'Teen Wolf': The new, shirtless 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'

Many dismiss "Teen Wolf" as adolescent fluff. After all, it's a teen-oriented show based on a cheesy '80s movie. "Teen Wolf" also airs on MTV and regularly features impossibly attractive people taking off much of their clothing.But there's more than this silliness. "Teen Wolf" has, in its three seasons, brought horror, comedy and teen angst to television in a way unheard of since "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." In fact, "Teen Wolf" and "Buffy" have a lot in common.Could comparing the two shows give potential "Teen Wolf" viewers a little more motivation to check out one of the best shows on television? Keep reading and find out.The horrors of high schoolThe most obvious comparison between "Buffy" and "Teen Wolf" is in the settings. Both shows take place in California towns where deadly supernatural occurrences happen all too frequently. More importantly, the heroes of each are high school students. Like Buffy, Willow, Xander and the rest,...



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