Critics Hate ‘Teen Wolf’ Preview, But What Do You Think?

In MTV’s newest series Teen Wolf (which has no ties to the 1985 Michael J. Fox movie) teenage Scott (Tyler Posey) is bitten by a wolf and what happens next is a bit of a double-edged sword. On the one hand, his new heightened hearing and eyesight kick ass, and his newfound agility transforms him from weak nerd into a lacrosse star. With his updated school status he finally has a chance with the new girl in town, Allison (Crystal Reed). On the other hand, well, he’s got all of the werewolf downfalls – full moon drama, uncontrollable hostility, fangs, yellow eyes and so on.

And that about sums up the show, which premieres June 5 after the MTV Movie Awards. MTV recently released a preview of Teen Wolf on their website which is of the first eight -minutes of the first episode, and well, people do not love what they see. Every site I have come across doesn’t have a single nice thing to say about the preview of Teen Wolf. Most are saying that it’s unoriginal, that it’s not bringing anything new to the table, that it’s just another clichéd and stereotypical teen drama with some added supernatural elements. Yeah, the reviews are making me not want to watch this show, but they won’t stop me from checking out the preview myself.

If you check out preview yourself you’ll see that the show’s tone and look are rather dark, which is most likely an attempt to replicate the current wave of young adult hit films which all seem to have the same vibe. Due to the feel of this little clip, Teen Wolf may nab a lot of attention from younger viewers, particularly the Twi-hards and fans of the Vampire Diaries. The clip has some potential, it was dark and eerie, which is a plus, and it was somewhat humorous, which is also a good way to win viewers. However, it was a bit cheesy, but it is MTV so that’s to be expected. Overall, I didn’t hate the preview, I didn’t love it, but I didn’t hate it. The show definitely has some potential, but I’ll need more than eight-minutes to make a valid judgment on it.

Watch the video below:

The internet critics are totally trashing this preview video, but I don’t give a flying-fuck what they think. I do however care about your opinions, so what do you guys think about the eight-minute opening?

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  1. I don’t know, I kind of found it…boring. Really boring–not to mention predictable beyond all belief (though I think it’s hilarious that he was using the flashlight app on his phone).

    That–and I know teenagers do really stupid things (no offense, teens, but I did some stupid stuff in high school, as well!) but messing with a body search?! I think that’s what the critics and such mean by ‘cheesy,’ come to think of it. However, I can’t really judge the quality on eight minutes, much like you said, but it didn’t strike me enough to add it to my list of things to watch. Unless it gets really good later on, this one looks like something that’d put you to sleep.

  2. well, i found it pretty fucking amazing, i mean.. its not the best thing ever but anyways there is not much stuff like this out there on tv and as a show i could watch regularly i think its pretty damn good

  3. I give it a ‘meh’. It’s alright I guess. The werewolf was really unclear in the scene and I’m not exactly sure how Scott escaped his mauling. Did the werewolf just let up or something? In any case, wasn’t really scared or laughing at any point of the preview. I guess I’ll wait to see a couple of episodes before deciding but so far it’s not really on my radar for things to watch this month.

  4. Maybe, if they didn’t market the show as a Twilight vision of Teen Wolf, then everbody wouldn’t be quick to bash the show.

  5. Why did many people hate this? It is not that bad actually i sort of like it. As a werewolf fan i believe this production can save the werewolf reputation which plumbed the depths lately because of ordinary wolf representations by vampire shows out there!!! I fairly support this show to have contain some lazy vampires, as werewolves in vampire shows, to be “beaten” very badly that we may then call it revenge.

  6. I found it rather alright, I mean, anything about werewolves should be worth watching.
    Anyways, I would prefer Scott to wake up and find himself messed up in a pool of his own blood or something than see him walk away with just a bite.

  7. it was a 8 out of 10 if you dont like werewolves dont watch. People are always comparing every thing to twilight and besides it being teens its nothing like it which is a good thing. I hate all the c.s.i shows but I dont bad mouth them. Why assholes watch shows they no they wont like makes no sense. Im sick of wanna be tuff guys who are really bitches actin tuff. When in real life face to face they cant even fight. they talk shit on shows like this because they think it makes them part of the man club. real men stand alone if need be. Bitches follow the crowd because there scared. If i met up with those kinds of people they should bring a friend there gonna need at least one.

  8. Who r u wannabe critics if ur not a fan of werewolves or teen dramas then change the channel. The shows great and needs to stay werewolves are way cooler than vamps any day lol. Later

  9. It was totally amazing!! With some stupid parts that make me laugh but I’m laughing so that’s always a good thing! But overall I love it and I love werewolves!

  10. haha i really like Styles. Seems like a funny character. I think the story line is actually pretty good. Lots better than vampires… Anyways, it’s not as predictable as some might say. Maybe the first eight minutes seemed like that but remember, it’s only eight minutes. Can’t wait to see more.

  11. I saw the first episode and I genuinely liked it, Although in the preview the guy looked a little more wolf. In the show the werewolves greatly resemble skinwalkers.

  12. I likeds it even though it was a little fast but i dont care because i think its so cute but because of one scene im not allowed to watch it ever again but who cares i like to look on websites and tweets and things like i cant wait to look up the next episode, haha, i like to stay in contact with my teen wolf gang,lmaoo(:

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