Put the Scary Back in Sexy
Remember when Supernatural was scary? When reapers were silent, relentless and creepy? When angels turned out to be vengeful spirits playing God? When the King of Hell tainted an infant’s blood, created and manipulated and army of special children, possessed John Winchester and used him to torment Dean?
Sam and Dean used to spend half their time in open graves, creepy basements, and abandoned factories. They fought vengeful spirits, vampires, angels, demons, djinn … you name it, they got bloody fighting it. These days Sam and Dean spend most of their time in tailored suits interviewing people and the rest tussling with angels, but even that has become old hat.
Reapers are just another kind of douchebag angel, angels like Naomi are bureaucrats, monsters like Dick Roman are just corporate sharks, and the King of Hell is a salesman. Our only hope for scary seems to be Abaddon. I actually find myself rooting for her, and I wonder what has become of our show.
Maybe I’m alone in this, but I doubt it. I want the scary back.