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10 Reasons To Go Werewolf

February 14, 2014
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Dating can be tough, so for those who like their romance of the paranormal kind I thought I’d give readers a guide as to how to pick the perfect werewolf pack mate.

1. Clayton Deanvers – Bitten

If you like a tough guy who broods but softens up like butter
when you’re with him. Then Clay, is your werewolf.
Often naked, often angry and at almost all times highly restrained, he will not go against
the orders of his pack leader or lover.

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Likes: Brooding in the nude
Dislikes: Any male in love with Elena

2. Peter Rumancek – Hemlock Grove

How can you not love a werewolf who’s very surname is pronounced something close to “Romantic” – (am I the only who picked up on that?) Maybe that’s why we can see Peter isn’t afraid of his emoitions. Peter knows how to handle the scrutinty of intrustive and mistrusting humans in a small town and still be in grossly in touch with his werewolf self.

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Likes: being a free gypsy spirit
Dislkes: Being run out of town and his human lover dying


3. Hayley Marshall – The Originals

The first female werewolf to make my list – rare because female wolves on TV seem to be rare. The TV world seems to think werewovles are a mainly male genre. Hayley should give them and you something to think about. She’s gorgeous, a trendy dresser and a serious kick ass fighter when it comes to protecting herself and her cub. If a knocked up werewolf female is your kink, then head on down to New Orleans to hit on Hayley if you dare.

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Likes: Unabtainable, moody vampire males named Elijah.
Dislikes: Witches, Klaus Miakelsen, anyone trying to kill her

4. Logan Jonson – Bitten

If you’re after a classy werewolf, then look no further, Logan puts the class into classy. He’s hot in a very cool, calm and elegantly classy, understated way.

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Likes: Helping others
Dislikes: Failing to help others

5. Ruby – Once Upon a Time

The epitome of the sexy version of Red Riding Hood with a twist.
Need I say more? The hood just adds to the sex appeal of this cursed werewolf.

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Likes: Her new life
Dislikes: Granny bossing her around, being cursed and out of control

6.Dyson – Lost Girl
Although considered a “wolf shifter”, If you like your werewolves lean, blonde, slightly celtic and 1500 years old
give or take a century, than Dyson may be the werewolf for you. He works as a homocide detective and he’s highly entrenched in a very mythical culture.

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Likes: Succubus
Dislikes: Lauren

7. Elena Michaels – Bitten

If you ever liked Buffy The Vampire Slayer but wanted Buffy to turn werewolf then you need look no further than Elena. Skinny, blonde and beautiful, she has a voice that is almost hauntingly an exact mimic of Buffy. She dresses sharpley, takes no shit and kicks butt.

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Likes: Sex, a lot of it
Dislikes: Shape shifting, being torn between two worlds – Toronto and New York

8.Alcide Herveaux – True Blood
If you like your wereolves red hot then Alcide is as hot as werewovles come.

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Likes: Being ripped
Dislikes: Not getting the girl

9. Peter Hale – Teen Wolf

If you like your wereloves with a touch of psychotic about them
then Peter is the werewolf for you. He can do creepy psycho with ease. Might have something to do with having been burned alived and locked in a “longterm facility” Who can say?

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Likes: Upsetting the status quo, being the alpha
Dislikes: Loosing digits

10. Jeremy Danvers – Bitten

Jeremy is the kind of werewolf you could take home to your family to meet. That was if he thought humans and werewolf relationships could work. At first look, Jeremy appears an unlikely alpha leader. But once you get past the stereotype of alpha werewolves being all muscle on muscle, naked, angry and agressive males, you can see why Jeremy is the alpha. He’s smart and highly protective of his own.

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Likes: Art, his pack and way of life
Dislikes: Mutts challenging his authority

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The Classic Werewolf Cliche

September 8, 2013
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Clichés are classic there is no doubt about that. Every time you hear one it’s a bit like de-ja-vu, you know you’ve heard or seen it played out before and you know what to expect and yet, you still wait it out.

This is the theme of episode 3 in Teen Wolf. It starts with a lovely opening night scene of two little kids in a wood trying to capture fire flys. The music is uplifting and cheery, and the boy child is called of all things – Billy. This seems to me like classic story telling. Right up until the big bad (were)wolf starts chasing the kids through the woods.

