TV Review: Supernatural Season 14

This is it, dear readers. We have made it over the final hurdle. We have come to the finish line, and there were some bumps along the way, but we have made it.

6 months. 14 seasons. 2 brothers.

We started this journey all the way back in October, when we started watching the entirety of Supernatural in preparation for the final season.

It took longer than I thought, but with Season 15 in the final stretch, I can now say I have reviewed every season of Supernatural after today (until I review season 15 when it is over).

This is a short season, only producing 20 episodes to make up for the writer’s strike in the mid 2000s. To be honest, I kind of liked the shorter season.

It didn’t feel too long, it didn’t feel stretched out, it didn’t feel boring.

Sure it had its slumps, but there weren’t 3-4 extra episodes to make it worse.

We got to see Michael finally. He has been in the background of the story since the early days of the apocalypse, but we never got much from him.

He always took a backseat to Lucifer, which didn’t feel out of place at first, but it felt wrong when Lucifer kept popping up and we got not Michael.

His goal is still the end of the world, but he goes about it in an exciting way. He tries to use the regular monsters that the Winchesters see all the time, but he enhances them with his grace.

It might seem like a bit of a recycled idea, but it felt new. It gave the brothers a believable problem that didn’t have some bizarre explanation behind it. It was the monsters we knew. Vampires, werewolves, you name it.

Jack, who’s been annoying so far, also turns to the dark side. He loses his soul, and to sum it up, turns dark side.

He puts a spell over humanity, forcing them to tell the truth, before killing Mary Winchester.

The brothers obviously are broken over this, and after confronting Jack, they are face to face with God, who brings about the end times.

Though I am happy that Jack met his end, I know he is coming back.

Though I am happy that Jack met his end, I know he is coming back.

Overall, the season was good. Though I am still not a fan of the series as a whole at this point, Season 14 was a nice addition to the story.

It didn’t have the best parts of previous season; interesting characters, thrilling one-off episodes, and the brotherly banter that made the show what it is, it still felt closer to the original show than we had seen in a while.

What did you think of Supernatural as a whole? Is it a show you think you’d like? Let’s chat about it.
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TV Review: Supernatural Season 12

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.

We can chat in the comments, or you can message me on the social media channels!
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Supernatural Season 11 Review

In my opinion, Season 11 of Supernatural is where the show hits a peak, and after this it doesn’t do a good job of maintaining this level of excitement and urgency.

In terms of threats to the entire world, The Darkness is by far the worst Supernatural has thrown at fans.

In terms of most powerful beings we have seen so far, Archangels, a few sub-species of demons, and an even smaller handful of gods from different beliefs are the most powerful beings in the universe.

Above all of this, is God, or the God we know about in this universe. He is all powerful, all knowing, and all-hidden, because we haven’t seen him up until this season.

The Darkness, who we learn is basically God’s sister, is just as strong as he is, if not stronger.

What can be more of a threat than that, except maybe God himself. I mean, the Darkness is literally infinitely strong, able to kill anyone with a glance, even an archangel.

Amara, as The Darkness is better known, poses a pretty good threat to the Winchesters early on.

The brothers see how powerful she truly is right in the first episode of the season, but her build up is very slow and uneventful.

She steals a few souls, eats a few demons, and has a few smaller towns wiped out, but in comparison to other enemies, that’s not that bad.

I never really felt like Amara was that dangerous as much as she was misunderstood and angry.

She didn’t have a grudge with Earth, or the Winchesters, or anyone, other than her brother.

She wanted to confront her brother for sealing her away, and the only way she could draw him out was to mess with his creation…humanity.

It ultimately works, and God show up to help the Winchesters deal with Amara, because they haven’t been able to stop her until now.

When I watched this season the first time, I remember being ecstatic when Chuck appeared to the brothers and saved them from Amara’s fog cloud.

It would have been a literal, but the ultimate Deus Ex Machina, but it wasn’t quite so simple. Chuck isn’t able to stop her at first, and they actually talk her out of killing them all instead of physically stopping her, which was a first for the show.

My issue, is how can anything be worse than Amara? She feels like an end of the show type enemy, not a Season 11 enemy that is followed up by some disappointing enemies for the rest of the show.

I love the show as a whole, but Season 11 is where my love starts to slowly drop. Season 12 isn’t bad in my opinion, but after that there is a steep drop off in quality if you ask me, so I am not excited for what is to come.

