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 […]Read more "Supernatural: Bone Key (Supernatural #3), by Keith R.A. DeCandido — a book review"
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"
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 […]Read more "Supernatural: Season 12 — a review"
As I’ve mentioned once or twice, a huge component in my personal, stolen “pursuit of happiness” formula is always looking forward to something. This “Looking Forward” philosophy was inspired, in part, by something I heard Bernie Sanders say on television several years ago (at least, I think it was Sanders: it may have been someone […]Read more "Looking Forward (mini-update): What Comes After Supernatural?"
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 […]Read more "Supernatural: Witch’s Canyon, by Jeff Mariotte — a book review"
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 […]Read more "Supernatural: Season 10 — 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"