I've recently been writing reviews episode by episode mid way of season 9 and decided to take a stab of writing a review of the show as a whole. Taking a look at below reviews, I feel like I'm in the minority that liked the horror aspect of Supernatural (aka seasons 1-3). With me, the main plot of Supernatural died with season 5. Beyond all of that, the show continues to exist to cater to its fans. It's a good thing and bad thing at the same time.
It's good for me and all the other fans that don't want Supernatural to end. It's bad because the plot isn't as solid as it had been from seasons 3-5. Back in season 3, Hell had been a fascinating concept. Same goes with demons at crossroads making deals with humans. Ruby was a great antagonist and Sam wasn't filled with as much angst. And Dean? Just looking after his brother and killing the bad guys with a 'devil may care' attitude.
The focus wasn't so much on these large plots that seem to drag on for miles only to bring more plots and then stop a great potential arc. I loved seasons 3-5.
But in all honesty, I loved seasons 1-2 even more. I loved the fact that the heroes were brothers and humans and hunters. I loved that they drove a Chevy Impala not just because it was a cool looking car but because it held memories of their dad and family. I loved that the episodes focused more on the victims. I loved that they had given that horror movie atmosphere.
Supernatural was a fantastic idea from the get go. It's like the Stargate franchise. You can pretty much tell any story you want, run any plot you want. From running from the police that have no idea what's really out there to meeting the Mother of all things to Gods in mythology. There's just an endless stream of ideas. I really hope to see at least season 10 before they end this show.
best tivi series i have ever watched ... just knew about Supernatural for 2 months but i watched all the seasons now... hope it will continue to season 10 and more.... my favourite actor is Dean Winchester.... he is such a good man... dont really like Sam.... but i dont know why Dean is taking too much care of him... not fair for Dean, and in this season 9... Sam is hurting Dean's feeling alot....
... and the Episodes about the GHOSTFACER TEAM is all crap... they shouldnt let them be in the show...
Supernatural is the best show ever. It combines aspects of mythology, philosophy, suspense, drama, satire, and comedy to deliver a sense of happiness and joy to all of its viewers. Between the infinite plot lines that can be created and recycled from in the series, Supernatural can deliver some of the greatest shows as it continues to grow!
When Sam and Dean were on the road, we had so much adventure and mystery packed into every episode, and we didn't know what the day had in store. Now that they've settled down and have been working on the angels for what, six seasons? We don't get that mystery anymore. They don't have Bobby to send them on trips anymore, and now they don't really have Garth, so they sit around in their cave and try to do something about this angel situation. I'm sorry, I just don't know what's going on anymore. I would re watch, but I'm bored with it! They're tying to hard to keep it exciting, so they're adding more drama. Drama is the problem. We've seen this all before. Sam and Dean get in a fight. Sam and Dean may not get back together. Sam and Dean make up. And Kevin coming back as a ghost? Doesn't that remind you of someone? Bobby?? I'm tired. I could use a nice funny fluff episode, but even those are boring now!
The characters have changed, and that's a great thing to see, but they've become too alike. There's no contrast anymore. It used to be that Dean was the tough hot one, and Sam was the cute sweet one. Dean didn't show his emotions, and Sam always did. Now they're both a sort of weird mix? It's hard to enjoy it when you've seen it all before, but better. I say BURN DOWN the bunker, hurry up and get rid of this old angel plot, start again with some old fashioned vamps and ghost/demon possessions, and hit the road again looking for trouble to sort out. We can throw in some drama here and there, but enough of these "surprising" twists. It's just a big chain of heartfelt repetition. I just want to see Sam and Dean driving to a new case with a wendigo in Alabama, laughing and listening to some Metallica. Is that so much to ask?
When plot lines were fresh and the characters dynamic, I use to look forward to each new episode. Now, scripts are handed off to a string of writers that seem to be working formulas cast from previous seasons, and the the actors have lost their incentive to show even the slightest enthusiasm for roles that have become caricatures. The sloppiness of these plot lines (Who was the third captive? How did Mrs. Tran get all dressed up, after so much time in a stink-hole?) do not leave the audience curious; just disgusted.
It's time to burn these bones and move on, Mr. Kripke.
I was never much of a fan of this show but then I decided to give it a go and started watching. Season after season my interest grew and I kept watching and then comes season 8 and now season 9. Now I am tired of watching the same crap over and over again. They have made episodes about ghosts, vampires, werewolves, demons, angles, arc angels, death, Lilith, Lucifer, heaven, hell, Purgatory and every possible supernatural they can think of. They even threw God out of the heaven. I dont think there is anything left to give it a twist. How many times, they will cheat death and in how many ways? In my opinion, the show should end being the 9th season as its final or if they have already renewed for another year, then the next season should be the season finale. Because its better to end the show when people moved from loving the show to liking the show. CW if you guys read comments, I hope you will consider wrapping it up and move on. Time to say goodbye to Sam, Dean and Supernatural!