I feel redundant talking about each season as a whole, because for the most part I feel the same way about them all. The supporting episodes are nice, and give a nice touch to the show.

The banter between the brothers is good too, and often is the best part of the show.

Even the end of the season does a good job of setting up the next season, but that seems to be the usual for Supernatural.

It’s tough reviewing a show after 11 seasons, but we are only three seasons away from catching up.

Supernatural Season 10 Review

Supernatural Season 10, if I had to review it in one sentence, was surprisingly good, despite not living up to its fullest potential.

For the most part, Sam and Dean are the same as they always are. Their banter is great, and Dean still has his clueless sense of humour. The only thing different about their relationship is that Dean has become addicted to killing.

Being cursed by the Mark of Cain is affecting him, and after finally being cured of being a demon, he struggles to hold on to his humanity.

There are several times this season that we see Dean go out of his way to inflict maximum damage to a monster, kill humans, or beat up an evil clone despite knowing a friend would be hurt in the process.

He lets the bloodlust of the Mark overcome him, and he can’t keep it at bay.

Despite his best efforts, Dean gets worse and worse. The ones he loves are forced to watch him become more and more murderous, and they can’t do anything to help.

Until Charlie and Rowena come up with a way to take off the Mark.

They find a spell that will remove the curse, but it will release the Darkness. That means nothing to the brothers, but the Darkness doesn’t sound good does it?

Dean finally gets a hold on his murderous rage, and summons Death to remove the mark or send him off to a place where he can’t hurt anyone again. Death agrees to do this, but says Dean needs to kill Sam, so Sam won’t look for him.

In yet another act of brotherly love, Dean kills Death (yes you read that right). Dean kills Death, and lets Sam perform the spell to remove the Mark, freeing him from the curse.

The Darkness comes from the Mark, and the world has to deal with her power since Sam and Dean couldn’t take the pain of losing each other.

I get why they keep protecting each other. I understand their dependence on each other to survive physically and mentally, but take the hit.

They try to protect the world from ghosts and ghouls, demons and angels, and countless other supernatural beings, but they cause the most death.

The two brothers constantly keeping each other alive, despite all odds, is probably killing more people because of the side effects than people they save.

The biggest bad guy this season is Dean and the Mark of Cain, but there were two perfectly good bad guys that could have been utilized that revolved around the Mark.

Since that was the main “enemy” Cain and the Styne family both could have been the ones to defeat by the end of the season, but they were both wasted.

Cain has a moment in the season that causes the brothers to stop him, and the Styne family appears near the end of the season for a bit of conflict, but neither is utilized to their fullest potential in my opinion.

Cain was the first to hold the Mark, and could have been the tipping point for Dean to become fully obsessed with it.

He was powerful enough that he could take on Sam, Dean, Castiel and Crowley , so he was worthy of being an end-of-season boss, but he had a good ending during the season.

The Stynes didn’t have as much of a relation to the Mark itself, but used to have the Book of the Damned, which is the book that contained the cure for the Mark.

They could have come earlier in the season, and been more of an annoyance to the brothers trying to track down the book.

Overall, the season is pretty good. I liked a lot of the smaller stories that were going on, I just think they could have been developed more, making the season even better.

Supernatural Season 9 Review

Season 9 of Supernatural is probably one of my more favourite seasons, because this season we get two big bad guys instead of the usual one.

Heaven and hell are both a mess. Hell is in the midst of a civil war between Abaddon and Crowley, who just barely escaped Sam curing him and isn’t too fond of anything other than getting his next hut of human blood.

Abaddon, though nearly impossible to kill without the First Blade and the Mark of Cain, is having a tough time overthrowing Crowley and his hordes of demons.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, Heaven is divided between different factions of angels who just want to get back to Heaven, but Metatron and his growing forces control the gates.

The rifts tearing Heaven and Hell apart are some of the best parts of the season. We get to see a bus with a lady’s church choir take on a motorcycle gang in a heavenly battle, and the lady’s choir comes out on top.

We see demon on demon fighting, and even Crowley puts in a fight or two over the course of the season.

Season 9 seems to have found its stride again after tripping up with Season 8. We get more of the charming Winchester relationship, Charlie and her shenanigans (which I personally wanted more of), and we get to see Castiel in his finest moments (as a full-fledged human being).

