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Are You Watching Supernatural?

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Are You Watching Supernatural? is a series of fan made commercials for Supernatural.  This is one of the best that I’ve come across on youtube.  I’ll post links to others as I come across them.  Check it out.

Jensen Ackles on the Jimmy Kimmel Show

Posted in Supernatural Actors by kimberlybuck on August 19, 2009
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I’m a true blue “Acklemaniac.” This is an old interview of Jensen Ackles who plays Dean Winchester on the show Supernatural. He talks about the premise of the show and dodges the big “do you have a girlfriend?” question. Duh, if you look like that you’ve got to have a girlfriend. Or a boyfriend. But probably a girlfriend in Ackles’ case.

PS: I love how even Ackles laughs at the constant “No time for Matt Damon” joke at the end of EVERY Kimmel show.

Misha Collins

Posted in Supernatural Actors by kimberlybuck on August 19, 2009
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I was watching a Charmed rerun and the character of the episode looked so familiar.  Then I started to look at his eyes and facial features.  I realized it was Misha Collins.  I love when I see an actor in his prime before he becomes more famous.  Collins plays a thin blond young man trying to save his father from warlocks.  It seems that he’s been dodging demons for atleast 10 years since the Charmed episode in 1999. 

Even though he may artificially deepen his voice to play Castielle, his voice is still much deeper now than it was then.  He was also thinner and seems to put on muscle since his Charmed days.

Misha has also played short roles on ER, Nip/Tuck, and Without a Trace.

Lucifer Rising

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I have been on the edge of my seat this season as I watched the plot unfold on Supernatural. I can usually see where a story line is headed but when it comes to Supernatural, it’s not the case. Every single episode has literally had me on the verge of screaming at the screen. “No, don’t stop there!” And tonight took the cake. Sam and Dean were played by BOTH the good guys and the bad guys. Dean was tricked into believing he alone could stop the apocolypse. Sam was tricked into believing that he alone could kill Lillith and stop the apocolypse. The gap that was placed between them was what brought everything down on them. Even the phone message that Dean left for Sam was changed by Ruby. The message drove home Sam’s greatest fear – that Dean hated him and what he was and there was no turning back or redemption. They had been manipulated every step of the way. Only Castielle was honest in all of his actions, but his hands were tied by the laws of heaven. And when he finally got the guts to fight back, it was too late.

 

I really thought Dean would make it on time to stop Sam, but when I think about it further, I realize I only thought that because that would have been the “Happily Ever After” ending. It would also have been the end of the show. But with this amazing cliff hanger ending, I’m even more hooked and excited to see next season.

This entire season of Supernatural has been so well written, produced, acted, and directed. And unlike many shows out right now, Supernatural’s quality doesn’t decline with time. It takes on the attributes of a fine wine, maturing and developing, tasting sweeter with every new episode.

Waiting for next season will be painful. My imagination is going wild with what will happen next. How will the next season open? And how will Dean and Sam be able to send the Devil packing back to hell?

I only have one complaint and I’ve had it all season. Katie Cassidy should have remained in the show as Ruby. Genevieve Cortese did a find job but she couldn’t compare to Cassidy’s performance.

It will be exciting to see how the brilliant writers of Supernatural will construct the story around the Apocalypse, Revelations, and man’s last days on earth.

Supernaturally Floored

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I love trying to guess the end of a story or TV show plot. And because so many follow a formula, I’m usually able to get it. But Supernatural is definitely not one of those shows. Last weeks show totally wowed me. I loved the inclusion of a prophet who was a broke writer, showing how the ordinary man can be destined for the extraordinary.

I didn’t expect Uriel to get killed or to be the one to turn on God’s angels. I thought his character would continue to develop more.

I didn’t expect angels would die by Lucifer’s sword. But I’m still perplexed by what happens when demons and angels die. Does that mean they cease to exist or go somewhere other than heaven or hell? It makes me scratch my head every time.

If they made a series of books out of the show, I’d be first on line to buy my copies.

I definitely didn’t expect Dean to be the one to actually open the first seal that can lead to the Apocalypse.

And I definitely love my Thursday night surprises every week.

Yellow Fever

Posted in Show Reviews by kimberlybuck on August 19, 2009
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Despite the promos for this episode, “Yellow Fever” was not as scary as I expected it to be. The opening scene is of Dean narrowly escaping the vicious jaws of…a yorkie?
Dean is infected with a ghost sickness that makes him hallucinate and get very anxious. He whines about how unfair it is for them to live a life of chasing ghosts and demons. He runs at the sight of danger rather than gets ready for battle. This episode was more for fun than for scares and it definately achieved it’s goal.
In the end, the ghost that started infecting people is defeated by being forced to relive his death. In a way, I felt sorry for the ghost. He died viciously and had to relive that experience to be freed from his bondage and to free Dean from the sickness. 5 stars for humor.

Monster Movie

Posted in Show Reviews by kimberlybuck on August 19, 2009
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SUPERNATURAL

It’s that time of year again when goblins and ghouls and really bad remakes of old horror movies come out to haunt us. This week’s episode of Supernatural was no exception. The concept: A ode to horror film characters like Dracula and mummies. The transitional shots and music mimic horror films from the 1940’s and 1950’s. But Supernatural made the true villain in this episode an old fashioned shape shifter. The whole show was in black and white as well. Definitely not one of my favorites but it was still mildly entertaining.

