2011-2012 season wrap: The highs and lows of Supernatural season seven

The 2011-2012 television season has been over for almost a couple of weeks month now, which means a sufficient amount of time has passed and we are primed to reflect. Over the next handful of days weeks, I will be producing some pieces and lists looking back on the season that was. I missed out … Continue reading 2011-2012 season wrap: The highs and lows of Supernatural season seven

TV Surveillance Podcast Episode 16 — Welcome to the Seventh Annual Winchester Brother Angst-Off!

In the latest episode of the TV Surveillance podcast, I am joined by friends and former guests Tim Bavlnka and Chris Ryan for a wide-ranging discussion of all things Fringe season four and Supernatural season seven. As always, I'll remind you that you can subscribe to the TVS podcast through iTunes, if you'd like. Please take a moment to … Continue reading TV Surveillance Podcast Episode 16 — Welcome to the Seventh Annual Winchester Brother Angst-Off!

TV Surveillance Podcast Episode 6 — Lincoln Lee’s Glasses are Ridiculous

In the sixth episode of the TV Surveillance Podcast, Tim Bavlnka joins host Cory Barker for a discussion of the very young seasons of Supernatural and Fringe. The two talk about why season seven of Supernatural is on the path to success and why season four of Fringe feels a lot like the exact opposite of that. Also: You can now subscribe to the … Continue reading TV Surveillance Podcast Episode 6 — Lincoln Lee’s Glasses are Ridiculous

Review: Supernatural, “Hello, Cruel World”

Sorry for the delay in this review folks. I’ll probably not be talking about Supernatural until Monday this season and I’m still not sure how often I’ll be able to write something at all. Fridays and the weekend are tough. Holy crap. “Hello, Cruel World” is not only the best second episode in Supernatural’s run, … Continue reading Review: Supernatural, “Hello, Cruel World”

Season Premiere review — Supernatural, “Meet the New Boss”

I'm guessing many of you had the same reaction to season six of Supernatural that I did: A boatload of great ideas, none of them executed particularly well. There a number of possible reasons for this. With a new showrunner always comes change and in the case of Sera Gamble's promotion before last season, it meant … Continue reading Season Premiere review — Supernatural, “Meet the New Boss”

From Route 666 to The Apocalypse: Ranking the episodes of Supernatural, Episodes 106-100

Throughout its six years on the air, Supernatural has had a substantial amount of good-to-great episodes, which made this list difficult to compile. However, like any long-running series, Supernatural has aired its fair share of missteps, problem children and downright horrible episodes. These things happen. Over the course of the next few weeks, I’ll be discussing all the series’ … Continue reading From Route 666 to The Apocalypse: Ranking the episodes of Supernatural, Episodes 106-100

PCA/ACA 2011: SamGirls and DeanGirls: Anti-fan fans in Supernatural

This is the working draft of my presentation at this year's PCA/ACA 2011 conference on Supernatural fans. A few notes: If you recall, I asked for responses from fans, critics, whomever related to Supernatural and its fandom sometime in March. Of course, I quickly realized that adding in a lot of quotes and context from … Continue reading PCA/ACA 2011: SamGirls and DeanGirls: Anti-fan fans in Supernatural

The TVS List: Three broadcast series that need to be canceled

Note: I'm hopefully going to have more time to write things here over the next few months, so I'll be trying to bring back the weekly list feature. Trying. Anyway, here's the beginning of that attempt. It's spring, which means it is the time of year that everyone takes to the internet to stump for … Continue reading The TVS List: Three broadcast series that need to be canceled

Supernatural, “Live Free or Twihard”

Alright, Supernatural season six, I think I've figured you out. I've been extremely vocal in my dissatisfaction with the series coming back for a sixth season and found myself disappointed with this season's episodes, particularly the first three efforts. However, after last week's Bobby-centric affair and "Live Free or Twihard," I've not only come around … Continue reading Supernatural, “Live Free or Twihard”

Supernatural, “Weekend At Bobby’s”

I'll be the first to admit that I'm a sucker for the "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead" storytelling approach that sees individual episodes shift the focus away from the usual main characters and onto the supporting players we're certainly familiar with, but don't always get to watch in action on their own. House tried it … Continue reading Supernatural, “Weekend At Bobby’s”

Supernatural, “The Third Man”

Three episodes in, Supernatural's sixth season is a mess. "The Third Man" brings our favorite angel Castiel back into the picture, and along with him comes some hackneyed new mythology about the archangels and more McGuffin-like weapons that may or may not be important in the future. Here's my problem: If the series wants to … Continue reading Supernatural, “The Third Man”