I love the Winchester Brothers. One is the sexy hard a**, and the other is the adorably sensitive one. It's always the main characters who, I think, are the most important, and I have to say, I can definitely see Sam and Dean walking in a dark house to fight a ghost. And, on top of that, the two brothers go out to look for their dad. Now that is a great reason for 2 brothers to come together!!!!!! You GO boys!!!!!
all episodes pilots have to be Excellent and Present Characters (Dean and Sam) and their Caracteristiscas Success to call public attention,'' The 'Pilot''' Success of Supernatural can do this Besides the Woman in White Being very scary, this pilot where Sam had given up hunting until Dean come to your house, I went here the two brothers begin a true JOURNEY tO THE SUPERNATURAL, legal also exploring the history of the Old Woman in White, but giving a supernatural air, but interesting, young and Most Scary, also super funny episode with good scenes with Dean and Sam superengraadas and cool here thanks also to the disappearance of his father, who ends up promoting a meeting between the brothers, as more and more now on this will be clarified and it is very important Mythology of the Supernatural.
PS: SINCE I WATCH THE EPISODE:'' 'PILOT''' THE SUPERNATURAL (THAT WAS NOT THE FIRST EPISODE OF SUPERNATURAL THAT I WATCH) I started liking SERIES OF YOUR STYLE OF YOUR SEARCH THE MYTHOLOGY OF BROTHERS THE FATHER OF LEGENDS URBAN TERROR OF THE ACTION AND SUSPENSE folktales GOOD ALL THE SAME, I WAS AWARE THAT I LOVE A SERIES AND IA addict and ME TILL THIS DAY I'M FOLLOWING SUPERNATURAL - THE ADVENTURES OF THESE TWO BROTHERS.
I love the pilot for SPN. matter of fact its 1 of the best pilots ive seen, but anyway plot: When they were young, Sam (Padalecki) and Dean Winchester's (Ackles) mother Mary (Samantha Smith) died a violent and unexplainable death, which in turn led their father, John Winchester (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), to teach them skills which they might need in the search for whatever it was that took her life. Years later, while attending Stanford University, Sam is forced back into the paranormal world by his older brother, who has come to tell him that their father has mysteriously disappeared. The two travel to Jericho, California, to find him, but their search is put on hold when they discover that a ghostly Woman in White (Sarah Shahi)the spirit of a woman who drowned her children and then killed herselfhas been taking male victims. They investigate, but Dean is soon arrested for impersonating a federal agent. However, he manages to escape custody, and saves his brother from the vengeful spirit. The Woman in White is finally put to rest after the brothers force her to confront the spirits of her children. Sam later returns home, and discovers his girlfriend Jessica (Adrianne Palicki) pinned to the ceiling. He is then forced to watch as she is killed in the same supernatural manner as his mother. Jessica's death prompts him to return to the life of hunting with Dean.
Written By: Eric Kripke
Directed by: David Nuttrer
my thoughts: i thought the 2 guys were introduced nicely and i love the snappy dialogue mr ]. Kripke wrote the only part that was meh was the woman in white story it fell a little flat but other than that its great love it.!!!!!!!!
in this pilot for supernatural it tells how the story of the winchesters . by showing something that happened back in the day how there mother died. and it fast fowards to today time were sam is about to get a college interview and has a girlfriend name jess . and they are happey but at night the night before the interview dean shows up and tells sam that dad is missing from a hunt . and sam decides to go with him if he is back in time for the interview they go and find a case that he was working on a lady in white. that kills men that are traving down the road . dean and sam get into trouble dean breaks out of jail by getting help from sam. and sam is traviling when the lady in white vists him but he wont let her and drives the car into the house and the kids kill her . the thing with this story is she was mad at her husband for cheating and killed the kids and then killed herself for it. also its time to go back and sam goes back but goes into the room and jess is dead on the sailing and decides to go with dean to the next hunting trip and so it begins the show supernatural.
Sam Winchester left for Stanford to try and lead a normal life outside of the "family business". When his father goes missing, older and cool bro Dean shows up and convinces Sam to look for him. Also, they solve a case of the woman in white.
