Sunday, September 26, 2010

Supernatural Season 6: Super Fail

So if you're a fan of "Supernatural" but haven't seen season 5 or the season premiere of season 6, this blog contains some spoilers! I'm going to begin this blog post by saying that I am one the biggest "Supernatural" fans you will ever meet (along with my brother). This show is truly awesome and Sam and Dean are two of my favorite TV characters/brothers/duos of all time. Having said that, the premiere of season 6 this past Friday was awful. For those of you who haven't seen the end of season 5, *Spoiler Alert*

Sam and Dean are trying to stop Lucifer, the impending doom of the Apocalypse, and are trying to avoid becoming human vessels for Lucifer and Michael. They are quite the busy bees. The rings of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are retrieved in an attempt to imprison Lucifer in Hell. Sam sacrifices his body as a vessel for Lucifer in order to banish him back to Hell (thus saving the world from the Apocalypse), but not before regaining control over his body and keeping Lucifer from killing Dean. Free will, family, and the role of God were big themes throughout this season. Very intense. In the end, Sam nods to Dean acknowledging the work that he has to do, and jumps into the doorway to Hell with Lucifer in tow.

Ok then. Fast forward a year to Dean having returned to a life with his ex-girlfriend and her son, upon Sam's wishes before he "died". Unfortunately, we are presented with a grief stricken Dean who has become marshmallowy from life in Suburbia. I understand that you want to live a "normal" life, but being a hunter is in your blood. The monsters that go bump in the night don't go into retirement just because you decide to take a holiday. He is rusty, to put it mildly. I don't know, but then things get all kinds of crazy. Sam returns from Hell all willy nilly, a grandfather returns from Heaven, there are some new third cousins twice removed who are also, supposedly, hunters that more so resemble the Scooby Gang. Really? This is the kind of nonsense that happens when creator Eric Kripke steps down as showrunner. Unfortunately, the entire dynamic between Sam and Dean was off. I don't want "Supernatural" or the relationship of the brothers ruined by botched and disconnecting storylines.

How long will this disconnect continue? The entire season? Are they really going to bring the show to an end like this? So many questions, and I'm not sure I will even be watching to see it unfold. I'd rather not have my first five seasons of an amazing show tainted by one lackluster season. No thanks.