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Supernatural‘s showrunner Sera Gamble didn’t want fans to think the writers have forgotten about Death’s prophecy last season that it would force Dean into a deal. With the episode “Appointment in Samarra,” Death’s reappearance may in fact provide another linchpin for the turbulent season’s main conflict: Souls.
The new Supernatural season decided to throw a new wrench in the works of the main plot. As a result, Crowley may not turn to be this season’s big bad and Sam’s may be too damaged from being in the cage with Lucifer and Gabriel for so long. Read ahead for the details.
In its first season, Ugly Americans has brought the best out of horror with its satirical premise and violent, dark comedy. It proved to be one of the weirdest shows on television by pitting bearded little wizard men against each other (as show above) and continually punishing protagonist Mark Lilly’s bleeding heart approach to his job as a social worker.
The show vacillates from silly humor to seriously fucked-up scenarios with a lot of blood and gore. As I’ve said before, fantasy, sci-fi and monster flick parodies tend to lighten the mood of Ugly American‘s otherwise abrasive and super-violent humor, which it share with other cartoons from Augenblick Studios such as Superjail!.
So here are a few scenes from this brief, 14-episode glimpse of a world where otherworldly creature are integrating into society instead of hiding from it:
After a month of no new episodes, Futurama has returned with its last episode of the year. “Futurama Holiday Spectacular” worked in several elements the season has been missing so far: a three-story episode, musical sequences, Robot Santa and Kwanzaa-bot (voiced by Coolio).
The season 1 finale of Ugly Americans focuses on yet another undead-American phenomenon that makes this world’s NYC unique: the winter manbird migration.
Following a lead from their new boss Crowley, the Winchester brothers attempt to hunt down and capture the werewolf alpha. They come nowhere close to finding it, instead stumbling on a pack of skin-walkers, a monster more appropriate to a show like True Blood. Is that what Supernatural is shooting for now? Hope not…
This week’s episode of Ugly Americans finds Mark Lilly struggling once again to fit into Callie’s demonic traditions, only to realize he’s once again in way over his head, which he might lose this time.
The master plan spilled out basically all at once in the episode “Family Matters.” Starting with formally revealing that Sam doesn’t have a soul, as alluded to in the previous episode. Plus, the anemic storyline of Sam and Dean’s grandfather finally gets put into context in a twist that involves Crowley in a big way.
The latest profiles in undead-american courage takes a close look at the troll Quaggle, who lost his job because he cannot stop bothering everyone he talks to with riddles…you know, the kind of riddles that lead to your head getting caved-in if you get them wrong. The episode only gets better when Quaggle’s story merges with Mark’s reluctant venture into reality television.
The first episode of AMC’s The Walking Dead begins with sherriff’s deputy Rick Grimes blowing out the brains of a zombie girl.
The rest — the background of the scene, the abandoned cars the rotting corpses — is left begging for answers, which come slowly.
It’s a cynical hook-the-viewer-as-fast-as-possible intro that has little to do with the rest of the episode, and it’s hardly necessary given the buzz the series has received. But, who cares? Exploding zombie heads are fun. And the rest of the show was hardly disappointing. I can forgive it a cynical introduction.
Read our spoiler-laden episode recap below.