I think to myself, has Teen Wolf finally redeemed itself? Could I actually be enjoying this episode?

The answer may shock you that it is yes on both accounts. Especially when the fireflys swarm the werewolf and the kids manage to escape.

Of course there are parts of Teen wolf that still bug me. Scott still comes across as a bimbo. Lydia appears to constantly be emotionally tortured – finding a dead body, forming a prescription drug addiction to help her cope with life. Bad cgi and the fake running scene of Derek and Scott, lets just move our arms on the spot and pretend the scenery is moving…yawn…

But all in all this episode is pretty good. It opens up an interesting mystery that brings together werewolves, humans, our heroes, the unsuspecting police and even the Argent family.

This episode works because it has a fairly logical flow to it.

I also like that Alison has stopped being a passive girl and has turned into a character worth paying attention to again and not because of her romance with Scott. Because of what she offers as a person to the story line.

The woods feature heavily in this episode and for once, I think that makes sense. Woods in story telling are often filled with danger, mystery and evil things. Seems like the perfect spot for a couple of psychotic werewolves to rampage and terrorise a couple of gay teens about to go on a make-out fest.

Don’t they know the rules of horror story telling – if you have sex and your not a virgin, you die! (Thanks Scream)

The clichés are laid on heavily but they help the viewer plot an obvious path through the story line on offer.

As Scott saves one teen girl from being werewolf souffle, he emplores her “You need to get out of here, you need to get out of the woods, you need to get out of here as fast as you can!” before running off and leaving said teenager alone, again. Thanks Teen Wolf for the lack of escape assistance!

I’m pretty sure there’s a rule in the horror movie genre of using drugs means your just putting your name on the kill me first list, too.

Stiles delivers as always. When Lydia says “I’m supposed to call you before I call 911?” and stiles replies “YES!” it slams home the horror movie cliché of logic and characters and what people normally do in the horror situation in movies – hint, its the opposite to what Lydia, very realistically does.

Even having Stiles mention the classic horror movie The Shining in this episode shows how much it is playing on trying to go for that cliché effect.

Comedy is clever once again, between Derek and Issac when Issac wants to talk to Derek about dating his sister. This car scene is perfectly delivered. And even the scene between Mr Argent and Scott in the same car park with the gun, is fun.

Dear god Teen Wolf, how did you suddenly come good? I really need to find out who wrote this episode!

The thing is, it gets better, the hunting and trapping scene with Mr Argent talking and the cut scenes with Alison is very well put together, along with actual wolf information and facts.

The clichés are laden and once you notice them you start noticing them a lot.

The classic group shot as the wolf pack and hunter walk up to the edge of the park reserve, is expected, as one team working together – (hunted and hunted) to eliminate the bad rogue werewolves and save Beacon Hills from more death and mayhem.

The attempt to stylize the fight scenes, is a bit over done, but I can see this improving.

I like Issac but as a werewolf, there needs a bit of work done on him because he’s a bit to thin and weak looking. Maybe the wardrobe department could layer him up in clothes to give him an effect of bulk and buff, that both Scott and Derek have.

Of course, Teen Wolf wouldn’t be Teen Wolf if it didn’t have multiple story lines going. The teens turning up dead in this episode, is a story line that is actually not werewolf related, as opposed to the wolf pack hunting the rogue werewolves. But what Teen Wolf does manage to do cleverly in this episode is make the story lines intertwine as our wolf pack thinks the two events are related. And it the misdirection, or misinformation and assumption of our intrepid heroes, makes sense! That’s why it works!

A big moment for me in this episode was the scene where Derek has to sacrifice himself at the rouge werewolves claws. As they slash away, madly at him and he gets chopped down to size (cliché)! I find myself feeling for Derek, but this is what it means to be the alpha werewolf, you are the one who has to do what others will not or can not.
Finally, does this mean Teen Wolf are addressing that?
This could be a reason to respect this werewolf!!

This episode of Teen Wolf makes me think that the first two episodes of Season 3, were a waste of time and that somehow, this episode should have been the season opener.

It showcases all manner of strength in the writing and scenery and storylines of its characters. And it’s “Werewolf centric”!! Huzzah!

Finally, a real reason to watch this show again, because it seems to be about werewolves!


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