And I’m not even crushing on the actor who plays him (Jensen Ackles). No, my heart belongs solely to Dean and his acerbic, smart-alecky, movie referencing ways, his uncomplicated, deeply appreciative approach to food, sex and music and his fierce loyalty to his brother that guides every decision he ever makes. I’ve fallen in love with book characters several times (and isn’t it wonderful when a book can take hold of you like that?) But this is the first time that television writing has been so good, I’ve been swept away by it.
I will be the first to admit when I’ve made a mistake … and did I ever get it so very wrong when it came to this show. For its first few seasons I rejected Supernatural outright without ever seeing it because I assumed: 1) it wasn’t scary in the least; 2) the writing would be lame and 3) it was all about titillating young teens. As I’m a grown-up woman who likes her horror on the horrific side, and demands great writing at all costs — no excuses — I figured this show was not for me.
I stand corrected and profusely apologize to the show’s many talented writers and series creator Eric Kripke. Supernatural is (to use a Dean-ism) A-W-E-S-O-M-E. If you are not watching, don’t wait another precious second. This show will enrich your television-viewing life. I’m not lying.
Yes I admit, the eye-candy is appealing — Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Misha Collins — pick your poison, they are all pretty yummy. But the show offers so much more than cheap thrills. The writing is truly exceptional, the story arc original and perfectly paced, the scares are truly scary, and the humor side-splitting.
Ghosts, monsters, demons, angels, Lucifer, the Apocalypse – this show has everything! What more can you ask for from network TV?
The series begins as two brothers travel America’s back roads in a ’67 Chevy Impala. They are searching for a missing father who raised them to hunt and destroy every evil supernatural incarnation they encounter. On the top of their hit-list is the Yellow-Eyed Demon that killed their mother 22 years previously. As the series progresses the brothers discover they have a much larger role to play that involves the end of the world.