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This vs. That: Teen Wolf or True Blood?


LOL remember when I said I was going to post one of these every few days? Oops. Anyway, now that Upfronts and finales and Memorial Day fun are all behind us, let's get back on the "This vs. That" train, shall we? Lord knows there isn't much else to do while we wait for summer TV to really start. 

New to the game? It's simple: We pit two things against one another and you vote on which one should win... in whatever context you choose.

So with the 2013 Monsters of Summer Tour featuring Teen Wolf and True Blood about begin, we bring you this delightful match-up geniusly suggested by TV.com commenter Montana_Katana:



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I don't even know how teen wolf managed to get all these votes.Its nothing compared to true blood.Teen wolf is just a teen romcom trying to pull a perfect fairytale.
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I love it
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If this was a match up when True Blood was at its peak, then I'd have voted for it. But Teen Wolf really picked itself up awesomely in season 2 and went out on a high, while True Blood feels like a chore to sit through sometimes. So, I have to vote Teen Wolf.
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I'm laughing at the "unfair to compare" theme. Jen's instructions are: "We pit two things against one another and you vote on which one should win... in whatever context you choose." So fair doesn't really come into it. Vote on the targeted demographic. Vote on which one is darker. Vote on the depth of the characters. Vote on the life left in the series. Vote on the number of shirtless hugs. Vote on comedic strength. Vote on dramatic tension. But don't say "you shouldn't compare the two." It's the differences that make the comparison worth your time, not the similarities.
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I feel this would be simpler if it were Teen Wolf against Teen Vampires (TVD for instance) and Grimm vs True Blood.
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I don't think these are the best shows to compare--just like others have said. I like both of them but one is geared to younger people and other to a slightly older demographic. At least True Blood doesn't take place in a "high school" type setting.

Also one is just starting it's second season (still relatively "fresh") and the other has been around for a while and has some hits and misses. I think Teen wolf should be compared against other "teen" paranormal shows that are fairly new. True Blood in terms of years on tv would be better compared to TVD but since that is also a "high school" based show it is still not the best comparison.

Truly no offense intended to the person who suggested the comparison!!
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*third season. Also a comparison between two things doesn't have to just consist of similarities but also differences, no?
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my bad--> starting its third (not second) season;-)
see what happens when one marathons shows
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Teen Wolf for me. I stopped watching True Blood because every episode made me feel the need to have a shower and wash my mouth out with soap.
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The reason I didn't watch Banshee was because most of the critics outside TV dot com compared it to True Blood. True Blood is okay if you like porn, and who doesn't? Well, my wife, for one, but her best friend loves it. So I stopped watching, because I have too many other great shows my wife also hates to watch when she's not around...
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you listen to critics and didn't watch Banshee?
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Critics are what the are and can be informative. But I didn't read the reviews of Save Me BEFORE I watched it and loved it. I also didn't read the Banshee reviews at all. I suggested to my wife we give it a try and SHE read the reviews, and vetoed it.
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Banshee is flawless
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Through the first two seasons of each show only, I'd give the nod to True Blood, but it's lost a lot of its momentum the last couple of seasons. Parts of it are still stellar--I'm looking at you, Pam--but it lacks the consistency it showed early. Teen Wolf's still on the up-swing.
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True blood
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I pick True blood last season didn't bother me I still thought it was great. Teen wolf is a good show but im worried the 20 something episode season is going to drag on.
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Last season of True Blood was an entertaining one. It shows how complex vampire nests are and what it can do to someone.
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True Blood is still good. Plus, they left us with a major cliff hanger. This season was just slower than usual.
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Just this this season slow? Did you forget about the other very slow seasons before last one?
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I completely agree! True Blood is flawless
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'Flawless' is most definitely an overstatement.
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Teen Wolf, because it's still on track! True Blood's writer's been on crack the last seasons.
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Too true. Especially with last season of True Blood. I mean WTF was that?? I had no words by the end of the season.
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Can I vote for both of them?
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Teen Wolf is fun, True Blood is just softcore porn with dumbass vampires.
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Exactly...
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you puritans;-)
soft core porn? really?
LOL
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I'm almost equally excited for both. True Blood has Jessica, but Teen Wolf has a freaking Alpha Pack of werewolves! Anyway we can just move Jessica into Teen Wolf?
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I watch both of these, but where I cannot wait for Teen Wolf, True Blood has gotten so ridiculous, I'm not at all excited for the new season.
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It's been said a million times already, but this isn't really a fair poll, and not just because they are so different. True Blood just got off it's fifth season, and for many shows, that's when they really start to run of fumes. Teen Wolf is about to start it's third season, and it apparently has a lot of momentum right now. I'm pretty sure the same was said about True Blood before it started it's third season too. If both shows were about to start their third season, I think most people would go with True Blood hands down, but that's just my opinion.
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totally agree and these aren't the best shows to compare (one is just about to start season 2 and has a high school setting whereas the other has been on much longer and is geared to a slightly older demographic)
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Where do get off saying shit like that, Vicky? ;-)
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here?
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Love you...
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true blood got so bad and teen wolf keeps getting better and better. so no real choice for me.

