For the past days or maybe a week I’ve been having a ‘Supernatural’ marathon. I admit I only thought of watching the series due to lack of choice since I can’t find any worthwhile movie but I have to say I’m hooked. I started watching from the first season, to know what’s what, and I’m currently at the beginning of the sixth season and pretty soon I’ll be one of the fans waiting for the weekly dose of the Winchester boys.
For everyone who doesn’t know what and who Supernatural is, it’s a TV show. It’s about two brothers, Sam and Dean Winchester (yes, like the guns), who works as hunters. So what do they hunt? They hunt demons, ghosts and every creature that prey on humans.
What got me hooked to Supernatural?
Let’s set aside Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, who stars as Sam and Dean Winchester, for a while. I admit they are good looking men but what got me the flutters was their car the 1967 Chevy Impala. Who wouldn’t love this baby?
Stacked with weapons used for hunting on the trunk, the Impala is the iconic element of the series. This car is the ever present witness of the Winchester brothers’ journey to the unknown while hunting the things that plague mankind.
The Impala has been viewed as a mobile home for Sam and Dean even before and after they began hunting. It has features that make it specifically Sam and Dean’s car like the carving of their names on the door, the toy soldier and lego blocks on the air vent. And of course the distinctive sounds the doors make when the brothers open and close it.
Another item that got me is the gun made by Samuel Colt in 1835. The gun acts as a key to the Devil’s Gate which opens the door of Hell. It has supernatural powers that can kill anything if used with the supernatural bullets specifically made for it with the exception of five things, according to Lucifer.
The colt had 13 bullets engraved with numbers. The gun has a Latin inscription ‘non timebo mala’ which translates ‘I will fear no evil’ and decorative markings on the barrel. And on the handle is a carving of the pentagram. In order for a supernatural to be eternally vanquished the shot must be a kill shot.
I’ve always liked supernatural stories and this series is really crafty. The stories from all seasons touch every aspect on both lives of the main characters without losing its focus on the nocturnal concept. They battled demons and angels, got chased by hell hounds, went to hell and back, stopped the apocalypse and even time tripped. There is no dull moment in Sam and Dean’s lives, well except when they’re with the ghostfacers in my opinion (sorry).
Aside from the witty dialogues and the awesome sound tracks, the twists and turns on every story of every season is sometimes mind boggling. Oftentimes I get too caught up in watching I find myself grinning idiotically on my own or at the edge of my seat waiting for what will happen next.
Another main thing that I like about this series is the way they emphasize on the value of family. How far one brother goes to save the other and vice versa. It’s maddening sometimes how they are both just too eager to screw themselves for each other but I guess that’s the core of Sam and Dean.
I’m glad I stumbled into the world created by Supernatural. It’s a nice diversion from the usual crime and medical dramas. Anyways, I’ll be sure to watch the remaining episodes.
And right now I’m currently drifting to Bob Seger’s ‘Beautiful Loser‘… hmm…