Friday, March 27, 2009

Supernatural = Best

I feel like endorsing something today, and that something is the CW show Supernatural. It stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles as two brothers who hunt ghosts, demons, and the like while at the same time being a couple of sexy man-bitches. Their mom was killed by a demon when they were kids, which made their dad start hunting demons and that was passed down to his sons and now the sons are trying to save the world all by themselves (oh how quickly they grow up).

Pretty simple concept, not a terribly original idea as a whole, but the relationship between Padalecki and Ackles is solid and the stories/episodes are consistently fantastic. Last night's show featured some of the best death scenes I have seen anywhere in quite some time. The deaths were far more fun and gruesome then the latest Friday the 13th film that was released last month (also starring Jared Padalecki), and Friday the 13th movies are supposed really be about horrific deaths and huge body counts. Supernatural does horror, comedy, and corny equally well. Just like with any other fantasy based type show, the writers can pretty much do whatever they want with the story, no matter how ridiculous it seems, and then explain it all away with a "Well this demon has these powers and made that happen for this reason" that makes you go "I buy that!" It's one of the shows I refuse to miss.

Fans of Buffy, Angel, Charmed, and the like will probably really get into this show. Supernatural airs Thursdays at 9:00/8:00 Central on the CW network. Because the future is now you can also go to your local Netflix or world wide interweb to check out past episodes.


P.S. If you are a fan of Heroes, you should be ashamed. That show has developed into a non-stop raging pile of shit. Now go watch Supernatural!


Chris Othic said...

I finally broke up with Heroes this season. You're right. What a pile of shit. The writing is horrible, the characters are always doing the dumbest things in order for the plot to be moved along. And the plot itself has so many holes in it you could drive a truck through them. If it weren't for the hot underage cheerleader, I would have quit watching last season.

Anonymous said...

Supernatural is THE ONE to watch for everything you mentioned. Plus, there's the '67 Impala our boys travel the country in, and they have lots and lots of cool weapons stowed in the Impala's big, big trunk. Good times.....