David Hines (hradzka) wrote,
David Hines

SUPERNATURAL: look! Big Ben! Parliament! ...again.

I watched SUPERNATURAL last night, and I just have to ask: that was a new episode, right? I mean, I dunno about you guys, but I think I saw that Sam-and-Dean conversation where Dean is prickly but eventually admits he is scared about the bad mojo he's under and the brothers bond in the moment of newfound vulnerability ONLY ABOUT SIXTEEN TIMES this season. Really, I think they peaked with that angle a while ago; you'd think the writers would've figured out the next stage in their main characters' relationship dynamic by now.

I know there are lots of folks who *love* the show's emoporn moments, but one of the reasons I liked SUPERNATURAL when I first came to it was that they avoided so much of that annoying stuff and just got down to the business of investigating weird things and beating the daylights out of monsters. Maybe it's helped that they've had only two main characters, and relatively few recurring ones; they couldn't get bogged down in subplots the way some shows with ever-growing casts have (BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, I look over my shoulder in your direction -- YOU DID ME WRONG, SHOW). Yeah, it's hard as hell on the two leads, because they're in every damn scene (I read an interview with Jensen Ackles where he described his reaction to a Matthew Fox interview about Fox's shooting schedule on LOST, which Fox said was great -- he got paid well, worked two or three days a week, and spent a lot of time on the beach in Hawaii; Ackles, who works 34-hour days in Vancouver, plunged into the depths of misery for the rest of the week), but it makes for a much better show dynamic. Because they pretty much have to keep moving. Which means it's kind of glaring when they don't.
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