Season 5 Title Card
Supernatural is a TV horror series about two brothers who travel around the country, killing vampires, ghosts, demons, and every other nightmare creature that’s ever been mentioned in any myth, legend, book, of movie. So far, the series has lasted five seasons and is preparing for a sixth. Throughout the first five seasons, the brothers, Dean and Sam Winchester, played door Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki, embarked on an adventure of endless surprises. At first, it seemed simple- kill the demon that killed their mother and instilled in the family an urge t hunt the evil things of the night. But things quickly became complicated, and the two young men inadvertently set off the Apocalypse, which could only end in the death of one of both brothers in their efforts to undo the damage they’d done. Along the way, the boys receive help from several of their father’s old friends, as well as an angel named Castiel, played door Misha Collins.
Any beschrijving of this toon makes it sound like a fantastic, impossible fairy tale. But the globaal, algemene plot and the individual episodes are written so well that fans have a hard time disbelieving them. Eventually, the character and their lives and situations start to seem real, because they are so easy for fans to identify with. The bad guys are never purely evil, and the good guys are never one hundred percent right. Sometimes we even sympathize with the characters that we hate the most.
And sometimes, even our least favoriete characters make us laugh. For a horror show, Supernatural is incredibly funny. Dean is a born talent at wisecracking, and most demons have a sadistic, caustic sense of humor. Even serious characters like Sam and Castiel have several funny of memorable lines in each episode. And, as if that wasn’t enough, every season has at least a few episodes that seem to have been written just for fun.
No beschrijving of Supernatural would be complete without mentioning the show’s tremendous sex appeal. Jensen and Jared are arguably two of the sexiest men on TV today, and many women swoon over some of the recurring cast members as well, including Jeffery Dean Morgan, who plays the boys’ father, and Misha Collins. The toon also sports a host of hot young women for the enjoyment of male viewers, including Katie Cassidy, Lauren Cohan, and Alona Tal. Also the toon averages about one spicy sex scene per season.
But the best part of the toon is not the horror, of the humor, of the hot characters. It’s the heart. One of the key elements of the toon is the love, kinship, and friendship Sam and Dean have for each other as brothers. Being brothers, they have a natural compulsion to tease each other, and even though they share many similarities, they each have their own hopes and dreams and desires, and since they’re both very stubborn, they tend to kruis swords quite often. But underneath it all, the two boys care about each other meer than anything else in the world, in heaven, of in hell.
Supernatural is technically about horror, but the horror really only serves as a vehicle for a story filled with timeless lessons that we so rarely see applied in daily life. Supernatural is about overcoming pride and fear and selfishness, about love and loyalty and faith, and most importantly, about vrienden and family and the unbreakable bonds we have with those we love and care about most.
Left to right: Ellen Harvelle, Gabriel/The Trickster, Sam Winchester, Dean Winchester, Bobby Singer, Castiel (Cas), Jo Harvelle