June 4, 2012 at 11:41 pm #245651
Is anyone else watching MTV’s ‘Teen Wolf’ season 2? Season 1 turned out to be a fairly decent (but problematic) genre drama that was part ‘Twilight’ and part ‘Vampire Diaries’, minus the vampires and add more werewolves. Season 2’s first two episodes have vastly improved upon Season 1 and the series is now more ‘Vampire Diaries’ meets ‘Buffy’ in tone and the writing of the group dynamic. The writing is better, the already solid acting is even better (especially last season’s weak link Tyler Posey as the lead teen wolf Scott), and the intrigue is better handled and better paced. I’m quite impressed with what the producers and writers have done here and I’m looking forward to next week’s episode. Am I the only one?June 5, 2012 at 12:19 pm #245653
Tyler Posey looks different this season. I like that the grandfather has a kill all the werewolves mentality. I liked his speech at the end of episode one. Episode 2 had a great ending. What is that thing? The lacrosse coach stands out. Orny Adams performance is really different in tone from everything else. If you liked Vampire Diaries or True Blood it is worth trying. I also watched Buffy as well.June 5, 2012 at 1:10 pm #245654
Tyler Posey does look different, and in these first two episodes he hasn’t made any weird faces or over acted. His performance is MUCH more subtle than in season 1. He looks more mature. I’m loving the new characters they’re introducing including Allison’s grandfather and the new werewolves that Derek has turned for his pack. I also think there’s more to that photographer guy… And that thing at the end of episode 2 is very intriguing. I wonder what the heck that is! Episode 2 especially was a very well written and acted episode, the best of the whole series and it perfectly set up the new characters and a few mysteries for this season.June 6, 2012 at 12:56 pm #245655
Tyler Posey looks different this season. I like that the grandfather has a kill all the werewolves mentality. I liked his speech at the end of episode one. Episode 2 had a great ending. What is that thing? The lacrosse coach stands out. Orny Adams performance is really different in tone from everything else. If you liked Vampire Diaries or True Blood it is worth trying. I also watched Buffy as well.
I think it’s a good thing. His character brings some much needed humor, along with Stiles of course, and the humor this season is more balanced and natural. Last season some of it felt too forced.
Of last season’s performances, I’d say the MVP’s were Dylan O’Brien (Stiles) and Jill Wagner (Kate). O’Brien is the perfect counter-point for Tyler Posey’s Scott, and he has the chops to pull off the comedy as well as the drama. He definitely elevated what could’ve been the goofy sidekick role. And Jill Wagner was surprisingly good as Kate Argent. She brought much needed energy to her villain role and made Kate into someone who was dangerous, yet fun. She was the biggest surprise for me in Season 1.June 6, 2012 at 1:10 pm #245656
This show has a thread…………. ??June 6, 2012 at 4:51 pm #245657
^If ‘Vampire Diaries’ and ‘True Blood’ have threads, why not ‘Teen Wolf’? It’s a surprisingly good show, and people would realize that if they gave it a chance. Unfortunately, due to airing on MTV, it has a stigma that it’s juvenile. Much like MTV’s critically acclaimed and excellent sitcom ‘Awkward.’ (for which star Ashley Rickards just received a well deserved Best Actress in a Comedy Series nomination from the Critic’s Choice Awards), it doesn’t get the attention it might’ve received if it aired on another network. Both shows are better than most people probably think.June 7, 2012 at 2:28 pm #245658
I also enjoy this show! Last year it became my guilty pleasure of the season, and I even planned my vacation and other summer activities around it lol. I for one hate all the Twilight, Vampire Diaries, etc. stuff. But I happened to catch about the third episode last year and was kind of hooked. Does the show have problems with its writing, acting, visual effects? Yes, but none are so glaring that I couldn’t stand to watch it (which cannot be said about Twilight). In my opinion the best part of the show is Dylan O’Brien as Stiles, he is a very talented actor(with the comic relief as well as dramatic parts) and he could teach many veteran actors a thing or two about comedic timing. I hold out hope that he will be recognized, if not by awards (very huge longshot), by some talented film or television makers who will give him work that will get him lots of attention.
I must say with this and Awkward, MTV did a very good job in scripted programming. It makes me wish they would have tried this earlier, like when I was a teenager, so I wouldn’t be so embarressed to tell people I enjoy watch these teens shows on MTV.