When I was in my first year of university, I was absolutely obsessed with the television series known as Supernatural. I breezed through the first five seasons in a relatively short span of time, however, after the conclusion of the fifth season, I stopped watching for some reason.
I was skimming through television series on Netflix the other evening and came across Supernatural. I figured I would go back to it and see if it still was something I enjoyed, and lone behold, it is.
I have just begun the sixth season of the series, but the 13th season is being filmed as of right now (I know, this show is a commitment). The series depicts the relationship between two brothers, Sam and Dean Winchester, and their experiences with and attempts to eradicate harmful supernatural entities. Sam, played by Jared Padalecki, and Dean, played by Jensen Ackles, offer up some pretty fantastic acting chops, and often times I have to remind myself of the fact that the two are not brother off-screen. Their relationship is incredibly realistic, genuine, and at times, heartbreaking, and Dean’s guardianship over his little brother Sam definitely tugs at heartstrings at times.
I will admit that sometimes the episodes seem somewhat repetitive in the sense that the timeline of an episode can be easily predicted, but each episode is always exciting and suspenseful. Characters come and go, and the brothers’ interactions with Castiel, played by Misha Collins, are always entertaining.
If you’re a fan of suspense or horror, I would argue that this series is one you would enjoy. It can be a tad gory at times, so be prepared, but it combines humor, emotion, action, and drama so effortlessly that sometimes it is hard to believe the show is entirely fictitious.
In the words of Dean Winchester, awesome.