Brat Farrar (bratfarrar) wrote,
Brat Farrar

review (ish): Supernatural

So I've been hearing about this show called "Supernatural", and a lot of people really seem to like it. I tried, a couple of months back, to watch it online, but couldn't get a good enough connection for it to work properly. This morning I tried again, and ended up watching all six episodes currently available. With five hours in the middle spent at work, but I was almost late getting there because of this show.

And that says a lot. I don't watch many TV shows, but the ones I do, I love dearly, and I think this is going to be one of them.

It's just - Dean is the ultimate big brother, and he tries so hard and he can't fix everything all the time. And Sam is such a little sibling, self-centered even in his altruism, and he can't see what he's doing to Dean. And they're all brotherly and protective of each other pretty much all the time, except when they're squabbling, but even that's mostly because they need breathing space every now and then.

And they're competent. That's one thing very nearly guaranteed to make me like a show. Give me people who can do their job and do it consistently well.

And the shows are well written! Sometimes you can see what's coming but the boys can't, because they don't want to, and sometimes you think you see it, but don't, sometimes they're mysteries and sometimes they're not, and I loved every one of those six episodes. And that's very very rare for me. Even the shows I love, I usually spend half the time telling the characters to stop being such idiots (I hate watching TV and movies with most people, because I have a terrible time keeping quiet when somebody does something stupid) or questioning the characterizations. I didn't do that for any of the episodes - except I wish they'd wear gloves instead of touching everything with their bare hands. Fingerprints, anyone?

Anyway, this is my latest new show to watch - along with Eureka and Burn Notice. Which brings the number of TV shows I'm willing to spend time on to a grand total of 5. Maybe 6.
Tags: reviews & recommendations, supernatural

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