Saturday, July 9, 2011

Sat Shifters-MTV's Teen Wolf


As a mother of two, I get enough teen drama without watching it on the small screen. While my daughter, a devotee fan of teenage serial drama, claims she is not keen on the supernatural. However, when MTV’s Teen Wolf is on, we grab the popcorn and head straight for the couch.

The MTV series has a darker, edgier tone than the 1985 Michael J. Fox movie According to director, Russell Mulcahy, the mantra during filming revolved around 3 s-words “scary, sexy and surprising”.

As if the daily trauma of high school wasn’t enough, Scott McCall, has to contend with the savage inclinations of his beastly self. Complicating matters is the fact his beloved Allison’s father is a hunter sworn to kill werewolves and his fellow werewolf and mentor, Derek Hale, is glowering loner driven to avenge his family (though I admit I wouldn’t mind basking in his smoldering glare). While cloaked with the mysterious aura of the paranormal, the actions of the characters are realistic. When Scott protests that his grades are slipping due to his nightly excursions, Derek snarls, "Do you want to do homework or do you want to stay alive?"

Teen Wolf Tidbits:

Though set in the fictional town of Beacon, California, the show was actually shot in Atlanta, GA.

Well-known as a music video director, Mulcahy directed Duran Duran’s “Hungry Like a Wolf”

Teen Wolf debuted to an audience of 2.2 million viewers.

Well fellow shifter fans, what do you think of the new beast on the block?

5 comments:

  1. I haven't seen it. Would love to but haven't been able to yet. It sounds fun! I know I liked the comical movie is is derived from. Thanks for sharing about it.

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  2. Calisa,
    Our cable service has Teen Wolf as free on-demand which is a great way to catch up previous shows. The TV show is darker, but still really funny.
    Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I've seen it and I'm hooked. It has a pretty good storyline. I want to know who the Alpha is. lol

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  4. Hi Karen,
    Me too. I'm also curious what will happen with Jackson and Lydia--possible additional pack members for Scott?

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  5. I know, I was wondering about that, too. Something's going on.

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