Ony
20s. Rambly introvert/Web Designer/Entreprenuer/nerd with a crippling internet addiction. I get too excited about design, watch more TV shows than is acceptable & feel way too strongly about fictional characters. Occasional writer. Frequent ranter.

Stuff I watch include Archer, Revenge, Game of Thrones, Suits, Brook;yn 99, New Girl, Modern Family. Finally gave up on TVD. I mostly rant about Teen Wolf.

Hardcore Scott McCall fangirl since '11. I will fight you on this. Or block you. I very easily block anyone that gets up to foolishness and shenanigans.

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arsonarsenal:

Ew can we not have Peter be the one to bring her back? He shouldn’t even be touching her!!

The Problem With Teen Wolf

imjustateenagewasteland:

shadowknight1224:

I’ve seen this before, but I couldn’t put it into words: Teen Wolf is a show of deliberate superficiality, of an intense underestimation of its audience; where the scenes that matter, the scenes that have all the effort and thought put into them, are those meant to stimulate the senses or the emotions without actually engaging intellectually: characters slowly walking in the darkness with spooky music playing the background, cheap deaths, deformed monsters, manpain, any scene meant to bring a tear to your eye, dramatic reveals, “cool” action scenes, sexual titillation and so many other examples.

Teen Wolf is all frosting and no actual cake underneath. And normally I wouldn’t rag about this, because it’s a very elitist thing to expect all media to have intellectually-engaging content. Eating a spoonful of frosting is perfectly fine if that’s what you like.

The problem is that Teen Wolf pretends to be different. It’s dishonest in its presentation. It carefully arranges scenes in teasers and trailers to show itself as far deeper than it actually is. Teen Wolf is a soap opera with supernatural horror elements, and it’s not even socially progressive (though it likes to pretend it is). Even within the show, ominous plot threads are hinted at and then either discarded or solved in insultingly simplistic ways (and I have yet to see fan speculation that was less interesting than what the show actually presented), and never a plot thread is resolved without at least another hook thrown in to keep the audience perpetually hooked, despite the lackluster resolutions.

The emotional scenes are exploitative. They are not meant to further character development (as they are often quickly forgotten once their purpose has been fulfilled) and they certainly have little to no connection to the plot.

The plots are presented as complex, but they are in fact insultingly simple. There is always a single sentence that sums every season’s plot up, and the rest is decoration. These superfluous plot threads, designed to provide artificial complexity (and hook the audience with empty promises) are often discarded as the show throws yet more ominous plots at the viewer, trusting them to forget the disappointing resolution they just witnessed.

Teen Wolf masters the art of making filler not feel like filler. A good 50% of the episodes in each 12-episode arc is made up of events that seem dramatic and crucial, but will never be addressed again, and will leave no lasting impact on the show. And that percentage I just gave is, I fear, quite generous.

The show runner’s faults are numerous, and are likely responsible for the many problems with the show, but the greatest fault of all is the show runner’s obsessive enamourment with his own ideas. Actors leave and their characters are recycled. The archetypes are maintained, the originally-envisaged storylines are delayed but always find their way back to the show. And it is here that we find the source of the disingenuity, of the deceit, of the false presentation: the show runner is far too proud of himself to acknowledge his problems. And thus, they will never be fixed.

That is the problem with Teen Wolf: It believes itself to be worth far more than it actually is.

Beautifully said. I agree. And I don’t feel like that’s how it was in season one. I feel like the showrunner had a leveled head. He kept his plots simple and you knew they were simple. The biggest question of that season was ‘who’s the alpha’ and it was solved in a simple but believable way. And then you see him move away from that structure in season two, by throwing two separate villains at you, and the way he solved Matt’s involvement was mind boggling and insulting. Then there was season three, where he threw two even more distinct and separate villains at you.

I think the problem with the way the show is told is that it’s hard not to notice how unprogressive it is. Especially with the show runner boasting about how progressive his show is. In season three, it’s hard not to notice that the only villains who died were the females. When a show is presented to you, it makes you a promise. It says ‘this is what i’m about, if that interests you, stick around’. Breaking bad, for example, was about seeing how much shit a man that our society views as a good man can do before he truly becomes a villain in the eyes of the audience. It was about watching what we perceive to be good men become villains and what we perceive to be throw away men become heroes. They held up that promise in my opinion. and in my opinion, that is one of the main structures a show needs to be truly good.