What can I say? Cool car, great guys, urban legends, and Rockin' music!!! Okay, so we meet Sam and Dean, John and Mary Winchester in the first few minutes of the opening. It's Nov. 2, 1983, baby Sam screams and Mary rushes to his aid. Only to find that there's a stranger there. Suddenly, Mary is pinned to the friggin' ceiling!!Ablazed no less!!Great eye catching stuff. John and the boys escaped but at a terrible price. Present day, Sam and Dean have reunited to find their missing dad. While also solving the case of "a woman in white." The urban legend!! Love that they hide their identities and run credit card scams. Love "Driver picks the music, shotgun shuts his cakehole." Also "Agent Mulder, Agent Scully" speaks to my X-Files childhood. Supernatural just has everything cool music, hot car, horror/mystery and good old family drama for good measure. A great series opener.
Dean and Sam Winchester begin their search for their father John. After almost two years Dean comes crashing into little brother Sams newfound life. Ripping away the girlfriend and law degree dreams and throwing himself back into the "hunt", Sam follows in the family footsteps, bearing the responsibility to protect and defend all else unaware of various "supernatural" fiends. Add in some personal vengence and an apparently missing father we get a sock in your mouth backstory and one rare piece of pilot goodness, which never happens anymore. On this crazy road-trip the brothers encounter a case involving a Lady in White. Which juices up the script a bit 'cause turns out the woman, in jealous rage drowns her children and then throws her crazy arse off a bridge. Why? Her husband cheated. This nutted wench catches up to the brothers for a pretty sweet but kind of a anticlimatic showdown. Here said showdown ends with her drowned babes dragging her down to hell, where she well belongs. The inbetween we find that the father jacked out of town without finishing the job, sending Sam and Dean out across state lines again. Still with his head in the clouds Sam does return to school for that interview, only to find his girlfriend Krugered to the ceiling engulfed in flames. This happend to be the same way Mrs. Winchester met her death. This spins the audience spinning for more and panting to see what goes on next week. On a happier note JA character as elder brother Dean seems to have the light comedy stream down. Black Sabbath cassette tapes; 1967 black Chevy Impala, and an eye for the ladies Dean W. will be our broken comical mans man. All in all I liked it.
Against my better judgment I tuned into this pilot tonight. Turns out my better judgment was wrong. The pilot of Supernatural at least was ok. Not bad. Sure, I had my doubts. After all it was on WB--or THE WB and so I expected teenie horror. And there was that--in the gotcha special effects in particular. But there was more, too. It was part road movie (and, hey, do I love road movies and series), part Rockford Files, and, in its biggest theft, er, uh, I mean "homage", part Friday 13: The Series, the syndicated 1980s horror series, with "Robey". I'll look in again next week to see if things hold up.
“Scary stories” don’t scare me very much. Beyond the typical instinctual reaction of jumping at a sudden noise and visual flash, scary stories don’t get a rise out of me at all. “The Exorcist”? Didn’t bother me at all. I was more fascination by the psychological side of the story than frightened by the concept of demonic possession. It’s easier to disturb me through unnerving concepts than to scare me with ghost stories.
That said, I have a deep and unending interest in the “paranormal”. I love exploring the possibilities that lie outside of what many consider to be “normal”. It’s not so much that I buy into the typical explanations for these phenomena, because much of the time, it comes across as an artificial construction of “fact” designed to give order to the unexplained. But what I find interesting is the very fact that these anecdotal experiences are so prevalent. One can pass it off as purely psychological, but if something is unexplained, is that really a conclusion that can be made?
The old adage is that there is no such thing as the “supernatural”, only those things that science cannot yet explain. These anecdotal stories evolve into urban legend and arcane lore as time passes and the line between reality and fantasy blurs. Unlike a lot of series out there, where phenomena are questioned or analyzed to death, this series revels in the idea that these urban legends and stories are all grounded in some basis of fact.
I have to say this: the writers don’t try to make this series too deep, and they emphasize their hunt for their prized demographic. For all that, this is very entertaining escapism. The world of “Supernatural” doesn’t have to be convincing from a “real world” point of view. The hook is that there’s the “real world”, and then there’s all this other insanity that is kept nice and quiet, handled by semi-professional outlaw “hunters” who use conventional weapons to combat supernatural threats.
The two leads make for convincing “brothers with issues”, and part of the fun is working out how deeply screwed up these guys are. Given their history and father, it’s no surprise. When Daddy disowns you for wanting to be a lawyer instead of outlaw paranormal hunter, there are perhaps some psychological matters to be dealt with. The pilot gives me hope that this will be explored somewhat as the series progresses. Once the “coolness” is established, there’s no reason to avoid a little reflection.
