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SPN 10.23: “Brother’s Keeper” Pic Review


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…)


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 10.16: “Paint It Black” Review

Dean Winchester

If you haven’t seen “Paint It Black,” I’d recommend you read this spoiler filled review and save yourself forty-two minutes of boredom. At the very least, fast-forward through the two secondary plot-lines for Sam and Dean’s story. I don’t normally make recommendations like that, but “Paint It Black” was the third season ten episode from writing partners Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming, and one can only hope the last. (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 …

SPN 10.01: Black

demon dean

The season premier of Supernatural entitled “Black” was fast paced and wove together loosely connected storylines with demon Dean, Crowley, Sam, and Castiel. Included was some backstory of the previous six weeks since the end of season nine. Sam had been researching and torturing demons trying to locate his missing dead brother. Apparently, Castiel and Sam worked together briefly before Sam was injured due to Castiel’s weakening grace. Sam felt that he was just as well off alone and with a broken “wing.” And demon Dean has been howling at the moon with Crowley. (more…)

SPN 9.21: King of the Damned review-ish


You know there’s a problem with a show when you think, “Well, that could have been a lot worse,” but when the episode was penned by the writing team of Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming, it’s a good thing. How sad is that? I have to say though that there were no PoCs in dog collars or major canon violations. So, they appear to be improving. I’m not suggesting that the writing was sophisticated or subtle. The dialogue was often ham-fisted, the characterization two-dimensional, and scenes cliched. (more…)