Teen wolves just not as carefree these days

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In 1985, being a Teen Wolf meant surfing on the roof of a van and showboating at high-school basketball games. But judging by the trailer for MTV's series reboot of the Michael J. Fox comedy classic, lycanthropic life is a lot darker and more complicated in 2011. Your senses become magnified, your love life becomes dangerous, and worst of all, you sometimes feel you owe your entire existence to the Twilight franchise. Terrifying, indeed. But even with its angsty glares and exposed abs, the new Teen Wolf actually looks pretty good. And today's Teen Wolf still gets to showboat at high-school athletics. Too bad it's lacrosse, so no one will be in the stands to see it.

@griner david.griner@adweek.com David Griner is creative and innovation editor at Adweek and host of Adweek's podcast, "Yeah, That's Probably an Ad."