The characters in Supernatural have been the driving force of the show’s success from the early seasons. Compelling bad guys, lovable good guys, and great character dynamics have been some of the best parts of the show.

That…and the Winchesters bouncing off of each-other is great too.

When you think of Supernatural, humour isn’t always the first thing that comes to mind, but it is one of the best parts of the show.

There are multiple times where I’ve caught myself laughing out loud at something Dean says or does. I find he is the funnier of the two brothers, but their interactions with each other can often be hilarious.

To give a brief summary of the season (SPOILERS), Sam and Dean need to find a way to kill Abaddon, which leads Dean to get the Mark of Cain. They can kill Metatron, if they could get their hands on him.

After the events of last season, Sam is left on Death’s door, and Dean makes a deal with the angel Gadreel to possess Sam, in exchange for healing Sam back to full strength.

Dean doesn’t tell Sam this at first (typical) and eventually Gadreel joins Metatron’s side of the fight. Castiel gets his grace back, and together the three of them kill Abaddon and successfully stop Metatron by destroying the angel tablet…but Dean is killed in the process.

Within the entire season…one of my biggest issues with the show becomes a big issue for the brothers.


I mean come on. It’s not like it’s the first time they’ve done this either, but the two macho men need to retain their macho man status, and that means they can’t tell the other when something is going wrong.

I understand with nine seasons of a show, it gets pretty tough to come up with original content while still making sense, but I find this to be just sloppy writing, plain and simple.

I’m not trying to bash the writers at all, I think they do a fantastic job of coming up with new creatures and monsters every season, with tons of lore for each of them.

My issue is that these moments of eye rolling repetitiveness is what makes the show hard to watch at times.

Overall, I enjoyed the season. It has a great story, great new character introductions, and there is an actual goal of the season. There’s not some ambiguous “enemy” to defeat, instead there are two very real ones.

There’s also a good set-up for next season with Dean’s ending this season. If I had to give it a score out of 10, I’d probably give it about a 7.5. It’s not the best, but overall it’s pretty damn good.

Supernatural Season 8 Review

Last we saw the brothers, Dean got sucked into Purgatory along side Castiel after stopping Dick Roman and the Leviathan.

A lot of people are not fans of the Leviathan, but like I mentioned before, I didn’t mind them at all. What’s a bit upsetting about them though is that they are just forgotten after that.

They are brought up for a moment, but sort of brushed off, so hypothetically there could be a Leviathan or two lying low somewhere, but they don’t appear in Season 8 at all.

Season 8 starts with a bit of a bumpy road for the brothers and Cass. Dean escapes from Purgatory (were we ever really worried?), but Castiel doesn’t, and we don’t know why at first.

Sam on the other hand has had a pretty easy year. While Dean was fighting for his life day in and day out, Sam moved in with a girl, Amelia, and they started a life together.

This obviously causes a bit of a rift between Sam and Dean because Sam took their brotherly pact to not rescue each other anymore too seriously, and Dean won’t let him live it down.

Over time, the brothers obviously figure out their differences, but they get stuck in some of the awkward seasons…the ones with no real bad guys to fight.

Yes, they go about their regular hunting activities, and in Season 8 the brothers are trying to use the Demon tablet to close the Gates of Hell, but that’s the only “bad guy.” The task of closing the Gates of Hell.

Obviously it isn’t an easy task, but there is no Lucifer, Dick Roman, or an Apocalypse to stop. All they have to do is complete the three trials and the Gates of Hell are closed forever.

The first two trials go down fairly easily, but the third one would kill Sam if he is able to complete it. He is literally moments away from doing it, prepared to die to save countless people from Demons in the future, but of course Dean stops him because Sammy’s life is worth more than the thousands of people that die from demons throughout the rest of the show.

It’s an annoying feature of the show, that the brothers will always find a way to stop the other from giving their lives to save the world.

I get that the two brothers want to save people together, and it would be difficult to go on without the other, but they are hunters. It is their family business to save people…so why can’t they save people.

All it would have taken was one sacrifice, Sam’s life, and the demons would have been trapped for eternity. Hell, Dean could have even found a way to resurrect Sam after he had died.

On the other side of things, Castiel helps out Metatron, the scribe of God perform three tasks to open the Gates of heaven, but little does he know that the trials are actually giving Metatron control over Heaven, and casting all angels out of Heaven and onto Earth.

