Teen Wolf: Season 1 Reviews

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November 21, 2019
Instead of a cableized Vampire Diaries-style take on the wolfman myth, MTV got a warmed-over, underacted mess that feels more like a bad Twilight parody.
March 7, 2019
While I won't pretend Teen Wolf is without flaws, it does have its merits.
November 12, 2018
Moving at a fast, fun lope, Wolf has nothing to do with the 1985 Michael J. Fox movie-it's more in line with the CW's Vampire Diaries and other softly hormonal goth hits.
May 28, 2012
I'm more surprised than anyone to report that this Buffy-esque drama/comedy/horror show is pretty damn good.
August 16, 2011
What a wonderful surprise from this summer show.
July 6, 2011
It provides at least one reason to be happy that fur is back in fashion.
June 15, 2011
We've got a pilot that has its moments but feels like the first 15 minutes of a movie stretched out to an hour, with no real sense of what the show is going to be moving forward.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
June 14, 2011
As Teen Wolf takes a new turn in its long-running plot of the season, I have become more interested.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 9, 2011
Teen Wolf, MTV's clever, charming new show, makes you marvel at using the words clever and charming to describe an MTV show.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 4, 2011
It doesn't live up to the standards of a half-dozen currently TV and film projects of different names.
June 4, 2011
Although the humor is there, this is not Fox's "Teen Wolf." This one has darker tones and considerably more bite.
June 4, 2011
Teen Wolf would be a much better show if it took its own advice - stop trying to imitate other people and just be yourself.
June 4, 2011
The pilot - tonally a macabre serial, not a comedy - sinks its fangs in just deep enough to likely inspire a respectable number of viewers return in less than a blue moon.
June 3, 2011
The show is clearly trying to cash in on tweens' and teens' Twilight-inspired appetite for mythological monsters and forbidden love, but it offers some substantial content alongside the teen angst.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 3, 2011
Teen Wolf stands not only as a necessary critique of exceptionalism but also of the idea that parents, either by nature or nurture, really have all the control they imagine over how their children turn out.
June 3, 2011
Tyler Posey couldn't be more perfect, or more teen-hunky, as newly bitten werewolf Scott McCall.
June 3, 2011
Teen Wolf bares its fangs and grins knowingly with them too.
June 3, 2011
Teen Wolf puts its best foot, er, paw forward.
June 3, 2011
As it is, the goals of this Teen Wolf are so modest that, even though it meets them, I'd be more likely to listen to Mark Safan's synth-heavy "Win in the End" anthem from the 1985 movie than I am to become a regular viewer.
June 3, 2011
The show plays out with a generally lackluster vibe, except in the performances of Posey and O'Brien, who wisely choose to avoid heavy-duty brooding and pouting.
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