Supernatural

By Sharan Matharu

Posted on May 15, 2014 in Television with tags Supernatural, TV

Look, there’s a lot of awesome cult television out there (*cough* Buffy *cough*) but sometimes we get a little caught up in talking about just some of it. (*cough* Buffy *cough*)

Today let’s talk about something else.

I’ve pretty much loved Supernatural since I saw Dean the very first episode. It had everything I love, and it called to me like a siren song. I binge watched the first five seasons and absolutely loved it. So I was a bit nervous when I had the inclination to re-watch the series from the beginning, everyone knows the general rule: things never really live up to the hype the second time round.

Let me tell you… I was very wrong. The series DID live up to the hype I gave it.

I’ll give you a quick run down of the story:

Sam and Dean Winchester are the son’s of a Hunter – John Winchester. The story begins when their mother is killed by a mysterious being that was standing over the crib of a 6 month old Sam, she is pinned to the ceiling and consumed by fire, John grabs baby Sam and makes Dean carry him outside. John having witnessed his wife’s death, is determined to hunt down the creature that killed her. He raises the boys on the road, training them and learning as much about the supernatural as possible – from ghosts and spirits to ancient lore from around the world. Sam is reluctant to take on this responsibility and leaves his family to go to college, but Dean – ever faithful to his father – stays and becomes a Hunter. When John goes missing, Dean enlists Sam’s help to find him.

SPOILERS from now on, so if you haven’t seen the series – STOP NOW and watch the first five seasons…

I have to say, I was thoroughly looking forward to the beginning of season 4, when Dean is pulled out of hell with a hand-print on his arm. Holy hell, I absolutely loved the moment when you are told he was raised from Hell by the angel, Castiel. You cannot help but love Dean, which makes Sam’s slightly irritating personality that much more tolerable. Everything starts making a lot more sense when you kick off with season 4, Heaven enters the fight and you start getting insight into how important Sam and Dean really are.

I’m very much looking forward to the point where you find out that Sam is the intended host for Lucifer, and Dean is the intended host for the Archangel Michael (I hope this is right, my memory feels a bit off on which angel it is supposed to be).

Though I carried on watching after season 5, I soon stopped because I thought it should have ended then. I might just carry on after I finish this re-watch! So if I have spoilered the series for you… I guess you can have your revenge!

 

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