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TV Review: Teen Wolf – S1E1

CAUTION: READ AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION. IF YOU ARE A TEEN WOLF NEWBIE, THERE ARE SPOILERS INCLUDED IN THIS REVIEW.


This will be a very different review from Emilie’s Teen Wolf Review.

Emilie and Emily are huge fans of Teen Wolf and have begged me to start watching this show. (I’m a Grey’s Anatomy fan ❤ ) So, yesterday I decided to watch my first Teen Wolf episode.

(From now on, I will be referring to Teen Wolf as TW ’cause I’m lazy like that.)

I have good things and bad things to say about this show.

First, the positive things. Stiles is a character full of sass and sarcasm. I LOVE HIM ALREADY. He made me laugh, he made some incredible sarcastic comebacks/jokes, he made watching TW amusing. It was great! Emilie said from the beginning that I would love Stiles and it’s true. I do.

I think that’s the only positive thing I can say… (I’m so sorry, Emilie and Emily!!) Maybe because I had some high expectations because of these two (mostly Emilie) fawning over this show but I didn’t immediately feel attached to it.

I have to admit as I was watching TW, I texted updates to them and I was praising and claiming on how TW may be my new obsession.

Let me explain something to you.

Sometime at the end of January, I started getting OBSESSED with Grey’s Anatomy. Like I couldn’t stop talking about it. The others can attest to this. It was… IS an obsession, and I haven’t found any other tv show that can bring me out of this obsession! Yes, I have other shows I love but did I go through each season within a week or less? No.

It’s like a writer’s block, I can’t get through.

With that information in mind, I genuinely thought TW was going to break this block. But ‘alas, it didn’t. These are the reasons why:

First, THIS IS SO STEREOTYPICAL AND SOOOO CLICHÉ!! ERRGGH!! I mean seriously? How many times have I seen the story where some kind of paranormal creature falls in love with the daughter (or son) of the people who hunt their kind!? TOO FREAKING MANY. At the end of the episode when Scott realizes that the man who tried to kill him the night before is Allison’s dad. And whaddya know? Scott really likes Allison.

OOOOOOO DRAMA.

KILL ME NOW.

It also doesn’t help that I really don’t like Scott. He’s not even that attractive either. He was so stupid and so attached to the freaking girl!! Why didn’t he question why he could suddenly do the things he could do?? Shouldn’t he be scared or curious? Yea, he was for a little while, and werewolves technically don’t exist, but Scott couldn’t play lacrosse for the life of him, but now he’s suddenly a star? Come on! In my opinion, I think he loved how his new abilities was helping him get the girl.

Another thing was, by the end of the episode, it just reminded me of Twilight. (Emilie, you must be very insulted. I would be too) I’m not going to elaborate on that connection cause I think it speaks for itself.

Last thing I didn’t like was there was nothing unique about the take on werewolves!

Note: I have also watched The Vampire Diaries (TVD) and if you don’t know, werewolves get a little screen time. TVD did a spin on werewolves that was very unique and it just reeled me in.

I love when a show or book takes a story or a concept like fairy tales and turns it into something new and fresh. Once Upon a Time, is my go-to tv show for taking a stories and turning them into something different. Look at all the fairy tales they put a spin to!! Also, TVD took vampires to a whole new level and that was what made me continue the show.

TW did not do this what-so-ever. Nothing. Zip. Zilch. Zero. That disappointed me so much!! Maybe it’s the first episode and all, but for me, the first episode is everything! Especially if four seasons have already aired and someone wants to start watching it when Season Five is just starting.

*sigh* I want to like this show. I do. I love paranormal stuff.

So, despite this rather negative review, I’m going to give Teen Wolf another chance.

Let’s see where this takes me. I’m off to watch Episode 2!

Michelle

Review: Teen Wolf

Caution: This review will contain major fangirling. Viewer’s sanity at risk.

It’s here.

Yes, season 5 of Teen Wolf. Another season that is guaranteed to be full of action, drama, and Stiles Stilinski.

Stiles

I remember the first time I watched Teen Wolf. I must have been about ten. I didn’t even get five minutes into the show before I got too scared and turned it off. Actually, come to think of it that’s a horrible way to introduce you to my favorite show…

Teen Wolf

TeenWCreator: Jeff Davis

Cast: Scott: Tyler Posey      Stiles: Dylan O’Brien

Lydia: Holland Roden      Derek: Tyler Hoechlin

Malia: Shelley Hennig      Kira: Arden Cho

HHHHH

Plot

Teen Wolf is a show on MTV that follows the lives of a group of high school students with supernatural powers. The show begins the night that Scott gets bit by a wolf. Soon, with the help of Stiles, Scott discovers new found abilities that point to the conclusion that he’s become a werewolf. From then on, the world of supernatural beings seems to open up in Beacon Hills. Banshees, Shapeshifters, Thunder Kitsune, and Abdominal snowman (You’ll get this soon) all start to appear in every corner of the small town. Continue reading

Review: Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry

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Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry

Hardcover, 496 pages
Published May 26th 2015 by Harlequin Teen
Average Rating: 4.04

Seventeen-year-old Emily likes her life the way it is: doting parents, good friends, good school in a safe neighborhood. Sure, she’s curious about her biological father—the one who chose life in a motorcycle club, the Reign of Terror, over being a parent—but that doesn’t mean she wants to be a part of his world. But when a reluctant visit turns to an extended summer vacation among relatives she never knew she had, one thing becomes clear: nothing is what it seems. Not the club, not her secret-keeping father and not Oz, a guy with suck-me-in blue eyes who can help her understand them both.

Oz wants one thing: to join the Reign of Terror. They’re the good guys. They protect people. They’re…family. And while Emily—the gorgeous and sheltered daughter of the club’s most respected member—is in town, he’s gonna prove it to her. So when her father asks him to keep her safe from a rival club with a score to settle, Oz knows it’s his shot at his dream. What he doesn’t count on is that Emily just might turn that dream upside down.

No one wants them to be together. But sometimes the right person is the one you least expect, and the road you fear the most is the one that leads you home.


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Our Take On A Mug Cake Recipe

11694073_800230553423660_323302335_nSo, here’s a quick sum up of how this post came to be, Emily and I (Shayla) were at my house after hockey and I wanted to make white chocolate brownies, didn’t have all the ingredients so we looked for something else to make. On facebook I found a video of an awesome recipe and immediately we did the whole, look at each other excitedly thing and got to work. Before you know it we were making mug cakes. Lots of fun with absolutely delicious results. Here it is:

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Review: A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall

20801166 A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall

ebook, 272 pages
Published August 26th 2014 by Swoon Reads
Average Rating: 3.69

The creative writing teacher, the delivery guy, the local Starbucks baristas, his best friend, her roommate, and the squirrel in the park all have one thing in common—they believe that Gabe and Lea should get together. Lea and Gabe are in the same creative writing class. They get the same pop culture references, order the same Chinese food, and hang out in the same places. Unfortunately, Lea is reserved, Gabe has issues, and despite their initial mutual crush, it looks like they are never going to work things out.  But somehow even when nothing is going on, something is happening between them, and everyone can see it. Their creative writing teacher pushes them together. The baristas at Starbucks watch their relationship like a TV show. Their bus driver tells his wife about them. The waitress at the diner automatically seats them together. Even the squirrel who lives on the college green believes in their relationship.

Surely Gabe and Lea will figure out that they are meant to be together….

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