We're sure to get flack for this, but Supernatural... well, it just hasn't been all that great in the last couple seasons. Yes, there have been some stellar standout episodes, but much of the mythology and the ongoing story arcs... really didn't make much sense and lacked payoff. Personally, we liked the show a lot better when it had more monsters-of-the-week and less concentration on demons and seals and whatnot. There are loyal fans who will tune in no matter what, but some of us who have been watching since Day 1 were thrilled by the news from Comic-Con that new showrunner Sera Gamble plans to give us more creatures getting killed. We think this bloodthirsty redirection might be a refreshing change of pace, for a number of reasons.
This season, Supernatural's hell-raising, demon-blooded and/or soul-torturing Brothers Winchester have been given a holy quest by the angel Castiel. (Yeah, I know, it seems kinda weird to us, too.) That quest? To stop the demon Lilith (Dean's killer) from opening the 66 seals binding the fallen angel Lucifer. (There are actually 600, but only 66 need to get popped.) While we've seen two of them -- the Rise of the Witnesses and the Summoning of Samhain -- apparently at least 34 have been opened off-screen, leading us to wonder what the heck they were and where the Winchesters were when it happened. Well, it turns out they actually tried to stop a bunch of them between episodes, with mixed results. We made some calls around the Hunter hotline and found out what went down recently with six of the seals.
There have always been two kinds of supernatural shows on TV: those that were trying to be funny, like I Dream of Jeannie and Big Wolf on Campus, and those that were trying to be scary, like The Twilight Zone and Friday the 13th: The Series. Some straddled the line, managing both with equal skill, like Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Supernatural manages to be pretty scary most of the time, but many shows have aimed for scary and fallen horribly short. Here are a few of the most egregious examples.
So this past week's episode of Supernatural featured Dean getting a disease that seemed to only effect people who had jerk tendencies. I personally was so distracted by watching Jensen Ackles singing "Eye of the Tiger" multiple times (since it is kind of the best thing ever) that I couldn't concentrate on the whole Dick vs. Not a Dick controversy that's been a-brewing. Anyway, creator Eric Kripke (who is one of the nicest people on the planet... I swear) would like to set the record straight. He sent a message to fans (via the press) to clear up any confusion.
Season 2 of Homeland was pretty great... for about five episodes.
We may be tired of Supernatural, but we'll never say no to a reunion.
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Go to Disneyland with this crew? We'd rather stay at home.
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