Teen Wolf

Jul. 22nd, 2012 03:37 pm
bagheera_san: (Default)
I'm still surprised that I haven't written any Avengers fic (except a few short kink meme fills that weren't anything special) and I'm already losing my interest in that fandom. I dunno what's changed, but these days I don't seem to form lasting fannish attachments the way I did with Harry Potter, Smallville or Doctor Who. Instead, I keep going from one source material to the next.

My newest discovery is Teen Wolf, which has been on my radar as "that show with the gay gifs" for a while, but I only started watching it after reading some favourable things about it in the comments to a post by [livejournal.com profile] selenak. And my own reaction? Also very favourable!

[Attention, ex-Smallville fans: this might be a show for you. Attention Buffy fans: yep, this might also be a show for you.]

So Teen Wolf is a show about Scott (16) who, after becoming a werewolf, has to keep his secret, figure out pack dynamics and not kill anyone while falling in love with the daughter of a werewolf hunter. He does all this mainly because his future girlfriend is cool and his best friend is really, really smart.

Teen Wolf - spoilers up until S2 )

So, in conclusion:
- not quite as funny or innovative as Buffy
- relatively little diversity in the cast
- sometimes a little cliched
- Derek is no Lex and no Spike (sorry, Derek fans)
- the Argents aren't the Luthors (not quite)

+ cool female characters, and the show does good things with them (passing of the Bechdel test and such)
+ fast-paced, connected episodes
+ interesting minor characters
+ a lot of good music, although sometimes it seems a bit like a music video
+ I like how it deals with sexuality: girls and women are shown to like their own sexuality, it has a lot more female gaze than male gaze (unless it's a gay male gaze... I don't think there is a show with more locker room scenes and naked male chests than Teen Wolf) and there's no silly "no sex until marriage" or any of that ridiculousness, plus there is an openly gay guy on the sports team and the show deals fairly well with that, too (although sometimes it's used for comic relief, like when Scott dances with him at the prom to escape the wrath of the coach)
+ teachers and parents are shown to be real people: vain, silly, sad, cruel, stupid, clever, kind - there are all shades of them
+ Colonel Tigh as grandpa-werewolf hunter is gold

So if you'd like a supernatural romance/action/teen show that doesn't induce massive rage each week, try Teen Wolf :)

Teen Wolf

Jul. 22nd, 2012 03:37 pm
bagheera_san: (Default)
I'm still surprised that I haven't written any Avengers fic (except a few short kink meme fills that weren't anything special) and I'm already losing my interest in that fandom. I dunno what's changed, but these days I don't seem to form lasting fannish attachments the way I did with Harry Potter, Smallville or Doctor Who. Instead, I keep going from one source material to the next.

My newest discovery is Teen Wolf, which has been on my radar as "that show with the gay gifs" for a while, but I only started watching it after reading some favourable things about it in the comments to a post by [livejournal.com profile] selenak. And my own reaction? Also very favourable!

[Attention, ex-Smallville fans: this might be a show for you. Attention Buffy fans: yep, this might also be a show for you.]

So Teen Wolf is a show about Scott (16) who, after becoming a werewolf, has to keep his secret, figure out pack dynamics and not kill anyone while falling in love with the daughter of a werewolf hunter. He does all this mainly because his future girlfriend is cool and his best friend is really, really smart.

Teen Wolf - spoilers up until S2 )

So, in conclusion:
- not quite as funny or innovative as Buffy
- relatively little diversity in the cast
- sometimes a little cliched
- Derek is no Lex and no Spike (sorry, Derek fans)
- the Argents aren't the Luthors (not quite)

+ cool female characters, and the show does good things with them (passing of the Bechdel test and such)
+ fast-paced, connected episodes
+ interesting minor characters
+ a lot of good music, although sometimes it seems a bit like a music video
+ I like how it deals with sexuality: girls and women are shown to like their own sexuality, it has a lot more female gaze than male gaze (unless it's a gay male gaze... I don't think there is a show with more locker room scenes and naked male chests than Teen Wolf) and there's no silly "no sex until marriage" or any of that ridiculousness, plus there is an openly gay guy on the sports team and the show deals fairly well with that, too (although sometimes it's used for comic relief, like when Scott dances with him at the prom to escape the wrath of the coach)
+ teachers and parents are shown to be real people: vain, silly, sad, cruel, stupid, clever, kind - there are all shades of them
+ Colonel Tigh as grandpa-werewolf hunter is gold

So if you'd like a supernatural romance/action/teen show that doesn't induce massive rage each week, try Teen Wolf :)
bagheera_san: (Tired Clark)
This is getting longer and longer! In this part, the hurt-comfort took over. Well, I guess torturing your protagonists always works.

