Wednesday, April 23, 2014

T is for 'Teen Wolf' (and 'The Twilight Zone' and 'The Tomorrow People')

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Teen Wolf is a fun fantasy show on MTV, for which I write my animated-gif-tweet-recaps. It's loosely based on the 1985 film with Michael J. Fox. Along with Almost Human, Grimm, and Arrow, it's perfect for giffing and tweeting. Unfortunately, it has quite a few problems. The show tends to get bogged down with showing stuff that looks really cool, while sacrificing some of the story. You really have to work through the nonsensical portions to get to the real story.

If you can do that, however, it's pretty awesome. And, of course, all that cool stuff is fun to watch even when it makes no sense. All the actors are very easy on the eyes as well. What can I say? It's created for teens, so it's geared toward hotness, creatively gross disgustingness that causes hormone-addled young lovers hold tight to each other, and a sick sort of humor on the part of the creators that allows them to laugh heartily as crazed teens take to Twitter to express their outrage that such-and-such character is dead or in trouble, or is really really mean and sucky.
The best thing about last season was the tremendous acting job by this young man, Dylan O'Brien.
He played both a sweet, nerdy teen, and an evil old man who had possessed his body. It was awesome!
I didn't have time to create a brand new gif, so I'm using one I created for one of the recaps.
I had also made it available on this Tumblr post.
One of my absolute favorite shows of all time is #TheTwilightZone. I truly believe that some of the episodes, such as "Eye of the Beholder," should be required viewing for youngsters. It may appear to be outdated these days, but it's truly mind-blowing. It really made you think, and used the awesomeness of sci-fi to do it! It was also the first show to start many trends we see later on. The first is usually the best though. For example, even in black and white, "Living Doll" is way creepier than any of the "Chucky" movies. Here are just a few of the endless movies and shows inspired by The Twilight Zone. And here are a few more. I could go on, but you get the point.
I'm really enjoying #TheTomorrowPeople on The CW. I didn't like it much in the beginning, but it has gotten better, in my opinion. It just needs a chance. Unfortunately, it probably won't get a second season.
#Tomorrow. Hey, if tomorrow was for the letter "Y," this would be recursive! That's because tomorrow would be yesterday, but yesterday (today) is tomorrow! Wait... what did I just say?
My "T" for last year was "#Teensy #Talks #to #Tippy":

3 comments:

  1. I grew up watching the original Tomorrow people or were they todays people returning to yesterday? Maybe I'm out of synch to current sci-fi because it's all geared to teens and I'm no longer teen.. Don't want to go back there either.. Will wait for tomorrow when oldies sci-fi fantasy returns ;)

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  2. Love Teen Wolf. This last season was pretty intense. I even shed a few tears when the one twin died. Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Never seen Teen Wolf, just didn't appeal to me. I used to watch the Twilight Zone original series (reruns) growing up but haven't revisited it much since then but I do watch the Tomorrow People and like it, I hope it doesn't get cancelled. All the good shows usually do.

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