So, it’s already common knowledge that Teen Wolf reaches a new level of horrible with each passing week. As the new episodes air, the audience only sees how truly terrible the show has gotten.
One of the most devastating things about the way Jeff and his team have thrown away this show, is how they’ve completely ruined the last standing original characters of the show in the process.DEREK HALE:
Let’s be honest. Derek Hale isn’t Derek Hale anymore.
What happened to the man that absolutely cherished being a werewolf? The man who thought that the bite was a gift? The man who believed his status as a werewolf by birth was a part of his being?
Where did that man go, because right now, he’s turning human and he doesn’t even care. He hasn’t even contacted Deaton as to how and why he’s turning human. He’s not worried. He’s not upset. He doesn’t care.
He hired Braeden to find Kate, the woman who has abused him and tortured him relentlessly and continuously, and he doesn’t even fucking care that Braeden isn’t doing her fucking job.
Derek is horrendously OOC now. His personality has been scrapped. His mannerisms are gone. Right now, Derek just lounges around. He’s creepily chilled and zen, despite everything that’s happening. He doesn’t have a care in the world about anything.
Despite being assaulted, tortured, and raped in the past by women he didn’t know, he’s over there playing high school romance with a murderous mercenary that’s supposed to be finding Kate.
Now, I would say that his personality has changed due to being a PTSD sufferer, but that’s not the reason. It has already been confirmed that Jeff hasn’t written Derek as a character who’s suffering from PTSD, and Hoechlin even said he doesn’t play Derek as being a PTSD sufferer because he knows it wouldn’t be written respectfully within the show.
So, there’s no actual explaination for Derek’s fucked up character. It’s just horrendous writing (like all the other writing), and now Derek Hale has been ruined.
He’s not the same character, and it’s not because he has gone through any actual character development or anything logical like that….the writers have just stopped writing for Derek.STILES STILINSKI:
Stiles is another character that has been completely ruined. I mean, Jeff and his team of idiots have tried their best to start selling Stiles as this total stud heartbreaker heart-throb, that all the girls want to jump on.
This is part of the reason why all possibility of Stiles being bisexual has been tossed out the window. Because, hey, guys being attracted to guys doesn’t sell and all of the little tween girls that adore Stiles would lose their appetite if Stiles also liked boys too. (ugh).
Stiles has been completely destroyed in order of him to be sold as a heart-throb.
Remember Stiles back in 3a, the boy that stopped things from progressing any further with Heather because he didn’t have a condom with him? Yeah, Stiles isn’t that boy anymore.
Apparently, Stiles is now the kind of guy that’ll fuck you with no condom, in the basement of an insane asylum after knowing you for about an hour. So hot. So romantic. What a lover boy.
Okay, and what happened to the boy that was fearless? What happened to the boy that stood up to people that were being assholes to his friends? What happened to the boy that didn’t care how “weak” he was, he still went toe-to-toe with supernatural beings if they were being shitty?
Remember when Stiles jumped in a cop car with Derek, who at the time was a known werewolf and suspected murderer?
And what about:
- the boy who punched Jackson in the face for being an asshole
- the boy who straight up told the alpha (Peter) who was trying to murder him that he wasn’t afraid of him
- the boy who yelled in Chris Argent’s face for what the Argents did to Derek’s family
- the boy who stood up to Gerard Argent
- the boy who straight up said he’d shove a branch of mountain ash up Ethan’s (murderous alpha werewolf’s) ass, after being indirectly threatened by him
Yeah, what happened to that Stiles, because he’s not in the show anymore. Now, we have a Stiles that legit let’s Malia (his abusive piece of shit girlfriend) walk all over him.
He cowers when she growls at him. He allows her to threaten him. He allows himself to be made uncomfortable by her. He allows her to be a total asshole to his friends, and doesn’t even think of defending them or telling her to either shut the fuck up or get out of his life.LYDIA MARTIN:
Let’s talk about Lydia, a character that I actually enjoyed back in seasons 1-2, but she began to get extremely annoying as the show progressed. And honestly, it’s not her fault. Like, 99% of the problems with Teen Wolf and the characters is because of Jeff and the writers.
Back when 3a started up, they decided to heavily hint at romantic Stydia, despite Dylan saying that Stiles had moved on. Because of this, Jeff turned Lydia into Stiles’ little pet and prize.
