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Old June 14 2011, 10:53 PM   #16
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Re: Teen Wolf-- surprisingly pretty good

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Because it was a stupid title to begin with? And the only purpose in using it is to draw in people familiar with the movie, only to deny them anything resembling it whatsoever? Which just makes it a huge, obnoxious deception not even remotely worthy of praise?

God fucking forbid someone come up with their own title.

I don't know. You could argue that Teen Wolf was always just a variant on I Was a Teenage Werewolf from the fifties. So it's not like they're trampling on pristine ground.

Teen Wolf has a certain nostalgic cachet , but the advertising and promotion makes it clear that this a very different approach to the time-honored teenage werewolf tradition. Heck, you could even argue that this show is just taking the teen werewolf concept back to its Michael Landon roots!

In the meantime, I've yet to run into anyone who was outraged because this show isn't a goofy comedy like the movie. Maybe there aren't actually that many Teen Wolf purists out there?
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Old June 15 2011, 07:41 AM   #17
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I've laughed more with this show than with some "comedies". That kid Styles brings the lulz.
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Old June 15 2011, 08:02 AM   #18
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In the meantime, I've yet to run into anyone who was outraged because this show isn't a goofy comedy like the movie. Maybe there aren't actually that many Teen Wolf purists out there?
I didn't say there was.

I said it's pretty damn lame to use the title and main character names of a goofy comedy for the sole purposes of suckering people into watching the show. Personally, that's something to be spat upon rather than celebrated and heralded.
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Old June 15 2011, 08:36 AM   #19
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Lacrosse looks like a cool sport. I've heard the name, but never had any idea what it was actually about.
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In the meantime, I've yet to run into anyone who was outraged because this show isn't a goofy comedy like the movie. Maybe there aren't actually that many Teen Wolf purists out there?
I didn't say there was.

I said it's pretty damn lame to use the title and main character names of a goofy comedy for the sole purposes of suckering people into watching the show. Personally, that's something to be spat upon rather than celebrated and heralded.
Wow, you really take this too seriously.
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Old June 15 2011, 01:47 PM   #21
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I've laughed more with this show than with some "comedies". That kid Styles brings the lulz.

I know!

"I ate an animal raw?"

"No, you cooked it in your little werewolf oven!"
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Old June 15 2011, 03:16 PM   #22
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I have set my dvr and will watch the first three episodes this weekend looking forward to this.
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