Plenty to Like, Plenty to Dislike
Good concept, poorly executed.
One of the most extraordinary films you will see this year. Take that as you want.
Like the great film, it's made with a great deal of visible affection both in front of and behind the camera.
So many fight good and bad hell unbelieve never has book of supernatural stuff.. better the grimm the brother slayer hunter..
This show remains strong in spite of its age.
Or perhaps it's having the lengthy production experience that makes it so good on a budget limited by being aired on CW.Unfortunately no spin off is (yet?) scheduled to expand the SPN universe into a second hour, but fans were promised at SDCC that the Wayward Sisters characters would be featured in the s14 eps.So many stories to tell & only 20 eps this year!!The brothers, portrayed by Jensen Ackles & Jared Padalecki, are once again joined by Misha Collins in a struggle of good over evil.
Newcomer Alex Calvert continues on as new character, Jack.
All are interesting, capable actors.Supporting cast is uniformly strong & SPN has brought back some fan favorites.Anyone who hasn't seen Supernatural yet might find jumping in at s14 a bit daunting...there is a build up of lore.
However, the fandom is welcoming & binge watching prior seasons isn't unheard of. (Yep. Even when there are that many eps every year.)Outstanding, quirky show that
punches above its weight.
I honestly loved this show but the longer this show goes on the more major problems come into focus:There is a distinct lack of female characters in this story. A lot of them were killed off or just 'disappear' and are never mentioned again. Apparently, a lot of that is because of the fanbase that seems to harbour a hatred of all female characters but it is still something that works against viewers, especially female ones. Another problem is the characters: You have your overpowered characters, your overpowered characters that do nothing, your overpowered characters that are killed laughably easy (demons/angels without names), and your 'normal' characters that survive impossible odds. Especially the powerful characters are weird. The angels, for example, are built up to be an atomic bomb on their own, each one a weapon of mass destruction. However, we never really see much of their potential, especially not from Castiel, who's belonged to the show for ten seasons now. The show has a problem with establishing how powerful a character is and sticking with it. Of course, you can't just exposit what each character can do every episode, but some guidelines would be useful. How much more powerful are the archangels in comparison to normal angels? How much more powerful are the demons? It's all a bit hazy.Another notable problem is the shameless queer baiting that's been happening since Castiel first appeared on the show 10 seasons ago. Every objective person would think that Castiel and Dean are either together or aat least have crushes on each other. Not the writers, though. There have been cut scenes where it would have been acknowledged as canon but every scene has been cut. It's a disservice to the fanbase at this point and I actually don't want to continue watching the show because it's too frustrating.
A problem that really rankles is the fact that the show has major problems with how it represents consent. There are some moments in the show where the topic is either played for laughs or just ignored. One scene is in season 7 (Season Seven, Time For a Wedding) where Becky plies Sam with love potion to make him marry her. This amounts to rape through a date-rape drug. It's played for laughs and it doesn't have any consequences.
Another scene is in in the episode where a cursed coin makes wishes come true (season 5, 6?). One man wishes for another woman to fall in love with him. They presumably have sex. This falls under the same category as the episode with Becky, a sort of date-rape drug if you paraphrase. It isn't ever really talked about and it's seen as something problematic but somewhat harmless.The biggest problem right now is the plot. With every season the problems have to be bigger, the antagonists more powerful, the villains meaner. By now we've had demons, angels, demons, angels, the Devil, the First Demon, a Knight of Hell, Princes of Hell, the King of Hell, The Mother of All (who was somehow defeated in an episode), the Horsemen of the apocalypse, the Apocalypse, and the goddamned sister of god (no pun intended). The villains haven't been good since at least season 10 (Amara), if not before that. All in all the show has gone on for too long. It's gotten repetitive.
I stumbled across this brilliant show by accident. I like ghost stories & stories about monsters, also I like classic cars. The title caught my attention, then I saw that 67 Impala. That was all it took, I was hooked. These two brothers & their adventures together have really made a huge impression in my life. I had breast cancer & need a distraction & this amazing little show did that for me. And after seeing all the things the characters were going through I thought, if they can do it so can I. Keep fighting that is. I will watch this show & it's motely crew until the very end & then I will be so sad that it had to end.