Supernatural is super
BY RICE VAN COUTREN ON NOVEMBER 15, 2013
There is only one place where you can find demons, angels, vampires, werewolves, witches, ghosts, and all things supernatural after Halloween. “Supernatural” is a show on The CW that has been running for eight seasons straight and is now airing its ninth season. The show stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles as Sam and Dean Winchester, two brothers who, like their father, are “hunters” and fight evil supernatural beings. Sam and Dean travel the country picking up supernatural “cases” whenever they can.
“Supernatural” is a fast-paced action and horror show. The episodes are 42 minutes packed full of action, fear and excitement. Every episode is different from the last. There is never a dull moment throughout the entire eight seasons; each episode keeps you hooked on the adrenaline of the story.
Unfortunately, all great shows have shortcomings. “Supernatural” is a show that does not have tons and tons of viewers and fans, so that means a lower budget. Since there is not a lot of money flowing into the “Supernatural” sets, the graphics can be cheesy at times. The monsters and supernatural beings in the show are all depicted as humans; there are no real “monsters.” Even though there is a lack of funds to make the show completely over the top, they still make it work. The supernatural creatures are more believable because of their humanoid appearances. It feels as if they could be walking among us this very minute….
In the beginning, “Supernatural” started out trying to prove to the viewers that they were a horror show to be reckoned with. The first season is mostly focused on trying to make you scream or give you goosebumps. The first and second seasons focus a lot on the development of the characters. Towards the last half of the second season and into the third is where the major plot development starts to occur.
As “Supernatural” goes on, the plot seems to get more and more intense. It picks up and completely enthrals you. Seasons three to six are the best of show. These seasons focus on the conflict between angels and demons. They did an amazing job portraying this topic, while using a limited amount of funds. Angels and demons is one topic that filmmakers have been struggling to portray for decades; then “Supernatural” came along and hit the nail right on the head.
Seasons seven and eight seem as though the writers were floundering around to find a main plot line that would really get viewers. Season eight was a big improvement from season seven. It brought in a bunch of new perspectives and viewpoints, giving the show diversity. Even though season nine is only a couple episodes in, it looks promising for a new and exciting storyline.
“Supernatural” is my favorite TV show. I highly recommend it; it will not disappoint. So good luck to the studios of “Supernatural,” we look forward to many more seasons with the Winchester family.