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Teen Wolf Review : S01 E01 - "WOLF MOON"

INTRODUCTION

Everything in Scott McCall's life is starting to fall into place. He gets a spot on the First Line of his Lacrosse team and a date with the woman of his dreams. When he gets bitten by a werewolf, the people around him could be in danger.

FIRST IMPRESSION


Scott hears a noise, he then grabs a baseball bat and goes outside, to see what the noise is he heard… Stiles scares Scott by hanging upside down from the ledge above Scott's patio. This is all because Scott didn’t answer his phone when Stiles was calling him to tell him that Stiles's father got a call out for two dead bodies in woods... but the weird part is it’s only half the body..

It made me wonder what happened to the other part of the body. My heart also skipped a beat when Stiles and Scott went to the forest to see if they can find the other part of the body. Then Stiles dad sees him and calls Scott's name to see if he is with Stiles. Scott then runs through the forest to get back out of it and it's dark and scary. Then out of nowhere jumps deer. Scott then gets hurt by something and tries to see what hurt him. He notices a wolf in the far distance as he runs and once he gets to the road he lifts his shirt and sees that he was bitten.

CHARACTERS
  • Scott McCall – A normal and asthmatic boy till bitten by a werewolf. He is awesome due to the supernatural abilities he gets and how he has to learn to control it. He becomes captain of his Beacon Hills High School lacrosse team

  • Stiles Stilinski – He is a normal school going, boy. He has a great sense of humour. He always has an answer for anything, he is intelligent and he learns a lot.

  • Sheriff Stilinski – Is Stiles's dad and the local sheriff in Beacon Hills.

  • Derek Hale – Is a werewolf smart and helpful. He is the one that bit Scott.

  • Lydia Martin – is a girl at school that Stiles and Scott know. She is popular.

  • Allison Argent – A new girl that starts at the same school that Stiles, Scott, and Lydia go too. She becomes friends with Lydia. Falls in love with Scott.

  • Jackson Whittemore – Is Lydia’s boyfriend at school and he plays for the Beacon Hills High School lacrosse team.

  • Chris Argent – He is a hunter that hunts werewolves but also happens to be Allison’s father

STORYLINE


The story-line is very interesting. It's about a guy named Scott that gets bitten and discovers that it’s a werewolf that bit him. He then needs to learn to control his new abilities he is gaining. From his body transforming into a werewolf. Scott finds out who bit him and Derek helps him and explains things to him as he is hunted down in the forest by hunters. Scott falls in love with a new comer at his school and goes on a date with her to a party.

VISUAL AND SPECIAL EFFECTS


WOW is all I have to say. So what got me going WOW is when Scott starts realising he has supernatural abilities which consist of: Healing, Strength, Speed, and stronger senses of sight, hearing, and smell. It was great to see him calm a dog down by changing his eyes to a wolf's color but yellow. Anything that makes him angry or makes his pulse rise makes him turn into his werewolf. The way they showed how Scott's hand went from normal to werewolf long nails and how realistic the werewolf teeth looked and how he got more hair to look like a werewolf and oh the growl was so real. It was also well done how they showed us how Scott sees through his werewolf eyes in the dark and how it looked.

OVERALL EXPERIENCE


Overall it’s a brilliant episode. It got me wanting to watch more and more to find out what the hunters want with the werewolves and how Scott is going to learn to control his ability. Stiles also gives Scott interesting information on werewolves, like the howling of a wolf gives a signal of location to rest of pack so they can find each other.

Rating 9/10

Tamarin Jooste