Archive for September 26, 2009

I am a fan of television, no doubt.  Favorite shows include NCIS, Heroes, CSI (Vegas Only), Law & Order (all of ’em), My Name is Earl, 24, Bones, and why yes, Survivor.  However, my absolute favorite show on television currently is Supernatural.

And no, it is not just because Dean drives quite possibly one of the coolest classic cars ever!  (Though he does, that car is just sexy as hell and I would probably cut off a finger to have one just like it).  But why, you might ask, is Supernatural one of the best shows on TV, and why do I think Rootie will like it?

I:  The characters.  The characters in Supernatural are awesome.  Dean, Sam, the various other folk we meet throughout the seasons (Bobby, Meg, The Ghost Facers!) are fairly well rounded and well done.  Currently, I am absolutely loving Castiel.  They all have stories, pasts, issues, strengths, flaws, goals, drives, and all those things that make them awesome. 

II:  The show has a good mix of serious and humorous, creepy & disturbing and fun, scary and silly, hopless and hopeful.  It has, over the seasons, become more serious, but they still put humor or “stress relief” moments in which I think is important. 

III:  Anyone who has a family or sibilings can sure get the love/hate relationships going on with the Winchesters.

IV:  Um….Dean.  That is all I am gonna say.  Dean Dean Dean!  Some people are Sam fans.  Nope.  Dean!  There is another reason, but I am not sure how far into it Rootie is, so I don’t want to give anything away.

 

I also have to give it to Supernatural….it can honestly be scary.  Like I watch it late at night with the lights on scary.  So many shows and movies attempt to be actually scary and fail miserably.  I think Supernatural does this and does it well.  And while there are “go for the gross-out” moments, it does not rely on those to bring on the horror.  Also, being a fan of supernatural creatures myself (hell, I wrote my senior thesis on vampire myths and legends of Europe) I love seeing all the legends of supernatural creatures- world wide- that they use in the show, as well as all the biblical stuff.  (I have probably read the bible more times than your average Jew, let’s put it that way). 

In some ways, I am surprised this show made it.  I really am.  Because it is good.  A lot of good shows don’t make it.  I mean, while I obviously like cop/forensic shows and action shows, its like everything on TV is either cops, forensics, lawyers, or medical professionals.  There really is not too much else out there.  Things like Supernatural (and Heroes, and the now-defunct BSG) are the oddball shows, the ones that are different from the rest of the nightly lineup.  And while Supernatural does have a few things that probably lent well to its success (Sam and Dean are not too hard on the eyes, after all), shows like this do not always do well.  I think much like “buffy” and “angel”, Supernatural was a right time right place kind of show- the one odd-ball in the line up that a lot of people who wanted something different from cops, forensics and “House”  were looking for.   

Alas, rumor has it that this is to be the last season of Supernatural, that when this season is over, the story they had planned will be done…and seeing how it is progressing, I guess I can understand that….but if that is true, I am going to miss it- because IMHO, it’s the best show on television.

I went to see “Surrogates” today with Mr.E.  Interesting if not great, though I was pissed as hell when the one truly badass action scene with a woman in it?  The chick (machine or not) was fighting in like 6 inch heels.  Early on in the movie Mr. E said “She looks like she is walking funny” (refering to the actress playing the character) and I replied “She is walking funny, did you see those heels?”  Grrrr. 

Anyway, with my recent ramblings about female characters I thought I would toss some stuff out there that I have written with mostly female characters in it.  Two very different (and unfinished) stories…

First is Octo’s sentimental darkhorse favorite:  “Pride & Iron”

PI Part One
PI Part Two
PI Part Three
PI Part Four

And Second, the as of yet Untitled Nadia & Aria story

Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four
Part Five
Part Six
Part Seven
Part Eight
Part Nine

(I just realized how off the numbering is on that one over there…yeeesh)

Read ’em if you want, let me know what you think if you want, here or there.