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'Teen Wolf' Recap: Are You Afraid of the Dark?

What’s also great about this subplot is the twins think they can make up for aiding in the murder of an actual human being by throwing a party. Nice try, abs. Try again.

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'Teen Wolf' Recap: What is Kira's Secret?

Honestly, a threesome with Allison and Scott would totally be Isaac’s best case scenario of how this love triangle works out. 

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'Teen Wolf' Recap: Scott, Stiles and Allison Face Their Demons

"Hey, this is Derek Hale. At the sound of the beep, please come rescue me, because if I didn’t pick up the phone it’s probably because I’m being electrocuted against a chain-link fence. Or impaled! The possibilities are endless, but I’m definitely being tortured. I have GPS on my phone, please use it after the beep! Also, leave a message and, assuming I still have opposable thumbs, I’ll call you back later."

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'Teen Wolf' Mid-Season Premiere Recap: Everyone is Losing Their Minds

What’s Derek been up to since he went on vacation with his sister Cora? Is he sipping Mai Tais on a beach somewhere? Is he reading a steamy romance novel in a hammock? Is he at least treating himself to a giant bowl of never-ending pasta? 
Nope — as usual, Derek Hale is being tortured. If you call Derek and he doesn’t pick up, there’s about a 95% chance it’s because he’s being electrocuted.

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'Teen Wolf' Interview: Jeff Davis Teases New Characters and Halloween Scares in Season 3B

Forever proud of myself that I asked if Derek would Eat, Pray, Love across the country. ALL the never-ending pasta bowls for Derek!

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'Teen Wolf' Mid-Season Finale Recap: The Final Battle Brings Death and New Romances 
This week on the mid-season finale ofTeen Wolf, everything comes to a head as Scott finally fulfills his destiny and becomes a true alpha.The literary reference made most often throughout this hour is to Joesph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, but for my money the artistic work with the most influence on this half season was The Matrix. Just look at the white room Allison, Stiles and Scott wake up in. Or all the talk about Scott unlocking his full Neo-esque potential. Or all the slow-mo. My god, this season had a lot of slow-mo. They were bullet-timing like it was 1999. 

The first part of season 3 set up two parallel and intersecting threats: that of the alpha pack and the darach. The mid-season finale takes care of both of these enemies, clearing the way for more creepy beasties next year.

—Read the full recap including all the darach drama and alpha craziness at BuddyTV HERE!

'Teen Wolf' Mid-Season Finale Recap: The Final Battle Brings Death and New Romances 

This week on the mid-season finale ofTeen Wolf, everything comes to a head as Scott finally fulfills his destiny and becomes a true alpha.

The literary reference made most often throughout this hour is to Joesph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, but for my money the artistic work with the most influence on this half season was The Matrix. Just look at the white room Allison, Stiles and Scott wake up in. Or all the talk about Scott unlocking his full Neo-esque potential. Or all the slow-mo. My god, this season had a lot of slow-mo. They were bullet-timing like it was 1999. 

The first part of season 3 set up two parallel and intersecting threats: that of the alpha pack and the darach. The mid-season finale takes care of both of these enemies, clearing the way for more creepy beasties next year.
—Read the full recap including all the darach drama and alpha craziness at BuddyTV HERE!

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'Teen Wolf': 8 Reasons Derek Hale Needs a Vacation [GIFs]

This is just a public service announcement to get Derek a vacation. The poor guy needs a break. Maybe somewhere tropical? Basically anywhere he won’t be stabbed repeatedly would be good. 

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'Teen Wolf' Recap: The Final Battle Begins 
This week on Teen Wolf, the stakes are raised impossibly high in a quest to save the parents. Scott, Stiles and Allison take a trip to the luxurious ice bath of death spa in order to take their parents’ place as sacrifices.
"Don’t worry, freezing to death isn’t even the worst thing I’ve been through this season," Isaac assures his new lady love Allison, then shoves her head underwater. Love means never having to say, "Sorry about that time I held you down in ice water until you heart stopped." 

Meanwhile, Derek, having not had a terrible idea in at least two hours, decides to outsource his terrible ideas. “What if you gave away your alpha powers to save Cora,” Peter says, smirking and practically doing a touchdown dance. “I’m telling you this as a loving family member genuinely concerned about another person’s well being. Since you know me, you know this is completely in character.” 

Derek nods thoughtfully to himself. “This sounds like the kind of idea I can get behind,” he thinks, because it’s an idea that is both stupid and involves high levels of pain. 

Elsewhere in Beacon Hills, the parents bond while tied up in a basement, which is basically the only way people get to know each other in this town. And Scott’s father comes back to town and he’s … an FBI agent? As the episode ends, he sits in Scott’s room holding A Tale of Two Cities and crying, because finally his boy has learned to read. 

—Read the full recap at BuddyTV HERE!!

'Teen Wolf' Recap: The Final Battle Begins 

This week on Teen Wolfthe stakes are raised impossibly high in a quest to save the parents. Scott, Stiles and Allison take a trip to the luxurious ice bath of death spa in order to take their parents’ place as sacrifices.

"Don’t worry, freezing to death isn’t even the worst thing I’ve been through this season," Isaac assures his new lady love Allison, then shoves her head underwater. Love means never having to say, "Sorry about that time I held you down in ice water until you heart stopped." 
Meanwhile, Derek, having not had a terrible idea in at least two hours, decides to outsource his terrible ideas. “What if you gave away your alpha powers to save Cora,” Peter says, smirking and practically doing a touchdown dance. “I’m telling you this as a loving family member genuinely concerned about another person’s well being. Since you know me, you know this is completely in character.” 
Derek nods thoughtfully to himself. “This sounds like the kind of idea I can get behind,” he thinks, because it’s an idea that is both stupid and involves high levels of pain. 
Elsewhere in Beacon Hills, the parents bond while tied up in a basement, which is basically the only way people get to know each other in this town. And Scott’s father comes back to town and he’s … an FBI agent? As the episode ends, he sits in Scott’s room holding A Tale of Two Cities and crying, because finally his boy has learned to read. 
—Read the full recap at BuddyTV HERE!!

