There is something to be said for some TV shows which aren't produced by massive networks. There is never an expectation for it to be the "next big thing", so the writers and directors are given more rope to do more of their own thing, or ultimately hang themselves with. Fortunately there is no hanging here, (other than the Omega in episode one), Russell Mulcahy is an absolute legend of a director, with his careful attention to detail and unique directing style, Teen Wolf visually is a work of art. The only criticism I will let you have is some of the CGI werewolf stuff, but then again this isn't a blockbuster film with equally blockbusting budget to go with it.
All the actors and actresses are fantastic (I'm not even going to bother picking each one out, when I say they are ALL fantastic, they really are). The chemistry works, the banter works, the friendship and camaraderie works. It all works and makes for very enjoyable watching indeed.
The real magic here though is the writing. Good goodness, its good. No wonder the main writer, Jeff Davis, has become almost as famous as the front line cast. You know when in a normal TV show the slow build up happens throughout the season and then the creator or main writer of the show pops up for the last episode or two to write/direct something truly stellar? Well In season 2 Jeff steals the helm in episode 8 "Raving", after an already pretty great build-up and then takes us on one of the most intense and wildest rides all the way up to episode 12. It's practically non stop, relentless storytelling, no filler or padded out content. Just the raw grit that will no doubt become cult (if it hasn't already) in the future.
So in summary the show has substance, it has quality and its put together perfectly. The viewers love it, the network love it (renewed for a third season with double the number of episodes), and you will love it. You can't not.