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Supernatural report

Before I go and catch up on what other people have written, my insta-thoughts on 6.01 are below the cut, complete with (vague) spoilers.

I'm going to treat this in my mind like the pilot for a new show.  That way, it's okay for the new characters to be over-the-top and rough around the edges, it's okay to ask really big and obvious questions and leave them hanging because they're going to drive the plot for the upcoming season, and it's okay to be intrigued by these two hot guys named Dean and Sam and wonder who exactly they are and hope we get to learn more about them soon.  

Otherwise, I would be one unhappy camper.


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Sep. 25th, 2010 10:12 pm (UTC)
Sep. 26th, 2010 10:57 am (UTC)
I was quite unhappy with this ep overall. :( But I'm willing to reserve judgment for now.
Sep. 26th, 2010 04:08 am (UTC)
My thinking was that it could have been a whole lot worse. I actually liked it for what it was.

Mind you, they seemed to try to cram an awful lot into 40 minutes which made parts of it seem a bit rushed, and there was a big ol' pile of exposition as well. But overall, I gave it a thumbs up.

And let's face it, anything is better than the Season 3 premier episode *shudders*.
Sep. 26th, 2010 11:04 am (UTC)
Yes, but the problem is, "Lazarus Rising" is still my favorite ep ever, and this was like, IDK, the mirror version of that. I kept getting irrationally angry at the characters who a) kept Dean thinking that Sam was in Hell and then b) gave him all sorts of crap for living that normal life that they pushed him into. Like Grandpa taunting Dean for playing golf instead of being out there hunting with his family...I actually stopped watching at that point and came back to it later.

But I liked Sam having to use the golf club, and I'm willing to put up with this weirdly distant Sam as long as we get some backstory on him soon. Dean's "am I in Heaven?" broke my heart a little, and the opening montage was way cool. So it wasn't all bad.
Sep. 27th, 2010 06:24 am (UTC)
Breaking your heart? Well, this show does that again and again and again. And personally, I thought the golf club was hilarious.

I have to admit to wanting to thump both Sam and Grandpa as well, but I think that just means they did a reasonable job with the story - they made me react. I spend an awful lot of my time watching Spn just simply wanting to hug Dean - he's been beaten down so many times now and he just keeps getting up and exceeding everyone's expectations.

So overall, while it was no Lazarus Rising, I think this actually wasn't so bad. Anyway, we'll see what comes next, right?
Sep. 26th, 2010 10:32 am (UTC)
You know, that's kind of how I feel about Stargate SG1. Everything after Meridian (Daniel's ascension, end of Season 5) is a different show.

That mentality lets me watch and enjoy all seasons of the show.
Sep. 26th, 2010 11:05 am (UTC)
I'm hoping it's only a temporary condition and it'll go back to "normal" later this season...
Sep. 26th, 2010 03:22 pm (UTC)
Good point, I had forgotten about that, when Dean woke up and saw Sam and said if he was in heaven cuz after all Sam is his soulmate.
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