When Star Trek first appeared on screen in 1966, it set the model for all sorts of shows to follow—including the theme of unrequited homoerotic relationships. The devotion of Kirk and Spock, full of longing glances and a sexless intimacy, sparked a whole new genre of queer fanfiction and, to this day, keeps fans rabid for every small moment between the two.
These days, TV is full of couples like Kirk and Spock. While these close same-sex relationships can be sweet portraits of loving friendships, they can also cross a line to be queerbating—shows create queer subtext but yank it away before getting to actual feelings, actions, or any clear understanding of the relationship.
Although its chiseled, aggressive men undoubtedly give the series a macho bent, this addictive blend of adolsecence and the paranormal is not without a solid cast of women--and after nearly three full seasons of dude-centric story arcs, I think it's time that the women of Teen Wolf got their fair share of the show's plot.