i miss the good true-blood-times though. a lot.
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they both suck.
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I actually like both shows, and voted for True Blood solely on the basis that I'm so hoping that they bring things back together again. While I have enjoyed every season of Teen Wolf the last season of True Blood was all over the place. If Teen Wolf continues to be as good as it have been, people will start to wonder why they haven't tuned into this MTV show.
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True Blood is a cool show based on its graphics, plot, and the supernatural creatures that suprise me by their looks and abilities.

Teen Wolf is a show of non-stop action and twists. It might not compare to the violence and women of True Blood, but they make werewolves total badasses. There not too strong or fast and not impossible to kill which make the show suspensfull.
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Both of these shows are batshit insane, but Teen Wolf hasn't had the time to get stupidly insane, so it gets the edge here...
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Teen Wolf FTW ! Way better than the last two seasons of True Blood.
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this is stupid, hw can u possibly compare fucking teen wolf to true blood??
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I agree. One has only been on for 1 season and is still relatively "fresh". One is high school based whereas the other is geared to a slightly older demographic even if there is a lot of cross over. It is unfair to compare a "fresh" show to one that has been on for many season. Maybe compare the first couple of seasons of True Blood to Teen Wolf...I still don't think they are the best shows to compare. Maybe the first season of TVD compared to first (only) season of Teen Wolf would be a better comparison!
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Well, both are shows based on supernatural creatures, both have a large fan base and are widely talked about, both shows occur in the summer if i'm not mistaken, both have the same general audience because let's face it, a lot of teens and young adults do watch True Blood, and there are older folks who watch Teen Wolf. It's just a matter of which one you prefer bruh.
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Is it just me or there is virtually no 'buzz' out there about True Blood 6th Season due to premiere in a couple of weeks - Is it just general fatigue with the show or is it related to the end of the books on which it is based that have caused quite the uproar amongst fans?

I used to like True Blood but honestly I can't even remember what actually happened in Season 5 other than there were lots of boring scenes in the Authority board rooms...
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I didn't LIKE Season 5 that much, but I remember it. Particularly the last couple of episodes.

When we last left our buxom waitress, Sookie, Eric, and the rest of the scoobie gang were on the run in the Authority's underground bunker. Bill decided to "drink the kool-aide" and went full on psycho. And then he drank Lilith's blood, exploded, and resurrected as something scary. Even Eric was scared.

Supposedly that's where the season premiere picks up.

Meanwhile, human-vampire relations have gone to hell. Luna shifted on live TV and warned the public about the upcoming war, as well as outing Shifters as "being a thing." Andy is now the proud papa of a couple of half-fae offspring. Jason is going cray-cray, and thinks his dead parents are telling him to be a dick. And an apparently scary and powerful vampire is waiting in the shadows to claim Sookie per a contract with her family.