For a pilot, there’s a minimum of intrusive exposition, which is a nice touch. The back story is shown, not explained, and that’s always a good way to start. While I’m sure that many will be unnerved by the deaths that bookend the episode, I found it more interesting in terms of how this unknown entity might eventually be tied to the family. Clearly, it’s targeting these people directly; it seems way too coincidental otherwise.
It also doesn’t hurt that I’ve had a thing for Sarah Shahi since she was Jenny on “Alias”. She’s gorgeous, without a doubt, and she pulls off this role well. The producers were going for the hotness, and they got it. Clearly men and women both had something to enjoy. I wish the effects were a bit better, since they weren’t always convincing, but this was a pilot and the effects may not be typical of the series as a whole. But that’s a minor area of improvement.
I’m usually hard on pilot episodes, because they tend to serve two very different functions and don’t come together well as a result. This is an example of a very good pilot. I didn’t need to know much to get into the concept, and the producers convinced me that the series is worthy of being at least a guilty pleasure, should it be devoid of anything more than style. Not everything can be “Lost”, after all, and sometimes, that’s enough.
I was eagerly looking forward to this pilot. Ever since "American Gothic" shone brightly and disappeared quickly on CBS ten years ago, I've been chomping at the bit for a horror series.
This is a horror series but clearly geared to a juvenile audience. Disappointing!
On the off chance that anyone involved with this show reads these pages..."Give us adult horror lovers something we can use! We're starving out here!"
Thank God for Jared Padalecki! This is a young man with a wonderful screen presence and I've been hoping he'd get a series ever since first seeing him on "The Gilmore Girls". For him alone I will watch this show one more time.
I was worried that Supernatural would be a flashy, hollow and lifeless series which only serves audiences who are too dumb for Buffy but with enough of an IQ to understand The OC. Though Supernatural is extremely flashy (well, what would you expect from a show backed by McG's production company?), the pilot does have an intriguing storyline as well as immediately likeable characters.
The pilot episode introduces us to bookish, career-driven Sam and his older, wisecracking, ladies man brother Dean. The Winchester brothers are still haunted by their mother's murder at the hands of an unknown monster when they were younger. When their father goes missing, Sam and Dean hit the road to follow his trail, getting embroiled in an investigation into the disturbing Woman in White, who haunts the highways, killing cheating men.
The storyline is very effective, with a suitably creepy bad guy, but the family dynamics between Sam and Dean is definitely at the core of the show. Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki are very convincing as the Winchester's and though Dean is the brother who makes the better impression in the pilot, both are engaging characters and neither annoy. They do seem to have known each other for years and it was nice to get a paranormal show which doesn't have one of the leads a Scully-like skeptic or which spends ages with both brothers being shocked a lot by the otherworldly events which they are experiencing.
Sarah Shahi, one of the stars of The L Word, gives a creepy, but slightly brief, appearance as the Woman in White. Though her character is well evolved on, she hardly appears and her demise is extremely quick and slightly disappointing. Hopefully the monsters in Supernatural will appear slightly more than Shahi's bad girl as it's probably going to be more interesting seeing the brother's battle monsters than battling their inner demons.
There are many shock moments and I can count at least three times during the episode which made me jump out of my seat. The final moments, in which Sam's girlfriend is revealed to of been murdered by the same monster responsible for his mother's death is a big shock and the special effects are awesome as the camera pans up to see Jessica hanging from the ceiling, which then erupts into flames.
Though Supernatural does need some fine-tuning, it's an interesting premise with some engaging characters. I'll definitely keep watching.
This pilot promises an interesting series, very much in the vein of 'Kolchak: The Night Stalker'. After his wife dies under mysterious circumstances, a man dedicates his life to putting an end to spirits and ghosts, and trains his sons to do the same. By the time the pilot episode begins, they are grown men and have been doing this for some time, and therefore have some basic knowledge. This is a refreshing change from the usual formula, which tends to place the protagonist into the perilous supernatural situation with little or no knowledge on his side. During this episode, there's an edginess to the characters; Dean, the older, will clearly follow in his father's footsteps, while Sam, the younger, wishes to divorce himself from that life. But they love their father, so when he disappears, Sam reluctantly teams up with his brother to discover who or what has been killing men on a lonely stretch of California road. The answer is interesting; in a world where horror shows tend to recycle at least the types of villians, this one offers something a bit different. The scenes where the ghost is defeated seemed a little bit rushed, and the defeat occurred more by accident than by good planning, but it worked. In the final scenes, the brothers' are cemented back together by what happens when Sam returns to his dorm: his girlfriend has met the same horrible fate his mother faced two decades ago. Clearly, something supernatural is interested in this family. It's too soon to predict a trend with any accuracy, but this series seems solid.