Title: The Dark Side (3/?)
Rating: teens
Fandom: SV/Sandman/Good Omens/Buffy
Length: 5670 words
Summary:Part Three, in which there is a haunted castle, a fight with a demon and Jonathan discusses murder with Lex Luthor. )
bagheera_san: (Tired Clark)
This is getting longer and longer! In this part, the hurt-comfort took over. Well, I guess torturing your protagonists always works.

Title: The Dark Side (3/?)
Rating: teens
Fandom: SV/Sandman/Good Omens/Buffy
Length: 5670 words
Summary:Part Three, in which there is a haunted castle, a fight with a demon and Jonathan discusses murder with Lex Luthor. )
bagheera_san: (Lex)
So I said this would have two parts, but this one got too long. Anyways, I'm sorry the first part was so confusing to most people. This one is set in Smallville and should be less confusing.

Title: The Dark Side
Rating: R
Pairing: Clex
Warnings: Mild horror, Lex doing creepy, wrong things.
Fandom: SV/Sandman/Good Omens/Buffy crossover, AU
Summary: This is how Lex became a demon hunting chaos mage.

Part One

Part Two, in which Lex has dinner with the Kents and Clark has a chat with Death. )
bagheera_san: (Lex)
So I said this would have two parts, but this one got too long. Anyways, I'm sorry the first part was so confusing to most people. This one is set in Smallville and should be less confusing.

Title: The Dark Side
Rating: R
Pairing: Clex
Warnings: Mild horror, Lex doing creepy, wrong things.
Fandom: SV/Sandman/Good Omens/Buffy crossover, AU
Summary: This is how Lex became a demon hunting chaos mage.

Part One

Part Two, in which Lex has dinner with the Kents and Clark has a chat with Death. )
bagheera_san: (Lex hand)
I said: give me prompts for AU fic!

[livejournal.com profile] hils said: SV, Clex, The boys are demon hunters (something in the ilk of Supernatural or Buffy)

[livejournal.com profile] attaccabottoni said:
- SANDMAN AU!
(I swear I've read fic in this theme too, but I could be imagining Magneto instead of Lex, according to my fuzzy memory. Still, it would be interesting even if it's just about Delirium giving Lex the time of the day, or Clark having a chat with Death.)
- GOOD OMENS AU!
(Or even just some random angel and/or demon visiting the SV-verse. I'm a sucker for Heaven/Hell creatures in fics. Aziraphale and Clark could bond over the goodness of humanity and destiny, and Lex and Crowley would discuss cars and the mechanics of having not so much fallen as sauntered vaguely downwards. OR something cliche-ish like Aziraphale saving Lex from peril and Lex developing an interest in him, Clark and Crowley would get jealous...)


My mind moves in mysterious ways and combined all these. The product is AU, but it's also sort of a crossover.

Title: The Dark Side (1/2)

Fandom: SV/Good Omens/Buffy/Sandman crossover. All you have to know, though, is SV canon and ... there's magic? And demons? Spot the cameos!
Warnings: character death (Lionel), molestation of a minor hinted at (no incest), mention of suicide
Rating: teens
Length: 2725 words
Summary: This is how Lex became a demon hunting chaos mage.

The Dark Side )
bagheera_san: (Lex hand)
I said: give me prompts for AU fic!

[livejournal.com profile] hils said: SV, Clex, The boys are demon hunters (something in the ilk of Supernatural or Buffy)

[livejournal.com profile] attaccabottoni said:
- SANDMAN AU!
(I swear I've read fic in this theme too, but I could be imagining Magneto instead of Lex, according to my fuzzy memory. Still, it would be interesting even if it's just about Delirium giving Lex the time of the day, or Clark having a chat with Death.)
- GOOD OMENS AU!
(Or even just some random angel and/or demon visiting the SV-verse. I'm a sucker for Heaven/Hell creatures in fics. Aziraphale and Clark could bond over the goodness of humanity and destiny, and Lex and Crowley would discuss cars and the mechanics of having not so much fallen as sauntered vaguely downwards. OR something cliche-ish like Aziraphale saving Lex from peril and Lex developing an interest in him, Clark and Crowley would get jealous...)


My mind moves in mysterious ways and combined all these. The product is AU, but it's also sort of a crossover.

Title: The Dark Side (1/2)

Fandom: SV/Good Omens/Buffy/Sandman crossover. All you have to know, though, is SV canon and ... there's magic? And demons? Spot the cameos!
Warnings: character death (Lionel), molestation of a minor hinted at (no incest), mention of suicide
Rating: teens
Length: 2725 words
Summary: This is how Lex became a demon hunting chaos mage.

The Dark Side )

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