TEEN WOLF Season 3 Part 1 DVD Review
Who would have thought that one of the best current genre shows on television would be on MTV? Teen Wolf has quietly become a solid genre effort that blends not only the horrors of adolescence but has crafted a much larger mythology without having to branch out beyond the titular wolves. While other genre fare inevitably broadens beyond just vampires or just ghosts, Teen Wolf has been able to mine the werewolf mythology in ways that I have not seen before on television.
Instead of throwing in vampires, ghosts, goblins and the like, they’ve delved deep in to werewolf lore and crafted some of their own to create a truly engaging and unique Season 3, focusing on the alpha pack and Scott’s place as a Beta, Alpha, and/or True Alpha. The young stars have all grown into the roles and the sometimes clunky performances are now not only believable, but they’re giving them more to do, like a touch of comedy that Tyler Posey probably couldn’t have pulled off before.
I held off on watching this show, partly because of a prejudice against MTV’s scripted fare, partly out of loyalty for the campy Michael J. Fox flick of the same name, and partly because of the juvenile premise. However, once I gave it a shot I quickly became hooked on this addicting show. I suggest you do the same, and catch up before the dramatic conclusion of Season 3 when it picks up in spring 2014.
Plus, the DVD has some great special features. The highlight is definitely the Gag Reel – you can see this cast is having fun and are friends not just on the screen but on set and in real life. They started on this show when they were so young so they’ve really grown up together and have a lot of fun.
Four months after the events that nearly ended Jackson’s life and resurrected Peter Hale’s, teen wolf Scott McCall and his friends begin their junior year of high school unaware that a new threat has arrived in Beacon Hills: A pack of Alpha werewolves intent on bringing Derek into their fold, while destroying his young pack.
- Deleted Scenes
- Gag Reel
- Return of the Shirtless Montage
- Back to the Pack