I have so much to say on this on this, except I just watched the worst opening of the EMMY's EVER! It's was like Lawrence Welk or perhaps something even worse. Oh! Any bets on how many times Ellen D dances? Why is she also dancing. Whay is that considered funny? Anyway... won't watch this one again. Really stumbled out of the blocks and never got up.
Unfortunately for this series, one of the two actors, Jared Padalecki seemed to be unable to move the muscles in his face in more than two or maybe three different masks. He was either annoyed, cool or angry. As the pilot mainly showed two actors Padalecki did little to cover the plot's dramaturgical holes and give the whole thing a decent impression.
Supernatural is the kind of series/movie, where people stumble around in the dark when every normal human being would switch on the light. Of course, the dark should scare the viewer, but instead it became annoying soon.
I missed a proper introduction into the goal of the series and also its triggering moments. The father is hunting the supernatural murderer of his wife, and it becomes clear that Sam has to do with them, too, when his girlfriend dies the same death as his mother. This alone does not explain Sams behaviour, or why the father has disappeared, or the remains of his scrapbook. Too much is left in the open. Why I gave the episode 5 points anyway? Because it made me so curious that I will watch one other episode before I decide to dump the whole thing or watch it another time.
Might be reaching here but i definately thought there was a clever reference to Ghostbusters at the begining of this episode when the "Ghost" was standing over the baby and said "Shhhh" when the mother walked in. Moments later running back in to a light blast and screaming! woooo. Not enough character development! how were they trained?, where did all the equipment come from? very distracting indeed. The intro led me to believe the show was going to be on the serious side, but the characters are way too laid back considering what is going on, which suggests to me some definate holes in the story. Especially when these two so called "pro-ghost-killers" where trying to SHOOT a dead girl. COME ON!!! I could ramble on all day about other stupid occurrences, but who has the time these days!
The pilot episode for 'Supernatural' proves that the show is off to a good start. It seems that the majority of TV critics and publications have been giving the show their nods of approval, and for the most part I agree with them. The main leads play their parts well, and although pretty-boys can be bought pretty cheap it seems for tv shows, they offer enjoyable performances. The subject matter, investigating popular urban legends and battling the real evils behind the myths, is a fantastic idea and provides a lot of great stories that can be told. I personally can't wait to watch the Bloody Mary episode. There is also a story arc regarding the protagonists missing father that will thread each "monster of the week" episodes, and if they can keep the tension tight it showed do a good job of gluing the series together. Another positive for the show is the little details, like the black car and classic rock the characters listen to, giving depth to their personalities and character to the show. The only negatives I found were some of the jokes scattered about that came off a little flat. Other than that, I am looking forward to following this series.
This show started here in ther UK this past weekend, (Jan 22, 06), and I LOVED IT!! I had difficulty taking my eyes off the screen, it made me jump several times. I\'m looking forward to watching the rest of the season... with \'Charmed\' possibly on it\'s last year, I may have found something to replace it with! I hope the rest of the season is as good... 5 Stars!
Well it was a good start to the series, I enjoyed this pilot more than the invasion one, I think this might become one of favourite sci-fi shows, I tired my best finds flaws in this episode but I ended up enjoy it, whole episode wasn’t enjoyable, it’s what happened at the end, that’s what really grabs you, I knew Dean brother would somehow join Dean for the hunt for their father but I thought he would catch his girlfriend cheating on him, I didn’t expect that his girlfriend would end up like his mother. I was wondering whether Dean arranged this but that’s absurd because he was busy elsewhere.
However there one thing I don’t get which I doubt anyone thought of, let me just get this straight so I can understand, 22 years ago a woman dies in mysterious circumstance caused by a fire, her 2 boys and father escape, we then learn the father has hunting for these supernatural being to find the one that killed his wife and he has taken his 2 boys for the ride?, does this make any sense to anyone, think about it on a normal show a woman died, usually husband become an alcoholic and kid look after their father, they don’t become demon hunters.
The woman in white, I hardly call this scary it was amusing anywhere a ghost killing unfaithful man, I think a woman wrote this part who has been burnt by ex-boyfriend. Still they managed to figure out a way for her sprit to move on.