Teen wolf made us a promise too. It was supposed to be a teenage show about werewolves and season one fit nicely into that. It wasn’t too serious, it wasn’t too dark. But more importantly, it wasn’t too complex for Jeff Davis to be able to pull off. The problem now is that Jeff Davis wants to pull off more complex and intricate story telling but he’s still writing like he did in season one. The acting has stepped up immensely, and Jeff Davis hasn’t improved. He changed the promise of the show, but he hasn’t changed how he writes the show, and that’s causing him major problems story telling wise. The Showrunner is the weakest part of the show in my opinion.

singwiththeangels:

Y’know who really stood out to me during this episode and it feels like NO ONE IS TALKING ABOUT HIM

SCOTT FUCKING MCCALL

THIS IS HIS BEST FRIEND. FOR THE FIRST HALF OF THE EPISODE HE’S IN COMPLETE ANGUISH TRYING TO FIND HIS BEST FRIEND. GETTING THESE SCARY-AS-FUCKING-HELL CALLS AND TRYING TO NOT LOSE IT SO HE CAN JUST FIND STILES. AND THEN HIS FACE WITH THE TESTS? “I’LL DO SOMETHING” THE HUG? HE CAN’T EVEN CONSIDER A WORLD WITHOUT HIS BEST FRIEND. 

TYLER POSEY LOOKED SO FUCKING HEARTBROKEN THIS ENTIRE EPISODE. THIS WAS KINDA LIKE MOTEL CALIFORNIA BUT ON A FUCKING FULL EPISODE SCALE. 

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tyler poseys two minute segment trends world wide are there any more questions what wolf watch should be about

kuntsoo:

it aint real fanfiction unless their tongues battled for dominance

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#half of these titles are so pretentious#typical jeff davis

ohlittle-red asked: That really is rude. There was nothing wrong with the promo, Stiles was fine where the show put him. Scott is still the main character, and he can shine without being front and center. If you're really that desperate to see him in direct spotlight always, just stare at the 3B cast photo.

obrozey:

But it’s not fine. It’s not fine that he is sidelined just because he isn’t the fan favourite. It’s not fine that he’s the main character and isn’t being treated as such. It’s not fine that his main character status is being questioned. It’s not fine that the main character isn’t in the direct spotlight and that we even have to wonder “oh is Scott still the main character?”

I love Stiles, he’s probably my favourite character tie with Scott and Allison, but he’s not the main character and he shouldn’t be in the front when it’s common knowledge that promotional photos are shot in hierarchy. You would never see Hermione in the middle of a Harry Potter promo shoot and that’s not because she’s not a great character, it’s because she’s not the main character.

Scott deserves better, he deserves to be in the spotlight and not shunned to the side like he’s done so often in show and in fandom.

wulfhund:

Let’s all stop treating Allison Argent like an object, yeah?

Scott doesn’t own her sexuality or romantic future—and nor should he. Acting as if Allison owes Scott anything for participating in a relationship with him for four months is really problematic—doing that reduces her to a sexual object, a prize that goes to the “winner” rather than an individual with her own wants and needs.

Not wanting to get back together with Scott now (or even ever) doesn’t make Allison a bad person, a traitor to the pack, a traitor to Scott, or any of the multitude of other things I’ve seen tumblr call her ever seen the Allisaac reveal. It doesn’t make her an “evil bitch” who is coming between the divine code of bros. It doesn’t mean OMG SHE’S GOING TO BREAK UP THEIR FRIENDSHIP

  • Do we know that? Has that even been shown? Nope.
  • Would it be relevant to her moral character if it had been shown? Nope.
  • Is Allison responsible for maintaining Scott and Isaac’s friendship? Nope.
  • Is she betraying Scott by getting with Isaac? Nope.

If her getting with Isaac causes tension between him and Scott, that’s their problem. End of story. It’s not her responsibility to mother their friendship.

And I understand if people just don’t ship Allisaac and ship Scisaac or Scallison or Scallisaac more or whatever. I have no issue with that? I don’t ship it either. Just don’t use it as a vehicle for misogyny. 

But wow people are being really gross? About Allison/Crystal? Can we not!?!

romeosareveryundependable:

quixoticminx:

romeosareveryundependable:

they all do that ‘let’s take on the alpha pack’ thing even though they’re mega strong and let’s not actually try anything different but still get our asses kicked

I keep wondering when these guys will try out different tactics. You’d think they’d try using different weapons at least, like long ranged ones since they know they can’t take on the alphas in a melee fight.

boyd was the only one who was like “y’know let’s try something new”. everyone else is like claws out

beaconchills:

I WANT TO CRY BECAUSE MELISSA’S LIFE IS YET AGAIN BEING USED AS A BARGAINING CHIP AGAINST SCOTT AND I JUST DON’T WANNA ANYMORE QUIT BEING MEAN TO MELISSA AND SCOTT I CAN’T TAKE IOT

 #manipulating a bunch of troubled children and ruining their lives~ #(i don’t get derek ~pack feels~ did u watch the show)

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He better just not.

theshirtlessangstypuppieshour:

#idg people who are impatient about scott coming to terms with the bite

brigwife:

why celsius/centigrade is better than fahrenehenheit

  • easier to spell
  • all water below 0 is ice. easy and logical
  • all water above 100 is steam. easy and logical
  • if it’s 1 degree outside one day and 10 degrees the next you can literally say it’s 10x warmer and you aren’t even exaggerating

why farhenininheniehenhet is better than centigrate/celsius

  • it isn’t

#allison argent #aka she who is not in need of a ‘redemption arc’