I'm not a fan, but I recently caught an episode of the Teen Wolf (2011) series. It's supposedly inspired by the 1985 flick with the same title (You know - Michael J. Fox's other movie that year) which spawned a 1987 TV series. It's got the same general conflict: teenage boy discovers he's a werewolf and his life is forever changed. It also has the same main characters' names, and the same sucky title.
|ABOVE: The original Teen Wolf.|
BELOW: Teen Wolf 2011
It wasn't technically a success, but it managed to make its way into people's hearts through the years that it's now a well-loved classic of sorts. Possibly not for any of the technical aspects, but most likely for the memories of when life seemed to be a lot less complicated. Besides, it starred Michael J. Fox - and who could hate him, right?
Naturally, creating a 2011 television series from a two-hour 1985 movie a requires stretching the plot and updating everything to fit the changed culture. But it's worlds apart from the 80's Teen Wolf, it might as well be called something else. Like some other sucky title. I mean, instead on using a familiar title to hook eighties kids, because this is definitely not the same thing.