Welcome to Werewolf Wednesday where the moon is always full and I am howling. Every single Wednesday I will be profiling a new werewolf from books, TV or movies. I might also mix it up a bit some weeks and throw in some other furry fun!! Please feel free to join and howl along with me every week!
This week I am profiling my newest summer time favorite show: TEEN WOLF on MTV. You did know that there is a show on MTV called Teen Wolf, right?? Oh yeah, baby there is! It started last June and it ran for the summer. Season Two premieres on June 3, 2012 on MTV. (I don’t know what time but last year it was on at 10 pm)
At first I wasn’t sure if I would like this show… I thought it would be a poor representation of my beloved Big Hairies…. plus the only thing I have seen come from MTV lately was that show Jershey Shore (not a fan, sorry peeps).
So what did I think about it??? Well read below to find out! I am posting a “Series Review” that I wrote last summer when the show was on. I figured it would give all you peeps that haven’t heard of Teen Wolf (why Oh why not??) a good description of the first season and the show. BUT I am also going to add the character bios which I found online… so that you can get an idea of all the players in this show. PLUS there are pictures… you know I love me some pictures. SO… let’s get to howling!!!
Title: Teen Wolf
Format: MTV Series 2011
Time slot: New episodes air every Monday night at 10 pm (on MTV) – This was Last Summer so check local listings for this years time slot
Starring: Tyler Posey, Tyler Hoechlin, Crystal Reed, and a bunch of other people
Here’s a first for me. A review of a TV series. But in honor of The Wolf and my impromptu Werewolf Week I decided to take a moment (or two) to discuss my show of the summer. And be warned I will most likely fill this blog up with photos of the raging hotties from this show!
So, who out there is watching? If you aren’t you should be! And you can catch up on everything you missed. All you have to do is watch the shows online or download them to itunes! Want a little taste of this hairy goodness? Here’s the link to the trailer: http://www.mtv.com/shows/teen_wolf/series.jhtml
So let’s get on with the discussion and brighten up this Tuesday with a little paranormal tastiness.
Teen Wolf is basically a remake of that old movie starring Michael J. Fox and the sequel with Jason Bateman. I have seen the movie with Michael J. Fox and let’s face it…it’s cheesy. LOL. So when I heard about this show I was extremely skeptical and also because it’s on MTV. I’m thirty years old here people (Gasp! I really am that old and don’t I look good for my age? Hehehehe) so I don’t watch MTV anymore. Besides they do shows like Teen Mom or whatever that is and I think that is just wrong. I think it just makes teen girls think if they get pregnant they could be on MTV and be cool. But that’s just my opinion and it has nothing to do with Werewolf Week.
So anywhoo, let’s just say I thought the show would be stupid.
I knew fifteen minutes in that I was sooo hooked.
Oh yeah. Totally hooked. It’s right up there on my list, just under Vampire Diaries (Hello-O Damon!)
So what is it that I like so much? The Wolf of course!
It starts out with this kid, Scott, at high school. He’s a regular guy, kind of a dork. Which I happen to love the irony here. He plays sports but sits on the bench and he carries an inhaler everywhere he goes. (oh yes, he does) He has one good bud named Stiles who’s Dad is like the chief of police.
So Scott and Stiles go into the woods to search for this guy who apparently died (they are looking for the body). Of course they go at night and they are walking through the darkened, misty woods and you know that something is stalking them, you are practically dying to catch a glimpse of the wolf…
Then Scott pulls out his inhaler. Totally hot, right? NOT. But it was hilarious. I liked the fact that such a nerdy guy could morph into something so…primal. And then it happens… Scott ol’ buddy gets bit. Yup. Suddenly his body starts to change and he can’t figure out why…well, it’s because he’s a werewolf now!
He lets Stiles in on the secret but keeps it from the new hot girl in school, Allison. She must be attracted to that inner animal (who wouldn’t be?) and soon they are making out all over the TV. But don’t worry it isn’t gross. Or overdone.
