A new YA TV series is born, with some supernatural hijinks and Buffy’s small screen comeback.
I barely made it through this first episode, I did in the end over the course of about 6 tries stopping and starting and having to take breaks from it as its awfulness was truly overwhelming.
The only reason I gave this show a try was because it was from Jeff Davis, the guy who brought you Teen Wolf and as some of you know I was a massive fan of that show, but in many respects this show is a large step back from the goofy charm of Teen Wolf and tries to take itself far too seriously.
I think the crux of the issue with this show is that it is a YA program long after they have stopped being popular. As this is a review of the first episode I can’t say how the rest of the show will pan out as I won’t be watching it and can’t see into the future but one thing I can say is that in this first episode all of the well known hallmarks of YA fiction were there and they haven’t got any less cringe.
Overall, this show will likely get cancelled after one season.
It reminds you how much of a better show Teen Wolf is
YA is long past its best as a genre
It feels trope heavy and poorly written
The performances are awful
It is incredibly forgettable
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