Teen Wolf Season 3 Review

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Teen Wolf, Max Carver, Charlie Carver

Minh Pham, Reporter

 

Werewolves, werecoyotes, wolf-hunters, banshees, kanimas, durachs, onis, kitsunes, nogitsunes, and berserkers are all examples mythical beings that become reality and are somehow able to coexist within the realm of a single television program: Teen Wolf. Set in California, Teen Wolf is loosely based off of the 1985 film of the same name and follows high-schooler Scott McCall and several of his supernaturally involved friends as they learn to handle their newfound occult abilities and overcome their superhuman enemies.

 

As cheesy and hackneyed as it sounds, Teen Wolf is actually a very interesting TV show, complete with a gripping storyline, plenty of excitement, a loveable cast, solid scripture, boatloads of action, and enough suspense to lift a tree stump off the ground. I will admit, when I first saw the Teen Wolf’s trailer I was extremely reluctant, and thought it was perhaps the most ridiculous, cliché, and corny show I had ever heard of. However, after many summer days spent bored with only my Netflix account for company, I gave the show a try and was pleasantly surprised by how interesting and entertaining it was. The supernatural elements took a little getting used to but soon enough I found myself attached to each and every one of the characters.

Beginning in January, Teen Wolf picked up where it left off at the summer’s midseason finale, following the three main protagonists as they recover and cope with their recent rejuvenation. Season 3B introduced various new protagonists as well as supernatural creatures and problems, massively complicating the storyline. Although the show was able to take the plot to places no one could have imagined it would go, killing off two focal cast members, immigrating a small Asian family into Beacon Hills, and converting one of the beloved protagonists into a wicked villain, I honestly thought that Season 3B was all over the place. Despite this season’s terrific cliffhangers and innovative story aspects, Teen Wolf’s inability to follow up on newly introduced concepts and connect each episode to the next has giving it a rating of 3 out of 5 stars.

Don’t get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoy this show and will surely continue to watch it when season 4 arrives in June. In spite of this, I’ve found myself extremely frustrated and very confused at the end of each episode since the beginning of the season, and after waiting each week for explanations in the next episode, these answers are never delivered. Even though the new characters and creatures were quite interesting to watch, I found them quite random, like the Jeff Davis (the show’s creator) had run out of ideas. Nonetheless, Teen Wolf Season 3B was very entertaining and suspenseful to watch and follow, and I will be anxiously anticipating the show’s return.