Ahhhhh….Supernatural. I will openly admit I started watching this show solely for those two beautiful faces you see above. But then, when I it premiered all of those years ago (2005), I was actually digging the acting talent as well. I was more familiar with Jensen Ackles than I was Jared Padalecki, but now, they are the Winchesters. There is no Dean without Sam, and no Sam without Dean.
Through all of the years in watching this show, I’ve always loved the bond they have as brothers. Sans the supernatural aspect of it, they act as real brothers would. They laugh, they fight, they cry… they’re human. Which I think is a fantastic realistic addition. It would only make sense since the premise/motto is:
Saving people, hunting things- The Family Business”
The family business. Hunting demons and sounding crazy to people whilst doing it. Would you think someone is crazy if you yourself had been experiencing strange things, and two good looking men came to your door as someone from the FBI, or any other law enforcement, to inform you of said entity/ghost/demon, etc? I may have poisoned my brain over the years from watching quite a few “unrealistic” shows, because besides the good looks, I would absolutely believe in the “supernatural”. I only speak for myself here, though…
Okay! Moving past that, there is a third main character in the show-although it is an inanimate object. Dean’s baby, which is his 1967 Chevy Impala.
This car has played some of the best classic rock, taken them on-by now-tens of hundreds of road trips, and has witnessed many deep “bro” talks. It plays as central a part of the show as the brothers do. It’s a beautiful car. Just look at it and sigh with me… *sigh*.
Now, don’t get me wrong. We are on Season 10 of watching the Winchesters on the CW, and as much as I love the show, there have been some questionable seasons where things seemed to be all over the map. I wasn’t sure I could jump on board with some story lines (evil angels, good demons, Satan possessing people willy nilly, God doing the same thing, etc.), especially because they were central themes to some degree, but, they always reeled me back in. For this, I will give credit where credit is due. The writing team for this show is extremely talented. To write this many episodes, for this many seasons, and still have die hard fans? That is a huge accomplishment in my eyes…
On to the Characters… What a long list it is we’ve seen come and go. With the nature of the business and what the show is about, there have been some fan favorites with recurring roles, and fan favorites that have completely met their demise. I’m still teary eyed about one in particular, but, I will post no spoilers here! For any who watch the show, I’m fairly confident that with three guesses, you could figure out to whom I refer…However, we do have our long lasting, unfiltered, angel with a soft spot for the Winchesters, who goes by the name, Castiel, aka, Cass.
Just look at those smiling faces :) I read somewhere that his role (Misha Collins) was only supposed to be a small number of episodes, but we fans took to him and he’s still going strong! He has had quite a journey with Sam and Dean as well. All in good fun, right?
Most of the show comes from a dark (obvi) place, with mostly bad things happening. But, what i think keeps fans holding on tight (other than the obvious chemistry they have on screen as brothers/best friends), is the comedic performances that come at the most seemingly inopportune times. Honest to God, I will laugh to tears at a scene that may have originally been derived from a “serious” moment. If you’ve seen the show, let me bring you back to Season 4, with one of the funniest moments, to me, this show has ever had:
…I’m still laughing, and laugh just as hard, anytime I see this gif, or this scene in the actual episode (“Yellow Fever”).
So, if you’re still reading this, I can assume you are as a big a fan of the show as I am. With it’s long standing running status, it’s hard to keep committed to watching a show, hell any show, for that matter. Life certainly gets in the way. I have gotten hooked to a number of shows only to fall off due to time constraints. But alas, no matter the real life situation, these boys have, and will always have, a special place in my heart. As long as this show is running, I will be just as excited for the 300th episode (fingers crossed) as I was for the first.
Alas, as this epically long blog post comes to a close, an added bonus is, they’ve just recently got signed on for an ELEVENTH season! That’s right, eleven! I read long ago, their original contract was only for five seasons… If that doesn’t speak highly of the show, I don’t know what will. Allow me to hit you with a gif image of my excitement at this news:
Lastly (for real this time), a quote of goodness from this wonderful show:
I’ll find the posse, cause you know I’m a posse magnet. love me some posse…put that on a shirt.” ~ Dean Winchester