay during the scene with the husband and the scientist's fiance. You will laugh your head off!

    Don't you wish you could taste some of that honey!? It looked so good and the way the characters responded to it - let me just say that I would pay a pretty penny for that honey!moreless
  • Terrible. A bad third episode for what would become a great series.

    After many years off the air, Monsters recently started showing again on the new all-horror channel called Chiller. I used to be a big fan of this series back in the 90s, when I mostly caught it during re-runs. So I was thrilled when I discovered it was on the air again. When I first read the premise of this episode, I was really looking forward to it. There were a lot of episodes I didn't get to see all those years ago and this was one of them. Just by the summary alone, I knew we would be in for a cool bee-related monster. Unfortunately, that was the only thing cool about this episode. The acting is atrocious. It's intentionally played way over the top, but instead of making the episode funny and compelling, it distracts from the mood of the story. I just couldn't get into the episode right from the start. I thought things would get better when the seductress shows up, since it's clear as day what she must be. But even then, the central character's acting dragged it down. To be fair, I can see what both the writers and the actor were going for: a character that is so despicable you want him dead, but is too goofy to have a scary death. However, I don't think it worked as well as they had hoped. By the time we got to the final monster shot (which is what we came to see, and is admittedly cool), I was embarrassed to have taped this thing. The monster looked good for a low budget show, but that's about it. I do have to cut it some slack, though. It was only the third episode and we all know most TV shows need some time to get its stuff together. This must be especially true of anthology series, which have no central story-arc tying the episodes together. Very few series are great from the start, and Monsters would certainly deliver with many impressive episodes later on, some just a few weeks down the line from this one. In short, although this episode isn't what I'd call a classic, it's not a major blip on the series either. It's just a disappointing effort from a show still in its very early stages at the time.moreless

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