My Reply to Jeff Davis on Why I Still Watch “Teen Wolf”

Jeff Davis Teen Wolf San Diego Comic Con 2017

During the Teen Wolf interviews at San Diego Comic-Con 2017, Jeff Davis called me out twice, questioning why I still continue to watch the show. Here’s my answer.

For those of you who follow my writing, you know that I have voiced my opinions many times regarding Teen Wolf. It seems that Jeff Davis (the creator and executive producer of Teen Wolf) doesn’t agree with what I have to say. I understand his opinion. He has the right to it. But singling out a reporter in front of others when I wasn’t even there is just a low blow.

Check out the interview below. He mentions me and the website at the 0:13 mark and then at the 6:24 mark.

The thing that stood out to me the most was how, according to him, being a Sterek shipper is the only reason behind my opinions. If Jeff Davis has been reading my articles and the only thing he got from them is that I wrote them because of Sterek, there’s nothing I can do about it. He has to continue blaming Sterek shippers because if he doesn’t he’ll have to blame himself.

Teen Wolf is still a very problematic show even if you take shipping out of it. The show is full of blatant queerbaiting, plot holes, over sexualized female damsels in distress, and the list goes on.

Below is my reply to Jeff Davis. I have answered all of his questions, especially the part about why I still watch the show.

I have received some replies about taking the show too seriously. But (as I have explained in the video) such shows and other forms of media need to be called out when they’re being problematic. It isn’t about Sterek. It’s about voicing opinions and trying to get The Powers That Be to hopefully listen.

Teen Wolf isn’t the only show we cover on this website. We’ve talked about other more popular shows, including Game of Thrones, Supernatural, The Walking Dead, etc. and the problems they have.

If you, as a fan, want to enjoy casually watching a show, go ahead. No one is stopping you. But do respect the opinions of people who are watching the show and calling it out on being problematic in hopes of getting better storytelling and representation down the line.

And Jeff, feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Author: Farid-ul-Haq

Farid has a Double Masters in Psychology and Biotechnology as well as an M.Phil in Molecular Genetics. He is the author of numerous books including Missing in Somerville, and The Game Master of Somerville. He gives us insight into comics, books, TV shows, anime/manga, video games, and movies.

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12 thoughts on “My Reply to Jeff Davis on Why I Still Watch “Teen Wolf”

  1. I have this amusing daydream that the finale will canonize Sterek and there will be a random guy in the background wearing a Farid nametag clapping his heart out.

    But yeah, for a show with potentially incredible female characters and actors with the chops to back that up, those ladies are extra damseled with a side of “woe is me”. Preach, Farid!

    1. Hahaha….I thought about this too…not the Sterek becoming canon part per se, but some random person named Farid (or close to it) who ends up getting killed or is already dead with the same or similar name on the body bag 😉

    2. LOL!!!>_< You made me giggle man, thank you… And about Jeff: there's nothing worse of a man that has no humor, and can't take a joke or is not even able to accept a criticism… PS-BRAVO Farid well said, let's continue on this path (and I will follow ;-)).

  2. Someone ‘being anybody’s type’ doesn’t mean that said person is actually bisexual. Our sexuality is not defined by OTHER PEOPLE’S SEXUAL DESIRE, it’s our own.
    You do not become magically gay because OTHERS are attracted TO YOU.
    Stop saying that this is the hint about Jackson’s sexuality, it’s really NOT.
    This is the most offensive shit I’ve ever saw on this incredibly offensive show.

  3. As usual, your points are valid. Apparently Davis can’t handle constructive criticism.

  4. Great job Farid! I can’t believe this poor excuse of a man is a professional writer and showrunner, I wonder who his in charge of changing his diapers…

  5. Didn’t Jeff Davis or his minions make to take down an article from a website years ago because the author criticized “his show”? Since that time I found Jeff unprofessional and with low level of intelligence.

  6. Well said. Thank you for your honesty and frankness. It’s a shame that Jeff Davis is beyond enlightenment.

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