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Breaking up with Teen Wolf | August 23, 2012

Dear Teen Wolf,
It was bound to happen sooner or later, the signs were there from the start of season 2. I ‘m just not that into you anymore.

So our relationship break up really if you think about it, was inevitable. Because truthfully there is only so much crap one werewolf can deal with in a one sided relationship, like ours had.

You just kept on ignoring pretty much everything I was trying to tell you to make you a better tv show. And worst of all Teen Wolf, you neglected my needs.You went dark side but it was off in the realms of weirdville. Quite frankly Teen Wolf, you got selfish. You indulged in this fantasy bullshit about the Kanima, and you forgot, almost entirely what you were about.  You weren’t true to yourself and in not doing that, you lost my interest too.

But you haven’t only affected /neglected me, it’s worse than that. You hurt others too. Other viewers and even characters on your show were put into emotional warfare.

You became obsessed with your nemesis Jackson. And for what? I still haven’t figured that out yet. You wasted your own potential and you expected your best friend Stiles to save the scene/day with his sharp wit and perfect timing. And more than that, Stiles came through, time and time again.

You kept ensuring you were still involved with Derek Hale, but honestly, how could you not see you’d surpassed his Alpha-ness? You neglected your studies to the point that your mother started paying more attention to you, when really, your all about being a secretive soul. Also a stupid one. You were smarter than this in Season one.  Or at least, you seemed so.

You let your school friends follow your lead and go down the wrong path with Derek. Dragging them into an under world they weren’t ready for or fully aware of. Nor we’re you, so it was a bit like the stupid leading the stupid. And your choice in girlfriend, where do I start on her? How about she over acts for one thing. When she’s not over acting, she’s turned into this big eyed watery, overly emotional clingy girl who like you isn’t too smart when it comes to dealing with and dodging parents.

Haven’t either of you figured it out yet? You live in an adult world. Your just teenagers, even though you don’t really act like teenagers a lot of the time.

But despite the tenuous hold you had on me for eight episodes, you finally did it. You gave me a reason to break ties with you completely in episode 9. And quite frankly, I think we both knew, it was about time.

Do you even now what you did to me?

You insulted me. You offended me. You turned me off you. You insulted females.  Do you know how you did it?  The opening scene of episode 9 with Lydia.

All of season two you’ve turned a vapid pretend airhead who’s actually a terribly smart girl, Lydia, into a complete fucking loon. But I dealt with that.  You’re efforts to make her unstable have been shitting me for a long time. Because despite all the other crap that was thrown into season two, and whilst I was in fact being turned off most of the main characters in this show (save Stiles) I was beginning to like Lydia. A lot. And beginning to feel that you weren’t giving her character a fair chance to prove how completely fucking misunderstood and over looked she is by all.

I could see the silent steely strength in her, so why couldn’t you?

You attract a certain type of crowd Teen Wolf and I think it’s fair to say that they’re probably teenagers and I’d take a guess and say a lot of them are female. given the amount of pretty and eye candy on your show.

So I doubt I’m the only female who tuned in to episode 9 and whose first reaction to the opening scene of Lydia in the shower, that then became Lydia in a dream at high school, where all her peers watched and cheered for Lydia, who was then attacked and by the alpha (Peter Hale), was internal horror.

I switched my TV off, that’s how I reacted to this scene.  I couldn’t make it through this scene and as a result I can’t watch you anymore.  There was never love there for you Teen Wolf, but now whatever small amount of like there was, that’s gone too.  The thing is it’s not that Lydia is a character on a TV show getting attacked and harassed by an alpha male.  You’re scene implied much more than that. It implied rape. It kind of  implied gang rape,  with the crowd just watching as only one woman in the otherwise mass, cheering crowd that where chanting Lydia’s name, sobbed  away in the crowd while Lydia was dragged literally through the mud screaming.

You’ve put me off you.  I thought maybe you could be better than this, but you’ve proven you’re not.  And quite frankly Teen Wolf, I’ve more than given you a chance to get your shit together and  I’m better than you and that means, I don’t need to watch you. I don’t need to know what’s going on in your world.  I don’t need to know these characters.  Or to watch you destroy them.

And if I’m being perfectly honest with you  Teen Wolf, I was only doing it for my blog posts. Yeah, that’s right, I was using you.

Please stop giving werewolves everywhere a bad name by making us as pathetic as anything that comes out of the world of Twilight. Just stop. You really need to.

So it’s over, you’ll go on apparently to what looks like season 3 and I’ll find something else to watch on TV, that’s likely to be better than you ever will be.

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9 Comments »

  1. Does your other werewolf Alpha know you’ve been seeing a TV Show on the side?

    Funny 🙂

    Comment by mattfarmer — August 23, 2012 @ 8:19 am

    • Shhhh. don’t speak so loudly…

      Comment by Breukelen Girl — August 23, 2012 @ 8:25 am

  2. I stopped watching Teen Wolf after a couple of episodes, so much of your pointed criticism is lost on me — though it does convince me not to bother looking up the shows on DVD. This post is hilarious.

    Comment by David Jón Fuller — August 23, 2012 @ 12:41 pm

    • yeah i pushed on for A LOT of the season. it was a struggle most of the time…

      Comment by Breukelen Girl — August 23, 2012 @ 6:18 pm

  3. Ouh. I forgot about that scene. Just wow. That was not handled well, and that was on Jeff Davis’s watch. Same with the moon and blood revival ritual.

    My breaking point was Ep. 6 with the info we were given about the Kanima. I’m sorry, but Alpha werewolf bite = new werewolf. Not a were-lizard, no matter what their pshycological/parental background.

    A retcon like that really makes you wonder what kind of BS they’ll pull next season. If there is a next season.

    Comment by Adam G. (@AgentBJ09) — August 23, 2012 @ 1:10 pm

    • yeah werewolf bites a human..you dont turn into anything but another wolf like animal – the teenwolf lore is stupid. much like the show itself.

      Comment by Breukelen Girl — August 23, 2012 @ 6:19 pm

      • It only got stupid when Season 2 began.

        Before that, Jeff David had Jeph Loeb, a comic writer, and other writers handling the main duties of the lore/story, or working with him. Once he had the head reigns in writing, then things went to hell.

        He wrote eight of the twelve episodes in season 2, including Ep. 9. So, we can safely place most of the blame on him.

        Comment by Adam G. (@AgentBJ09) — August 23, 2012 @ 8:53 pm

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