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.

Supernatural Season 6 Review

I managed to finish Season 6 this morning, and there is a lot to say about it. This is the first season of the show after its original intended length, and the storyline does show it.

I wouldn’t say the story line is bad per se, just not the best. Basically we have Castiel and allies vs. Raphael and his allies for control of Heaven. Winner gets to determine the state of the freshly stopped apocalypse.

It makes sense in terms of the story. Now that Michael is gone, the control of heaven is left up for grabs.

My problem with it all though is that there is too much going on overall. There are too many mid tier story lines that seem like a big deal in this season that get resolved.

We’ve got the boys dealing with Eve, the mother of all monsters. We’ve got the Castiel vs. Raphael war, the Crowley monster hunting, the Castiel/Crowley Alliance, the Samuel and Sam monster hunting, the Campbell family. There’s just so much going on, and none of it feels properly fleshed out.

Some of the above story lines could have been stretched out for the entire season, or even longer, but instead they were all tied into a not so pretty bow.

Now don’t get me wrong. This isn’t a bad season at all. It’s still a good season. We get a lot of the witty and funny moments between the cast, we get to see some new monsters, and we get introduced to the realm of Purgatory, which is a somewhat important place in the next few seasons.

All of that, topped with the regular monster hunting episodes and it’s a good season, just not the best. It’s sort of one of the seasons that I classify in the lower end of the ranking. Not necessarily because it’s bad as a whole, just in the grand scheme of things, it’s not the best. Honestly if you had thrown some of the ideas into season 3 or 4, I think I would have enjoyed them much better.

It’s just because they were sort of in a content vacuum that they needed ideas for upcoming seasons, and they sort of missed the mark on this one.

What I will give Season 6 credit for though is how it sets up future seasons. The events in Season 6 directly cause the events in Season 7, and some of the indirect events in Season 8, which is really good. I guess Season 6 could be considered the stepping stone for better seasons, which I believe it is, it just kind of sucks that it had to be a bad stepping stone, and not one that you could watch again and enjoy.

There is one concept I want to touch on briefly though, and that is te e concept of bringing back the dead.

No we know this happens to Sam and Dean a lot. THey come back from dozens (or hudreds of deaths in Dean’s case) with basically no issue, but they are quick to stop others from bringing back the dead. Is that fair? SHould two people, who have come back to life so many times be the ones to properly judge if it is right to bring back your loved ones.? I think it is a tough call to make. I mean maybe tey know better than anyone what harm can become someone who raises the dead, or maybe they know it’s not all its chalked up to be.

My thinking is that Sam and Dean know that death is a form of peace, and bringing someone back from the dead is taking away their peace, causing them more suffering down the road. THey know that the two of them coming back time and time again is maybe good for the world voerall, but they have also caused a lot of deaths just being who they are.

Anywyas, I hope you ejoyed the review. As I write this I already have Season 7 underway, and will finish it with plenty of time to spare.

  • My overall season ranking:
  • Season 5
  • Season 3
  • Season 4
  • Season 2
  • Season 1
  • Season 6

Supernatural Season 5 Review

From what I know, this season was the original intended end to the show.

It wasn’t supposed to go past this, and you can really tell by the way this season ends. Now that Lucifer has been freed, Sam and Dean are looking for ways to stop him and the Apocalypse.

We find out Dean is the chosen vessel for Michael, and Sam is the chosen vessel for Lucifer. Both the angels and demons want this battle to happen because they both think they will win.

Sam, Dean and their allies don’t want this to happen because millions if not billions of lives will be lost in the process, so they look for an alternative measure.

Some way to kill Lucifer.

They seek out other gods, they try the colt, they look for God himself, and even try and get the Archangel Gabriel to help them, but nothing works. Nothing they do can stop Lucifer, so instead they need to imprison him.

They need to throw him back in the cage where he was sealed for millions of years.

Dean struggles throughout the entire season, knowing that he could say yes to Michael and end the Apocalypse before it even starts, but that would mean he dies in the process.

Sam struggles with a similar choice, but he believes he can take control back from Lucifer and jump into the cage, sacrificing himself in the process to stop the Apocalypse.

There is a lot of internal struggles for the brothers, and plenty of other characters throughout the season, and it’s the beginning of one of the reasons people don’t like the show.

I understand why the brothers would have such serious mental health issues. I mean they’re constantly in near death situations, people they know and don’t know die in front of their eyes on a weekly basis, and they constantly feel like they’re failing someone.

All of that tears a man apart, so it’s understandable that the brothers suffer from these life and death situations.

I’ve read a bit online though that people get annoyed with the emotions of the brothers because their emotions don’t make any sense.

They jump between healthy and having issues all the time, and there is no consistency.

No I understand that it can be difficult dealing with mental health problems, and honestly that’s one of my favourite things about the show.

Sam and Dean probably don’t deal with it in the best way, they fight through their pain. I believe it is the people they save, the few that thank them for their work, or the child that can live a full life because of what they do is what gets them through each day.

Overall, it was a good season. The addition of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse is a nice little touch, and we don’t get to see as much hunting behind the scenes.

Usually I would be upset about that because those random hunt episodes are sometimes the best ones, but in this season I was okay with it being more focused on the Apocalypse. Overall Season Ranking:

Overall Season Ranking:

  • Season 3
  • Season 5
  • Season 4
  • Season 2
  • Season 1