This is a nice set up for next season, which is one of my more favourite seasons, because Metatron isn’t a threat when you look at him. He’s a pretty weak looking angel, that would probably lose in a fight to Castiel, but Metatron has one weapon to help him out.

The Angel Tablet.

With the help of the Angel Tablet, Metatron has near Godly powers…or so it will be.

We are also introduced to Abbadon in Season 8, the last remaining Knight of Hell (an elite Demon created by Lucifer and nearly unbeatable).

Sam and Dean have some troubles with her but ultimately they find a way to contain her, before they release her and she is on the loose again. By the end of the season we get two bad guys set up for the next season, which is a first in the show.

One ultimate demon, one ultimate angel vs. two semi-regular humans and their can-do attitude.

We get another big reveal this season, that really adds a new feature to the show We get introduced to the Men of Letters and their bunker. This gives Sam and Dean a “home” which they haven’t had since their dad dragged them into the hunting lifestyle.

It’s nice seeing the brothers have a recurring setting, and without Bobby around, have resources available to do the research they need to on every crazy monster they encounter.

The Men of Letters is a great addition to the show in my opinion, and their story fits nicely into the overall story.

Overall this season isn’t that bad. It has some flaws and it’s missing a lot, but I don’t think there is a lot wrong with it.

I find most of these later seasons are at least half-decent. Some of them are great, some of them are okay, but none of them are overly bad.

Supernatural Season 7 Review

Season 7 of Supernatural is very polarizing from what I can tell. Reading comments and blogs online shows that the Leviathans are a it or miss addition to the show.

Some people dislike them, and believe Season 7 is sort of a waste because they really aren’t that good of an enemy to the Winchesters, and the overall season isn’t very well written.

I don’t disagree with that statement. It’s not the best season overall. There are a lot of deus ex machina situations, and it feels like the writers for this season were trying to hang on to the past.

Personally, I like the idea of the Leviathans. They were an overwhelming enemy that really didn’t have a way to be permanently defeated, but they were sort of left in the dust.

The brothers ended up defeating Dick Roman, the Leviathan head honcho, and a few others along the way, but Dick was the only one they actually killed.

I would have liked the Leviathans to be more of a long-term enemy like Angels and Demons are. They are both enemies at different times throughout the series, and allies at other times too.

Leviathans could defeat both Angels and Demons, and were honestly better in mostly every aspect, other than they were temporary.

Now technically there are some Leviathans still out there, so we may see a revival of them in the upcoming final season, but I doubt that is the case.

Overall? The season could be better.

There weren’t a lot of interesting side hunts this season, and the ones that we did get pointed to the Leviathan a decent amount of the time.

Do I dislike the season? Not at all. I think it had a good amount of storytelling, and we got a lot of emotions from the brothers when dealing with Bobby, who turns into a ghost this season.

In my opinion, some of the strongest parts of the show aren’t when the brothers end up killing some monster or stopping some world-ending threat. I think some of the strongest moments are when the brothers show their vulnerable side, opening up about how scared they are, or how they doubt themselves, because it makes them more human. It makes them more relatable.

The one part of this season that I disliked the most though was the side characters. Two more specifically. We get introduced to Frank, who is a conspiracy nut and a computer wizard, and he helps the brothers out when they need to get off the grid.

He’s around for a bit, but then suddenly disappears from the show and we don’t get mention of him again. He’s assumed to be dead and eaten by the Leviathan, but the Winchesters don’t say much about it and Frank gets lost in the grand scheme of 14 seasons.

The other is Kevin Tran. Now Kevin becomes a very important character in future seasons, which I am totally fine with. He adds a nice touch to the show and he becomes a member of the Winchester’s proxy family. What I don’e like about him this season is his introduction.

He comes into the show with only a couple of episodes left, and he becomes this necessary piece to stopping the Leviathan.

If he had been introduced even halfway through the show I wouldn’t be upset about it, but I am not a fan of characters being introduced near the end of a season, just for them to be a key piece in stopping whatever world-ending threat is out there.

IF the character had been built up to, or the Winchesters had been on the hunt for them for a while, or even if there was some mention of it, then I am much more okay with this character’s late introduction.

My problem comes from when these characters appear literally out of the blue to save the day. To me that’s just lazy story telling.