Prior to all of that, it was a bunch of back and forth within the authority about how to proceed. Co-existence with the humans, or total domination. Sookie was fealing self-loathing about her existence and tried to purge her powers. And the old Sheriff of Bon Temps was apparently a submissive Hate Group leader.
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Thanks.... Yes now I remember Sookie's stubborn nonsense trying to discharge her powers (yep, ridding yourselves of weapons will stop the psychos coming for you... right....) and Jason acting more stupid than usual... Yuk... Still not excited about this...
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That part was the dumbest of any of the seasons. She lives in monster central, has her life in danger on an hourly basis, and decides she wants to get rid of the one weapon she has that's saved her butt a few times.

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That really didn't make sense to me. I know Sookie isn't the brightest person but she usually isn't that stupid. I was so irritated when she wasted her powers!
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Amen!
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I remember some Pam, Tara, and a whole lot of boring. I was thinking the same, that this season has very little hype. The last time the show was heavily hyped was for season 3, and maybe a little bit for 4. There wasn't much buzz for season 5 either, but there is even less for this season. I'd say fatigue is a good bet.
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I wonder if this may be the last season? Allan Ball already left the show and I think most of the talent signed for 6 seasons... At this point it would probably be an expensive exercise to try and renew the top stars who presumably are also ready to move to greener pastures....
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OMG, that's exactly how I remember season 5...
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Yessss Teen Wolf is winning
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Holy shit, here's another one I have no interesting either. I'll vote True Blood because naked women is all I know about it, and that's enough.

Ha, every few days, I don't even remember how many ideas I sent in that could have filled the space between this and the last one, and I'm sure I'm not alone there.

Then again, the 2012-'13 season is over and we still haven't found out who won the '12 Dead Pool, so timeliness is not paramount on readers' concerns here. ;-)
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I don't watch either but amazed how close Teen Wolf is in this since I can't believe MTV can produce something good. :P Apparently so according to here.
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Teen Wolf plays more like a CW show than MTV. A good CW show at that. While not the greatest show ever it is entertaining, always throwing something crazy at you out of nowhere. Its really fast paced which helps the show a lot, part of True Bloods problems are is that it is just so drawn out. Drawn out is fine if done well, but True Blood doesnt do that often.
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still not the best shows to compare. One just finished season 1 and is still relatively "fresh" whereas the other has had numerous seasons. Also one is geared towards slightly younger demographics (high-school based show....ugh, but I still love the show) whereas the other is geared to a slightly older demographic (yes, there is a lot of overlap/cross over). Still one only has one season and the other has been on for years. Let's see how teen wolf does after it has been on for years...
I do like both shows.
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Teen Wolf has two seasons :P.

They really are not comparable because they are going for different things. When it comes down to it though if I had to pick between the two currently Teen Wolf has not done as much to lose my interest as True Blood has.
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oops, two seasons. I marathoned them a while back so it seemed like one long season to me;-)
TW hasn't been on long enough to lose your interest;-P
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Believe me, that was the biggest reason that I avoided "Awkward." and "Teen Wolf". I have been preaching the worthlessness of MTV for years. However, these are both SOLID, QUALITY programs well worth your time.
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No contest. Have you seen the new trailer for Teen Wolf?! AMAZING!
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I love Teen Wolf! (although I must say, the snake coming out of Jackson's eye FREAKED me out) Stiles is awesome...he reminds me of Seth from the OC, and that's why I like him so much: I finally figured it out. Can't wait for the show to premiere!
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True Blood.

Because the show makes me feel like I'm getting inside the psyche of the monsters, rather than projecting my own into what are supposed to be monsters.
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To compare these two is akin to asking if one favours AMC's The Walking Dead or MTV's Death Valley.
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Not really seeing as True Blood doesn't even compare to the quality of The Walking Dead. It closer resembles The Vampire Diaries and even in that regard I'd say TVD is better written.
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TVD use to be excellent and I was a major fan but I took a break in the middle of this season because it (the writing/plot) was going downhill so fast. TWD finale was the worst...not as bad as the Lost finale but still really bad.

