Belatedly chiming in with a rating of 7.5. Mostly I liked it - less Asmodeus would have rated it higher. Not so sure about this new milking of an angel's grace canon we've got going on here this season, but I realize I just have to accept after this many years canon is going to continue to be changed/screwed over/thrown out the window all the way up to the end - which at this point is probably going to come after my lifetime. I've got to accept that too.
I love playful Dean as well as large and in charge Dean - the way he's supposed to be as opposed to those times and seasons he's purposely written OOC. And all those Dean-haters can go screw themselves, especially since Dean's decision at the end was strategically smart anyway, he did explain it rather than do something behind Sam's back, and we don't see a lot of that on this show. Of course you should have back-up at the ready if and when everything goes sideways, and it will. I'm sure Sammy and Cassie will get to jump into the rift next week at some point.
I don't know if Perez is liking Dean any better than he clearly didn't last season - or if he's being told to write more and better for Dean this year than he did last year. I really do hope Jensen complained over the hiatus, because he should have. All I know is Perez is writing for Dean this year, and in character, and not inexplicably dropping him out of the storyline 10 minutes in to go on a latte run, or pumping him full of valium like was the trend last season.
Overall, I thought the story was interesting enough and a decent Winchester adventure - which makes two episodes in a row that the Winchesters were wholly present for, and it does make a difference now WRT to my enjoyment level.
Post by BabySpinach on Apr 10, 2018 1:14:08 GMT -5
Something about it felt off at certain points. The two Men of Letters descendants kind of appeared, then disappeared. We didn't really learn anything about them before they left the story. Also, a bunch of them attacking the diner and punching random unlucky people was kind of weird and silly. Where did they come from? How big is this group, exactly?
Once again, a golden opportunity to make a monster scary, only to squander it with a lack of tension, atmosphere, and appropriate lighting. Tentacles were very obviously CGI and not the least bit intimidating; they could have at least dripped ooze or something to make them seem more visceral and gross. Everything was all bright and colorful and sterile, but that's more of a general pattern with where the show has gone over the years.
I'm glad that Dean got to rescue himself from his restraints and that he explained his decision to go without Sam. I'm glad he didn't do it behind his back, breaking that particular exasperating pattern for both of them. Dean saying sarcastically, "I love books," pissed me off a bit, because it felt like he was falling back into that old "uneducated, boorish glutton" caricature. But I can rationalize that away with the possibility that he may enjoy reading for fun, but still hates sifting through archives of old research material.
But overall, pretty entertaining. Definitely better than this writer's previous episodes.
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