Like another reviewer has stated, when I first saw the trailer for Teen Wolf, I was totally uninterested. The only reason I watched the first episode was because it came on directly after the MTV movie awards and there was nothing else on TV. I was actually surprised by how good it was. The acting was good, the special effects weren’t too cheesy, and there is something dark and edgy about it. I admit some parts of the plot are predictable, but then again, there are some things that flat out surprised me. The actor who plays Stiles is fantastic, and I think he is a big part of why I like the show. Also, Derek Hale’s character isn’t too bad on the eyes, either.
After all this talk about how this is a Twilight rip-off online, I have to say that I think it’s unfair to compare this to Twilight. Let’s be real, Twilight has horrible acting, and the acting in Teen Wolf is actually decent. And the plot is completely different in my opinion. In Twilight, the story surrounds Edward and Bella’s relationship; In Teen Wolf, I think the story is more about Scott’s transformation into being a werewolf and the challenges it brings him. Yes, Allison (his love interest) is a part of those challenges, but the story does NOT revolve around their relationship.
This show has a TON of potential, and I could definitely see them going above and beyond what they are doing now. But I am entertained for now and I will continue to watch the season until the end.
What!? I’m Shocked! MTV… Has A Solid TV Series?
The advertisements of Teen Wolf aired on MTV, or from my location, MuchMusic and I was skeptical of the show, thinking it was slated to be another Twilight. I am no fan of that film franchise that everyone seems to overrate, thus, I thought it would not appeal to me and grew annoyed with MTV about to feature another lackluster show, because the network doesn’t have much interesting to offer in my opinion.
So one night, I decided to give the series a look while on the web, running behind about 4 or 5 episodes and after watching and catching up on all of them, to my dismay, I was hooked on this series! Now, I anticipate every episode that gets aired and immensely enjoy all of them, something I never thought was possible with any MTV program. I have to commend MTV on creating a series that makes me feel upset if I happen to miss it.
The show is loosely based on the 1985 comedy-drama film, Teen Wolf, where a young teen, wanting to be more than an average kid, has to cope with bearing the heredity of werewolf genes that derived from his father, and with the extraordinary abilities that accompany his life as a werewolf, makes him popular at school. I haven’t watched the film factually, I only actually managed to seek out the trailer, and it looked pretty cheesy to me anyway so I couldn’t care less about it or if the series followed its plot and characteristics bit for bit.
MTV’s Teen Wolf surely has a darker, suspenseful and edgier premise, and being an avid horror fan, is the reason why I really dig this show. One recurring factor about this show is that it has a great, well-balanced amount of horror, suspense and comedy. It maintains an fun thrill ride and by every commercial and by every end of an episode, there is always an event building up. A lot of potential is definitely going for the series.
This show is about a teenage social outcast at Beacon Hills High School, and a lacrosse player at the school that spends more time on the bench than playing. One night, he is bitten in the middle of the woods by a werewolf while in search of a dead body he hears about. After discovering his unwanted inner werewolf, and the remarkable abilities he gains from it that help his normal life out, he is forced to balance two lives (hiding the werewolf one) and protect those meaningful to him.
Tyler Posey plays the aforementioned character known as Scott McCall and does a pretty good job acting the role. He has quite the charm in his on-screen presence and has nice chemistry with Crystal Reed, who plays his high school dream girl, Allison Argent. Dylan O’Brien is his genuine best friend on the show playing Stiles Stilinski, and by far, he signed up for a very colorful character that contributes so heavily. Stiles is practically the comic relief guy, who is there to help Scott keep himself collected from harming people during periods of werewolf rage. He’s nerdy and suffers from ADD, but that doesn’t stop him from being witty, intelligent and sarcastic which leads to some hilarious moments that Dylan executes splendidly. His lines and delivery are certainly top notch. With certainty, Stiles is my favorite character in the show.
Tyler Hoechlin is Derek Hale, a survivor of a fire that took out his family, is a mysterious werewolf in town seeking out his sister, Laura and allies and mentors Scott to help him master and control his werewolf abilities. A decent character so far in the show, the role is acted fairly. You also got Holland Roden as Lydia Martin, the mean-girl type and Jackson Whittemore, the lacrosse team captain played by Colton Haynes, both roles of which are being played pretty good.
Speaking from a post-teen perspective, Teen Wolf is a superb supernatural teenage series right now on cable television. I have to compliment Jeff Davis on this project as well as Russell Mulcahy, who added the horror element. It brings me back to the days of enjoying shows like Big Wolf on Campus, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. My only pet peeve is how there is only 12 episodes in the first season, I mean in my opinion, seasons should have at least 20 or more episodes.
Anyway, 8/10 from me for one of my new favorite TV shows.
Amazing Show!!! Dylan O’ Brian!!!!
All the actors grow as the show goes on, but Dylan O’ Brian is the one with a definite career. After part B of season 3 the, Stiles is by far my favorite. He’s so funny and Dylan O’ Brian has shown a range. This show is only underrated because it’s aired on MTV, but everyone should give it a chance. My second favorite TV show!!!! My number on being Breaking Bad! It’s gotten so dark and suspenseful since season 1. I promise you will not be disappointed. It’s super gory and has lot’s of blood so gore fans this is a must watch. It’s also very funny at times as well. I think the scariest thing on the whole entire show was Void Stiles, without spoiling too much. Thank god MTV put out something amazing!!!
First time I saw the commercial to this show, I was really disappointed. Teen Wolf should remain in the 80’s where it belongs. Why? Well… it’s 80’s cheesy to me, but I still love the film. I really thought this was going to be some cheesy rip off… oh how wrong I was. I LOVE THIS SHOW! It’s about time that werewolves get the spotlight. No more Twilight glittery vampires that look constipated or stalk you while you sleep. No cheesy vampire brother love triangle with a girl that looks like a girl from their past that happened to change them into vamps. Don’t get me wrong. I love vampires but werewolves are hard to make appealing because they are cursed with a curse that brings natural beast out of them.
It’s not cheesy, it’s well acted, great looking.. mmm werewolves (Derek.. my baby!), and the story is very unique. The more and more it goes on, the more I want. I feel so disappointed when each episode ends and I happen to scream at my TV because the credits roll and I want more.
There are a lot of werewolf shows that completely go dead because of lack of interest. Like for example ‘Wolf Lake’, ‘Big wolf on campus’ and I’m sure there are more, but I forgot them.
I want this show to prosper and show that werewolves can be sexy too.
Maturing with its Audience
Look, lets be honest and admit that season1 Teen Wolf wasn’t great, it showed signs of great humour, horror and was extremely inclusive in terms of some real life teenage themes. Again, it wasn’t great but it showed potential.
Now after finishing it’s third season, it is clear that, Teen Wolf has done something that not many shows have the guts to do, and that is, it has matured with its audience. The creator and producers behind the show have realized that people age alongside the show, that we are not the same people from season1 and thus they have enabled Teen Wolf to reach it’s potential and beyond. Now we have fully fleshed out relationships, more adult and sexual themes (which c’mon everyone loves), some more suspenseful scenes with a fair amount of horror and still they have managed to include school into their lives consistently (something that is totally frustrating in so many TV shows). Plus the music on the show is awesome.
Don’t give up after season 1, persevere because I guarantee that it will be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.