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SPN 10.23: “Brother’s Keeper” Pic Review

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You made Mexican food for Death? Why do you never make it for me? Is Death your new BFF, Dean? First Cas, then Benny, now Death?! WTF, Dean? (more…)

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SPN S10: The Road So Far

Sam and Dean Winchester

With the season ten finale just days away and the questionable “The Prisoner” [10.22] soundly in last week, I thought we’d look at the Road So Far” as they say and consider what has and hasn’t changed for the major players this season: (more…)


SPN 10.21: “Dark Dynasty” Review

Sam and Dean Winchester

When I reviewed “Paint It Black” the previous offering from writing Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Lemming, I said it was the most boring episode of Supernatural ever. With “Dark Dynasty,” they’ve lowered the bar further and written the dumbest episode ever. Filled with poor characterization, terrible dialogue, and lazy plotting, this episode had this viewer experiencing a gamut of emotions from stunned disbelief to unintended  hilarity. I can’t even feel anger anymore at the bad writing. They don’t deserve that much investment. (more…)


SPN 10.20: “Angel Heart” Review

Sam, Claire, Castiel and Dean

After three relatively well-written, entertaining episodes, “Angel Heart” couldn’t have been much more of a letdown. A Monster of the Week episode that focused on Castiel’s relationship with the Novak family, it broke the pace of the build up to the season finale. (more…)


SPN 10.17: “Inside Man” Review

Dean Winchester

In contrast to what has been an often lackluster and disappointing season, “Inside Man” was well-paced and tightly writing by Andrew Dabb. From Sam reverently taking Bobby’s cap from his bag to Crowley’s showdown with Rowena, there were also some very satisfying moments (more…)


SPN10.14: “Executioner’s Song” Review

Sam and Dean Winchester

 

Writer Robert Berens hit it out of the ballpark this week on Supernatural. “The Executioner’s Song” not only saw the return of Cain (Timothy Omundson) and the First Blade, but it brought together several major players in season ten’s story arc. When Sam and Dean learned that Cain was set on wiping out entire families, both Castiel and Crowley came to their aid to vanquish the former Knight of Hell. (more…)


SPN 10.10: “The Hunter Games” Review

Dean sitting aloneThe fandom infamous writing duo of Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming penned the Supernatural mid-season return episode “The Hunter Games.” While Tuesday night’s episode was little more than passably competent, at least there weren’t any women of color in dog collars, major mythology retcons or rape metaphors. Continue reading …


SPN 10.07: “Girls Girls Girls” review

protective Sam

There was so much going on in this week’s episode, “Girls Girls Girls,” that I’m not sure where to begin. A new character, who’d been hinted at in an earlier episode, was properly introduced, another secondary character returned, and yet another exited. There were so many storylines interweaving, viewers could have gotten whiplash. That’s not to say that writer Robert Berens’ first episode of season ten wasn’t entertaining, he did manage to keep all his balls in the air. I didn’t find it entirely satisfying on second watch, however. Read more…


SPN 10.03: “Soul Survivor” Review

Dean photo

What can one say about the third installment of season three, “Soul Survivor”? It was written by Eugenie Ross-Leming and Brad Buckner and directed by Jensen Ackles, aka Dean Winchester. While Ackles did a good job with direction of pivotal scenes between Dean and Sam, there was only so much he could do with a lackluster script. And what should have been exciting scenes of the brothers’ confrontation at the bunker were drained of suspense and impact by promos showing much of that interaction.

Continue reading my review at Pareidolian Pointe

 


SPN 10.02: Reichenbach Review

demon dean and cole

Andrew Dabb wrote the second episode of Supernatural season ten entitled Reichenbach, and I can almost forgive him for the disappointing season nine spin-off Bloodlines. Whether it was simply the editing or the script, “Reichenbach” was more smoothly told than the premier episode, “Black.” The narrative was neatly framed by Sam’s storyline – his torture at the hands Cole and his capture of his demon brother. Sam showed that he was willing to suffer not only a beating by Cole but the emotional punches of Dean to save him. More …