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Teen Wolf Review: Not Your Daddy's Teen Wolf...

teen wolfWhen news of an updated version of the 1986 Michael J. Fox cult hit Teen Wolf was headed to MTV, there was a collective grown in the blogosphere. However, once word got out that the material for the new show was taking a darker path this go around, those groans were replaced with a peaked interest on just how dark the show could become.

Last fall, several critics and journalists were treated to a look of MTV's new horror dramedy starring Tyler Posey as Scott McCall, the unlucky (lucky?) teen cursed with ability to howl at the moon and grow hair in several unwanted places. The unfinished presentation wasn't all that bad. There were areas that clearly needed work and I am not talking about the missing CGI/make-up effects either. And by watching tonight's premiere, I can say that changes were made in some areas... but not a lot.

One thing is for sure, this is not the Teen Wolf your father grew up on...

Since you probably have seen the show already, I will bypass the premise and just get down to the nitty-gritty. The aspects of the Teen Wolf pilot that work are mostly in the interaction between Scott and Allison (Crystal Reed), the new girl in town that catches our protagonist's eye and is the catalyst for his transformation under the full moon. Reed is easily the girl-next-door, but she in some way makes it fresh to the point that I actually loved seeing her on-screen. With the twist being introduced at the end of the episode, I have a feeling that Allison will get a hell of lot more intriguing as the show moves forward. Read More...

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