Here’s how I started watching this one. Netflix uses an algorithm that learns the viewer’s taste in television shows and movies, based on previous selections and ratings, then begins to make recommendations for entertainment choices based upon this history. When I was a business college student way back in the Pleistocene Epoch, targeted advertisements based […]
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Yeah. It’s time to review the final season of the CW’s long-running series Supernatural. I’ve been putting it off for a while. To be fair, the CW—and the COVID-19 pandemic—put it off for longer than I have. After watching five episodes a week for over a year, I was ready for this story to be […]
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I recently finished watching every episode of the CW series Supernatural. I’ve gone on record as saying I’m not a fan of binge-watching television shows. Even when I’m watching a long-running television series such as The West Wing or Shameless, I prefer to watch no more than two episodes per week. Circumstances sometimes change those […]
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This is the third media tie-in novel for the television series Supernatural that I’ve read, and the second one written by DeCandido. He wrote the first in the series: Supernatural: Nevermore. I gave that one a respectable grade in a review you can read here. I look for certain things in a media tie-in. The […]
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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 […]
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I’ve never stopped being a fan of the series Supernatural. I compare it to all the different Trek series I’ve watched (well, of course I would compare it to Trek—have you met me?), in which even a less-than-stellar episode is still pretty good television. Prior to this season, however, the highwater mark for the show […]
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Jeff Mariotte has written a lot of things, original works as well as media tie-ins and comic books. To the best of my knowledge, I’ve never read anything else he’s ever written, even though he’s made stops in the worlds of Star Trek and Angel. He’s also never written anything else in the Supernatural […]
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My best friend, from junior high school all the way through four years of undergraduate studies, was a great guy named Jim. He was wicked smart and off-the-wall in all the good best-friend ways. Our bond was always a strong one. He was the best man in my wedding (well, my first one, at any […]
Read more "Supernatural: Season 11 — a review"
As I keep rocketing through the past seasons of Supernatural, I’m starting to feel like a hypocrite. I still enjoy the series. A lot. But, after this crazy immersive process of watching at least five episodes a week this year, I sometimes feel like I’m getting too much of a glimpse into how the […]
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