There’s a secret to making a fantasy story work effectively. You introduce subject matter that you know is ridiculous—whether magic, fairies, monsters or other supernatural elements—and then treat it seriously. You establish rules for your fictional universe. And then . . . you follow them. In my review of Season 13 of Supernatural, I made […]Read more "Supernatural: Season 14 — a review"
Season 13 would be the last season of the CW’s Supernatural to have 23 episodes. When I finished watching this season, there were only forty more episodes to watch—20 episodes each in Seasons 14 and 15—until the series finale, which will come just a few months into 2020. After I watched the finale, “Let the […]Read more "Supernatural: Season 13 — a review"
As Season 8 of Supernatural ended, Metatron (Curtis Armstrong) had committed the ultimate betrayal and expelled all of the angels from Heaven. They all fell to Earth like meteorites, on fire and losing their wings. Castiel (Misha Collins) lost his wings as well, and Metatron stole his angelic grace from him, turning him into a […]Read more "Supernatural: Season 9 — a review"
I rate each episode of Supernatural as I view it, giving each a score from zero to five stars. Looking at my spreadsheet and judging it objectively, Season 8 seems to have earned a cumulative score less than that of Season 7, which I gave a report card grade of B+. But . . . […]Read more "Supernatural: Season 8 — a review"
Series creator Eric Kripke stepped down as showrunner after the fifth season of Supernatural. He decided to concentrate on other things, including the television series Revolution, which I liked a lot; it was cancelled way too soon. But, this show about the monster-hunting Winchester brothers continued on. For another nine or ten years, it carried […]Read more "Supernatural: Season 6 — a review"
It’s safe to say, considering the turbo-viewing that Supernatural has gotten from me this year, that I am a fan of the series. This program has reinvented itself, sometimes in small ways, each season. Season 5 was no exception. If you will recall, Season 4 ended with Sam Winchester (Jared Padalecki) inadvertently releasing Lucifer from […]Read more "Supernatural: Season 5 — a review"
I’m watching this more than a decade after it first aired. Even so, I guess the polite thing would be to offer a SPOILER WARNING here at the start of my review. I’ve managed to stay blissfully unaware of anything that’s happened during the entire series, so I have to assume there are others out […]Read more "Supernatural: Season 4 — a review"