Binge TV: “Supernatural”

By Mary Ann Odete

via SpoilerTV
via SpoilerTV

STATUS
10 Seasons with no sign of stopping.

Fun Fact: The show was meant to end after season five and you’ll get a sort of this-feels-like-an-ending vibe during the season five finale. However, the fans wanted more. Ten seasons later, the show just keeps on rising in popularity with each passing year.

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Two brothers (Sam and Dean) travel across America and hunt monsters.

“Supernatural” isn’t just another show about what can’t be explained: it takes the weird and uncanny to a whole new level. Sam and Dean fight monsters to protect the planet earth from being destroyed or taken over by evil forces. Everything that you were told about as a child exists in Sam and Dean’s world. They get help from friend like Bobby and Cas who are just as loveable as the two brothers.

“Supernatural” has a whole army of engaging supporting characters. There are some recognizable ones, Gabriel (the archangel) and Mercury (the winged messenger). Others, like Meg (the demon) and Garth (the hunger), will grow on you.

WHY SHOULD I WATCH?
“Supernatural” isn’t just a fantasy-horror-comedy show: it’s a way to connect to so many people all over. You will be a part of one of the most dedicated and outrageous fan bases. From things like Destial to Mishapocolsype, “Supernatural” fans really go all out.

You’ll start asking yourself things like, “Am I more of a Sam or a Dean?”, “Will Dean and Cas ever embrace their true feelings for each other?”, and “Was that a unicorn shooting a rainbow out its butt?”

While the show is good, the first two seasons are a bit like a bad B-movie. If you can get through the first two seasons of sludge, what awaits you is something worth suffering through bad TV for.

On top of the killer fan base, the cast of “Supernatural” is fun to follow. Jensen Ackles (Dean Winchester), Jared Padalecki (Sam Winchester), and Misha Collins (Castiel) like to engage the fans with funny tweets and by making direct references to a lot of the fandom on the show. It actually gets very meta as the shown progresses. The show not only acknowledges itself as a show, it manages to incorporate a lot of the fan driven aspects of the show.

IN CONCLUSION
CW shows aren’t always of the highest quality (or the classiest thing) on television. Every so often, they hit it out of the park and “Supernatural” is an example if a home run.

“Supernatural” is available on Netflix. New episodes air on the CW on Tuesdays at 9PM.

Mary Ann Odete is a contributing writer. Email her at entertainment@nyunews.com.

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s