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Supernatural, eps 1-9

Have spent the weekend sleeping (darn cold!) and downloading and watching eps of Supernatural.

I'm really enjoying it so far. I just got to episode 9, "Home," where Daddy Winchester returns! Yaaay! Having seen "Dead Man's Blood" and the finale (I know, very scattershot approach to the season), I was really waiting for him to show up. And this was really the best episode by far. Definitely gave me chills. And flaming ghost = Mom! And lady-in-distress = lady from "Confidence Man!" I knew she looked damn familiar! And Loretta Devine + Jeffrey Dean Morgan = GA reunion!

The whole series is the Hardy Boys meets the X-Files, isn't it? So many of the eps are cut from whole cloth of other shows or movies (Bloody Mary = The Ring), but I'm enjoying the characters and their arc. Even in a relatively cruddy episode like "Phantom Traveler," which had the stupidest boogieman ever (a cloud of black sulphur?) it was fun to see them dress up in suits. For a second there, that ep scared me, because they mentioned Flight 401. I read a book about that called, appropriately enough, "The Ghost of Flight 401" when I was in junior high or so and it scared the crap out of me. So I thought the episode was going to be damn scary. And then, eh, no. But "Bloody Mary" was scary and you wouldn't have ever caught *me* saying that in a mirror, no matter how many sleepover/sceances I attended as a girl. (Did everyone else do the "She looks dead. She is dead" thing and try to lift someone with just one finger each?)

Of course, I love the Metallicar. Love the music.

It's funny that the one episode I'd seen before, "Dead in the Water," was the only episode where Sam's tragic loss of Jess (nightmares, etc.), wasn't mentioned, leading me to believe, after watching the pilot, that the whole subject matter just got dropped. Not so! And on second viewing, it was a better episode, although clearly it's folly to ever plunge a sink with your bare hands on this show!!

And I can see where the slash comes from. Because a) no regular females, b) any girl that loves a Winchester is doomed, just like any girl who ever loved a Cartwright promptly got an arrow or a tomahawk to the stomach or fell down a well or something, c) enough supernatural stuff going on that even if these two are doing it, chances are one of them isn't really themselves. Doesn't mean I'm going to be reading the Wincest, LOL!

Sure, there are a lot of plot holes: (The shapeshifter in "Skin" didn't need to shed between transforming from that girl back to Dean?; Dean's now a wanted murderer and that's not a problem?) And I would have jumped in the Metallicar rather than stay in that house during the bug swarm because metal seems a whole lot more impenetrable than wood and they would have been leaving the cursed ground instead of trying to ride it out. Oh well, everyone's still alive and all is well.

OK, now Daddy Winchester is back (unbeknownst to our boys!) and I'm going to watch the next three eps I have downloaded.

Still haven't made it out to see X3 -- not like that hurt its box office any! Maybe later today?

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arabella_hope
May. 29th, 2006 07:33 pm (UTC)
And lady-in-distress = lady from "Confidence Man!

THANK YOU. I couldn't place it for my life...

I really liked Phantom Travler, though. I was all, "Look, it's the same as the Lost monster" and come on? Jensen's faces while in the air? *melts*

I'm a serious chicken-shit and was the girl putting herself to sleep before Nightmare on Elm Street got popped in the VCR (still haven't seen). And yes, "Light as a feather, stiff as a board." Still, even watching this, I'm peeking through my fingers at times.

Seriously, I just want to transport Faith in there sooo badly. Or Lindsey. That would work. Huzzah for fics.
halfdutch
May. 30th, 2006 12:07 am (UTC)
I think I was too hung up on the "black eyes" similarity to the black oil in X-Files -- I think there was even a possession in an airport bathroom! And we never learned more about the demon, like why it crashed planes at exactly 40 minutes in. Eh. Not one of my faves.

And yes, Faith or Lindsey (or Darla! Just saw the faith healer one) would do fine. ;-)
ficangel
May. 29th, 2006 07:56 pm (UTC)
Well, Dean was a wanted murderer, but he's also presumed dead, so he really is stuck in that life now, regardless of what he may want further down the line.

