Hello again dear watchers of television, and welcome to the long-waited review of Supernatural Season 12.
It’s been a hot minute since I posted a Supernatural Season review, because I’ve wanted to throw a few movie reviews at you in the meantime.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news…but this is the end of Supernatural as I enjoy it. This is where, to me, Supernatural ends, and a show that has been on air too long begins.
Even this season has plenty of episodes that make me roll my eyes because the story is growing more desperate.
I get that its hard to keep writing enemies for a show like this. I mean Lucifer, Demons, Angels, The Darkness. It’s all been done, and the threats have been getting worse and worse…but the writers sure love using Lucifer.
I get he is a good villain, and his portrayal in the show is done very well, but do we really need to be having this back and forth relationship with him? I mean he’s Lucifer, the brothers have stopped him plenty of times, so why is it that he keeps coming back?
The back and forth between doing whats right and doing whats proper grows increasingly more annoying as the show goes on.
The brothers push the boundaries of friend and foe more and more, but are hypocritical of others who do it.
It’s hard to be a true fan at these moments, and I find it harder to enjoy the villains when it seems like they are dragged out of some writer’s ass because they ran out of ideas.
The main story episodes are the only issue I really have with the show though.
The episodes that don’t advance the main plot are increasingly better and better. They aren’t all great, but I think they are all good.
They’re similar to the basic Cop show plot lines, but the monster twists are a nice touch, and we often get a nice little twist of some sort to make them more enjoyable.
I think Season 12 gives us the best supplementary episode in the entire show: Regarding Dean.
My words couldn’t do it enough justice, but seeing Jensen Ackles portray Dean as he slowly loses all memory of himself is probably the best episode of television that I have ever seen.
Seeing him lose his memory in the mirror with each line he tells himself still sends chills down my spine and I have seen it a half dozen times.
I love Supernatural as a whole, but I feel as if the longer the show goes, the more of an injustice the story is for Sam, Dean and Castiel.
The big threat in Season 12 is a birth. The brother’s are trying to stop the birth of Lucifer’s son..because the Nephilim that would be born would be stronger than almost anyone the brothers have fought before.
It opens up an interesting debate about nature vs. nurture. Is the child going to be inherently evil just because he is Lucifer’s son, or can it learn to be good for the world, instead of destroying it.
As interesting as the debate is, it’s lost amongst the search for Kelly Kline as she is on the run, Princes of Hell which were never mentioned before this Season, and Lucifer’s constant annoyance in being the lonely and sad archangel that he is.
Lucifer has always been one of the weakest parts of the show to me, because he’s just in it to show off. He could have won plenty of times, but he doesn’t want to win…he wants others to know that he CAN win, and that’s how he gets off.
It’s an annoying character trait that becomes too prominent in the show, and it stays around for too long.
Supernatural Season 12 is a good Season in the grand scheme of things, but it is the end of the show for me. The struggle to hold up a show that has been going on for too long is apparent in the season, and it only gets worse from there…you don’t want to get me started on Season 13. Spoiler for that review: I didn’t like it.
If you enjoy Supernatural, I’d love to talk about the current season, or any season for that matter! None of my friends watch the show, so I’m always interested in finding people that are.