prepare4trouble (prepare4trouble) wrote,
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Teen Wolf is quite good

I'm starting to like Teen Wolf. It really has ripped off Big Wolf on Campus, but it seems to have taken the good parts, then added in more good parts. I was wrong when I said there's no Merton, the best friend character does a passable impression, actually, though he'll never be as good. And he doesn't have a lair. But this episode he did reveal himself to have a healthy knowledge of werewolf lore that comes from old horror movies, and appeared suitable confused that Scott hadn't seen the movie in question. One thing that was missing from that exchange though, was the "What happened?" joke. "In the movie Merton. What happened in the movie?"

The glowing yellow eyes on the sports field are taken right out of BWoC, as is the looking at his transformed hands before running away to turn someplace he won't be seen. The love interest is more Stacy than Lori, probably because she doesn't know the truth, but I'm interested to see whether she knows about what her father does. Maybe she's even been trained to do the same.

The main character is so very Tommy Dawkins about what's going on, kind of freaked out, trying to be normal, he even looks a bit like Brandon Quinn. Friend guy looks nothing like Danny Smith though, unfortunately. And he's on the lacrosse team too, which de-Mertons him further. Also, lacrosse? I wonder why that sport? Is it something they play a lot of in American schools? I've only ever seen it before in the occasional episode of House, and before that when I was little and reading those Enid Blyton boarding school books. Posh, pampered little rich girls played that at their school, between midnight feasts and getting one over on the teachers occasionally. I can't take it seriously as a sport because of that.

But anyway, Teen Wolf = Big wolf on Campus. In a good way though. It's strange, becuase back when I was first watching Big Wolf, I'm sure I said the opposite thing. That it was totally based on Teen Wolf. The movie from the 80s, that is. So I guess if Big Wolf borrowed from Teen Wolf, it's only fair that Teen Wolf take back what it lent. But next I want a new Big Wolf on Campus, based entirely on Big Wolf but taking the good new bits from Teen Wolf. With a Merton who has a lair, and with the occasional cameos from Brandon Quinn and Danny Smith, and a million references to the show.

So while I wait for that to appear, I'm going to sit back and watch some Big Wolf on Campus, because writing this has made me really crave it.
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