That awkward moment when you say, “Excuse me, Twilight fans”
MTV surely knows how hype works with Teen Wolf as case in point. In a scot-free attempt, the summerrific show makes it seem that it’s not at all feeding from the Twilight spectacle. The show centers on werewolves, enemies of vampires in many folk and pop culture tall tales. The entire set-up is unbelievable yet it gravitates even those who actually believe that nothing supernatural happens in the Californian woods.
Teen Wolf “reimagines” a 1985 flick with the same title, only with a better storyline and more eye candies. Scott McCall (Tyler Posey) lives a laidback lacrosse reserve player life until he gets bitten by a werewolf.
The whole infection eventually occurs until he himself developed superhuman abilities and assumed an edgier look and personality. (By “edgier,” I would quote my friend Julian, Posey attempts comfortably to appear shirtless and with only a towel on in every episode. Meanwhile, the equally hunky Taylor Lautner of Twilight who “acts” with every flex comes to mind. LOL.)
Of course, it’s high school hence the stereotypes. Colton Haynes plays the insecure-over-being-outshined jock Jackson. Crystal Reed is Allison, the mysterious love interest of Scott and a descendant of werewolf hunters.
My favorite would be YouTube star Dylan O’Brien who sharply plays the clumsy and wildly amusing hipster Stiles! I swear: His zingers move the show!
“Why does it feel like I’m Robin and you’re Batman all the time?
“Am I attracted to gay guys?
“Everyone’s allowed to have dreams even the pathetically unrealistic ones.”
The show has a superb taste in music too. And that I have to research on for more eargasm on my part.