In the year 2005, a TV show was borne. it brought with it a promise – one that assured quality entertainment. After 12 years it’s still on air: a feat so rare. That’s the tale of Supernatural, a show 7 seasons past what its creator envisioned.
Recently I binge watched the show again, from its pilot episode to the most recent, and I couldn’t help but notice that Supernatural’s way pass its glorious days. I echo what I said in my previous post here, it is time to take a bow.
Over the years a lot of big bads have come and gone with their own motivations, from Azazel the yellow eyed demon wanting an army, The Leviathians wanting a constant food supply, Lucifer and the apocalypse, Metatron wanting Heaven all to himself, etc., Supernatural has always been one of the best place to meet memorable villains. My suspisions that the series had neared its end began when season 11 premeiered and revealed the Darkness as the big bad; I knew there was no way God wouldn’t make an appearance. And I also thought, what could be bigger than an epic battle of God vs The Darkness. I must say season 11’s culmination was a dissapointment, and whatever powers that be that wanted Supernatural to continue made the worst decision possible.
Season 12 has been all over the place. It wasn’t able to decide exactly what it wanted to be in the wake of the epic disaster it sort of was last season finale. Not even the surprise return of Mary Winchester (whom no one actually wanted) could salvage whatever dignity this series has left. The British men of letters were introduced earlier on as foes (which I thought smart), then they became allies (sort of), then foes again; hope you’re beginning to understand why I say they’re all over the place. I understanding from the finale’s trailer that they’re allies once again, to take down Lucifer.
Yes, you heard right, Lucifer. Lucy is still alive and very much around. I agree Mark Pellegrino’s portrayal of the character is one of a kind, but it has been stretched to its limits. I don’t think the character is as appealing as it used to be. And to think that he’s been served to us as the big bad again shows the writers dwindling creativty. They told us Lucifer impregnated a woman and all his motivatioj this season has been to watch his nephilim child born into this world to follow in daddy’s footstep. Hmmm!
Supernatural has already been renewed for a 13th season, which makes me all but wonder when this torture is going to end. Jensen Ackles (Dean) and Jared Padalecki (Sam) along with the other talented casts need something more challenging to throw in their expertise. Supernatural is a sinking ship, the faster they get off board the better what’s left of its good old days will be preserved.
Supernatural returns for its final season this Friday on The CW.