Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Team Dean

I first watched Supernatural when it the series premiered on television. I am a great supporter of paranormal tv shows (as long as they're well executed, of course!) and I definitely took the time back in 2005 to see what this show was all about. Admittedly, I was not impressed after watching that first episode five years ago. There was way too much pretty-men drama for me and I snubbed it, judging it as a series that catered to the whims of female watchers who wants to see handsome boys have drama. Not so much a show catering to someone who just wants to see crazy ghost effects!

In 2010, I reluctantly decided to revisit the show because a few friends have become suddenly obsessed with it. To my surprise, the popularity of the show had continued to prosper all this time! Although, it is very much true that all Supernatural fans I've encountered so far are decidedly very female. I mean, come on- let's look at the photo I posted with this blog. Are we surprised? That ain't Mulder and Scully wearing their frumpy FBI, 90s suits. Those are rugged, good-looking male television leads to be hold!

This time, I skipped the first four episodes of the first season and went right to the second DVD disc. I figured, all I needed to know were these two boys are brothers and they're looking for their missing father, who happened to have raised his two sons to chase and hunt for ghosts and weird, paranormal activities. For whatever reason. I'll read it up on Wikipedia later to get a clearer plot base.

It really doesn't matter though, because I will publicly admit it here... I watched the "Bloody Mary" episode and did get freaked out. Yes. Okay. I was expecting the two guys to just prance around declaring themselves to be ever so handsome; and maybe have a ghost here and there thrown in there just to keep with the show title. Boy... I was wrong. I did not expect the show to actually put a little bit of fear in me. It's kind of hard to scare me with movies or TV.

First off, Supernatural is still reminiscent of that old late 90s touch. A little bit like Buffy the Vampire Slayer with a more late 2000 special effects. Second off, each episode I watched proved itself as its own stand alone horror/thriller film-- and as a fan of scary movies, I was hooked! Ironically, one of the episode's title was "Hook", about the ghost of a psycho priest with a hook for one hand and a penchant for punishing the wicked. The series combines old, somewhat familiar stories with just the right amount of modern gore, suspense and thrill. I must say... sadly, I have been missing out all these years! Now I have five or six seasons to catch up with!

I highly recommend it to anyone who were fans of The X-Files, or fans of scary movies in general. Sure, Dean and Sam (those are the name of the main characters, by the way) are distractingly hot but the writing of the show is excellent. The dialogue has a touch of cheesiness but I do enjoy it, but the stories are great so far. And I do love my crazy, paranormal shiznaz!!!

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