Oh, my! ‘Supernatural’ is back. The first of the last four episodes
of season 3. Sam and Dean are a sight for sore eyes. I just wish…
I just wish that their few minutes on the screen last night hadn’t
been the equivalent of taking a trip with them on the high seas –
in the dead of night – with no compass or lanterns or even the
night sky to guide our way. It was not a pleasant experience.
I’ve never been a fan of jostling, hand-held camera work. It
makes me queasy. I realize that this sort of episode might’ve
given the cast and crew a bit of a break in their daunting
schedule. And I can see where GhostFacers may have given
our boys a bit of ‘free rein’ in how they dealt with their
characters. BUT, this episode called GhostFacers was
like a well-intentioned experiment gone horribly wrong.
From this day forward I shall never speak ill of ‘Bugs’ or
‘Route 666’ again.They are stellar. They had Sam and Dean,
full of angst and anger. Giving us their all. Giving us THEM.
And that’s all I’ve ever wanted (or needed).
GhostFacers? – not so much….
I guess I write this from the perspective of an obsessive fan
that has gotten spoiled rotten from the amazing story-telling
we’ve come to know and love. And from the amazing
performances that Jensen & Jared give us each week.
GhostFacers left me bereft of any connection to either of
those qualities. I was expecting a full, 6 course meal and
was served dillweed. (Not to denigrate dillweed. It has its’
place – I love Kosher Dills)
So, when it comes right down to it, all I’m saying is – No
more experiments, no more messing with a formula that has
been proven tried-and-true. The brothers deserve better.
And so do we.