hello internet an welcome to Scarlett’s really quite unofficial movie review series! (i’ll work on the title). I wanted to start off with something easy enough and good enough to review, supernatural. let’s start the show shall we? also, I will admit to not having seen the whole show (hence why it’s called unofficial) but this will take on the show from the beginning to the end of series 9.
1. Ok, one of the reasons this show works are the characters. everything about these characters, form the corny dialogue to the “talking about our feelings on the hood of the car” scenes these characters have weaselled their way into my heart. Dean’s way of speaking is just…ridiculous, yet, turning everything into a joke really can pay off some times, this means that the scenes he does where he’s supposed to be sad have way more impact. on the other end of the spectrum Castiel and his cluelessness is generally one of my favourite things about the show. he takes everything so seriously, giving the show a more light-hearted vibe after just having watched some guy get his insides ripped out by a weird scary monster. finally, Sam…there isn’t as much to say about Sam as, though he is a fantastic character, he is more of a character in a practical sense. he gets stuff done and he gets it done right. he also serves as eye candy for straight women or gay men (arguably so do the other two, however his character gets mentioned for it significantly more.) putting all of it together really makes the show seem…cool, something you can watch on a rainy Tuesday afternoon.
2. the second reason this show works is because of the plot. the plots they have are different every episode, making it more interesting. however they also have a big, overarching plot that takes them the whole series to figure out. after which one of them usually dies, gets sent to one of the hells and then promptly gets put back in his place for the beginning of the next season. the plots in supernatural range from rainbow unicorn murder to demons and pentagrams. the fact that sometimes the most ridiculous plots show up is what makes the show so entertaining to me, they could be dealing with really personal stuff in the long run however they suddenly have to drop everything and run to a carnival to stop children’s drawings coming to life and attacking mean parents.
3. finally, one of the good things about this show is the way they have fun with the way the story moves. the while plot of season 7 was seemingly diabolical, however the villain was called dick roman… it became quite a challenge to count the number of “dick” jokes they subtly implant into the script. they give the villains characteristics that really make the show good. in series 9 the character Metatron is supposed to be a villain of mass destruction…with the appearance of a middle age man with a typewriter who enjoys writing plays. there are so many more examples of ridiculous villains that make the show a lot easier to watch than other shows where everything is treated as though it was life or death.
ok, so that was supernatural. if you enjoy comedy mixed in with violence and screwed up religious lore then this show is definitely for you. join me as often as I can be spared from the crushing duties of schoolwork for more unofficial reviews of shows. have a lovely week