I've never seen the Michael J. Fox version of "Teen Wolf", but I understand this new MTV creation is nothing like it. All I remember about that film was a werewolf in a letter jacket playing basketball. Much like "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" before it this new series seems to want to take everything good about the original and leave the cheese on the side. Not so much camp and a lot more drama and horror. Not to say "Teen Wolf" isn't great on a campy level as well! There are at least 4 or 5 eye-rolling plot devices every week in fact. It's the latest entry into the werewolf/vampire canon of TV shows/books/movies and while it isn't the best thing on TV it entertains me for an hour each week.
|Feel the burn? I do!|
|Derek stalks Jackson in the locker room. Sweaty towels and all!|
|With werewolf powers comes Lacrosse responsibility|
|First Werewolf rule. Lock the bathroom door!|
|Dude loves to exercise!|
Speaking of Alphas, that brings up the schools alpha male Jackson (Colton Haynes) who thankfully is written as a bully with a little depth. He hates that Scott has taken over as the star of the Lacrosse team but instead of giving him swirlies and throwing punches Jackson wants to know how and why Scott is suddenly the cock of the walk around school. Assuming steroids, Jackson gets messed up in the werewolfs biznas pretty early on as well.
|Totally not gay boy-kissing XY model Colton Haynes as Jackson|
|You'd better get that looked at!|
|From teenage hormones|
|To this! Maybe try Proactive?|
|So? Wanna hit the showers orrrrr...|
|Did you just whisper I love you?|
|Plus none of this mess thank goodness|