a BRIT GAL’S put FANGS into TERRIBLE TEENS!
March 20, 2013 § Leave a comment
I had no IDEA! Until I started tweeting and “met” Debbie Moon, whose British television show, WOLFBLOOD, just won an award from the Royal Television Society and is filming a second season in 2013. Debbie claims she was in a book store and the words, “wolf” and “blood” sorta jumped out and grabbed her idea-mind. She later brainstormed as one of a few writers chosen to pitch new TV series ideas, and now she’s got a following, an award, and a pack of television wolf kids to call her own!
I have never seen the show. I can’t endorse or review it. But I can weigh in on how great an idea it sounds. Aimed at a teenage audience, the stars, according to Wikipedia (you’ve definitely arrived if you find yourself THERE) are: “Blessed with extraordinary speed, agility, and senses even when in human form (and) they find their abilities very useful in negotiating the turmoil of teenage life.”
Kids who belong to a race of wolfbloods who help each other, and real people, survive puberty. Now, there’s a concept. I laugh, thinking how appropriate that a woman developed this show. I remember trying to mother (aka kindly coerce) my teens towards adulthood, and had I the benefit of Debbie’s imagination back then, just for one moment; had I sensed how much easier and more interesting all that angst and aggressive immaturity would be if they could simply grow a fang and fight it out themselves, with pseudo-sexy snarls interspersed, of course, so the family photo album would have nice shots later… I’d have definitely been a much kinder, gentler, more tolerant mom. Fewer frown wrinkles now. And let’s not overlook the greatest part of wolfblood kids. I’d be a wolfblood MOM!
Well done, Debbie. I look forward to watching a few episodes.