Monday, June 13, 2011

Teen Wolf (S1:E3) Recap with a Side of Opinion

Tonight the third episode of MTV's newborn-hit, Teen Wolf, aired at its regular time: Monday nights at 8pm (e.s.t.).  I don't know about you, but I wasn't old enough to appreciate the original (I'm talking about the Michael J. Fox one, in case you haven't googled it), but I am definitely a repeat customer of the new one. 

In case you haven't tuned in yet, here's the breakdown.  The lead, hottie Tyler Posey, plays a newly-bitten werewolf, Scott. Scott is taken by Allison.  Allison is the daughter of a werewolf hunter.  Scott lives with his mom.  His best bud, Stiles, plays the role of overenthusiastic but always means well guy.  And, there's a lacrosse capt that seems to have it out for him (even before he stole his star power).

This episode starts predictably with a dream of Scott and Allison getting hot and heavy on a school bus until Scott goes all wolfy and attacks.  We find out after the commercial break that the dream in fact took place, but with a different victim.  Scott spends a good few minutes getting all grry before he runs, literally, into Allison.  After realizing that he didn't hurt to girl that he is quickly falling head over heals for (and after classes), he heads over to visit his wolf-mentor-to-be/supernatural nemesis Derrick's for help.

The relationship between Derrick and Scott is what interests me most.  Scott is an only child (unless one's hiding out at dad's) and Derrick seems set to take over the role of pseudo big brother.  Their love-hate connection will surely continue to be hot and cold, and I couldn't be more thrilled.  They kind of have that Stephan/Damon (Vampire Diaries) chemistry going on. 

Anyway, Scott decides he's not an immediate threat to his lady love and goes on a group date (not by choice) with Capt. Lacrosse jeering all the way.  After the rocky start, it ends up on Allison's porch where they cement with excessive lip locking their promise for more dates sans the group. 

Meanwhile, Allison's dad proves to be extra broody and a non-crowd favorite as he goes after Derrick with some low blows and continues to give Scott some ultra unflattering semi-evil looks.

Scott and Derrick close out the evening blow for blow before coming to a truce. 

The ending was a little too goosebumps-are-you-afraid-of-the-dark for me, but all in all a solid B.