Monday, September 12, 2011

I'm watching a little Teen Wolf. I was looking at something else on wikipedia and found a link to the show, and noticed it had received mild approval from critics. So today I watched the first two episodes. Some observations:

-What kind of person hears that there has been half of a dead person found in the nearby woods, and decides they want to go look for the other half??? Why would you want to do that? And why would you let that person be your best friend? In high school my best friend wanted to go see a bad movie and I refused to go. Hunting a corpse is absolutely out of the question.

-The main character has an awful lot of hair. He's reminds me of John Travolta in the '70s. People who have a lot of hair are usually really into brushing and styling it, but this guy is more of a "run to school wearing whatever" kind of guy. Maybe it's a Justin Bieber influence on kids today.

-Lots of "I can't control my emotions" and "I can't control my werewolf transformation" moments that don't interest me. I realize it's occasionally hard to control yourself, but grunting and rolling around on the ground is not how real people handle these moments. Man up teen-boy!

-None of the girls are hot. I'm not sure if this is my fault because I'm just too old for high school girls now. But there are only two female character and I don't find either of them to be particularly attractive. They remind me of the girls on the OC. Angular chins and long wavey hair. At least the popular one is competent at Algebra II. Friday Night Lights had some hot high school-ish girls. Let's get it together, Teen Wolf!

-Do most people know how to play lacrosse? I certainly don't. I was going to call BS on there even being lacrosse in California, because we didn't have it at my high school, but apparently there is a small league out there. I know I hadn't even heard of the game until seeing it in American Pie. What exactly are you supposed to do when someone has the ball in their- ...basket-stick-thing and comes running towards you? Apparently "tackle" is not the answer. But not knowing what the defenders are even trying to do makes the guy's spins and leaps less impressive. Lacrosse is heavily featured in this show. I wish they'd included a scene explaining how it's played.

-I like how the "super speed" isn't conveyed using fast motion film, the way it is in Vampire Diaries and True Blood. That never looked very convincing.

(Trent Reznor, to fans after finding out his new album was retailing for $30)
"You know what that means. Steal it. Steal away. Steal, steal and steal some more and give it to all your friends and keep on stealing."


Rachel said...

Lacrosse is pretty fun, we had it at my school and I tried it for a season. I wasn't very good though.

also you totally lied in your last post. its still september and you posted again.

Lastly we got to the episode in TNG where tasha dies, pretty bad episode with sucky special effects---decent outcome though.

joe said...

Well you convinced me that posting wasn't necessarily counter-productive.

Yeah that episode was like something out of the original series. Terrible aliens, cheesy dialogue and no good Picard scenes. Wait are you cheering the death of Tasha? I didn't like her either. You guys are going slow through the series.

Rachel said...

yeah she was annoying. My co worker told me they wrote her off b/c she did porn, but i looked it up and it wasnt true (although she did pose for playboy)

we are going through slowly, but we hit a bump in the road when they momentarily took season 1 off netflix play now so we skipped to season 2, but season 1 is back now.

joe said...

I'd read that Tasha just wanted to leave. But I read that they wrote out Yeoman Rand because the actress was an alcoholic, and Dr. Polowski after one season because nobody liked her character.