Last summer, "Teen Wolf" was basically an hour-long music video with attractive guys who rarely wore shirts and spent a lot of time staring into each others' eyes. The female characters were insufferably boring and the lead came off as dumb and clumsy, but there was enough there (looking at you, Dylan O'Brien and Colton Haynes) to keep me watching.
This season, the show became a must-watch for me and even won over a handful of my snobbier critic friends (you know, the type who won't admit that they've even heard of a Snooki). It was action-packed, surprising, and dimensional. It acknowledged its own flaws and fixed them. It delivered the emotional resonance and consequences that other shows in the genre always forget.
And the guys still rarely wore shirts and still had a lot of homoerotic eye-sex, and all was well.
--Carina Adly MacKenzie, Zap2it