While I haven't loved "The Nine Lives of Chloe King," I've found it to be a pleasantly entertaining summertime diversion, low impact but likable. When musing on the TV that's killing me, "The Nine Lives of Chloe King" doesn't go under the heading of TV Worth Dying Slowly For, but unlike "Teen Wolf," it also can't be filed under Oh God, I'm Squandering My Life. It's better suited for the I Probably Wasn't Gonna Do Anything Better With That Time pile, which isn't too shabby. Read More...
'Nine Lives of Chloe King' and 'Teen Wolf' finale thoughts
Tis the week to say farewell to both of the summer's high profile teen-becomes-an-animal-and-falls-in-love-with-the-child-of-their-nemesis cable dramas.
MTV's "Teen Wolf" wrapped up its first season on Monday (August 15) night with a finale that included a few lingering questions, but no pressing cliffhangers. If you're a writer-producer, it's the sort of finale you can turn in if you're confident that you'll be continuing the story a few months down the road. Indeed, MTV renewed "Teen Wolf" weeks ago and new episodes will premiere in 2012 and if the network holds off till the summer again, I'll probably even keep watching, despite the galling awareness that Australian doctorologists say that TV is killing me at a rate of 22 minutes per small screen hour. Since reading the results of that scientifically questionable study, I've been evaluating what percentage of my TV viewing is worth dying for. With "Teen Wolf," I'm certain it's a loss.