Supernatural has had an amazing run. The first five seasons of Eric Kripke’s monster-fighting show had a beautiful arc, and formidable storytelling chops, and the five post-Kripke seasons have had moments of greatness, despite an aimlessness bordering on ennui. But after season 10? I’m done.
The character of Cole had a lot of potential on Supernatural: someone with a reason to hate Dean (who killed Cole's father.) Someone who hadn't drunk the hunter Kool-Aid. He could have provided an interesting critique of the Winchesters — but as of last night's episode, Cole is totally on the Sam-and-Dean fan…
In its 10th season, Supernatural's new formula seems to consist of: 1) way lower stakes, as compared to the overarching plots of previous seasons, and 2) soap-operatic subplots involving Castiel and Crowley. To that end, the show has introduced the two most annoying female characters on television.
Last spring, Supernatural made an honestly weak attempt to launch a spin-off show, which felt more like a terrible clone of Vampire Diaries or Teen Wolf than something that belonged in the Supernatural universe. But last night's episode teased us with a very different sort of spin-off, one with all kinds of potential.
At first blush, this was another episode of Supernatural in which the boys deal with a case of the week, while a half-dozen subplots keep humming along. Castiel's budding romance, Crowley's crisis of leadership, that Cole guy, etc. etc. But unexpectedly, this episode proved that Supernatural still has some decent…
Last night, Supernatural aired its 200th (!) episode, and instead of going big, the show went meta. We visited a girls' school where a group of (mostly) fans are putting on a Supernatural musical, featuring robots and aliens. But all of the "Destiel" jokes morph into a defense of Supernatural as great storytelling.
Not that we're really that surprised or anything. But last night's Supernatural definitely felt like it was a little too easy. Spoilers follow...
At least, not if Dean Winchester has been possessed by the Mark of Cain, killed, and then brought back as a murder-craving demon. See for yourself, in this clip from last night's Supernatural. Spoilers ahead...
Last night's Supernatural 10th season premiere proved the show can still give us something new. Behold Dean Winchester's incredible karaoke performance. And below, we've got his other turn at the mic, so you can decide: Which is the best "Musical Dean" moment? Spoilers ahead...
That's the main thing that jumps out at me, watching this scene from the end of last night's Supernatural midseason premiere. Both Winchester brothers are playing out a scene they've done many times before, and it feels a bit... forced.
It's the story of a divine object: A Chevy Impala, and two white trash boys who live in it. It's the story of God, Satan, and Detroit. It's about the shackles of goodness, and the tragedy of freedom. Spoilers ahead!
Thursday night's Supernatural episode, "Two Minutes To Midnight," was one of the best episodes this season. Pestilence was nauseating, and Death was sublime. Prepare to have your mind blown . . . spoilers ahead.
Last night, Supernatural introduced a random, obnoxious character deep into the show's backstory. It shouldn't have worked — it's like saying Green Lantern shot Bruce Wayne's parents, all of a sudden — but somehow, it did. Spoilers ahead.
Last night's Supernatural, "Hammer Of The Gods," was a perfect example of worldbuilding fail. It answered questions that didn't need answering, and it answered them badly. Normally this show is amazing, but everybody has an off night sometimes.
On last night's Supernatural - our auspicious 100th episode - the entire Armageddon endgame changed. An eleventh-hour resurrection and a couple of serious fights with angel-snuffing knives left us with a whole new Team Freewill.
Even when Supernatural is giving you a fun monster of the week scenario, the writers always manage to throw in a barb or two. On Thursday, we discovered where the devil truly fits into Christian fundamentalism. Spoilers ahead!
I just watched last week's Supernatural, "Dark Side Of The Moon" a second time, so I could hear Dean say again that Heaven "isn't Nirvana - it's the Matrix." How can paradise be bad, when there's beer? Spoilers ahead!
Last night's Supernatural episode, "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid," gave us a batch of kindly zombies who just want to return to their small town lives. And it showed us Bobby's horrific back story - which may be his undoing.
Last night's Supernatural, called "My Bloody Valentine," was an ode to desire. You know, the kind of desire that makes you eat your lover's face, and jam twinkies into your gullet with a toilet brush.
Last night's Supernatural confirmed, once and for all, that Dean is one of the great philosopher-heroes of our time. Meanwhile, Sam really is just a whiny bitch who can't get past his daddy issues. Spoilers ahead...