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'Teen Wolf' Recap: Parent Trap 
This week on Teen Wolf, a huge storm is a great excuse for another bottle episode, this time set in the hospital. Beacon Hills Hospital, where everyone in town ends up eventually after being mauled by mysterious creatures or lagoon monsters, becomes the staging ground for several huge fights and more big revelations.
First, there is Jennifer Blake, mild-mannered English teacher turned homicidal Freddy Krueger. Jenny from the Nemeton has a tragic backstory with Kali and some self-esteem issues about her horror movie monster face. “Derek, are you breaking up with me because I killed a bunch of people or because I look like The Gentlemen from Buffy?”

Then there’s the alpha pack, hot on the trail of teacher and hoping to kill her to save themselves. Mostly, this involves the alpha twins throwing people around and Big D-Wolf being mysterious but nefarious, as is his way. 

The last stressful pieces of the puzzle are Cora and Stiles’ missing father. Cora is taking a turn for the worst, vomiting black blood and mistletoe like Grandpa Gerard crossed with The Exorcist. Meanwhile, the cliffhanger from last week still lingers, as Stiles desperately looks for his kidnapped father.

The combination of all these elements makes for a tense, wild ride, but the show still manages to pack in some insight into Jennifer’s backstory. It all amounts to a fun, exciting episode which ultimately feels just the tiniest bit hollow. 

Perhaps that’s because this first half of the season is moving at such a breakneck pace there’s little time for small moments anymore. There are some nice moments carved out for Stiles, Jennifer and Scott, but everything moves so fast it’s easy to lose the emotional touchstones in the blur of shirtless fighting and overly complicated Druid mythology. 

This half season has really upped the ante and taken the storytelling to interesting and fun places. But I often miss the quieter, more normal moments of the earlier seasons when the kids could just be themselves and have fun. There won’t be much time for that in the final few episodes of season 3, but hopefully when the show returns in the winter they’ll relax the pace of the storytelling and allow the show to breath a bit. 

With a cast of characters this fun and a contingent of actors this enjoyable to watch, letting relationships power the show more than complicated plot mechanics would be a welcome change of pace.

— Read the full recap at BuddyTV HERE!!

'Teen Wolf' Recap: Parent Trap 

This week on Teen Wolfa huge storm is a great excuse for another bottle episode, this time set in the hospital. Beacon Hills Hospital, where everyone in town ends up eventually after being mauled by mysterious creatures or lagoon monsters, becomes the staging ground for several huge fights and more big revelations.

First, there is Jennifer Blake, mild-mannered English teacher turned homicidal Freddy Krueger. Jenny from the Nemeton has a tragic backstory with Kali and some self-esteem issues about her horror movie monster face. “Derek, are you breaking up with me because I killed a bunch of people or because I look like The Gentlemen from Buffy?”

Then there’s the alpha pack, hot on the trail of teacher and hoping to kill her to save themselves. Mostly, this involves the alpha twins throwing people around and Big D-Wolf being mysterious but nefarious, as is his way. 
The last stressful pieces of the puzzle are Cora and Stiles’ missing father. Cora is taking a turn for the worst, vomiting black blood and mistletoe like Grandpa Gerard crossed with The Exorcist. Meanwhile, the cliffhanger from last week still lingers, as Stiles desperately looks for his kidnapped father.
The combination of all these elements makes for a tense, wild ride, but the show still manages to pack in some insight into Jennifer’s backstory. It all amounts to a fun, exciting episode which ultimately feels just the tiniest bit hollow. 
Perhaps that’s because this first half of the season is moving at such a breakneck pace there’s little time for small moments anymore. There are some nice moments carved out for Stiles, Jennifer and Scott, but everything moves so fast it’s easy to lose the emotional touchstones in the blur of shirtless fighting and overly complicated Druid mythology. 
This half season has really upped the ante and taken the storytelling to interesting and fun places. But I often miss the quieter, more normal moments of the earlier seasons when the kids could just be themselves and have fun. There won’t be much time for that in the final few episodes of season 3, but hopefully when the show returns in the winter they’ll relax the pace of the storytelling and allow the show to breath a bit. 
With a cast of characters this fun and a contingent of actors this enjoyable to watch, letting relationships power the show more than complicated plot mechanics would be a welcome change of pace.
— Read the full recap at BuddyTV HERE!!

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'Teen Wolf' Interview: Dylan O'Brien andTyler Hoechlin Talk Stiles' Virginity and Derek's Apartment 
At San Diego Comic Con, I sat directly next to Tyler Hoechlin, which is like looking directly at the sun. Let’s just say he’s semi- good looking. Also charming! This is the full interview with Dylan O’Brien and Tyler Hoechlin, where I’m the one asshole willing to ask the hard-hitting questions like “when will Derek ever get furniture?” 
Check out the video of the interview on BuddyTV and drop a comment on the site!

'Teen Wolf' Interview: Dylan O'Brien andTyler Hoechlin Talk Stiles' Virginity and Derek's Apartment 


At San Diego Comic Con, I sat directly next to Tyler Hoechlin, which is like looking directly at the sun. Let’s just say he’s semi- good looking. Also charming! This is the full interview with Dylan O’Brien and Tyler Hoechlin, where I’m the one asshole willing to ask the hard-hitting questions like “when will Derek ever get furniture?” 

Check out the video of the interview on BuddyTV and drop a comment on the site!

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