Let’s start off by saying that, by far, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is my favorite teen drama I’ve watched in a very long time. While it definitely leans into its younger demographic, it still tells an engaging story with interesting characters in a unique setting. For a TV show, the teens are much more teen-like than most teen drama types, actually worrying about classes and making clubs and thinking of teen solutions to teen problems (most of the time). They aren’t adults acting like college kids while we’re pretending it’s high school. They’re adults acting as high school students who act like frustrated teens. It’s honestly impressive, in the world of absurd Riverdale, Pretty Little Liars, and the like.
Now to the problematic shit. (SPOILERS galore, so be warned).
MTV continues to solidify itself as no longer a network of ‘music television’ by renewing it’s new hit series Teen Wolf. Who would’ve thought that another teen ‘angsty’ filled show with supernatural transformations being an allegory for ‘the change’ we all go through during our adolescents would make it?! Leave it to MTV to be able to pull this shit off. Or maybe they have creator Jeff Davis (Criminal Minds) to thank! How are you guys feeling about another season of moody teen drama?? Here’s what the network had to say about the show.
“We’re incredibly proud of this show. Executive producer Jeff Davis has brought an exciting, cinematic story to life with a breakout young cast who our audience has wildly embraced,” said David Janollari, Head of MTV Programming. “Picking up ‘Teen Wolf’ for a second season marks another step towards the further diversification of our schedule, with this big, bold, entertaining scripted series.”
Sidenote: Every time I see ‘Teen Wolf’ in my cable guide, I think it’s the original Michael J. Fox cult classic. Disappointed am I when I realize it’s this douche of a remake.
So MTV is adding a new show to their lineup premiering this Sunday after the 2011 MTV Movie Awards. The network is attempting to revive and breath some life into the 80’s classic Teen Wolf made famous by the one and only Michael J. Fox. And while this may look cheesy…and it is; However, this is certainly leaps and bounds above reality TV which has been the networks cash cow for so long now. While Guido’s and teenage whores are a wonderful guilty pleasure, it’s nice to see another actual television series added to MTV’s lineup. Teen Wolf along with MTV’s other hit show The Hard Times of RJ Berger are most definitely a step in the right direction for the network no longer known as music television (DO they even play music videos in the early morning anymore??). Check out the first 8 minutes of the show here and let us know what you think!
“Scott (Tyler Posey) was just a regular guy until one bite changed his life forever.
Now he struggles to understand who he is and what he might become. Is he more wolf than human – or is it the other way around? Whichever it is, it’s not going to be easy. Scott will try to control his urges, but mostly he’s scared that it’s his urges that could end up controlling him.
“Teen Wolf” is the story of Scott as he tries to walk the line between what he wants and what he can’t help from wanting. Will the bite end up being a gift? Or will it be a curse? And what will it all mean for his relationship with Allison (Crystal Reed) – the girl he can’t get enough of? Only time will tell if he should embrace his newfound powers or if he should fear them.”
I swear, teen angst will no go out of style. Thank you Twilight!