Post by thesnowleopard on May 20, 2018 1:21:12 GMT -5
Well, it was better than last year. There's that. And Ackles knocked it out of the park with all the Michael stuff. I think the ability of the actors and situations to connect emotionally with the audience has a lot to do with this show's longevity. I just hope they don't squander the opportunity for this new character.
But the directing could have been better and the script was still a bit pain-by-numbers.
I tried to watch this a second time to see if I liked the episode better, and I couldn't get through it entirely because it was not good. We have no good writers. The best writing this season was in the Scooby Doo episode, and that's because it was written by Scooby Doo writers. I'm just saying ...
On Thursday I actually watched it live for a change, and when it started out with Jensen doing a V/O about who they were I had some hope. But as the episode wore on and we wasted too much time on Luci yakking away, then everyone else standing around yakking away, I was disappointed at how slow and unexciting it all was. Then when we finally get to the part where Dean is Michael and he can't do squat against Lucifer, and Sam has to help him - in direct contrast to Swan Song when Dean wasn't allowed to do anything - I wanted to cry.
And I can't even with Singer's abysmal direction. WTF was that?
To make matters worse, I'm sure, I find it hard to believe that Singer will allow the Michael story to go on more than a single episode when season 14 comes back. He's always behind the decision to cut Dean stories short, and I can't see where this will be any different. I'm sure they only wrote it into the finale at the time because they probably negotiated it with Jensen when contracts came up again, since Jensen has always felt cheated out of not playing Michael in SS - which of course he was. Jensen looked good, but other than that ...
I'd always felt that Jack would eventually be de-powered, which he was. I still believe, as I had all year, that Jack was geared toward adding a touch of young testosterone to the spin-off, and seeing Luci steal his grace that I believe can't be replenished makes me think I got that one right.
Of course, now there's no spin-off, so who knows what they plan to do with Jack after this.
I did appreciate the bad civics lesson at the beginning of the episode. Yes, even without monsters and angels walking the earth, everything really does blow.
I'll give it a 4/10 for that and for Jensen. If it was not for him I'd have given it a big fat goose egg.
Last Edit: May 21, 2018 6:21:04 GMT -5 by paforrest
thesnowleopard: The season finale was better than last season's finale. Hell, the whole season was better than last season. Some episodes were worth watching. Others were kinda messy.
Jun 12, 2018 22:47:11 GMT -5
onali: Since I haven't been watching the show I don't know how some (former) dead characters have returned (in what form) but I have to say that I don't miss the show at all. Is it still worth watching or not?
May 7, 2018 19:43:37 GMT -5
onali: It's been a long time since I've been here. Only watched the Season premiere then .... nothing. Every now and again I watched what you were rating the episodes and yes I've seen some spoilers (can some people just please stay dead??!!!!!) (1)
May 7, 2018 19:42:01 GMT -5
SkeksisGirl: I'm not, and I think I'm gonna stop working SPN conventions. BTW, welcome!
Feb 19, 2018 0:55:03 GMT -5
gopacgo12: Ok, so is anyone here going to the Las Vegas 2018 Supernatural convention, because if so I will see you there, but i'd just like to talk to some others
Feb 18, 2018 23:55:22 GMT -5
thesnowleopard: I have to wait until tomorrow night to "live recap." I don't currently have live TV, just streaming.
Oct 12, 2017 20:17:07 GMT -5
paforrest: Excited is not what I'm feeling. But I've set the dvr, will live watch Gotham & Will & Grace, then The Good Place off the dvr. Maybe tomorrow I'll FF through SPN if, and only IF, I hear there's any good Dean.
Oct 12, 2017 14:18:09 GMT -5
onali: So ... who is excited for tomorrow? I still have to re-watch the last couple of episodes, but I am lacking the enthousiasm.
Oct 11, 2017 21:45:06 GMT -5
SkeksisGirl: Just FYI guys, Luxshine is going to be in Florida come mid October. She and I are going to be vending as artists at Spooky Empire. So much hugs and puppies to her when she's here.
Sept 25, 2017 18:55:18 GMT -5
luxshine: Thank guys. There was ANOTHER earthquake here today, but this time I didn´t even feel it. Just dealing with a bit of PTSD. So if you can send fluffy things and cute Jensen or Misha pics my way, I´ll appreciate it.
Sept 23, 2017 16:37:18 GMT -5
onali: Glad you all are ok over there.
Sept 22, 2017 19:31:28 GMT -5
paforrest: So glad you're okay, luxshine! Absolutely heartbreaking situation. And I'm terrified and devastated for Puerto Rico and the other islands impacted by Maria. Mother Earth is very pissed off at us.
Sept 20, 2017 7:25:07 GMT -5
luxshine: New Earthquake here in Mexico. Now... a bit more savage than last week's. But I'm ok!
Sept 19, 2017 20:37:51 GMT -5
SkeksisGirl: And now we may have Maria...
Sept 19, 2017 13:10:20 GMT -5
luxshine: I'm glad people from Florida are ok! We had a bit of an earthquake in Mexico, but other than three terrified kitties, I'm ok.
Sept 18, 2017 19:14:05 GMT -5
paforrest: Belatedly checking in from Florida. My roof held and no trees fell on the house, miraculously enough. Spent two days cleaning up debris in the yard, but we fared better than most, for which I'm grateful. But I feel for so many that are suffering.
Sept 13, 2017 5:27:25 GMT -5
SkeksisGirl: Checking in from FL, I survived Irma with power and no damage to my apartment.
Sept 11, 2017 16:11:29 GMT -5
SkeksisGirl: As for Creation, this is why I work them.
May 27, 2017 17:00:08 GMT -5
SkeksisGirl: Oh, the new owners for Megacon are just turning it into a meat grinder. They've screwed over a lot of people.
May 27, 2017 16:59:57 GMT -5
paforrest: Yeah, I've been to a few Megacons in the past - they can be a cluster. But I was talking about how years ago I'd have been thrilled if a Creation SPN con finally came here. Now it is and I don't care and can't justify the money. Changing times.
May 27, 2017 5:34:48 GMT -5