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15 Werewolf TV Shows, Ranked by Tomatometer

While there are plenty of TV series about easy-to-film supernatural creatures like witches and vampires, it’s much harder to make a fantastical lupine transformation happen on a TV budget and shooting schedule. But there are still plenty of series dedicated to werewolves, some with their names in the title — Teen Wolf, for one — and some with other creatures in their names — Buffy the Vampire Slayer (don’t forget that Oz was a werewolf).

Then again, special effects in television have improved dramatically over the past 20 years (and gotten much cheaper to produce), which means the transitions seen in recent series like The Vampire Diaries, True Blood, and yes, Teen Wolf, look pretty darn impressive compared to the decades before. Still, The Munsters had a werewolf in its cast of spooky creatures — though, like the hybrids on The Originals, he was half vampire too.

Rotten Tomatoes has compiled a list of the best and worst werewolf-related television shows. While the series don’t have to solely focus on werewolves to be included, the do have to include significant werewolf characters or storylines (hence the inclusion of so many vampire shows). The series are ranked by Tomatometer score, and shows without series-level scores were omitted — sorry, Bitten!

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Wolf Lake (2001)

Synopsis: A pack of werewolves living in human form in a small Washington state town -- where human disappearances have been... [More]
Directed By: Alex Gansa, Rick Kellard

Hemlock Grove (2013)

Synopsis: Based on the book by Brian McGreevy and executive produced by acclaimed horror master Eli Roth ("Hostel"), this Netflix original... [More]

True Blood (2008)

Synopsis: Small-town Louisiana waitress Sookie Stackhouse already is viewed as an oddball by her friends and neighbors, since she can read... [More]
Directed By: Alan Ball

Death Valley (2011)

Synopsis: Maintaining law and order is the mandate of the UTF, but this isn't exactly Benson and Stabler working the streets... [More]

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Teen Wolf (2011)

Synopsis: The high-school anonymity Scott McCall was trying to break free from couldn't have happened in a more mysterious, complicated way.... [More]

Synopsis: Sarah Michelle Gellar takes on the role of Buffy Summers in this TV version of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," based... [More]

The Munsters (1964)

Synopsis: The family at 1313 Mockingbird Lane is a little... different. Dad Herman looks like Frankenstein's monster; mom Lily and her... [More]

The Originals (2013)

Synopsis: Klaus, the original vampire/werewolf hybrid, returns to New Orleans -- which his family helped build -- to investigate rumors of... [More]

The Vampire Diaries (2009)

Synopsis: This supernatural drama, based on the series of novels by L.J. Smith, details the lives of two brothers, Damon and... [More]

Angel (1999)

Synopsis: Leaving his true love, Buffy, behind in Sunnydale, the vampire Angel tries to get a fresh start in Los Angeles.... [More]

Penny Dreadful (2014)

Synopsis: Many people are familiar with classic literary characters like Dr. Frankenstein and Dorian Gray. "Penny Dreadful" brings those and other... [More]
Directed By: John Logan, Sam Mendes

Synopsis: Based on the feature film of the same name from Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, "What We Do in the... [More]

The Order (2019)

Synopsis: When Belgrave University student Jack Morton joins a fabled secret society, the Hermetic Order of the Blue Rose, he is... [More]

Being Human (2011)

Synopsis: "Being Human," based on a BBC series of the same name, features three 20-something roommates who each try to keep... [More]

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