In The Beginning

Posted in Show Reviews by kimberlybuck on August 19, 2009
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Last season, Sam was taken away in a vision of the past by the yellow eyed demon. He experienced his mother’s last moments when she interrupted his plan to infect Sam with demon blood. To Sam’s astonishment, his mother knew yellow eyes. This was the only indication of some previous relationship between the two. The subject wasn’t brouched again until last week’s episode when Dean is sent back in time by Castielle to see his parents.

My favorite part of this episode is the Oedipus Rex moment that Dean has when he sees his mom as a young woman. “Mom is a babe,” he says to himself. After realizing the wierdness of this thought, he tells himself, “I’m going to Hell…again.”

I was first reminded of “Back to the Future” because of the familiar premise, but the show quickly took a different direction, revealing a dark history between yellow eyes and the Winchesters. Mary Winchester was forced into a deal that she didn’t know the details of. Her two choices were to accept the deal and yellow eyes would leave her alone for ten years. He made the deal too hard to turn down when he broke John Winchester’s neck, promising to bring him back to life if she accepted.

Despite Dean’s fervent efforts, he could not change the past. He desperately wanted to save his family from their future life as hunters and fulfill his mother’s dream of a family not haunted by the supernatural. Castielle reminds Dean that destiny can’t be changed.

How does this information help the Winchester brothers? Their resentment towards their father, John Winchester, is ingraned deep inside their consciousness. Can this new information change thier feelings about their father and his choice to lead the life of a hunter after thier mother’s death. What will they do with this information now that both their parents are gone and yellow eyes was killed?

Are You There God? It’s Me, Dean Winchester.

Posted in Show Reviews by kimberlybuck on August 19, 2009
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The second episode of Supernatural brought back some of last season’s victims of the supernatural. Dean is haunted by Meg’s spirit who tries to get revenge by killing him. Sam is blindsided by the appearance of Agent Hendrickson, who died in a blaze created by Lillith. Even Bobby is visited by a pair of girls who he couldn’t save in the past.

Hunters all over the country are being haunted by victims of the past and a dozen are killed. These victims were selected for a very specific reason. Hunters are well trained and mostly unphased by the supernatural because of their experiences. But the one thing that can get to a hunter is guilt. Even if that guilt is unjustified. I could have done more, I could have saved her, I could have helped them… It’s human nature to have shortcomings and these spirits that are in pain are sent after the hunters that tried to save them.

The most visually stunning part of this episode is Bobby’s “supernatural panic room” which is coated in salt and has every anti demonic symbol ever created. The room is dark and frightening and yet you can’t help but feel the same relief that the characters feel when they enter to escape the parade of angry spirits chasing after them. The hunters literally become the hunted.

Dean, Sam, and Bobby perform a ritual to get rid of the spirits that are chasing them and the other hunters.

Dean’s angel, Castielle, tells him that these spirits are part of the broken seals from the Book of Revelations. It is the first of over a hundred seals that must be broken before Satan himself is let loose on earth.

Before Castielle leaves Dean, he reminds him that his attitude is highly disrespectful and that he took him out of hell, which means he can easily put him back in. I was waiting for Castielle to put his foot down on Dean’s lack of faith and negative attitude towards God and angel. Yet Sam, who has not even seen the angel, believes in him. Does Sam have enough faith for the both of them to overcome the beginning of the end?

Lazarus Rising

Posted in Show Reviews by kimberlybuck on August 19, 2009
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The name of the show has more than one meaning. Lazarus was a man that Jesus raised from the dead in the New Testament. After three seasons of fighting demonic spirits and supernatural horrors, Dean faces an angel of God, or at least that is the claim by one of this season’s newest characters. The angel says that he brought Dean back from the dead because Dean has a mission to fulfill. It will be interesting to see how this turns out, whether it is a trick or the truth from an angel. The plot touches on a previous episode where Sam encounters a priest’s ghost who masquerades as an angel. That particular episode ended shrouded in mystery as to whether or not the priest was truly acting out God’s will. Future episodes didn’t touch on angels.

In fact, the word heaven is never mentioned in any episode. When the Winchester boys watched their father escape hell, they simply referred to his departure to “a better place.”

So how much will religion and faith play in this season of Supernatural? And whose concept of religion will be portrayed? The episode of the ghostly priest depicted the Catholic Church. Will the Catholic Church play a part this season? Or will the show be fairly general in its use of religion as a plot element, using the idea of angels as a universal thought and not focusing on a particular religion?

Supernatural starts off this season with a bang. Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles) rises from the dead and crawls out of his lonely gravesite, uncertain of where or when he is. He finds that he has no recollection of hell and four months have passed. During the show, Dean experiences a few flashbacks of hell which will probably be expanded upon in later episodes.

Dean himself appears to be the same Dean as he was at the end of last season. His resourceful nature comes out immediately upon his waking from the dead. He crawls out of his grave and seeks help at a local gas station. He picks up one of his favorite magazines, Busty Asian Beauties. This scene is used not only for its humor but to show the audience that Dean is still Dean and his four month stint in hell hasn’t changed his true nature.

Article is a reprint from Associated Content
Written by Kimberly Buck

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