The special effect are brilliant, seriously I enjoy the special-effect espically the fire one
This episode was a great way to start off the season. The brothers being all ...well brotherly was awsome! i loved it! and it was beleivable too. The history of their past was nice...it showed where they came from. And mini Dean and Sam were sooo cute! In this episode they also gave us a taste of what the charcaters are like and how they kind of came to be the way they are. The story about the women in white was really cool...and it had so much history and really scarey too :)I really liked this episode, really great pilot and great storyline too:D
A brilliant episode and a great way to start off the show. I was captivated from the moment it started, and it left me waiting in eager anticipation for every episode thereafter. The pilot episode is a wonderfully created masterpeice starting off a whole line of such masterpeices that make up the show that is Supernatural. Seemlessly blending equal parts humor, horror, and unique insight into the world of the supernatural, the pilot established the show as having something that will appeal to just about anyone. The combination of great acting, great directing, and a brilliant script makes this one of the more unique and best shows on television.
Pilot was a great way to kick off the greatest show to ever grace TV. It allowed the viewers to peer into the childhood lives of Dean and Sam, and to understand how the Winchesters' hunting careers came to be. The window into Sam and Dean's childhood is very essential to understanding the people Sam and Dean have become in present time. The lost of their mother, and John's wife, was very tragic to the Winchesters, but this episode is the rock upon which the show will grow. I found Pilot to be very exciting, informative, and scary. Supernatural can only get better from here.
Two brothers, Sam (Jared Padalecki, "Gilmore Girls") and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles, "Smallville"), witness their mother's paranormal death as children and grow up trained to fight by a distraught father who wants nothing more than to hunt down the thing that killed his wife. Sam escapes to college to start a new, normal life, but gets pulled back in after Dean shows up on his doorstep to tell him their father is missing. Following clues from their father's eerie phone message, the boys travel to a small town and encounter a violent and vengeful spirit called the "Woman in White."
Eric Kripke wrote the episode directed by David Nutter.
i love how supernatural begin. this is the very first episode and i already love this show. what i like about this episode, is that it's a realy good way to begin a show.it's funny a bit scary , it's evrything i like about a show.i want to watch it over and over.
This pilot episode was exceptional. It showed me that the series was going to be much better than I origianlly thought it would be. It begins Sam and Dean's very close relationship as brothers and their exciting and dangerous job of killing evil creatures. It is fast-paced and a little bit creepy and it stays on course. It does not veer away from the plotline to deal with pathetic relationships like many TV shows nowadays. Also, it is very well written. There is a little bit of humor thrown into the dialogue (mostly by Dean) which evens out all the creepy and action scenes. All-in-all it was a great start to a great series.
holy crap these guys are HOT!!!!
like oh my gosh I'm sooooo i love.
the hole episode i spent debating how was hotter
Sam or Dean well I can tell ya i still havent made up my mind. I have high hopes for this show
Watching the pilot episode two and a half years after it originally came out.. I can see what a long way they've come. That is, in the way of storyline, character development, the cast..
Man! What a long journey it's been. And I've just been sitting in front of the TV!
So what hasn't changed?
Plenty. And good thing too.
Still, we have witty lines, allusions, jokes, action, awesome special effects, extensive research and a riveting storyline.
Snaps for Kripke. Good work son. :)
What really stood out was Sam. After becoming used to him being all 'let's hunt this thing' and 'the demon's plans for me and children like me' in season 2, it was a real change seeing him in season 1.
Innocent little Sammy who thinks he's normal. Aww...
I see why Supernatural got picked up in the first place. This show is like everything rolled into one. Kind of like rocky-road. :P It's got science fiction, drama, humour, action, adventure...
my sister & I was thinkin' about the Supernatural car we thought it was a 1967 Caddalic DeVille but my dad think it was a Chevrolet or somethin' but i search on the net it say a 1967 Chevrolet Impala but my sister want a Impala but i no she say why i said it a V8 and i might a get a Impala like Supernatural licnese plate number KAZ 2Y5 if able and i wondering wat type of rim on the Impala.
This was a very fufilling episode, and I'm glad that I, for once, didn't listen to my normal self and not watch it. Normally, I would not watch a programme that no-one has watched, that i know of, before. But my dad brought the first series after watching half an episode of it -Not like him- and i watched it and loved it!
It starts really great and continues to do great (more than great) through-out the film. I felt really sorry for Sam because of what happened....
But my favourate part in the episode is when Dean's car starts up and tries to run them down, but they jump over the bridge where the woman commited suicide, and Sam looks down trying to find Dean, and you see him crawling out of the water, muddied.