6 Reasons Why You Should Watch SUPERNATURAL

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The better question would be why SHOULDN’T you watch SUPERNATURAL? Nope, wait, scratch that – why AREN’T you watching Supernatural (assuming you’re reading this article because you want reasons TO watch it; and not because you’re an uber-fan who already knows how awesome Supernatural is)?

I’m putting out a fair warning here – I’ve been with this show from day one and tend to, for lack of a better (and more politically correct) term, “fan-girl” like CRAZY over anything involving Supernatural. For those of you who ARE fans that are reading this, it’s tough to cram (almost) six seasons into a paragraph or two, so I’m basing my explanations on the first few seasons.

New viewers, I’m going to try to stay as spoiler free as possible, so buckle in and add your comments below!

It’s Like A New Scary Movie Each Week!
 

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The premise of Supernatural is that everything that you’ve ever been afraid of, or even thought was hiding under your bed or in your closet actually is. And there are these groups of hunters around the world, and their job is to keep the world safe from the ghosts and demons.

The first few seasons of Supernatural focused on a different myth each week, and each was scarier than the next. We’ve seen Bloody Mary, The Hookman, Dracula, and even Lucifer himself. That being said – if scary isn’t your thing, well you’re in luck. This is a CW show after all, and the scares aren’t TOO scary. Just enough to make you jump, and (sometimes) make you seriously ponder sleeping with holy water under your pillow.

Another good thing about the scares – they don’t take away from the overall heart of the show. Supernatural is a story about family; and the horror aspect adds to this instead of overshadowing.

Sam And Dean Winchester: Their Relationship, Looks, & Personalities
 

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Let’s just get this one out of the way at the top of the list. Not only are the Winchester boys delicious (and do I mean DELICIOUS) but they each have their own unique set of traits that has caused the fans to declare themselves “Sam girls” or “Dean girls” (and I’m sure “Sam boys” and “Dean boys” as well).

Dean (Jensen Ackles) is the older brother. The smart ass, the pop culure junkie, the charming one. Dean will shoot first (usually) and ask questions later while Sam (Jared Padalecki) is the more reserved, puppy dog eyed younger brother. Sam is the sweet one, keeps Dean in check (sometimes), and (sorry Dean girls) is the smart one. Sam researches while Dean hits on girls.

Now, I’m going to avoid going on for sixteen paragraphs about the difference between Sam and Dean, and instead just say that their relationship alone is a good enough reason to watch Supernatural.

Sam and Dean have an absolutely true family dynamic between the two of them, and to see how the emotions run the gamut between the seasons is something that EVERYONE can relate to. There’s love, hate, jealousy, anger, angst, you name it – the boys have felt it.

Pop Culture References
 

Richard Libertini as Vernon, Barry Bostwick as Jay, John Rubenstein as Charlie in SUPERNATURAL

Working as a hunter isn’t the easiest job in the world, and sometimes… okay, MOST of the time, Sam and Dean have to use aliases when they pose as FBI officers. (Did I mention this show has humor, too? Because um, it really does!) Well, when you need an alias, why not turn to famous musicians?

Dean’s love of classic rock shows brilliantly when the boys introduce themselves as Agent *fill in the blank*.

We’ve heard: Plant, Nugent, Hetfield, Bonham, Landis, Dante, Page, Campbell, Rami, and a LOT more. No one is saying those boys aren’t clever.

In addition to the aliases, the writing of Supernatural also injects pop-culture. Barry Bostwick has guest starred, and in an episode in season two Linda Blair appeared! Dean, of course, makes a comment of craving “pea soup”.

While not all references smack you in the face like that particular instance, they are everywhere and are some GREAT laugh out loud moments.

The Writers, The Cast, & The Production Team
 

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With the exception of a few (and I can count on my fingers the number of these) dud episodes, the writers of Supernatural are second to none.

They write horror, they write angst, they write humor, they create alternate universes, angels, demons, ghosts, they bring folklore to life… and I’ve never (even in the so-so episodes) felt cheated or like a writer took a short cut to get the job done.

The love that goes into these episodes is something that you don’t usually see on TV. As a viewer you can tell that everyone involved in the episode from the director to the person that binds the scripts LOVES what they’re doing. And they do it well.

Ackles and Padalecki are in every episode and I can’t say that I’ve seen a bad performance from either of them – Ackles especially sells every performance nearly flawlessly.

Overall, it’s just a well done, well loved show.

Dean’s Car
 

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I know what you’re thinking… a CAR is a reason to watch a show? And you’re thinking I’m insane and shouldn’t be writing this article. HOWEVER, ask any Supernatural fan and we will ALL tell you – the 1967 Chevy Impala that Dean and Sam drive across the country is more than a car – it’s another character.

And just wait until the season 5 finale; you’ll see what I mean.

The Music… Classic Rock, Anyone?
 

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The use of classic rock in Supernatural is just another thing that sets it apart from other shows. Dean’s music is the soundtrack to the show, and some of the most amazing music placement in television is in Supernatural.

The second season episode “Nightshifter” introduced Styx to a generation of fans that didn’t know the band existed (however, those older fans that watch the show probably cheered right out loud at the “Renegade” sequence), not to mention Blue Oyster Cult is the soundtrack to an entire first season episode… and the fun doesn’t stop there.

 

I could (quite literally) go on for PAGES about Supernatural, but I will spare you my ramblings. Instead, I will just tell you that I have never seen a fan base as dedicated to a show as fans are to Supernatural, and that has to count for something.

Let me know what I missed and why you watch Supernatural in the comments below!

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