Friday, June 17, 2011

Teen Screams

Meet MTV's Teen Wolf and ABC Family's The Nine Lives of Chloe King. Nice to see the cable channels trying out some genre fare. One is a re-imagining — I hate that word — of the popular Michael J. Fox film from the 80s; the other is based on a series of YA books. The jury's still out on both shows, ratings have been okay, but they already seem like smarter plays than last summer's Gates (ABC). The adults have been relegated to the background, while the teens are front and center.

Nothing especially groundbreaking in terms of story: being a teen with super powers can be cool and suck at the same time. I'll catch a few more episodes before passing judgment though. In the meantime, here's a pretty good interview with Teen Wolf Executive Producer Jeff Davis.

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