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on 14 August 2015
Ok here goes. This is a review in progress because I have just finished season 6 so I have 3 more seasons to go. I originally bought this because of a review I had read that said if you like Buffy or charmed then this is for you. While I am a huge charmed, buffy and Angel fan, I am an even bigger X files fan and despite the creator of this series saying that he wanted each episode to be like a mini horror film, I still think that it is very much like the X files even the writing for the names on the title screen. This is not a problem for me as I love the X files, where I have a problem with this series is the two main characters, neither of which I have warmed to over the past 6 seasons. This is not to say that they are not good actors, but I just don't care enough about them as characters. I also find it very repetitive the constant dying of one or other of the brothers, always going to hell and then being saved. Once was enough so to have another season with the other brother dying and being brought back, well lets just say Season 4 has to be the worse season so far and one that I ended up skipping or fast forwarding through the episodes. I also think this whole angels and demons has gone on too long ( 2 seasons now). Where it had it strong points was in the different stories that the brothers tackled each week, so Season 1 was good. Now as they are obviously trying to continue a story line, it is getting very repetitive. I am also not a fan of the whole brother partnership. The reason why the X files was so good was that you had a man woman dynamic and I think that if they could have included a female to join the brothers it would have been better. I mean how stupid are the women who keep sleeping with them and having one night stands. Also the Ghost facers are some of my favourite episodes, could they not make more of them in the future episodes? The episodes that have been interesting have been when they are working with a female hunter or counter part. The gag reels are great and actually made me like the male actors alittle bit more, but with the looming death of Bobby to come, there will be even less characters to care about. I have given this series 3 stars for the cameo appearances of other actors, some from the X files, stargate atlantis, Buffy , CSI new york and many others , one star for the stories and one star for the special effects. It loses two stars for the main characters and constant dying of these main characters. I will update this review when I have finished the last three seasons, for now I am giving myself a break from it and going back to Helix.
Update 23rd of August 2015
Well it is official, I am giving up with Supernatural. Only one decent episode on Season 7 and have just snoozed my way through Season 8, I haven't got the strength or the interest to watch Season 9. How many times can the brothers die, be possessed or fall out, and the Angel and Demons thing has gone on far too long. I think this series must be for the teen age group, because I don't get the appeal. Season 8 did have one redeeming feature, the amazing Amanda Tapping. Thanks to her brilliant acting, I am donating Supernatural to the charity shop and rewatching, the under appreciated and too short series Sanctuary.