Thursday, 30 January 2014


I wasn't much for the first season of this series. It's one of those things where it hadn't really found its feet yet, and so each 'monster of the week' episode felt disconnected from everything else.

Season two did kick it up. They started going for fuller arcs and bringing on the connected stories. Still time for some one-offs, but also building up their own continuity. And later seasons continued. Ranging from aspects of Christian mythology to... other parts of Christian mythology, the show has gone on some big topics. Even talking about 'where is god?' (and deciding that god is a bit of a dick). They've gone through demons, angels, pre-demons...

And the characters are developed well. Even the non-two-main-leads. Who doesn't look forward to an episode featuring Castiel? (Played wonderfully by Misha Collins.) Not to mention Mark "Badger" Sheppard's role as the Devil. Then there are reoccuring human characters, including one Nerd Queen Felicia Day.

And they aren't afraid to kill off characters either. Even the two leads, but, of course, they then find some way around that. That can get a little cheesy at times, but they do try to earn it each time.

The series has come a long way, and this seems like a good deal for Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles. We're mid season nine, and I'm still looking forward to each new episode (and I hope there's a season ten... although let's not push things indefinitely, eh, guys?).


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