While we should never give in to the notion that reboots are an acceptable norm, it’s clear that any idea, no matter how questionable, can result in something decent when placed in the right hands. Last summer MTV took a property beloved only by a specific demographic of irony-loving thirtysomethings and turned it into a compelling, frightening, and visually poetic teen dramedy that is far better than it has any right to be. While the various werewolf beefcakery and dewy-eyed romances are handled in surprisingly non-annoying ways, the show’s real strength is its marriage of music to visuals, as well as its truly great supporting players Colton Haynes and especially Dylan O’Brien, whose Stiles may be one of the best characters on TV. I don’t mean to tell you how to live your life, but this show is definitely one to marathon-view (preferably in the middle of the night) before it returns next June.
10 November 2011