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on 26 November 2011
This is without a doubt Supernatural at it's best. Yes the fifth season was amazing, moving, awe inspiring and sad all at the same time, but this is the show at it's best. After the shock finale of season five closer "Swan Song" and the teasing few seconds where we see Sam is in fact not in hell, you are kept wondering at what will happen next.

At first there is a return to the monster-of-the-week format similar to the first few years of the show, though with quite a twist: namely the things they hunt are "Alphas". The first of their kind. Werewolves out on half-moons, day-walking vampires other creatures that go bump in the night. All bigger and badder than ever before.

Also of interest is the ominous undertones of Sam's return. He is back, but is it really him, or is Lucifer at the wheel? Why is Castiel being so evasive? And what is Crowley hiding?

From the opening episode "Exile on Main Street" the stories are interesting and obviously leading somewhere that is intricate enough to keep you guessing but not as confusing as the last two years worth of stories have been. Gone is the over-reliance on Biblical lore, destiny and fate. However the show still keeps its tongue very firmly in its cheek with references to the rising popularity of vampires in the media (Twilight), a look at other people's approaches at the out of the ordinary, (UFO's), an angel's intense hatred of a certain doomed cruise liner (Titanic) and of course themselves.

The highs come suddenly and usually quite inappropriately in terms of wanting to laugh at other's misfortunes, and the lows are sometimes very saddening, but this series of the show is possibly the finest yet.

From the moment you realise just how far one of the main characters has fallen and his impassioned plea to God to help or even just give a sign he cares in the episode "The Man Who Would Be King", your heart will break and then from there it is a sudden plunge to the end. Will he realise his mistake? Or will he become corrupted by his new power?

It is easy to see why this often overlooked show has gone from being one of small budgets and simple ideas to one of the most popular shows to come out of America in the last decade, especially in the genre. Fantastic, epic, heartbreaking and moving, Supernatural Season Six shows also that this ship has plenty of steam left in her yet.
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICEon 12 April 2012
Season 5's climax seemed a fitting, but sad, end to a fine series. Surely no way could another follow? Oh, ye of little faith! With a flourish, along bursts Season 6 - 22 episodes crammed with excitement, horror, gore, stunning special effects - and, a particular strength, the underlying humour which occasionally becomes hilarious.

Full marks to all who keep up with the hidden agendas, ever-changing alliances, little being as it seems. I simply sat back and enjoyed the ride. Audacity rules! The Apocalypse was apparently not averted but remains on the cards. Daemons still abound (some quite charismatic). Angels engage in Civil War (free will an issue). Invasion of Purgatory may yield a very rich prize. Even featured is a twenty four hour pact with Death himself (this a moving episode). Much more besides, including spectacular deaths (and reappearances).

As ever, the Winchester brothers take on all comers - back from the dead Sam unfortunately minus his soul. (A 30 minute bonus discusses the concept of souls, hell, etc.) Admittedly some sequences are just plain nasty, notably when torture is involved. Usually, though, there is much to enjoy - especially when the show refuses to take itself seriously. Take Ep.15 - the brothers whisked into an alternative reality, they suddenly actors called Jared Padalecki and Jensen Eckles in something called "Supernatural" (Dean appalled to find he is wearing makeup). Here Misha Collins (Castiel) is especially funny. How about Ep.17 - angel Belthazar so hating Celine Dion's singing in the film, he unsinks the Titanic (problems resulting). Ep.18 has the brothers entertainingly whisked back to the Wild West of 1861, poking fun at the cliches and, of course, heading for a gun duel at noon. Jenson Eckles directs Ep.4. A 25 minute bonus tells how he set about it. Throughout savour the tongue-in-cheek scripts, devilish lines including "Soon I shall be ankle deep in your blood, sucking the marrow from your bones" and "We're going to serve up your young and call it veal".

All are on fine form. (A special word of praise for Jim Beaver's Bobby - ever there, between swigs, to research and advise.)
That ten minute gag reel is the icing on the cake.

Final audacity? How about that shattering declaration at the Season's very end!

In short, a treat for the fans. Absolutely great.
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TOP 500 REVIEWERon 28 November 2011
The Blu ray version of this season is excellent, with crisp sound, clean lines and a host of extras for those who are really into them

I, am not into the extras, just good quality drama that grips me an makes me want to watch 'just one more episode' and this fit the bill nicely.

Seasons 1-5 for me tended to be divided betwen story-arc episodes, one-off monster-hunts and those stupid inane silly slapstick ones that had no point and no real interest. The true humour of Sam Dean and the others is the sly sarcasm and one-liners. A well placed aggrieved 'DUDE' can have me howling with laughter, but the antics in last seasons sit-com scenariop just left me cold.

Season 6 opens well, and each episode links in to the next as we progress through an ever changing year in the lives of our heroes. There is more blood letting than I recall was in season 5 and it seems to return to the base premise of the series, which was for hunters to hunt the hunted and fight the 'bad guys' - except the bad guys are not always Demons and Vampires, and the Good guys do not always have wings and a halo.

What is the most interesting thing about this series is the shifting viewpoints - is Castiel as good as he seems, or is he mistaken in his actions? Is he ultimately good or evil? as Sam better with or without his soul? Should Dean have had the chance of a mundane boring but safe life? What deal did grandpa Samuel strike and what is the price?

The theories of heaven, hell and purgatory are brought to bear with some surprising twists, and woven into the tale is Lovecraft and an assortment of other possible-noteables along the way. Interesting characters flit in and out but all of them are there for a reason.

There is one weak story - the alternate reality one where Sam is a chap called Jared and he is an actor.... it falls down over itself several times and is cumbersome and slow, but it does give an insight into the behind-the-scenes machinations and manages to poke fun at cast and crew, but other than that it is the one and only pointless episode.

I left the season with shock, surprise at the final twists, and anticipation for th next season.

Bring it on dudes!
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on 22 October 2013
Watched the series from the start on tv & started again when my boyfriend watched a few episodes & thought they were good, he's hooked & we've got his sister on to them now too!
I'm not going to do a whole synopsis of the season (personally i don't like those reviews) but what i will say is that in this series the show goes back to its roots but with a lot of changed, mainly sam & dean themselves its good because its realistic, you're not going to be the same person after what they've gone through & it shows that well. I also lovevhow they have a break between serious episodes just to have fun whilst still telling the story. Although i love every episode in this season in general, 2 of my favourite episodes of all time are from this season: "the french mistake" & "frontierland".
This season really is great'
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on 28 June 2017
Dynamite serie. I am totally addicted to it. I liked all the episodes very much. The idea to bring the two heroes in reality, as Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, was very good and extremely original.
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on 14 May 2017
Not seen these since it moved channel, so it will be fresh for me can't wait
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on 20 August 2017
Supernatural best ever program
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on 29 November 2017
Love this series!
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on 26 May 2017
still Happy teenagers
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on 9 October 2017
Very happy, good condition
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