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Supernatural: Season 8

Supernatural: Season 8

Regular Air Date: 
Tuesdays @9PM ET
On DVD: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
On Blu-Ray: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Escaping Purgatory should have been a joyous occasion for Dean (played by Jensen Ackles) but as it turns out, being alive is not proving to be an easy task. Thinking he was dead, Sam (played by Jared Padalecki) has moved on from hunting the monsters because he didn't see any reason to continue on without his brother at his side. Now that Dean is back, the brothers join forces again to fight the evil that lurks in the world but this time they learn that Kevin (played by Osric Chau) might be able to rid the world of all the evil for good.

Before now, now being season 8, Supernatural was not a show that I've seen. I've heard people talk about it, I've seen the trailers for it, and I even remember when it first aired but I just never watched it. Until now I always figured it was going to be this show about two guys going around investigating supernatural events and trying to deal with them. In a way I was right, the show is about two guys that go around dealing with supernatural events, however, the show is also more than just two guys dealing with the spooky side of the world, it's a show that has a lot of action and plot lines that continue on into following episodes.
Following along with this show and season was a bit confusing for me but lucky enough the show wasn't that difficult to pick up. Which I guess is a good thing because I was able to follow along with the stories as each episode played out. I still didn't know the full story, such as why Dean was in Purgatory or who most, ok all, of the character are, but I got the premise of the show. Two brothers hunt down demons, vampires, and other monsters, kill them, and stop any from doing evil or try to stop. Once I got that, which was in the first episode, I sat back to watch a show about some monster killing brothers.

I was mildly entertained with the show. It's nothing great, the acting at times could have used some polishing, the plots are basically the same through most of the episodes, and it can get a bit predictable. But the show still has a lot of action in it, most of the time the acting is decent, the cast work well with each other, the monsters had moments of being scary looking, and there's graphics that look pretty good. There was one episode that I was impressed with because it did something different by having the shows point of view coming from the characters that Dean and Sam hunt and then in the end it went back to being about the two main characters. Even better is that at the ending they put the credits up, which until then I hadn't noticed that there were none at the start or if there were I didn't notice them, but it's this little twist and touch difference that made the show stand out more to me. Even though the episodes did get a little predictable as to what was going to happen the shows writers made it seem like they where trying to make it different. Surprisingly though was the amount of violence and gore that was used on the show. It's not bad, in fact it's quite fitting and made the show a bit more believable, but it was still unexpected for me to see that the show did do as much as it did.

Lee Roberts
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