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'Teen Wolf' season 5 wish list

The fifth season of MTV’s Teen Wolf is so close, we can almost smell it. The show returns on June 29, with a two-part premiere that continues on June 30. How amazing is that? The wait for new episodes has been agonizing, but MTV has been generous and gifted us with a trailer and multiple teasers to tide us over. All this hype has us daydreaming about our season five wish list. Listen, we’re sure Jeff Davis has some pretty amazing stuff up his sleeve—the man’s a genius, after all—but we have a few requests, and we don’t think they’re too much to ask for.

Here are the five things that we want to happen (read: should happen) in season five.

1. Jackson’s return

There have been rumors swirling that a former character would be returning to the show this season, but if this is true, the secret has been closely guarded. In fact, Just Jared Jr. said, after watching a sneak peek of the first episode of season five, “In the first few minutes of the episode, a familiar face comes back …” So when it was announced that Colton Haynes (Jackson) would be leaving Arrow (a show we also love, by the way), we were elated.

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Perhaps that’s selfish, but it gives us just a glimmer of hope that he could return to Teen Wolf. One of our favorite things about the show was Jackson and Lydia’s tumultuous, semi-destructive, but somehow still adorable relationship. In a perfect world, we’d get a spinoff dedicated to Jackson and Lydia, featuring them living in a Parisian castle, raising papillons and sipping champagne in haute couture … but we’re willing to just settle for Jackson’s return to Beacon Hills for now.

Side note: We’d also take anything involving Allison, in any form they’re willing to give us.

 

2. Bromantic scenes between Stiles and Scott

The founding element of the show is friendship, and there’s no friendship more important than that of Scott and Stiles. They’re hands down one of our favorite duos on TV. Who could forget Stiles’ life-saving speech in the episode “Motel California,” when Scott tried to blow himself up?

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We already know that season five will come with some ups and downs for Scott’s group of friends (hey, it can’t always be smooth sailing). No matter what happens between them, though, we hope to get a few emotional and heartwarming moments between Scott and Stiles.

 

3. New creatures

What makes Teen Wolf so more than just some show about teens and werewolves is the quality of the storytelling, and the originality of the supernatural elements and creatures it chooses to incorporate. For mythology lovers like us, it’s a treat that Davis pulls lesser-known supernatural creatures from folklore and uses the real mythology behind them to build meaty and layered characters (berserkers, banshees, and kitsunes, anyone?).

He finds small (and smart) ways to interject elements of a creature’s mythology into the story—little gems that make you smile from ear to ear when you pick up on them. So, needless to say, for season five, we’re hoping for more highly original creatures to show up in Beacon Hills and blow our minds. This isn’t so much a wish as a guarantee.

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We already know about one new creature called the Slaugh, which was created by Jessica Short, who won the AT&T Creature Feature contest. The villain will be played by Texas teen Michael Lynch, who scored the role through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. His wish was to be an extra on Teen Wolf, but he landed a role much bigger than that. We love it already!

 

4. More Kira

Speaking of interesting supernatural creatures, Kira is our favorite new character. Granted, she’s not so new anymore, and we still have a lot to learn about her, the Yukimura family history, and kitsunes. The mythology surrounding kitsunes is rich and expansive, so we can’t wait to see what the show has in store for her. Plus, Kira is a brand-new kitsune (she has one “tail” and should grow up to nine as she gains power), which means she has some serious growing and learning to do. Watching her get stronger and grow into her powers is something we hope will be heavily featured in season five. Who doesn’t love a badass, katana-wielding girl with foxfire?

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5. The parents

One of the most unique things about this show is that the parents are prominently featured, and play a big role in their kids’ lives. Most other teen-centric dramas push the parents to the wayside and leave us to believe that the kids must have raised themselves. Sure, it’s convenient for most shows, but the element of family is important in Teen Wolf. Between Sheriff Stilinski, Chris Argent (who might not be around much this season), and Melissa McCall, we’ve got a pretty kickass group of guardians. These characters have incredible depth and are highly relatable, which is why viewers are just as attached to them as they are to the teenagers.

There’s also Scott’s dad, who has a strained relationship with his son but is hoping to mend things. We hope each of these parents plays an integral role in season five, and, most important, that they make it out alive. If there’s one thing Beacon Hills doesn’t need, it’s less parental supervision.

 

Let us know what’s on your season five wish list, and don’t miss the return of Teen Wolf on MTV, June 29 and 30, at 10/9C!

xoxo,

TeamTSD (Liz and Lindi)

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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