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'Wolves' Review: Sarah Michelle Gellar Deserves Better Than Paramount+'s Depressing Werewolf Drama

It’s not an anniversary that most people celebrate, but just over a year ago, Peacock released a wacky little series called Wolf Like Me. While anyone who can read a title understands this, critics prefer not to spoil a show that, featuring a stellar core performance from Isla Fisher, is actually about werewolves of. Again, if you reveal that the show is about werewolves, the audience who tuned in to the werewolves might think the show is too much about people. Stupid, nasty people and their nasty feelings.

Fortunately, there is no need to bow your head in the new drama of Paramount+wolves . It’s about werewolves. great! The best thing that can be said about Wolf Pack is that it’s not coy. Still, even knowing that the show is unquestionably about werewolves, discerning viewers tuned in to Werewolves might feel that the show initially talked too much about people. Woody, badly written people and perfect cheekbones they hate.

Wolfpack

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Air date: Thursday, January (Paramount+) Cast:
Armani Jackson, Bella Shepard, Chloe Rose Robertson, Taylor Laurence Gray, Rodrigo Santoro, Sarah Michelle Gellar Creator: Jeff Davis

Depend on Created by Jeff Davis, the minds behind MTV’s Teen Wolf, Wolf Pack kicks left with the pilot which I found to be terrible , with enough interesting elements in it that I could keep watching with morbid curiosity. The second of two episodes sent to critics was so disjointed and irrelevant that all curiosity was lost like the tiniest drop of water in hell.

Speaking of hell, it’s there Wolf Pack Pilot episode written by Davis and directed by Jason Ensler ,it has started. A fire is burning east of Los Angeles. A school bus transporting the most popular and least popular students from what was apparently a regional feeder school got stuck in a knotty traffic jam on the brink of the blaze. Suddenly, all the animals screamed from the woods. It’s a sequence I’ve seen in a dozen movies and TV projects before, but watching CGI deer, coyotes, and a flaming ram in a thunderous stampede is always unsettling. For some reason, this is exactly the moment stupid high school kids decide to get off a partially safe bus, and they get trampled. Some were hilariously trampled, but a few were bitten. by some means.

Among the bitten are the anxiety-prone Everett (Armani Jackson) and Blake (Bella Shepard), both morose but with the kind that can only be fictional. The way teens parenting a girl with a younger brother on the autism spectrum can be. Everett and Blake weren’t friends, but they formed a tenuous bond around the rough bite.

The fire has twins Luna (Chloe Rose Robertson) and Harlan (Taylor Lawrence Gray) on edge as their father (Rodrigo Santoro’s Briggs) is a park ranger and he Will spend the first two episodes coughing in a smoky disorientation. Plus, Harlan is gay. Also, Harlan and Luna are werewolves. Are they related to the fuzzy CG thing biting Everett and Blake’s eyes glowing? If not, it would be too much of a coincidence. Or maybe all the glowing yellow eyes just mean a hepatitis outbreak is spreading, and the Hepatitis Pack title is just too clunky.

Fire for Kristin Ramsey (Sarah Michelle Gellar) Provided extra cover so they could spend two episodes introducing herself as an arson investigator for LAFD. Note, don’t actually do any research. But definitely introduce yourself as an arson investigator. Kristen knew more than she let on, otherwise the decision to cast Sarah Michelle Gellar was an odd one. However, I can’t comment on Wolf Pack based on things that might become less weird in the future. Now, a lot of Kristen introducing herself to people and explaining that arson is bad. officially stated.

One of the interesting things about Wolf Like Me is that it chooses to stray from the most familiar werewolf tropes — werewolfism as adolescence An extension of — using wolfing to cope with the parallel changes of midlife.

Wolf Pack takes the metaphor back to puberty, especially with all the CW and MTV stars coming out of the ugly embarrassment of puberty, The universal moment of realizing that you are attractive.

Visibly hot, but acne scars visible in certain lights? Try to be a wolf! It’s hot, but you’re wearing baggy clothes so people don’t see your body as sexy? Ask your doctor if lycanthropy is right for you! Side effects include fast running, enhanced senses and abs. If overheating occurs, consult your modeling agent.

As I mentioned, the first episode was at least entertaining. The script consists of moaning dialogue after moaning dialogue – there’s no indication that any of the younger members of the cast are capable of overcoming moaning dialogue – but watching the established Teen Wolf formula. Some extra expletives here, some gore there. Everyone is very attractive, and if you put Gregg Araki in charge of the property, the orgy ensues, not carnage, but instead, it’s a lot of, “OMG, I can see my abs!” (Actually dialogue) and “OMG, my skin looks amazing!” (not actual dialogue, but close). There are a few jump scares and CG blobs bursting out of the darkness, but nothing really scary. Yet it impeccably illuminates the biggest forebodings, especially hospital corridors and dimly lit motel rooms.

And then in the second episode…nothing happened. About 50 Minutes — These episodes are 1235071190 + minutes that feel like hours – bite-induced hallucinations, a few scenes where Sarah Michelle Gellar introduces herself to people before disappearing, plus a new ostensibly unhot A character’s half-hearted introduction is enough to be part of the main ensemble. Is he a walking werewolf kibble, or will he prove to be the ultimate proof of a werewolf’s heat-inducing abilities? The answer will be revealed in an episode I definitely won’t be watching.

The acting is all wood – my feeling is that Shepard and Jackson are a notch better than Robertson and Gray – but what’s even weirder is that the directors of the first two episodes were How invested in creepy mood lighting and omnipotent materialization, figuring out how to get actors to move around the frame, so that scene after scene is of people standing awkwardly, unsure of what to do with their supernaturally enhanced bodies. They didn’t feel much comfortable with supernaturally enhanced movement, and there are a few scenes where people are running and you can almost hear the editors saying, “Well, that’s the best we can do.”

If there is at least any narrative momentum going, much of the first episode’s guilty pleasure might be sustained by the second’s clumsiness. Maybe the deliberate pacing works better in Edo van Belkom’s book, but if you ask me after two episodes Wolf Pack might be a series, my only answer is that each Wolves of sorts might get together, and eventually Sarah Michelle Gellar will introduce herself to them too – though whether she’ll be a wolf when she does, I can’t say and won’t stick to it find out.

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