For other reasons as I mention way above, these are not the best shows to compare. However, I do like both of these shows.

no offense to the suggester of these shows;-) I can understand the initial desire to compare them but after I thought about it I decided it wasn't a "fair" comparison but I do love both shows.
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This is the "dead time" for TV and what else is there to talk about?
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duh, orphan black!
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You've missed the obvious point.
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For me it's Teen Wolf. Stiles and mr. Argent are the best. I gave up on True Blood during the first season so I can't say if that show is any good.
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Hi I Think True Blood Is The Most Amazing Show Ever! All The Actors/Actresses/Crews/Writer Are All Amazing&Special! Keep Up Great Job! True Blood!
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Teen Wolf if we're talking about the current True Blood. True Blood in season one obviously beats almost everything else.
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It's weird to put these two shows against each other because they cater to different demographics. However if I had to choose one, it would be Teen Wolf (and I say this as someone who is WAY past their teenage years.) I watched True Blood's first two seasons and hated it, so I stopped after that. I find Teen Wolf much more enjoyable. I like the writing, stories, the actors (Stiles is so funny.) It's definitely my summer guilty pleasure.
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As others said, I'm not sure if the duel is relevant (except for the fact that they air in the Summer). But I'm going to go with Teen Wolf. I've never liked True Blood and Teen Wolf is crazily well-written.
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Not sure these two shows should be against each other. Different demo targets, very different networks, different length of life... a little too different.
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100% agree
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Somehow doesn't seem right to pit these two against each other, and not because I think one is more superior. Teen Wolf feels better matched with Vampire Diaries which Teen Wolf would win against. True Blood is on some other crazy level, one that neither of these shows can reach, and hopefully never will.
I will be watching both though, and am a little bit more excited for Teen Wolf. Last season showed how much more potential the show has and in my mind I can only hope that it keeps getting better.
Where as True Blood has gotten so crazy, it's kinda like watching and being entertained by the Amanada Bynes craziness. Except instead of just a downward spira into more craziness, the shows will somehow make sense and the story/plot will be much better.
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agree
not the best comparison when you think about it
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You're just a damn troublemaker...
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I prefer the term "rebel"
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The more I think about it the more I'm convinced you can't really compare True Blood and Teen Wolf - there are different kind of shows.

Teen Wolf - horror / high school drama for teenagers / young adults (like TVD or TSC)

True Blood - grotesque, supernatural themed, soft porn for adults.

The only thing these two have in common are probably werewolfs.

This vs. that: Teen Wolf or TVD would have more sense.

As for True Blood - pair it with one of Starz shows :)
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agree!
also one has been on for years and has some seasons that are better then others, whereas the other show is still relatively "fresh"...let's see how teen wolf does after it has been on for YEARS
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How can u compare a show starting its sixth season with a show just beginning its third?
This battle was a not-so-genius suggestion. I like both but I hardly believe that Teen Wolf can keep it up for four seasons yet alone six. I know, TB was bad for some time but it got on its feet quite spectacularrr. Let's wait and see how TW does its third and fourth and then we can talk. So with a loaded gun to my face I'd go with True Blood - and then I'd bite it because only TW-fans are that ferocious to threaten you with a gun in the first place.This is a lose-lose situation, I'm outta here.
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100% agree with you. I made a lot of comments saying the same thing (not a fair comparison) and I'm sure I'll get flamed...but I like both shows but since the comparison is so obviously skewed toward teen wolf I was compelled to remind everyone how it really isn't fair to compare the shows and there are better comparisons. I love Teen Wolf but I'm voting True Blood because I think after many years Teen Wolf will suck worse then True Blood even though Teen Wolf is currently awesome.
lol, I do like both shows and don't think True Blood sucks but the comparison of these two show is so obviously skewed/biased (in favor of Teen Wolf) and this lack of fairness annoys me
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Yeah! Give Teen Wolf a chance to suck - maybe it will suck like no show ever sucked before! Both shows are really cool, can't wait for them to start already.
Besides GoT, Orphan Black and Hannibal - what is there else at the moment?
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((kiotensen))
GoT, Orphan Black, Hannibal---all excellent shows!
I just started Vikings and am about to start episode 3. It is excellent!! I'm glad I have a bunch of shows on my list of shows to watch--perfect for this tv "deadtime"
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It has to be Teen Wolf for me as True Blood hasn't been good for a couple of seasons now. Not sure how I'm going to get through Teen Wolf without Price's recaps mind you - they're what turned me on to it in the first place.
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I saw the first episode of Teen Wolf and it was like "seriously?". I've read all True Blood's books (well, The Southern Vampire Mysteries Series ) and the serie it far better than they are. True Blood it's not like before, true, but I think they had to change the same story of the other seasons. Eric evolved, Bill y Billith, etc.. I love the show, it's amazing.
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I like both shows very much but let's not kid ourselves; True Blood all the way! It's HBO vs MTV and HBO wins without even trying!
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Teen Wolf, hands down. True Blood was only genuinely good for one season and all the good will that earned has carried them through four more.
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hasn't teen wolf only been on 1 or 2 seasons? hence the lack of fairness in this comparison
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I'm detecting a theme here...
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genius;-P
lol