Over the course of 3a-3b, Lydia quickly became the character that clung to Stiles and followed him around.
Lydia became a weak, watered down character that only seemed to cry and scream when danger was lurking around. She also became the damsel in distress that constantly needed to be saved, or clued in on what was happening. Not only that, but she just seemed to walk around and take barked orders from Stiles.
Now, as s4 has rolled around, it’s apparent that the writers don’t even bother writing for Lydia anymore. She’s getting less and less screen-time and her importance to the show is dwindling.
Why? Because she’s not a love interest for Stiles anymore.
Stiles doesn’t want her anymore. He’s not interested in being with her. His crush on her has ended. So where does Jeff think that leaves Lydia?
Well, he’s decided that since Stiles has moved onto Malia (ew), Lydia isn’t worth having an actual story-line and purpose any longer. He’s stopped writing for her, and has chosen to focus on Malia more than on Lydia because Malia is Stiles’ latest squeeze.SCOTT MCCALL:
Now, a lot of you probably already know my feelings towards Scott. I think he’s a boring character, and has been since the start of the show. Mostly because he’s a cookie-cutter character. He never does wrong, always succeeds, and is always looked at as the hero no matter what he does.
So, in a way, I supposed he’s not ruined. Mostly because there wasn’t anything to really ruin from the beginning.
Nevertheless, it’s not like Jeff is actually writing for Scott. Scott gets the same treatment which every passing season. It’s the same tired story of: “Something bad is out to get us. I have to save everybody. I don’t want to turn into a monster. I want to live a normal life.”
Not only that, but Jeff had Scott continuously bash and mock Derek’s alpha skills and the way he carried himself as an alpha, yet, now Scott’s over here asking Derek for guidance and help with how to be an alpha?
Unfortunately, I guess we had to say goodbye to these characters eventually. I still can’t manage to understand why Jeff chose to ruin them, though.
"Derek, what is this?" Stiles asked while he looked around the loft in awe.
"Romance," Derek replied.
"Romance?" Stiles repeated and Derek shrugged. "You’re a big sap, you know that? Just a big ball of cheese."
"You can say that you like it," Derek said.
"I do like it, it’s beautiful," Stiles said and smiled as he closed the distance between himself and Derek. Stiles looped his arms around Derek’s neck and Derek’s hands came to rest on Stiles’ hips. "Not as beautiful as you though," Stiles said with a teasing tone even though it was true. Derek huffed out a laugh and pressed his lips against Stiles’.
It kills me that the trope here is…wild girl tamed by her boyfriend. PIZZA, HE SAYS. He’s always speaking for her, or ‘translating’ for her. He’s always grooming her, or telling her what’s not acceptable and what is, when it comes to being a girl. I had a dude friend like this, who would always say these little, cutting things about the way I looked or acted or behaved, or about the things I liked. He implied if I made certain changes, he MIGHT fuck me. Like I was even his to have.
The more I see Stiles in a relationship with Malia, the less I like him. How about letting your wild coyote girlfriend be wild and like eating deer meat? Like, why not be like “Uhhhh. Maybe we could…find some ground venison at the co-op? Or at least venison jerky?? Is that ok??” but instead Stiles is always like “Oh silly woman, that’s not how you be a real girl!” And they play it off for laughs. I get that she needs help assimilating, but like. It’s all we get from their relationship, really (other than the fact that he LIES to her) and it’s really kind of gross. ughhhhhhhhhh. Gross and annoying.
Stiles is always either parenting Malia or treating her like a pet. It always makes me think he just likes the idea of being in a relationship as opposed to liking actually being in a relationship with Malia.
You put it very well: “he just likes the idea of being in a relationship”. He doesn’t like her! Stiles is not himself and everyone who watches the season can see this. He is not able to present her to the world. Aren’t there adults who may be responsible for her? And her father (either one)? And Ms. Morrell? Anyway, I think they are so lost in the plot that the actors no longer know how to represent their characters.
I am so mystified that this “meta group” seems to genuinely and wholeheartedly think that there is any sort of overarching plot or plan in place for this show. Being able to point out vague, probably unintentional on-screen homages to obscure, B-grade horror movies does not mean that the Teen Wolf writers are clever—it means that they have seen those same obscure, B-grade horror movies and were hoping no one would notice that they ripped them off.