And, dude, I feel ya. I want to sex Dean up something fierce, but I don't dig the Wincest at all. That's pretty much the one fannish frontier that I don't see myself ever crossing. Ergo, crossovers like mad.

P.S. I will happily break any laws that I have to in order to get Loretta Devine back in some way on next year's likely arc-heavy season. And I won't regret it at all.
halfdutch
May. 30th, 2006 12:12 am (UTC)
Aha. That works. Unless Dean ever gets fingerprinted! And he always seems to be getting arrested.

I just watched "Faith" and I recall you commenting about wanting to save Layla (Leila?). Did you ever fic that? ;-) I could see the Reaper deciding to repay one last life there. I think that was the best episode yet. Very strong. Reminiscent of the X-Files, where only Scully believes a miracle has happened and Mulder won't believe and yet he's willing to believe in any random wandering spook.

And OMG, yes, Loretta Devine was fantastic. Rose on Lost bugs me so much because I find her spirituality so forced and heavyhanded and I resent the way they've used her character, just to pop up to have Charlie pray or something. But now, Loretta, she really brought that vibe much more organically. Maybe it helped that she wasn't religious but spiritual. I have such issues with them shoving Christianity down our throats all the time on Lost. :-/

But hey, happy post-finale, wet-men-with-guns, captivity!fic fangirl place! ;-)
strutterms
May. 29th, 2006 09:57 pm (UTC)
ZOMG I'M WATCHING CONFICENCE MAN RIGHT NOW GET OUT OF MY BRAIIIIIIIN! *giggles*

And dude? I'm so trying to write a Supernatural/GA xover featuring Denny and John, and Misouri and Mrs. Chief Of Surgery, kthx. *nodnodnod*

SUPERNATURAL is a fabulous fandom for those who may have been turned off to fandoms in general. It's prime territory for my favorite hobby: wallowing. The show's sole purpose is to have pretty men filled with angst and snark, whose sole purpose is to shoot guns and drive kick ass cars, and get squeed at a lot. *emphatic nod*

And the reason I want to have Dean Winchester's baby is simply because he has such fabulous taste in tunes. *twirls* :D
halfdutch
May. 30th, 2006 12:16 am (UTC)
Wooo! :-) And yay for crossovers! I could see some sort of death bed visitation/out of body thing for Denny.

I agree. I'm not doing any heavy thinking or lifting on Supernatural. It's got great tunes, a badass car and some Daddy Issues, yes, but the overall mythology is a lot less convoluted than, say X-Files or Lost. (OMG, just watched the ep with Cigarette Smoking Man -- "Scarecrow." I recognized the voice before we even saw him! Love the fandom crossovers!)

And yes indeed, Dean's taste in music is impeccable. "I'm John Bonham." Sure you are, sweetie! ;-)
strutterms
May. 30th, 2006 12:18 am (UTC)
You will soon reach that one very special episode which made me Dean Winchester's bitch for life and made SUPERNATURAL pwn my soul forever. A lollipop if you continue watching eps and spot the *precise* moment I lost my heart completely. *giggles*
halfdutch
May. 30th, 2006 04:23 am (UTC)
Not there yet! Ep 14 is still downloading, dammit!
crystalkirk
May. 30th, 2006 02:41 am (UTC)
just like any girl who ever loved a Cartwright promptly got an arrow or a tomahawk to the stomach or fell down a well or something,

OMG! *dies* That was my Dad's exact words almost. Not regarding the Wincest, lmfao, but in regards to the boys liking girls in general. He says that about all shows that works that way, mentioning that they totally get the Cartwright Treatment. Heh. And just having watched a marathon of it this weekend - it was the middle of the night it was either Fresh Prince of Bel-Air or Bonanza. I picked Bonanza as the lesser of two evils - I can say you're both completely right, heh.

Dean's now a wanted murderer and that's not a problem?

Also, techincally, he's dead. Heh. It does come up again later.

Of course, I love the Metallicar. Love the music.

Who doesn't? Hee!

