No more than any other genre but the teen drama are secrets used as a dramatic obstacle. So-and-so withholds information to their SO or where they were last night to Mom and Dad. Yawn. Secrets are currency on teen dramas and keep shows on for years past their prime (ask Pretty Little Liars
), but they are sort of uncharted territory for everyone's favorite show about teenage wolves and other supernatural creatures.
With the exception of maybe season 2, I can't remember a time when so many characters were lying to one another all at once on the show (minus the conceit of season 1). The secrets everyone keeps is infusing new life into Teen Wolf, mainly by giving the characters their own struggles and storylines, but this "new" device falls flat when it comes to everyone's not-so-favorite Theo.