Do people still watch MTV? I’m old and I haven’t watched MTV since they played videos, back in the days before youtube. Somebody get me my cane while I tell you about the next big teen/youngish to middle-aged women sensation Because after the vampires, come the werewolves (see “True Blood”). Supernatural creatures are big these days…there’s something groovy about falling in love with one, or being caught between two, or better yet, caught between two species. On television alone, we have the aforementioned “True Blood,” “Supernatural,” “The Vampire Diaries,” “Being Human,” and now, MTV is jumping in with its own version of “Teen Wolf.” This take wants to be more dark and brooding than the Michael J. Fox original, and seems to aspire to Twilight heights(?). And speaking of Twilight, Tyler Posey looks like a cheap ripoff of Taylor Lautner; I’m pretty sure that’s not a good thing, but you’ll have to check with one of those girls wearing a Team Jacob shirt. According to MTV, “Teen Wolf” is a horror series but your only fear should be if this thing catches on.
“Teen Wolf” stars Tyler Posey (Maid in Manhattan, “Lincoln Heights”), Crystal Reed (Skyline), Tyler Hoechlin (Road to Perdition, “Lincoln Heights”) and Dylan O’Brien and hits the small screen summer, 2011.