Even in a relatively cruddy episode like "Phantom Traveler,"

Phantom Traveler is one of my favorite eps! LOL. Then again, I'm not in it for the scares. At all. It's never scared me yet, and I don't ever look for it to scare me in the future. I'm in it for the boys and their wonderful arc. And Dean's cute fear of flying in that ep was just awesome, hehehe. And like you mentioned, the kick ass suits! ;)
halfdutch
May. 30th, 2006 04:26 am (UTC)
Well, having seen "Route 666" now, I see it's possible to love a Winchester and live to tell! But I sure thought Cassie was doomed there for a while! Good thing they didn't go the Bonanza route whole hog! ;-) How did fandom react to her anyway? LOL.

I thought the whole storyline in "Phantom Traveler" was a letdown. It just ends with an exorcism? No explanation or folkore? Eh. But yes, the suits rock!
crystalkirk
May. 30th, 2006 05:31 am (UTC)
How did fandom react to her anyway? LOL.

It was varied, I think. I didn't care for her. Didn't hate her either. She was just there. I did notice that some latched onto her as a canon character to het!sex Dean up with in fic. Which is fine. Now, whether that's because they were icked out by the Wincest, I don't know, lmfao. Regardless of how people feel about it, Wincest is the obvious leader in fic parings, I believe, lmfao.

I don't mind the Wincest myself, I can totally see it, unless it involves Papa. Ick. People write it, and read it, and that's a-ok, but personally I'd rather poke my eye out with a sharp stick. I get that JDM is eighty gazillion kinds of awesome and damn hot, but the Papa I've got defined in my head would never, ever do that. Heh.
halfdutch
May. 30th, 2006 06:03 am (UTC)
I figured as much. She didn't do much for me either. Plus, such tight clothes when you're in mourning! LOL. Well, it *is* the WB after all. i know ficangel wanted to sex him up with Layla, which would be a vast improvement!

And oh sweet Lord! I never even thought Papa Winchester would figure into the Wincest!! O__O That ain't right!

Wait -- is that icon of yours from a new icon set? *goes to check!*
crystalkirk
May. 30th, 2006 06:07 am (UTC)
LMFAO! It is the WB, tight clothes aren't an option, they're a requirement for the ladies, hehehe.

And oh sweet Lord! I never even thought Papa Winchester would figure into the Wincest!! O__O That ain't right!

HE DOES AND IT'S CREEPY. Mainly with Dean, I think. And it really ain't right! There's not enough brain bleach in the world, lmfao.

Wait -- is that icon of yours from a new icon set? *goes to check!*

It is, but they're not posted yet. I'm still working on them, heh. ;)

halfdutch
May. 30th, 2006 06:13 am (UTC)
It is, but they're not posted yet. I'm still working on them, heh. ;)

AHA! I knew it! ;-) *bounces*


crystalkirk
May. 30th, 2006 06:15 am (UTC)
LOL! Hopefully they'll be done soon. ;)
halfdutch
May. 30th, 2006 06:20 am (UTC)
Yaaaay! ;)
inthekeyofd
May. 30th, 2006 12:34 pm (UTC)
The whole series is the Hardy Boys meets the X-Files, isn't it?

Love it!! It kind of is, but I love that whole kind of freaky stuff going on.

And DADDY WINCHESTER...*sigh*
halfdutch
May. 30th, 2006 07:52 pm (UTC)
Yes, a whole lot of freaky stuff! I just watched "The Benders," the first non-monster one. Very freaky!! At first I was expecting there to be a giant beast they were sacrificing people to.

And yes, can't wait for Daddy Winchester to show up again!
inthekeyofd
May. 30th, 2006 08:18 pm (UTC)
He will be coming back, but I think sporatically this past season, I'm still amazed that they had the father on so soon..I thought it would take until the end of the series. He's going to be on another show though, so I don't know how many episodes of SPN he'll be on.
halfdutch
May. 31st, 2006 12:05 am (UTC)
I just read that he's committed to another pilot from Shonda Rhimes. I hope that won't jeopardize Papa Winchester's health any! But then again, the guy's good at juggling roles!
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