Saturday, 25 August 2012

Fan-Girling into Geekdom...

I have mentioned how much of a geek I am a few times, and you have even seen traces of it in my multiple film and show reviews...

But I don't think I have ever fully geeked out in a post (except maybe here). Until today.
And keep in mind that I am a Screen Media major, I study this stuff and would love to work in the industry. So when I geek out... I GEEK out. So bare with me!


Today I am going to talk about Supernatural. This show is my all-time favourite, and as strange as it is (being that it is only a show) it holds a very important place in my heart. I have stuck with this show for seven seasons, that range from absolutely brilliant, to somewhat lacklustre. But no matter how bad an episode seems, it is still Supernatural and I still love it.

With the most recent two seasons, the writers have really been testing the fans dedication to the show. They weren't bad, in fact compared to many of the shows on TV now they were fantastic, but they didn't quite compare to previous seasons standards.

The writers just didn't seem to have a clear direction, it was like they were trying to jump between to many things at once but they didn't know where they wanted to end up. The character also didn't have the same depth as they used to. Sam and Dean switched between emotions constantly, one minute depressed about the world ending, the next kicking butt with all the determination in the world. It just didn't make sense.

Thats not to say that it was terrible. I did still really enjoy it and I am a loyal fan, but I really hope they step it up as we move into season 8. There are heaps of fan discussions (this is my fav place for them) out there about what the fans want to see in season 8 and after reading ALL OF THEM erm, a few, I have decided to add my two cents right here. So if you don't watch Supernatural then you should go and watch it now, and if you do then I want to know your opinions as well! 

The countdown till season 8 is on!

Here are my thoughts about what I would love to see in Supernatural's 8th season!
*Spoiler Alert*
(Don't say I didn't warn you)

Dean Winchester: I would love to see Dean go back to how he was in the earlier seasons. Obviously they have gone through so much that going back too far wouldn't work, but something needs to change. Have him talk about his time in Hell and Purgatory, to Sam and allow him to start to heal. Have him accept the fact that they can't save everyone, and reintroduce his fire and love for hunting. I think this has got to be my main "want". Bring back bad-ass, snarky, angry, worlds best hunter Dean. We want him back! But more grown up, the things he has been through need to fuel his desire to hunt, not reduce him to a snivelling mess.

Sam Winchester: I am a bit more open when it comes to Sam, I don't want season 1 puppy dog Sam, but I definitely don't want angry, cold, soul-less Sam. He needs to have a clear direction and motive for what he does this season. Have him help bring Dean back to kick-ass, have him be the steady, rational hunter. Something. And involve him more, while he has always been important, the focus has definitely shifted to Dean over the last few seasons, and I think Sammy needs to be and equal focus. 

Plot: I don't care. I really don't. As long as the writers have a clear structure! Have a clear season arc, have a clear idea for week to week episodes. Make sure they work well together. And I think focus these things around the boys relationship. Not fit the relationship into what is happening each week.

And Most Importantly: Bring back Sam and Dean! Not Sam doing this while Dean is doing that. Bring back the Winchesters! The relationship between the boys is the main reason the show works so well! Or worked so well, it used to be all about them, now not so much. This is what the fans want most. The brotherly relationship where they care so much about each other they would do anything for each other. Do this and the show is saved.


So there you have it. I am a full on fan-girling geek. Maybe you don't care, maybe you do... But I do, so I'm putting it out there. And I know Supernatural fans are opinionated so if you disagree, don't yell, tell me what you believe. I am interested. 

Here's to a fantastically refreshing season of my favourite show!
xx

7 comments:

Jazmine G. said...

Oh I love this show. Been watching since the beginning with my husband.

Darnielle said...

It's nice to see a SPN fan that can admit that the last two seasons have been a little bit lacking compared to the earlier seasons. I'm hoping that six and seven were because Sera Gamble became showrunner. Hopefully Jeremy Carver can bring it back to Kripke standards! :)

I'm on the same page as you with what should happen too.

Sinead said...

I totally agree, fingers crossed for Jeremy Carver! Although I hope the pressure of needing to pick it up doesn't ruin it...

Emily Rehse said...

I LOVE Supernatural. I needed to be committed when Castiel "died", I'm so glad they brought him back! Misha, Sam and Jared do an amazing job, I don't think I would like it as much if it wasn't for them! They definitely clicked and brought more to the table!

Anonymous said...

I have been a huge Supernatural fan since season 1 and I have stuck it out through every rough episode/season they have had, although in my opinion there haven’t been many. Season 4 was my favorite season so far, mostly because of what Dean had to deal with while still trying to have a little fun with it. I’m so excited about season 8 that I don’t care what happens as long as the boys stick together! I have been ranting and raving all summer to my coworkers at Dish about how far away the new season was and now it still seems like it is years away. I am just excited to be able to watch it again and I got the Hopper so I’ll be able to keep every recording of the season and still have room for the rest of my shows. I won’t go next summer without watching the whole season at least twice. I can’t wait for October 3rd to be here; we need to see some interesting things happen fast!

Sinead said...

Season 4 was my favourite as well, along with good old season 1! There are a few iffy episodes here and there, but they are still Supernatural so I still love them! I'm so excited just to see some new footage cause I have re-watched all the seasons so many times! Cannot wait!

Anonymous said...

"Bring back Sam and Dean! Not Sam doing this while Dean is doing that. Bring back the Winchesters! The relationship between the boys is the main reason the show works so well! Or worked so well, it used to be all about them, now not so much. This is what the fans want most. The brotherly relationship where they care so much about each other they would do anything for each other. Do this and the show is saved."

I totally 100% agree with this. Well said.

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