Teen Wolf Season One REVIEW
"Arggggh, who washed this using biological powder? I have sensitive skin!"
Release Date: 9 July 2012
2011-12 | 15 | 481 minutes | £24.99
Distributor: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Creator: Jeff Davis
Cast: Tyler Posey, Dylan O’Brien, Crystal Reed, Tyler Hoechlin, Colton Haynes
If you can follow the plot of this MTV show over the songs that butt into scenes like curious bystanders during a live news report, we admire your resolve. But then again, the plot’s not really hard to figure out: teenager Scott (Tyler Posey, a curious cross between Jared Padalecki and David Boreanaz) is bitten by a werewolf, confides in his best mate Stiles (Dylan O’Brien) and falls in love with new girl Allison (Crystal Reed) – whose father is a wolf-hunter. Awkward. There’s also a local werewolf who may or may not be evil and another werewolf on a murder spree, ensuring that while Scott himself doesn’t kill anyone, there’s blood aplenty.
The show’s all over the place at first; the writers can’t seem to decide if Scott’s a geeky fool or a stud, or whether the show is body-horror or soppy love story. Luckily it picks up towards the end, taking a few tips from The Vampire Diaries by throwing in a love triangle, a crazy arc plot and lots of hunky young men half-naked. Which is basically Teen Wolf’s raison d’etre: bare man-chests, and lots of ’em. If that’s your thing, you’ll be in heaven.
Six commentaries divided between directors/producers and a raucous cast, three fluffy featurettes, 12 minutes of deleted/alternate scenes, and a gag reel. Best of all is a montage of the season’s shirtless scenes cut together to music, proving that not only do these guys know their audience well, but they also have a sense of humour.
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