Teen Wolf

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This is one crazy sexy show!  Teen Wolf is a rather self-explanatory title as the main character, Scott McCall, is bitten in the woods and becomes a werewolf. Not to be confused with the Michael J. Fox movie of the same name, this show is a big hit for MTV and justifiably so. It’s a supernatural teen drama but done so well as to be appealing to persons of any age. Well, I wouldn’t recommend it for the 12 and under crowd, but I’m sure you probably already knew that.  If you want a werewolf show more appropriate for a younger audience, I highly recommend Wolfblood, a British show with a less scary more innocent quality.  Teen Wolf has quite a lot of content I would characterize as spine-chilling and of a blatantly sexual nature, but it’s done tastefully and with masterful artistry.  There’s a great cast of characters making up the ensemble, many of which are strong females who can kick, er, behind with the best of them. The writers have incorporated legends and mythology from all over the world and it’s a real pleasure to watch a show with more than just “standard” supernatural beings.  Beacon Hills features exotic denizens of Celtic mythology, Japanese folklore, Tibetan traditions, Norse sagas, Native American tales and Aztec legend, with nary a witch or vampire in sight.  The werewolves themselves have an intricate societal structure and possess abilities that go far beyond mere transformation.

Visually breathtaking with magnificent special effects, this is an edge-of-your-seat thrill ride that’s insanely addictive. Each character is beautifully drawn and a large part of the show is comprised of all the complicated relationships between them. Of course because most of the main characters are in high school, much of the social interactions are heightened. Teenagers always think the smallest things are an issue of life and death, although to be fair, for this group it may very well be the literal truth. Great writing, nimble dialogue and inspired plot lines make this so much more than the vacuous supernatural melodrama it might appear to be at first glance. Dark but not depressing, slick but not pat, this is a wildly innovative show that isn’t afraid to do the unexpected or even the unthinkable. It’s easy to get swept up by all the bizarre happenings in Beacon Hills because everything feels so real, quite a feat given the subject material. Multifaceted mysteries, perfectly crafted scares and suspense plus genuine interpersonal relationships have intersected to produce this incredibly popular show, soon to premiere its 5th season. Sprinkled with humor and perspicacity that feels authentic while maintaining its eerie Gothic aura, this show is a masterpiece and I hope it runs for many more seasons. – BETHANY

For more information on the extremely talented cast, visit: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1567432/?ref_=nv_sr_1

I hope you enjoy this meticulously chosen gallery of pictures.  It was carefully assembled so as to give absolutely no unintentional spoilers (which a huge number of photos posted online do).

From left to right: Lydia, Jackson, Stiles, Scott, Allison and Derek.

Scott McCall (Tyler Posey) reads an appropriate book.

Personally, I think the werewolves look a teensy bit silly when they “change”.  I still wouldn’t want to see one in a dark alley, though.

                                                                          For me, Scott looks the best when his werewolf nature simmers just below the surface, as evidenced by his eyes.

                                        Scott’s best friend Stiles (Dylan O’Brien) is loyal and canny, but this class is obviously not his favorite.

                     Allison Argent (Crystal Reed), whose last name is a clue about her if you speak French, is not the typical girl next door.  Well, at least not to me.  No idea who lives next door to you.

         Lydia Martin (Holland Roden) is the object of Stiles’ desire.  Lydia’s objects of desire are always extremely fashionable and tend to come on hangers with expensive price tags.

Brooding and heartsore, Derek Hale (Tyler Hoechlin) is quite stunningly handsome (plus, he may be into bondage – bonus!)

                      Brother and sister Chris Argent(above, JR Bourne) and Kate (below, Jill Wagner), father and aunt of Allison.  This family really loves their weaponry!

Sheriff Stilinski (Linden Ashby) and nurse Melissa McCall (Melissa Ponzio), parents of Stiles and Scott respectively, deal with lots of inexplicable goings-on in Beacon Hills.

                         

A number of symbols with significance to the world of Teen Wolf.  (courtesy of wikimedia.org Triskele, teenwolffanon.wikia.com, and pixshark.com)

                     Just because it’s funny.  (courtesy of http://www.polyvore.com)

Photos courtesy of Adelstein Productions, DiGa Vision, First Cause, Inc., Lost Marbles Television, MGM Television, Siesta Productions and MTV

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