if these comparisons (TB vs TW) are fairly close (obviously I don't) then why not compare Breaking Bad to Hannibal? Both excellent contemporary dramas that are "dark". I love both shows.

I don't think these comparison works but I can see comparing TBBT to Parks and Recreation (both excellent comedies that have been on for a while...more then just 2 seasons)
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Sorry sweetie, but I had to flag your ALL CAPS remark. Couldn't reply, so what choice did I have ;+)
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I chose True Blood simply because it's more..entertaining. Even though Teen Wolf has a more cohesive story 80% of the time. Both good shows...but True Blood has my vote
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There is no doubt in my mind that True Blood is the better show.
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Then you should re-check your mind. True Blood is a mess. Teen Wolf is a well thought out, smartly written show.
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There is no need for insults. I like both shows but TB is better in my opinion. I am not about to waste time explaining why but be polite and respect my point of view.
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True Blood has better (HBO) production budget, good characters, good actors is a shame that can be compare, and some times lose, to a NEW MTV production, all I can say is: STILES ROCKS!!!, is the HEART of this series, is not THE STAR, the best looking guy, but is the best character (and best actor) of this show, this is the principal reason why TEEN WOLF is at the raise, Stiles is the glue, the central piece, is the best friend of the "hero", is in love with the more enigmatic (Lydia), even the "BAD" guys (Peter and Derek) can't live without him. TRUE BLOOD don't have this central piece, too many stories at the same time, they lost the point, they don't have a stable pace, they live for the extreme, some good some bad, but I Still can't wait to see the new season (for both shows).
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I appreciate that, although you chose True Blood (I did not), you didn't feel the need to knock Teen Wolf unnecessarily. It certainly doesn't deserve it.
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Teen Wolf!
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Seriously? True Blood a million times over. I mean, come on! This cant be a debate, The show is superior in writing (even though the story is a bit off) on its worst days and the cast is phenomenal. Do i have to repeat TrevPlatt's post?

DEBORAH ANN WOLL!

'nuff said.
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I agree, there's no comparison between them. The plot, the characters, the cruelty... it's so solid.
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Cant tell if trolling. True blood has been pretty ordinary for awhile now.
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I don't see any trolling so far and am not sure why you think it is trolling but I may be wrong;-)
These shows shouldn't be compared. One has been on for YEARS and one is still relatively "fresh" since it has only been on a short while. Also one is geared towards a younger generation (take place with high schoolers) where as the other is geared to a slightly older demographic even though there is a lot of overlap/cross over of viewers. Both shows are great but this poll is so obviously skewed or biased in favor of Teen Wolf that I'm surprised they did this comparison. Again, no offense to the suggester of the poll and at first I thought it was a good idea but after more thought I thought there were to many confounding variables that skewed the results to favor Teen Wolf.
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TRY ALL CAPS, DEAR. WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS< THEY SEEM TO WORK--SO FLAMED...
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SHOUTING IS RUDE~~lol, actually I don't give a sh*t if people use all caps but apparently other people care~I was just trying to be polite by not shouting.
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