For a while, I’ve been thinking how I was going to do my final Teen Wolf recap/review. I wanted it to be as perfect as the show, as it’s not only coming to an end, but also reaching its’ 100th episode. I have no doubt there’s going to be several Teen Wolf recaps out there that would have said the same things I would have. So instead, I’m not going to tell you how Scott defeated the Anuk-ite and saved everyone before literally blinding himself by digging his claws in his eyes. Nor am I going to praise Kate Argent for finally killing the one man we’ve all wanted dead since season one, her father, Gerard. Or talk about how no one from Scott’s pack died, and only Deuc did. And I’m not going to express how upset I am that Isaac Lahey couldn’t even come back for the last 5 seconds of the series. Instead, I want to explain how much this show means to me, how it made an impact in my life, and how much I’ll certainly miss it.
On June 5, 2011, I was sitting in my living room with my dad and little brother, ready to watch MTV’s new drama TV show, Teen Wolf. Immediately, my little brother and I were hooked. My dad enjoyed the show as well, but he didn’t watch it on a weekly basis like my brother and I did. At the time, none of my friends watched the show. I had no one to watch or bond over with other than my little brother. And guess what? I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Most people don’t know, but my brother and I are ten years apart. With the huge age difference, we never really had a lot of things in common nor did we like the same things. Yet, somehow Teen Wolf brought us together and had us sitting in front of the TV, ready to watch a new episode every week. We bonded over the show together. We argued, we laughed, I mostly cried, and we shouted together at our TV.
This past June, Howler Con had their final Teen Wolf Convention. As a high school graduation present for my brother, I bought us tickets and made a weekend vacation out of it. We got to meet some of our favorite actors, took pictures, and laughed at how funny they are during their panels. I couldn’t think of a better way to have a full circle moment with my brother.
Creating a bond with my brother wasn’t the only thing Teen Wolf did for me. It also gave me two amazing friends, Miranda and Corina. Miranda and I met online. I live in Texas and she lives in Tennessee. She didn’t start watching the show from the pilot like I did. She started watching Teen Wolf during the third season. Corina and I met at EyeCon’s One Tree Hill Convention and we kept in touch ever since as she’s from Kansas. I eventually got her hooked on the show later on during the series.
I became really good friends with each of them because of the show. Eventually, I introduced Miranda and Corina to each other, and we all bonded over Teen Wolf. We would send each other SnapChats while watching new episodes and talk about everything that happened. We would send each other new videos, pictures, and articles to each other, just to make sure we didn’t miss anything. While Teen Wolf was at the San Diego Comic Con, Miranda would send us nearly 100 texts messages with everything that happened while Corina and I were working and unable to keep up with social media. At one point, I Skyped with Corina because she was out of town and her hotel room didn’t have MTV on a night of a new Teen Wolf episode. Lastly, Miranda and Corina also attended Howler Con’s Teen Wolf Convention and we all had matching Teen Wolf shirts. These girls literally became my Teen Wolf pack. It’s going to be hard to find another show to bond over together as Teen Wolf was our life.
Lastly, I write Teen Wolf fanfiction. This is something I usually keep to myself and only very few people in my personal life know about this. I genuinely love writing and I want to publish books some day. I don’t know exactly how it started other than I wanted to try writing Teen Wolf fanfiction for two reasons:
- To write what I thought should have happened on the show.
- I wanted to use it as practice.
It started off with one imagine, which is almost the same as a short or long story. Then, I got my first request from a reader who enjoyed my imagines. Eventually, I did my first series. (For those of you who don’t follow the fanfiction lingo, that’s like a book.) Three years later, I’ve written four series (books) with over 30 chapters each, 3 mini-series, and over 150 imagines. I have thousands of readers, who have given me countless reads/views, comments, and feedback.
This literally all started because I wanted to better my writing as a writer. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think this would change my life. I’ve received numerous messages from my readers who have said my writing has made an impact on their lives. Some have said they’ve had a bad day at school or at work and one of my imagines cheered them up. Others had gone through some serious issues such as depression, trouble at home, hard break ups, and were in the hospital sick or in for a surgery and they’ve expressed to me my words gets them through their darkness. Even if it’s just for a few minutes, it helps them. There is nothing more humbling than to hear that. The messages my readers send me, is what inspires me to continue writing and to chase my dream of becoming a published writer someday.
To anyone who is reading this, I want you to know something: a show can make an impact in someone’s life. A TV show can bring people closer, create friendships from around the country, and inspire their viewers to chase their dreams. Teen Wolf has certainly done that for me and I have no idea how I can ever thank Jeff Davis for creating such a wonderful show as this one. I only hope one day I’ll be lucky enough to meet him and thank him in person as Teen Wolf will forever hold a huge place in my heart. Even though it’s over, who knows what will happen in the future. Maybe they’ll do a movie in a couple of years or return to TV 11 years later like NBC’s Will & Grace, but until then, I’m certainly going to miss Teen Wolf. Thank you for changing my life.