Teen Wolf S05E20 Recap: Apotheosis

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Hellhound Parrish the Beast Teen Wolf Apotheosis.jpegIn the Season 5 finale of Teen Wolf, “Apotheosis,” we learn that Teen Wolf was holding out on us all season long. Apparently there’s nothing quite so rewarding for a writer as deceiving your audience. Despite their trickery, “Apotheosis” brought everything together and managed to kill off some of the villains we hated, as well as the villains we actually liked. There’s a lot going on in this season finale, with the Beast being hunted, the Surgeon getting unmasked, Malia having a showdown with her mom, and Theo amping up his E.Q. (evil quotient) to well past eleven. Continue reading

Teen Wolf S05E19 Recap: The Beast of Beacon Hills

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Mason Teen Wolf The Beast of Beacon Hills“The Beast of Beacon Hills” brings everyone together in unexpected ways. Everybody, and we mean everybody, wants to find poor Beastly Mason. Some want to help him, some want to take his power, and some want to pump him full of lead. Mason is not having a good day. Teen Wolf has been using Dr. Valack and then Deucalion, as well as Gerard Argent, as voices of experience and knowledge. Yet with the old tales told, the usefulness of these characters is coming to an end. Let’s hope soon. Continue reading

Monster of the Week: The Wild Hunt

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Franz Von Stuck The Wild Chase

The Wild Chase (1889) by Franz Von Stuck

Tales of the spectral horde known as the Wild Hunt abound throughout Europe. Since pre-Christian times, the Wild Huntsman and his horde of hunters and hellhounds have hurtled through the night sky. Those who find themselves alone on a winter night may hear the sounds of a horn, the distant wail of the hounds, and the pounding of hooves as the Wild Huntsman and his supernatural companions approach. Continue reading

Teen Wolf S05E18 Recap: Maid of Gevaudan

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Argent Teen Wolf Maid of Gevaudan“Maid of Gévaudan” had the potential to be one of the best Teen Wolf episodes of Season 5. If only it weren’t for the terrible French accents making the 18th century scenes feel like cosplay. It seems like they could have conveyed that these were French characters without using the Monty Pythonesque accents (“I’m French. Why do you think I have this outrageous accent, you silly king?”). But who are we kidding? We love cosplay! Perhaps we liked this episode not despite the outrageous accents, but because of them.

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Teen Wolf S05E17 Recap: A Credible Threat

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Stiles Scott Teen Wolf A Credible Threat“A Credible Threat” is just the kind of Teen Wolf episode we love: everyone working together to stop a scary supernatural threat, all while a high school lacrosse game is going on. What we’re trying to say is, less Eichen House and more Beacon Hills High School—that’s how we like our Teen Wolf. Besides the teamwork, there’s a lot to enjoy in “A Credible Threat.”

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Teen Wolf S05E13 Recap: Codominance

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Kira stabbed Teen Wolf CodominanceIn “Codominance,” Teen Wolf starts to heal some of the wounds created when Theo caused Scott’s pack to implode. Pack members and their allies still remain isolated and even on the wrong side at times, but they’re starting to reconnect.

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The Power of Fandom in Television

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jensen-ackles-richard-speight-conventionThe fandom phenomenon in popular culture has grown in recent years. Devoted fans of beloved television shows come together to create a sense of community where they can share their passion, knowledge, and creativity. The internet has fostered the expansion of fandom, with people finding more ways to connect, relate, and support their favorite shows. Fandom originates with good television that people care about, but is nurtured by the actions of the show’s creators and actors, and also by the fans themselves. These communities are sustained and expanded through meaningful interactions amongst fans.

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Teen Wolf S05E12 Recap: Damnatio Memoriae

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Kira Teen Wolf Damnatio MemoriaeIn Teen Wolf’s “Damnatio Memoriae,” Scott and Stiles begin to heal their wounds. Scott rebuilds his pack while Theo tries to get his own in line. They have different approaches, but neither seems to really be in control. Meanwhile, everyone is being resurrected left and right. One resurrectee, The Beast, could cause enough trouble that it could bring enemies together. Continue reading