DVD Review: Clever First Season of MTV Hit ‘Teen Wolf’

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CHICAGO – Having suffered through countless knock-offs of the “Twilight” and “True Blood” phenomena, I was kind of dreading MTV’s “Teen Wolf.” Haven’t we been here before? And way too often? So I’m more surprised than anyone to report that this “Buffy”-esque drama/comedy/horror show is pretty damn good. It’s not as landmark as the Joss Whedon creation that so clearly inspired it but it’s much closer than anyone could have predicted in terms of quality. Funny, smart, and often quite clever, check out “Teen Wolf: Season One,” now on DVD.

Teen Wolf: Season One was released on DVD on May 22, 2012
Teen Wolf: Season One was released on DVD on May 22, 2012
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HollywoodChicago.com DVD Rating: 3.5/5.0
DVD Rating: 3.5/5.0

From Prison Break executive producer Marty Adelstein comes an electrifying, action-packed series, with a cast of hot new stars! Scott McCall (Tyler Posey) just wants to play lacrosse and land a date with beautiful Allison Argent (Crystal Reed), but a werewolf bite has left him with supernatural powers he can’t control. With help from his friend (Dylan O’Brien) and a mysterious local werewolf (Tyler Hoechlin), Scott struggles to keep his identity a secret, outrun werewolf hunters and survive high school in this exciting series nominated for six 2011 Teen Choice Awards. All 12 exhilarating Season One Teen Wolf episodes are included plus an exclusive never-before-seen extended version of the finale - available only on this DVD set!

Special Features:
o Extended Finale Code Breaker
o Deleted, Alternate and Extended Scenes
o Gag Reel
o Shirtless Montage
o Following The Pack: Meet The Cast Of Teen Wolf
o Love Bites!
o Teen Wolf: Working The Red Carpet
o Behind-The-Scenes And Cast Commentary On Select Episodes

“Teen Wolf: Season One” stars Tyler Posey, Crystal Reed, Dylan O’Brien, Tyler Hoechlin, Holland Roden, and Colton Haynes. It was released on May 22, 2012 and the second season premieres on MTV on June 3rd, 2012 at 9pm CST.

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