At 5/23/12 07:44 PM, SG3 wrote:
I watched the pilot of Supernatural. It looked pretty promising, but I'm not really into monster-of-the-week type shows. I really need a substantial story-arc to keep me hooked. Does it progress much in the scale of things? What about character arcs?
After the second season there is a strong story-arc with occasional breaks in the story to do some random monster (usually a ghost). Enemies get more powerful and dangerous as time goes on but they're not really better. Azazel (Yellow-Eyes) is pretty much the Joker of the series, he's the weakest but the over-arcing conspiracy and mystery involved makes him the most interesting and dangerous, while Dick (yes, this monster intentionally chose the name Dick in the show) is the Darkseid of the series, he's super powerful but it isn't hard to figure out his plan and he only gets interesting when he gets his ass kicked by Batman and the Boy Wonder (aka Moose). Although I would say that Crowley maintains some intrigue and is well casted.
One of the reasons I stopped watching Smallville was because the first season was just relentlessly heavy on MOTW I couldn't wade through it. I heard it picks itself up later though, so maybe I should just skip to the beginning of the seasonal arc.
I never really got into Smallville but Supernatural definitely gets better. The show also has a pretty good sense of humor about itself, even having one episode where the main characters meet the director of the show and give him crap for making a character named after himself and making that character a key part of the plot (if you look at the credits at the beginning of the show there's also a staff member listed only as "Meg" with no last name given).
At 5/23/12 08:10 PM, TheMaster wrote:
Except for Cas, of course. He did get a little bit exploded after the whole ass-butt thing.
Not quite. It was assumed but really he just walked into the water and didn't come back out until he was found later.
At 5/23/12 07:44 PM, SG3 wrote:
Honestly, I liked the first format more. Just two guys driving around killing monsters and listening to classic rock. Also, there hasn't been a villain better than Yellow Eyes yet, and original Meg was best Meg.
The show has and awesome soundtrack, that's for sure but I kind of preferred the times just after that where they still did a lot of monster of the week stuff but there was always that search for the truth that was at the back of everyone's minds but couldn't be focused on without getting someone killed.
Speaking of Yellow Eyes, I really hope he's in Purgatory ready to ruin Dean's day.
That's been bugging me actually. The show makes it pretty clear that it was the Judeo-Christian God who created Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory but it also makes it clear that the various gods including the Judeo-Christian God were created from the beliefs of humans and gained power as they gained control of more souls. So what I want to know is what happens to those who exist outside the parameters of H,H,&P like the other gods and the ghosts and demons who aren't children of Eve, or even John Winchester who went to Hell but escaped without becoming a demon and can't be found in Heaven? For that matter where will God go when Death eventually reaps him?