But new enemies quickly assemble, including the school's former golden boy, Jackson (Colton Haynes), and a pack of hunters bent on eliminating the werewolves altogether.
isn't a show for young kids or tweens sensitive to the concept of monsters striking close to home.
I'm not sure how many episodes the adults have watched who've reviewed this show and rated it ok for 12 year-olds.
The main characters' relationship, while it is caring, is supposed to be between two 16 year olds and is primarily focused on the physical.
After one date, the girl's friend advises her to make sure she has condoms, and tells her to "just give him a taste." Same girl, called out for pretending to be bad at bowling "strictly for (her boyfriend's) benefit, says, "Trust me - I do plenty of sucking strictly for his benefit." Girlfriend encourages boy to take off her clothes. Am I mistaken in thinking this is all way too much about sex for young teens and tweens? There's plenty of sexual content in this show.
To make sure I wasn't being overly critical, I met with a group of teenagers and asked them their real opinions of the show.
I also though it pertinent to give my background, so parents know where I'm coming from. So far, I do not find it an appropriate show for 13 year olds.
Some adults come across as the teens' enemies, including a tough-talking coach and the hunters who track the werewolves.
Bloody corpses and intense battles (although they're brief and mostly obscured) between werewolves and humans.
Parents need to know that this drama series (loosely based on the same-named '80s movie) centers on a teen's transformation into a werewolf, so violence is its main concern.
Much of what exists is either implied or obscured by blurry camera effects, but there are some scenes that show victims bloodied or dead, and human hunters use crossbows and guns to stalk the werewolves.
With the help of his best friend, Stiles (Dylan O’Brien), and fellow lycanthrope, Derek (Tyler Hoechlin), Scott tries to come to terms with the fact that he is, in fact, becoming a werewolf.