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"
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"
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"