Teen Wolf, Season One, Episode Four: “Magic Bullet”


  • Oops, starting to realize why Colton Haynes wasn’t in the third season.
  • OMG, the inception of the anchor concept! Too bad we know what happens to this anchor.
  • Wow, I barely even recognize Peter. Still screwing with Derek, after all these years.
  • Stiles actually says the words “teen wolf.”
  • …And, the weekly beat down on Derek happens apace.

Teen Wolf, Season One, Episode Three: “Pack Mentality”


  • Even at this early stage, Melissa McCall is a really well-written Mom character. Supportive and appreciative, but not stupidly naive, either.
  • Some of the tension of these earlier episodes is dispelled a little, knowing that we do now, that Derek is one of the Good Guys.
  • Man, it totally sucks to be Derek.

Teen Wolf, Season One, Episode Two: “Second Chance at First Line”


  • Interesting to note how much the show started off relying on the “Buffy” structure.  Derek is very much a more-macho version of Angel.
  • Still will never understand why a person would walk into a dark room looking for someone (who happens to be in werewolf form at the moment) and not turn on the lights.

Teen Wolf, Season Four, Episode One: “The Dark Moon”



  • I like how these kids can haul off to some rural Mexican town and still somehow stumble into a full-out Rave.
  • Pretty long dance scene between Malia and Kira, likely punctuated by the shrieks of a thousand shippers, crying out with joy.
  • Those light-up nunchuks make you think that either a) Kira made them by cutting apart a lightsaber, or b) Arden Cho needed some light ones to prevent her from getting a concussion while using them.
  • I’m not sure I’d be all that reassured by having Malia on my team, what with the leaving people behind for dead and all.
  • Why doesn’t Kira just suck all the electricity out of the panel?
  • I kind of don’t buy the explanation for why they needed to torture Scott.  I think if they had just told him Kate was alive, he would have been cool with it.
  • Poor Stile’s jeep is the unsung martyr of Teen Wolf.
  • Well if it’s a season premiere, it must be time for Braeden to show up.
  • Why on Earth is Stiles digging around inside the engine, when apparently the problem was a huge claw in the wheel well?
  • I feel like this is not the conversation Scott had planned to have in the basement of the Aztec Temple.
  • Whelp, I guess this is the week Tyler Hoechlin got to sleep in.
  • Nice to know after three seasons, it still sucks to be Derek.

Teen Wolf, Season One, Episode Five: “The Tell”


  • These were certainly Scott’s less-responsible days, given that he’s totally happy to run off into the woods with Alison while there’s another dead body lying around Beacon Hills.
  • Why does Derek have to work out if werewolves are naturally super-strong anyway/
  • Oh Derek.  The suckage continues.
  • I wonder if anyone ever took a photo of Tyler Hoechlin’s face when they showed him his wardrobe for this season and it was basically a pair of jeans and a tattoo.

Teen Wolf, Season One: “Pilot”


OK, having only seen Season Three before, I’m now frantically trying to watch as much of the first two seasons of Teen Wolf as possible before the premiere of Season Four tomorrow.  Starting off at the beginning, with “Pilot.”

Thoughts on watching:

  • Wow, those guys all look young back then.
  • Scott McCall is possibly the first guy to ever get superpowers and immediately use them for Lacrosse.
  • Dylan O’Brien was really going big with his reactions at first.
  • Derek Hall introducing himself to Alison right before the commercial break was the soap-opera-iest moment ever.