Watched a lot of television over the course of my many, many
years. There is nothing out there (past, present and I'm willing
to bet, future) that even comes close to this show, 'Supernatural'.
‘Supernatural’ has opened my eyes to the wonders of what
television can really be when everyone works together to
create something wonderful. And it most definitely leaves me
full of wonder. There
have been many times while watching that I've had to stop,
put the show on pause and take a breath. Incredible. The
interaction of the two brothers with their love-hate relationship.
Their total commitment to one another in life-and-death situations.
And their unconditional love for one another leaves me wondering
how on earth a single show could have such an impact on my heart
and soul. It truly does leave me breathless. Sam and Dean have
almost made as much an impression on my psyche as my own
Many times I've pondered why this is so. In all honesty, it kinda
drives me a bit crazy. Still haven't come up with a definitive
answer. I'll just say this. 'Supernatural' has heart. Despite
everything those boys go through (and they've been through a
helluva lot) in the end, they will never give up on one another.
Have to give credit to the writers and directors for doing their
part in making this show what it is. BUT Jensen Ackles and
Jared Padalecki breathe life into the 'Dean' and 'Sam'
characters. So much so that you get drawn in with them every
minute they're on the screen. My son said it best when he
offered his two cents worth about the appeal of 'Supernatural' -
'Sam and Dean interact with one another as true brothers
should. Holding nothing back even if it lays bare the wounds
they've suffered in their lives, spiritual and mental wounds
they've inflicted on themselves and the physical wounds they've
had to suffer because of their commitment, not only to one
another but to others who, through no fault of their own, need
help and sometimes even rescue.' Okay, I'm paraphrasing here
but you get the picture.
Now if that's all there was to the show, it would still take
precedence over 99.9% of the stuff that's out there. But that's
only the beginning. And that's why I have to say that this show
has been truly inspired.
It's Eric Kripke's baby. And he has put HIS heart and soul into
this project. You can tell. And he has an impressive number to
people right there with him who love the show as much as he
does. There's a particular writer of a number of episodes that
stands out. (Not counting Eric himself who's written a few
mind-boggling scripts himself.) That name is Sera Gamble. She
loves those boys, Sam & Dean, as much as us crazed fans do.
That's evident. She also likes to see them get bloody. My kind
of girl. And then there's the directors. Robert Singer and Kim
Manners come immediately to mind. The camera loves Jensen
and Jared. And those two directors know how to set up the
shots that give an intimate window into the souls of Dean and
Sam. The fact is, there are so many wonderful people (cast
and crew) that I cannot possible give credit where credit is
due. Suffice it to say that this creation has made me a believer
in what is possible when a project such as this is forged in love.
So, as I see it, Jensen and Jared as Dean and Sam are the meat
and potatoes of this sumptious meal. For the desert we get...
evil creatures, bad guys, innocent (and not-so innocent) victims
that Sam and Dean are always ready, willing and able to help -
both guns blazing, and demons - lots and lots of demons. Demons
that are not only after Sam and Dean's bodies but their souls as
well. Makes for very compelling watching. And I, for one, have
pulled myself up to the table, knife and fork at the ready.