Wolfblood Pop Culture Quiz

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I've just been going through the recorded shows on my PVR, while I am waiting for a compiler run to finish, and I just realized that in series 2 of my current favourite TV-show, Wolfblood, someone had a sense for pop culture references. It seems, every episode of series 2 is either derived from the name of a song or a film, or another famous quote. Since I'm a little bored, right know, I decided to assemble what I found so far.

Episode 1: Leader Of The Pack

This is the title of a gripping powerful ballad from way back in 1964. It was performed by one of the early girl-goups, called The Shangri-Las. It's a ballad about a girl who falls in love with a rebellious teenage boy who's in a motor-cycle gang, and who is killed in an accident at the end of the song.

Episode 2: The Girl From Nowhere

The Girl From Nowhere (La fille de nulle part) is a 2012 french drama from director Jean-Claude Brisseau, which won a Golden Leopard for best drama at the Locarno International Film Festival. It's about a man who helps a strange young woman, who he saves from the streets after she was beaten up. She turns out to be quite intelligent, yet very weird, and she helps the man, who happens to be an author, to finish his book.

 

Episode 3: Grave Consequences

This is a hard one. Besides being a well known proverbial saying, it's also a pun on the story. I don't think they had a movie title in mind, because the only movie I could find under that name is a 2006 short film from the Vancouver Film School.

Episode 4: Total Ecplise of the Moon

A rather boring title to of what is, be honest, not one of the best episode of the show. The song to it probably is this one:

 

Episode 5: Ancient Grudge

Ok, this is so easy, I don't think I need to explain, do I?

 

Two households, both alike in dignity,
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life;
Whose misadventured piteous overthrows
Do with their death bury their parents' strife.
The fearful passage of their death-mark'd love,
And the continuance of their parents' rage,
Which, but their children's end, nought could remove,
Is now the two hours' traffic of our stage;
The which if you with patient ears attend,
What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend.

 If you don't know this one, I really cannot help you.

 

 

Episode 6: The Mottled Poppy

Not the slightest idea. Any hints?

 

Episode 7: Top Dog

Another proverbial title. And pretty much what the episode is about.

Top Dog is also a 1995 Movie starring Chuck Norris. It's basically a very bad rip-off from successful comedies such as K-9 or  Turner & Hooch, in which Norris gets to kick some bad guys ass, while he is outsmarted by his dog. So nothing you havn't seen before, if you know Walker, Texas Ranger.

 

 

Episode 8: Desperate Measures

One of the best episodes of the series so far. Although I think it could have been better, if they hadn't tried to resolve the conflict so quickly. The same goes for Episode 6, but I guess, they wanted to spare the audience from violence. It's a childrens show after all.

 

Violence however, is what you get in the 1998 movie Desperate Measures, in which  a police officer hunts down a convicted criminal, who is the only possible bone-marrow doner for his terminally ill son.

 

 

Episode 9: Dances with Wolfbloods

This episode hasn't been aired yet. But it has the best title so far. It is of course a parody on Kevin Costner's major blockbuster Dances With Wolves. A vastly successful, and also exceptionally boring movie about a white man who lives with Native Americans.

 


Episode 10: Fall Of The Wild

This is of course Jack London'sThe Call Of The Wild. The title The Call Of The Wild was actually used for episode 10 of Series 1.

If you do not know Jack London's book, read it.