Wolf Pack Season 1 Review – while not perfect, it’s still a good time

By Ricky Valero
Published: January 23, 2023 (Last updated: March 8, 2023)
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Sarah Michelle Gellar’s return to the small screen delights as Wolf Pack is a decent little teenage thriller that is worth checking out.

We review the Paramount+ series Wolf Pack Season 1, which does not contain spoilers.

The first thing I think of when I hear the word Wolf Pack is the NWO. But that’s not why we are here, we are here to talk about season 1 of the Paramount+ series Wolf Pack. The biggest thing from the series is the small screen return of Sarah Michelle Gellar. Does the series check the boxes? Is Season 1 worth checking out? Let’s dive in.

Wolf Pack Season 1 Review and Plot Summary

Wolf Pack follows the story of a boy and girl whose lives are forever changed after a wildfire awakens a supernatural creature. The series stars Sarah Michelle Gellar, Armani Jackson, Bella Shepard, and Rodrigo Santoro.

When Wolf Pack begins, you see this massive wildfire that leads to us seeing a presence enter this city that we weren’t sure what was ahead for us. From here, we see two of our main characters throughout the show, Blake and Everett, get bitten and turn into these wolves. Throughout each episode, we explore the who, what, when, and how this all unfolded. The story is sometimes simplistic, while other times, you are trying to put together the pieces.

Wolf Pack feels like a young adult series that was a smash hit in the late 90s or early 00s. I am sure it will get some comparisons to Teen Wolf (same production company), and they would be right. Because of this, it will have a niche audience that won’t be for everyone. I don’t think they did enough with the writing to try to entice people outside of that box to reel them into keeping up with it weekly.

I liked the cast for the most part because the acting didn’t feel super cheesy. Most of the time, when you have shows like this, you have some lower-tier acting or over-the-top cheese one-liners that make you audibly sigh. I credit the writing here for not doing that and the cast for being solid in their delivery. Speaking of the cast, I was a huge fan of several cast members, including Blake, who Bella Shephard played. I felt like she did a great job of carrying this series on her back and being the focal point of the main emotional beats of the series. I also thought Chloe Rose Robertson was perfect in the role of Luna.

That said, the best part of this entire series was seeing Sarah Michelle Gellar return to our TV weekly. When she is on the screen, she has this presence that makes you invest in what is happening. Even during the moments of this show that felt slightly underwhelming, when she arrived, you cared and had your complete focus. I hope that this leads to us seeing more of her on the big screen or small screen because she has been missed.

Is Wolf Pack season 1 good?

I am leaning toward yes. I don’t think Wolf Pack is perfect, but when I started watching this, I wasn’t expecting groundbreaking television. For me, I wanted to flip it on, enjoy some wild things and see Sarah Michelle Gellar back on the small screen again. Wolf Pack checked all the boxes to make it worthy of a weekly watch. Overall, temper your expectations if you have any, but relax and enjoy the ride.

What did you think of Wolf Pack Season 1? Comment below.

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