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Teen Wolf
Published on Friday, June 10, 2011 by

Teen Wolf returns to TV in 2011. Despite not having been on TV since 1987, the character has instant fan recognition.
Episode 1 aired on June 5th, the second on the 6th, and the next on the 13th.

Micheal J. Fox helped make werewolves family friendly in the classic Teen Wolf. The hit movie spawned a sequel and a cartoon. The 1985 hit, 1986 TV show, and 1987 sequel all followed a teenage struggling to fit in only find out that they also had to deal with their family history. Despite the singular title the movies and show were about the family. The TV show was based on the same character as the original movie and an expanded family. The 1987 movie followed a relative hitting his transformation.

Micheal J. Fox originated the Scott Howard character in 1985 in the film directed by Rod Daniel based on a script by Tim Hayes, Jeph Loeb, and Matthew Weisman. Loeb and Weisman wrote the 1987 movie as well. Loeb more recently has had success on television with Smallville, Lost, and Heroes. Unfortunately, Loeb is missing from the writing credits on the first 12 episodes of the Teen Wolf return to TV. Also missing from the new series is the Howard family. The revived Teen Wolf follows Scott McCall.

Scott McCall, a Smallville alumni, has cast Tyler Posey as this generations Teen Wolf.

Teen Wolf episode 3, “Pack Mentality” sums up the new direction of the show:

Scott is excited for his first date with Allison, until it becomes a confusing group date with Lydia and Jackson in tow. Meanwhile, a mysterious animal attack occurs, putting Stiles’ dad, Sheriff Stilinski, on high alert.

The high school wolf in conflict with his hormones and his family reputation. The core still sounds like Teen Wolf parents will remember even if the show looks more like Vampire Diaries.

Jump over to the Pryde Forum to discuss.

Teen Wolf Cast Shot resembles Supernatural or Vampire Diaries more than the original comedies

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    • […] This film is more complicated than some werewolf stories because it separates the monster from the beast. Two twin brothers share a curse and an obsession with ladies of one particular Italian castle. One is the monster. The other is the beast. This division helps make the romance plausible but also places the female protagonist in the middle of a century old mystery. It is also racier than Teen Wolf movies or TV show. […]

    • Since I don’t have MTV, I am just now catching up on Teen Wolf. I’ve been looking forward to it. I’m a fan of the earlier Teen Wolf movies and cartoon. I liked that the family friendly Teen Wolf was a family affair in previous incarnations. I liked that the wolf ran in the family. During the opening of the first episode, MTV’s newer series goes back to the bite in a dark wood creating a teen wolf.


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