Posts with the tag "Sam"
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…
It was only a matter of time until Supernatural started making fun of pop-cultural fads. In its latest episode, the show turns the critical voice it used to comment on its own fandom in the last two seasons toward the Twilight phenomenon, as well as the phenomenon’s implications in the show’s world. The results are pretty mixed, but the episode at least provides some plot advances for the season.
Not many shows can capture the pulpy thrill of monster hunting like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, sustain it with a fun apocalyptic plot balanced by great meta-humor, and end on a gut-wrenching series finale that nevertheless gives the main arc a logical conclusion. Supernatural was set to be that show, but alas pressures from CW executives caused the show to continue with a sixth season against Creator/Showrunner Eric Kripke’s wishes. Thus, Kripke stopped writing and directing episodes after season 5.
So of course, almost every SPN fan expected this season to fail, which is why I decided to give the season a shot anyway. Couldn’t hurt right? Not exactly: (Caution: Spoilers Ahead!)