DVD Review: "Teen Wolf" Season 2 - Just as Much Bite

Teen Wolf Season 2Teen Wolf may have started as a reimagining of the film of the same name, but it's easy to tell very early on that it was a lot different than it's predecessor. The story follows werewolf Scott McCall (Tyler Posey), as he learns what it means to be a werewolf, and deals with all the problems it creates, including having to hide his relationship with Allison Argent (Crystal Reed) from her family, who happen to be werewolf hunters.

The second season focuses on the new supernatural threat, the Kanima, who can paralyze victims with the toxin in its nails. Scott and his friends try to figure out who the new creature is, as well as who is directing it to kill, all while also dealing with whatever is going on with Lydia, new werewolves, and a new werewolf hunter, who is even more of a threat than they have encountered previously.

Teen Wolf Season TwoThe story moves along at a quick pace and is just as engaging as the first season, if not more so. The Kanima helps to change up the story, and brings something extra to the world of werewolves.

The members of the cast are all believable in their roles. Standouts this season include Dylan O'Brien once again, who plays best friend to Scott, Stiles Stillinski, who is hillarious, and Holland Roden as Lydia Martin, who plays a fracturing mind very well. Lastly, new to the cast, Michael Hogan, as Allison's grandfather, Gerard, is quite menacing.

The script is engaging. It has some romance, but also uses enough action to keep the viewer engaged. It has multiple storlines going and a lot to keep you guessing. I look forward to seeing how season three pans out.

Special Features:

Teen Wolf Season 2 at Paleyfest 2012 (5/23) - Executive producer Jeff Davis and stars of the series Colton Haynes (Jackson), Holland Roden, Tyler Hoechlin (Derek Hale), Crystal Reed, Dylan O'Brien, and Tyler Posey talk about what's to come in season two of the series.

Audio Commentary - This feature includes audio commentary with executive producer Jeff Davis and co-executive producer Christian Taylor for three episodes, "Omega," "Raving," and "Battlefield." They talk about the behind the scenes production of the three episodes. Be sure to watch the entire season before listening to the commentary for even the first episode if you don't want to be spoiled.

Teen Wolf CGI Reel - This is a split screen of various scenes featuring the Kanima, showing the unfinished 3-D model animations. Examples of the scenes include the Kanima climbing the wall and scenes of Jackson both swallowing the snake and it slithering out of his eye into the bathroom sink.

Fight Choreography Reel - This feature shows finished fight scenes and a behind the scenes view of them being shot by the stunt doubles. It doesn't include explanations, more of just a montage. It includes multiple shots of Scott and Jackson fighting in the locker room, as well as some action between Scott and the Kanima.

Alternate, Deleted and Extended Scenes - Some examples are Lydia pulling a wolf head out of her shower, Lydia giving Jackson his key back, and the scene with the victim of the auto shop getting killed and Stiles watching his death.

Alternate Stiles Takes - Most of these are really funny, and include multiple takes of different scenes including Stiles trying to force a candy machine to give him his purchase, he and Scott realizing they are in a gay club, Stiles trying to fit Lydia's present through her front door, and takes of him getting hit by a lacrosse puck.

Gag Reel - This is full of mistakes and the cast fooling around.

Shirtless Montage 2.0 - This is just what it implies, the hotties of Teen Wolf sans shirts.

Teen Wolves: Meet the New Pack - This feature includes interviews with executive producer and writer Jeff Davis and producer Joseph P. Genier as well as the actors who play the three new werewolves (Daniel Sharman as Isaac Lahey, Gage Golightly as Erica, and Sinqua Walls as Boyd) talking about their characters, interspersed with video clips from the series.

Trailers - There are trailers for Safe Haven, New Girl The Complete First Season, and Glee Season 3, which can only be accessed by watching the beginning of disc one without skipping to the menu.


The case itself is pretty standard, a clamshell with one middle piece that flips that holds discs one and two, with the back panel securing the third disc. There is an insert (this may only be on specially marked packages) that inclues a QR scanner code to watch a sneak peek of season three of Teen Wolf.

The inside of the back insert is the only way to see what content is on each disc without putting them in the player. There are different special features on each disc.

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