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2.0 out of 5 stars Potentially Great [Spoilers], 26 Oct 2012
This review is from: Supernatural - Season 6 Complete [DVD] [2011] (DVD)
Before I get started, everyone that knows me (and many that don't) know that I am a huge fan of this show, and have been since it first premiered in 2005. For the most part, seasons one through five were among the best of modern television.The writers were truly unrivalled in their ability to shock, grip, stomp on your heart and leave you wanting more; to take one family's quest for revenge and then step it up to a biblical scale. I must have seen the season five premiere fifteen to twenty times - it was near perfect. What wasn't perfect - was their decision to continue (i.e. saving Sam).

But these writers are fantastic - they can make this work - they can go from strength to strength. I was anxious, but at the same time excited by the free reign they would have with this fresh start for the brothers. Although, I can't help but feel this free reign may have went to their heads and as a result, they tried to do too much - and nothing came off strongly.
The worst part is that each aspect of what they tried to introduce was genuinely brilliant - but they should have stretched it out. Spoilers for the season will now follow.

Soulless Sam was a great way to justify bringing him back from Lucifer's Cage: it was a fresh take on the youngest Winchester, since throughout he had been the heart of the show. This arc lasted until episode eleven, which I believe was long enough, so I was happy with that. It neither underwhelmed nor over-stayed its welcome. Unfortunately, this was the only thing that did so.

The War in Heaven, or realistically, the small confab happening behind the scenes: I know the CW doesn't have the funds to show an actual angelic war, and so much of it can only be alluded to, but this War seemed to have no effect on anything other than Castiel's ego - slightly underwhelmed.

The Mother Of All: Greek Mythology. When I saw them going down this avenue, I thought that my prayers had been answered - a villain with the juice to give Lucifer a run for his money. It took the boys two seasons to kill one demon. In one episode, they vanquished the Mother of all monsters (and what an anticlimactic end to her it was). An entity whom has been around for millennia falls for the ole' switcheroo. I'm just not buying it. She should have had at least a season - more new monstrous creations (such as the Jefferson Starships and the Khan Worm). Painfully underdeveloped.

Don't get me wrong though, I am not slating the show, or "trolling" - I will continue to watch and enjoy it as long as it is in production - but this season was a little too directionless for me. With filler episodes featuring fairies and leprechauns (Sera Gamble, what?), Supernatural begins to fall out of sync with the dark, thought-provoking masterpiece which I fear would have done better to go out on top under Eric Kripke.
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Initial post: 3 Apr 2014 06:18:55 BDT
Neil Ford says:
In the case of the Mother of All, I think the problem was that they picked the wrong actress, and so had to kill her off. The producers have talked in the commentaries about how they might have cut short the angel storyline, had not Misha worked out so well with his character. If Mother had worked out, they probably would have kept her instead of focusing on Dick. I'm amazed that the character Abaddon has lasted so long...
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