Supernatural 11×20 ‘Don’t Call Me Shurley’

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Rating: ★★★★★

This bloody show.
If the whole season had been like this one episode, I would have loved it. Everything about this episode was how good Supernatural used to be. It had the old vibe about it, the same feeling I use to get when watching earlier season. I little bubble of anticipation and excitement all rolled into one.

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Supernatural 11×17 ‘Red Meat’

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Rating: ★★★★★
I lost all hope in Supernatural, the reason why I haven’t left a review or even spoken about it since the beginning of this season. Even when I heard that it was renewed for a new season, it just didn’t bother me. It got to the point where I wrote up a large post that was going to be posted today after the episode about all the reasons why the show has gone down the drain.
Red Meat has turned it completely around.
It wasn’t the traditional Supernatural episode. First it was dark- both ins style and story. Sam’s and Dean’s reaction to events were different and they seemed to finally grow into themselves. It didn’t have the linear storyline, it jumped back-and-forth in time and was so well put together. The special effects were on a whole new level than what we’re use to, and the side-characters were the semi-main characters and it felt like Supernatural just grew up…finally!
We’re accustomed to watching the two Winchester brothers die, but these deaths were different. Of course, we knew that they were going to come back, but the execution of them was so much more darker that it managed to leave a horrible feeling in the pit of my stomach. First Sam, the all-mighty Sam, is killed by being suffocated by a man’s bare hands, and then Dean scoffs a bunch of pills to kill himself.
One of the things that did strike me, was the fact that Dean physically cannot go on without Sam. He killed himself and was willingly to die, but yet when the woman sees the love of her life being killed in front of her, Dean has the audacity to sit down with her and tell her that ‘it’s going to be hard, but after a while, life will go back to normal’ ….wait?! Didn’t you just kill yourself because your brother died [again!] you hypocrite!
I’m not getting my hopes up that they’re going to keep this up. If they do, Supernatural will turn back into my favourite tv show, after over ten years, it deserves this level of story-telling, acting and special effects. If it does, it could be a beginning of a brilliant new chapter for the show.

 

Supernatural 11.09 ‘O Brother Where Art Thou’

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Rating:★★★

 

I still don’t know what to make of Amara. What did she mean that her and Dean are one? Is she going to possess Dean? or are the two of them just going to be caught up in one another that they’ll protect one another at all costs, and that they’re somehow connected that Dean is the only thing keeping Amara on earth?

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Supernatural 11×04 ‘Baby’

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Rating:★★★★★

This was the episode that I was looking forward to the most, then come a few hours before seeing it I wen ‘awe, shit, it’s going to be a filler episode’ and my hopes were dashed.

I loved that we saw what happens in the car, Supernatural misses all the funny moments that could happen between getting from point A to point B. I absolutely loved it for that!

But, it could have been better.

The whole scene where the valet took the car…WHAT? WHY? Who even does that? It was so convulated, needless and gave nothing whatsoever to the episode. Then neither of them says a word to the girl as they’re getting back into the Impala, even though the two watched her drive off without warning…neither knowing where she went to or got up to in it. It could have been so much better.

Sam was adorable…we saw him giggling and joking with his older brother that we don’t see him do as he’s too wrapped up in whatever crap is going down. I loved that we saw him having to hold back the giggles and just be brothers again.

Along their journey in the car, the brother’s have a little heart-to-heart that turns into Sam asking Dean “do you see yourself with another hunter?” – I mean, the only other hunter that two of them know well and would be the logical person in that conversation would have been Castiel…I really like that fact that this season is playing with the Destiel tropes and bringing it into nearly all the episodes so far. I just don’t think they’re going to make it into anything, but we’ll see.

John Winchester comes back into play, and I know [myself included] a lot of people would be annoyed that old John Winchester didn’t show up, I would have loved him to pop into the car and talk to Sam. The only reason Sam questioned the motives of seeing his dad was down to the fact that John was their age, and not the dad he remembers, and the only reasonable [and obvious] explanation for young John Winchester was Jeffrey Dean Morgan couldn’t do it. [I would have died if Jeffrey did show up]

The one episode i was looking forward to the most, and it didn’t disappoint, felt like the old Supernatural…really did love it.

Supernatural 11×03 ‘The Bad Seed’

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Rating:★★★★

I loved this episode. There hasn’t been an episode so far that I haven’t laughed as much as I did in ‘The Bad Seed’.

The funny lines weren’t overdone,  Rowena’s whole ‘Mega Coven’ was just spot on and Ruth was just amazing as Rowena and how insane she sounds to everyone else but herself.

The only thing that kinda annoyed me was that- i know the shows loves its fanbase- but it is literally just feeding off of it now. Okay, everyone wanted a sick Cas, everyone wanted Dean to wrap him in a blanket and make him better…and its exactly what we got.