Too bad for Scott that Allison’s Daddy is a werewolf hunter.
*Sigh* Fine, it isn’t original but damned if it isn’t entertaining.
Then Scott meets, Derek, another werewolf (and this guy is smoking hot! For reals) Want proof?? You got it:
See, I told you.
You want more now don’t you??
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Derek teaches Scott a little about what’s going on. But Derek has got a bag full of secrets of his own and the viewer wonders if he can be trusted and just how naughty he has been… Then he tells Scott that the Alpha is looking for him, the Alpha wants Scott to join his pack…
But this Alpha is not nice.
What fun would it be if he were?
And that brings me to my favorite part of the show. The Werewolves! I was kind of thinking that MTV was going to be cheap and put big snarling dogs on screen and try and pass that off but they didn’t. They went and got themselves a real werewolf.
And I’m not talking a pretty werewolf like in Twilight (not that there is anything wrong with Jacob) but, to me, this is what a real werewolf would look like. They are just darn creepy looking. It makes me giddy with excitement. The first shot of one was in the forest, in the fog and it was just its form walking through the night…it looked like a spider! Oooh, the way its legs bent out as it almost crawled over the ground…it was perfect. I was in love.
And Tuesday’s show (July 12) was the best! This wolf was scary! At least I thought he was. Well, he isn’t going to give me nightmares but it was for sure a credible werewolf. Its eyes are red and its teeth are crowded and dripping and the way it moves…so inhuman. It is cunning and while it is NOT human it still retains just enough of that humanness to be truly creepy.
It’s good stuff.
And the way it stalked Stiles and Scott through the school was good. Sure some parts were like “yeah, right, that would not happen” but hey let it go…it’s a TV show and if you let yourself get into it you will have an awesome time.
And in addition to the spidery moving wolf there is the romantic element. Scott and Allison make a great couple and I am rooting for them…but after tonight…I am seeing some things I do not want to see!! I must watch next week to see what happens! You must watch too!
So what have we learned here today? Werewolves are hot. Teen Wolf is actually a good show. And MTV did good. So are you looking for a good summer show to watch? How about a way to perk up a bland Monday night? Give Teen Wolf a shot. You might find yourself as obsessed with werewolves as me.
Okay, maybe not but you will have a good time! And the next time a full moon is out I bet you look over your shoulder when a shadow passed behind you…
You just got chills didn’t you??
Meet the cast of Teen Wolf:
Cast bios were courtesy of http://mtvpress.com/shows/teen_wolf
Scott McCall (Tyler Posey):Scott was an ordinary teenage boy until one strange night changed his life forever. This is the story of his transformation from unseen and unnoticed outsider to sudden lacrosse star and one of the popular crowd.
Allison Argent (Crystal Reed):This nomadic beauty is always the new girl in town. She’s about to discover a family secret that will explain why they move around so much and what exactly her dad is hunting.
Stiles (Dylan O’Brien):Scott’s loyal best friend who plays inquisitive detective to his mysterious transformation. Stiles will go looking for answers even when it means endangering himself and others.
Derek Hale (Tyler Hoechlin):Derek is a wolf, but his metamorphosis is not over. Both full of anger and proud of what he is, he’ll school Scott in all things Lycan in preparation for the inevitable showdown between werewolves and hunters.
Jackson Whittemore (Colton Haynes):Jackson is the big man on campus and Scott’s archrival on the lacrosse team. But as Scott’s sudden transformation begins to threaten Jackson’s social status, he’ll prove to be a bigger problem off the field.
Lydia Martin (Holland Roden): She’s the most popular girl at school and girlfriend to Scott’s rival, Jackson. Lydia already has it all but suddenly wants Scott when he transforms to the star lacrosse player. And she may hold the cure to Scott’s Lycanthropy.
There we go Peeps – ALL ABOUT TEEN WOLF!!!
Have you seen this show? If not, how come and do you plan to watch it?