Normally I wouldn't watch a show that had the words "Teen" and "MTV" associated with it because I haven't been a teen in nearly two decades and I haven't watched MTV since they stopped airing actual music videos. But, I watched the first couple episodes of Teen Wolf on Netflix after some friends recommended it and I was hooked! I went through both seasons in about four days of marathon watching, and now I'm impatient for season three.
You really can't compare it at all with the cult classic movie, but if you enjoy this show for what it offers -- it totally delivers! It has some sharp writing, fantastic characters and the actors are very talented. I love the romance between Allison and Scott because it really feels like a teenage relationship, albeit complicated by the whole werewolf problem. I love the supporting cast who manage to shine through even bit parts, but my favorite character by far is Stiles. Dylan O'Brien really brings him alive, and the writers have given him a lot of great material to work with. He lights up every scene he is in and totally steals the entire series for me.
No TV show is perfect, of course, and this show does have its problems with some heavy handedness, some character portrayals and continuity issues. But, for the most part the show works on a lot of levels. I hate to compare it to any other TV show because it needs to be appreciated for what it has to offer. For instance, it's not as deep or expansive as Buffy was, but if you liked the play of relationships and characters in Buffy, I think you should give this show a shot. I'm so glad I wasn't put off by the name and gave it a try. I'm totally addicted!