See I actually like the whole thing with the Angels and Demons. Maybe because I am kinda obsessed with anything to do with Religions, Western religion, and any "re-interpretation" of it. For example what they did with the story of Cane and Abel. I Like when they use actual true "Mythos" from our real reality and put a twist on it. I like seeing how demons and angels act, as it has always peeked my interest how demons and angels would act if thrown into human form and such, if they actually existed meaning?? I like to see how they keep to western religion as well as others telling's and as said "Mythos" from all humans history, but Re-Interpret it into stories that fit the show and their "Supernatural
Either way, I love this show, even when Its been not as good, I still loved the show and would not want it to ever be cancelled And I disagree with most loving the 1st two seasons the most. I understand what you mean, they were definitely a bit different that the others, but they were boring to me. I found myself never being able to pay attention to most of those episodes, and it is still the same when watch them repeated on TNT I Feel that Season 3, Season 4 and season 5 were the best!!! I do agree that the writers will probably never be able to top those seasons and all, and that they keep trying to, but I still love it, and either way I would be very sad if this show ended. I know eventually it will. But I hope not any time soon! I will always watch and love this show no matter what!!
i hate the whole angel and demons fighting thing. fed up of it. i havent watched the new season yet and not sure i will. i only like the cases in them or fillers. they need to add more supernatural stuff and please do away with the angels amd demons stuff. maybe use greek gods instead or something... add more mythical creatures and ghosts maybe and bring back bobby :D.
i love this show so much but in the most recent seasons, i feel like the novelty of the show has worn off, i miss how sam & dean were in the earlier seasons and i feel like they don't have any ambition i almost forget that the angels fell! i also think that they killed off too many characters that really make the show; ash, bobby, kevin, ellen, their own half brother adam! he would have really stirred up the show if they kept him! and garth is practically dead to them hahah, but otherwise its always, always worth watching and im still intrigued by it.
The show was one coherent story from one writer (the main idea, I mean) up until season 5. Then they had nothing more to say, so each season tries to recreate a sense of what was great about the fifth one, I guess, but then falls flat.
Each main villain/challenge resolves in no real consequences and the patterns are always the same: brother A almost dies or dies doing something heroic, brother B does something broderline despicable to save him, then they spend the entire season hiding it from each other, each episode hinting at it, until it is revealed. Then they don't speak for a while, then they make up but still don't trust each other. Until the world is almost destroyed, that's when they make up. Then someone does something extreme to save the situation. Rinse and repeat.
Still, the actors have charisma and the mythology is interesting. If you are looking for an actual story with original ideas that goes somewhere, don't watch this. But if you want to grow fond of some characters and watch them do their thing week after week, get on board. Each episode generally has an interesting plot and you can get accustomed to the cool things about the world they built.
Supernatural is the best series I have ever watched. I am very glad that I made the decision to watch this. Misha, Jensen, and Jared are all brilliant actors. I also love Felicia Day who played Charlie; I was sad to see her go.
I love all the characters- even the ones that you're not meant to like Meg and Crawley.
I absolutely love Supernatural. I could sit all day and binge-watch the first 5 seasons if there was enough time in the day and my mortgage could somehow pay itself.
Seasons 1 through 5 are the best. Things go downhill after that. Season 6 wasn't too bad, just not great. Season 7 was just awful. The Levithan were a joke and never materialized as something to be more terrified of than demons or monsters. Season 8 wasn't great, it was rehash of Season 4's story line with the blind double-cross/didn't see it coming climax at the end.
There are, of course, sprinkled throughout each season a gem here and there, but nothing like the earlier seasons, where most every episode was brilliant with a bad one here or there (Route 666, Bugs).
Simply put, its the greatest TV show I've ever watched. I will MAKE my kids watch this.
What a great episode. Rather than appearing to be a filler episode this was a lovely reminder that Dean and Sam are hunters after all! Jensen Ackles acting being a dog was hilarious and worked superbly. The story worked straight forwardly and well. The killer was the ending with Sam starting to realise not all is right and Dean realising Zack maybe getting too comfortable in Sams meat suit!
I have been a steady viewer of Supernatural ever since it first came on the air. Now I feel old telling people that I remember the first episode when it was fresh. I mostly tuned in since Jensen Ackles is one of my favs and I loved him in the way to shortlived Dark Angel. No one delivers badboy quips quite the way he does.
But I stayed for the solid writing and easygoing storytelling bringing me along a not to serious and not to easy road. I do feel the show hast lost some of its drive and I am quite concerned as to how they are going to salvage the world and the show after some really (in the long run) boring seasons. I miss the simple ghosts and time traveling episodes, can we get them back? Oh and please give the boys some love interest or in the least some sex interests. Dean is not a masturbating perv but a damn magnet for hot chicks and that should be written in there. And Sam needs something to live for before his depression drags not only him and the show down but me with it.
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