Dean’s whole self-hate is also getting a bit tedious. It would have been okay if he just brushed off Cas’ offer of healing him. It feels like as a character he’s not getting anywhere with loving himself a bit more and letting go off the rotten things he’s done.

The girls who played Amara, even though the second one was for a fraction at the very end both did an amazing job at portraying her, her whole demeanour was perfectly cold. I like that she’s going to grow up into ‘The Darkness’ we saw at the start of the season, that she had to get a newborn baby and now has to eat souls to speedup her growth into her full adult human body.

Another thing that really annoyed me, is the show makes it WAY too obvious that it’s playing off the Cas/Dean relationship. It was just ridiculous in this episode. In one scene we have Dean chasing after Cas, which lands him down an empty and dark laneway…but of course, with nobody else around – a beautiful blonde struts straight by our main man, and of course Dean has to say a sleazy line to her, to which she tells him off… really?

That was just pathetic, will the producers and writers just stop. If the show doesn’t want Cas and Dean together then stop making it so obvious that you’re failing at keeping their relationship heterosexual…if you had confidence in the two characters being just ‘bros’ they wouldn’t have felt the need to put in that awkward and unnecessary scene with the woman, which was perfectly time at the moment that Dean is in a panic trying to get to Cas.

Supernatural 11×02 ‘Form and Void’

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Rating ★★

Deja Vu

Is the only way I could describe this episode. How many times have we seen Sam say those words? How many times do they have to lie to one another? How many times do we have to hear Cas defend the Winchesters?

If they weren’t all in the same episode, I wouldn’t feel so bad, but because they all were, I just couldn’t help feel like the episode is a repetition of what we saw in previous seasons.

The addition of Amara is great! Last week I was totally baffled at what the baby meant, but I like that The Darkness is now the baby…BUT how come Dean just knew all this?….that was a slight cop out.

Another thing I just found a bit hard to swallow was the oil being the cure…Couldn’t it have been a bit harder than something the boys have already used soooo many times before? The Darkness is supposed to be the oldest known entity and something as simple as holy oil stops it’s powers on people?

Maybe it’s just me, but I feel like the all-round acting is just lacking this season. I few times through this episode I cringed at certain actors and actresses. It just doesn’t feel the same.  It could have been better executed.

The one who has always come out-on-top and who didn’t fail was- of course – Crowley. He was just perfect, and I love the ending to this episode, I wonder what he’s going to do? It’s so intriguing!

Supernatural 11×01 ‘Out of the Darkness, Into The Fire’

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Rating ★★★★

This season just didn’t have the same hype as previous seasons.

The episode picks up straight after the end of Season 10, which is really great, because you get a reminder of what happens from the opening and don’t have to think about how much time as passed [not like last season, when 6 weeks went by] and you felt like you were missing out when the missing time crept up in conversations.

Castiel’s storyline just didn’t make sense on-screen. It could have been better executed. I just don’t get why the ‘normal’ hunting family would start shooting a defenceless guy that they find in a shed, he didn’t do them any harm, just shoved the kid out of the way. It would have made sense if he attacked one of them, comes to his senses and then they shoot to defend themselves…now, that would have made sense.

Also, the Mark of Cain suddenly being on a baby makes zero sense right now, hopefully it’s cleared up in the next few episodes.

The Darkness and Dean aren’t connected because of the Mark anymore, because Dean doesn’t have it. Yea, he unleashed her, but there’s no connection. This too would make more sense if he still had the Mark, but he doesn’t.

But I LOVE LOVE LOVE the new monsters the Darkness is creating. They’re like a cross between a zombie and the Croatoan virus from all the way back in season 2 [it that made the townspeople kill one another]. I love the new twist of them dying after a few hours with it, that gives the guys a very short space of time to try and save them…and now, especially, it’s going to get super interested on how they find a cure….and quick!

Some conversations that happened between the boys was just so repetitive from previous seasons that I was thinking to myself ‘Not this again’. Like Sam complaining to Dean about killing human beings. How long have we been hearing this argument now? Since the beginning? Yep.

I’m not as excited as previous years yet, but I am really interested in seeing where this season goes and what happens. Also, what will happen between The Darkness and Dean??

Season 11 could get really dark and really interesting now, with this new connection between Dean and the new Big Bad.

Supernatural Season 11 Pre-thoughts

Supernatural is back this week!!

Meaning so are my reviews! I’m trying not to get too excited about this season. But it does look awfully good. It’s just that the show just falls short when it comes to being great. I presume it’s going to be the usual boys versus bad guys type of season with A LOT of fillers – as usual.

I am looking forward to it, just not as much as I was last year.

Last yearI had a countdown on my phone and kept googling every single day to see if anything new popped up about the season]. I haven’t done that this year, then that’s probably last season we had the whole Dean being a demon cliffhanger that this new ‘Darkness’ storyline just doesn’t have the same hype.

I’m also just really confused on what it all means that I can’t get excited about it, because I don’t know what’s coming.