Sorry Twi-hards, but Scott & Allison’s love games make Edward & Bella’s ‘saga’ seem a bedtime story.
“Love. Be afraid.” That’s the tagline for MTV’s new series Teen Wolf, and I can’t think of a more appropriate way to describe the intense romance between outsider-turned-werewolf Scott (Tyler Posey) and closet-werewolf-hunter Allison (Crystal Reed.)
Allow me, with a little help from the show’s stars, to explain why their sordid tale will have you hooked — and why it’s leaps and bounds more intriguing than that of Edward (Robert Pattinson) and Bella (Kristen Stewart.)
For starters, Scott and Allison’s romance plays out like a modern-day Romeo & Juliet, a task Twilight aimed for but seemed to miss.
While Edward and Bella’s differences are one-sided (he’s a vampire, she’s not) Scott and Allison’s problems reach a whole new level. Not only is Scott a werewolf, but Allison comes from a family of werewolf hunters, making them equal-parts lovers and enemies… at least when the moon is full.
“[Allison's] aunt teaches her the way of the werewolf hunters,” Crystal tells HollywoodLife.com, teasing that “maybe she finds out Scott’s a werewolf and maybe she goes after him. Who knows?”
So while their drama isn’t always relatable — I’m pretty sure I’ve never dated anyone who was unknowingly trying to kill me — it’s far more compelling than the same-old emo story being told by Twilight.
“They’re so in love, but there are so many aspects of their relationship that they can’t share,” Tyler adds. “It sucks, but I have to deal with it, because I’m in love.”
Read between the lines here: While Bella caught onto Edward’s true nature pretty quickly, Scott and Allison’s game of cat and mouse will get the opportunity it deserves to play out for most of the show’s first season.
I know many of you haven’t seen Teen Wolf yet, since it doesn’t premiere until June 5 after the 2011 MTV Movie Awards, but believe me when I tell you that you’re going to love it. And more importantly, you’re going to love Scott and Allison.