I’m not really bothered by what other people choose to believe in regards to the enormous clusterfuck that Teen Wolf has turned into. What bothers me is that this “meta group” is encouraging their disciples, en masse, to “ignore” the PR—they even have a phrase for it, “lying liars who lie”. They are willfully refusing to acknowledge the blatant, flagrantly ridiculous anti-marketing campaign that’s being waged against Sterek, and they’re now calling anyone who does acknowledge it “toxic”. Expressing a valid, logical, negative opinion about Jeff Davis’s writing sends them into a defensive frenzy.
I don’t begrudge anyone their enjoyment of Teen Wolf. Just because I’ve personally grown tired of the nonsensical storytelling, glaring plot holes, and various point-blank character assassinations does not mean that everyone else has. I understand that, which is why I usually keep my opinions to myself. MTV has clearly shifted the crosshairs for their target audience onto a younger demographic, and arguing with the new influx of tweenage Stalia/Draeden shippers is not a priority of mine.
This “meta group” is not made up of impressionable tweenage Stalia/Draeden shippers. They are, to the best of my knowledge, all adults. They should know better than to act personally offended by dissenting points of view—they should know better than to adopt a stance of holier-than-thou intellectual superiority when faced with actual legitimate criticism about the direction that the show has gone.
I saw a post yesterday—a response to an ask, I believe—that basically implied that one particular blogger was “cancerous” to the fandom because of his very public denunciation of the show. I was floored that the author of this response thought so highly of what amounts to nothing more than her perceived ability to watch Teen Wolf “better” than otherpeople that she would belittle the perfectly understandable disillusionment of another fan.
Disliking the overly complicated, unnecessarily convoluted story-line of Teen Wolf—the narrative structure of which has been crumbling just about as rapidly as the hopes and dreams of its dwindling main cast—does not make you stupid. It does not make you “toxic”. It does not make you blind, or ignorant, or uneducated, and it certainly does not make you deserving of the scorn, contempt, and eye-rolling of the “meta group”
Jeff Davis is not a gift, and neither is the “meta group”.
What if Parrish is a fire kitsune? I’m 99% certain that I wrong but it would be pretty cool.
Stiles & Derek in 4x11 “A Promise to the Dead”
One single lightbulb on over Derek’s head as he turns to look at Stiles, his reflection being shown doing the same. I’ll just be over here grinning like a loon.
all the sterek feels ♥
That was the Sterek scene they told to fans? Really? lol
this scene warmed my heart
chris evans + left boob + text posts aka i’m so sorry
This is my favorite post ever
Scott is home at Casa McCall where Melissa has discovered the Bag o’ Money. As expected, Mama McCall is none too pleased by the idea that Scott was thinking of keeping some or any of the Hale money. Scott’s all, "With this stack of money we can get a new roof. With this stack, Stiles can pay for his MRI. With this stack, I can get Liam that new Firebolt racing broom he’s desperate for. Also, I’d like to not be homeless. I’m just saying.” Melissa won’t hear any of his excuses though. She holds up a stack of money with blood on it (That’s symbolic, in case you missed it. The show was subtly suggesting it was blood money. You’re welcome.) Scott pouts because this means he’ll have to mow a lot more lawns if he’s going to buy that Firebolt for his puppy.
"Onto Derek’s Loft of Tiresome Heterosexuality. Braeden and Derek are canoodling in his bed, having bored each other to sleep. If there was ever any confusion about the new and entirely unwelcome direction this show is going, it’s right here. After waking when the alarm goes off, the two leap out bed and grab weapons.”
"I swear, it’s like the show started out as Dante’s Cove and has morphed without warning or explanation into Melrose Place. I don’t think Mr. Davis would do this, but whoever is responsible needs to report to the unemployment line immediately.”
"Nice try, show, but since you’re not going to commit to the story of how Malia has managed to fit into junior year of high school, best just leave it alone. You’ll only embarrass yourself with these little throwaway lines.”
season 1 episode 1
I’ve asked myself this for 2 seasons…
#mom and dad #protecting their kids
Protectors of wolves. Guardians you might say. Scott gets the big speeches and sweeping declarations, he gets the recognition and the reputation but it’s Derek and Stiles who do the actual work.