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Recap: 'Supernatural' Cranks Up The Suspense Meter

April 23rd, 2015 11:15am EDT
Supernatural
There are a few different ways to watch “Supernatural.” As the Scare Factor eased with each passing season, I began to watch it by candlelight instead of at my parents’ house with every light on a bowl of rock salt in my lap. This week’s episode cranked up the Suspense O’ Meter, making “The Werther Project” one of the most intense episodes of the season.

Grab your 5-pound bag of rock salt, and let’s dive in, shall we?

The catalyst of John Winchester and his sons’ foray into what would become the family business was the psychological demons left by his wife’s death by the hands of actua...
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'Supernatural' Review: The Hollwest Victory

February 18th, 2015 12:30pm EST
Supernatural - The Executioner's Song
Once upon a time, the three heroes of “Supernatural,” facing the bleakest of circumstances, sarcastically declared themselves “Team Free Will" and vowed to save the world. Many episodes later and one thwarted apocalypse later, Dean Winchester steps into a barn to wage war against Cain, the Father of Murder, and there is no such evidence of that pledge.

“The Executioner’s Song” is a slickly directed episode that showcases most of “Supernatural’s” extraordinary strong points: stellar acting, gut-wrenching surprises and the brothers' ever-strengthening bond. It also highlights the weakness...
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'Supernatural' Recap: There's An App For That

February 11th, 2015 10:42am EST
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If you missed the good ol' days of "Supernatural" when Dean stuffed his piehole and Sam said a bunch of geeky goobledygook, then "Halt And Catch Fire" was a the episode for you.

Take a crowbar to your Wi-Fi router, and let's dive in, shall we?

Dean has clearly abandoned his "I Wanna Be Like Sammy" plan with gusto. He marches into the bunker munching on a crossaint-donut-cookie amalgam that looks so sinful, I'd punch Mary Winchester to eat it. It's Dean being Dean and wingin' it and livin' in the moment. I hadn’t realized how much I’ve missed him until now. Is it weird to hug your ...
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'Supernatural' Recap: The Darkside Beckons

January 28th, 2015 11:45am EST
Supernatural - There's No Place Like Home
If you watched the previews for this week’s “Supernatural” and expected a whimsical thrill-ride, you were painfully, tragically misled. “There’s No Place Like Home” welcomed back adventurer Charlie Bradbury (Felicia Day), played with thematic themes of inner darkness, and saw Dean take another horrific backslide, thanks to The Mark.

Grab your favorite biggest, scariest knife, and let’s dive in, shall we?

Mark Check, 1-2-1-2 | Dean has reached a level of desperation that is downright terrifying. It’s causing him to voluntarily take actions so drastic and insane that he didn’t dare, eve...
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'Supernatural' Midseason Premiere Recap: Let The Power Be With You

January 21st, 2015 10:30am EST
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After a lengthy hellatus (that had the silver lining of an early renewal for "Supernatural"), the sci-fi drama belly-flopped right back into the action. "The Hunter Games" was a mostly stellar episode that showed our heroes bungling through difficult situations, Sam and Dean both proving why they are the creatures demons fear, and a crapload of manipulation and trickery.

Grab your best axe and let’s dive in, shall we?

Claire and Castiel | Claire admittedly tapdanced on my nerves in the winter finale as it was the wrong time to introduce a new character. In "The Hunter Games," Kathry...
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'Supernatural': 200th Episode Was A Testament To Show's Creativity

November 12th, 2014 11:28am EST
Supernatural - 200th Episode Fan Fiction
It's almost to impossible to think that a little horror show with just two leads that was wavered on cancellation for three consecutive seasons in a row would soldier on to celebrate 200 episodes. With last night's "Fan Fiction," it joins a pantheon of shows lucky enough to last 10 seasons and beyond. "Supernatural" has aired on every weeknight, outlasted the network that created it, and outlived other mainstream successes like "How I Met Your Mother," "Buffy The Vampire Slayer," and "The Sopranos." And it has done it all with virtually no promotion.

How is that possible? Episode 200, ...
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'Supernatural' 10.4 Recap: Family Affair

October 29th, 2014 11:09am EDT
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Though “Supernatural” premiered nearly a month ago, Tuesday’s episode felt like the true beginning of the season. “Paper Moon” marked the return of the pristine Impala, the return of the monsters, the return of a familiar face from season 9 and most importantly, the return of the brothers.

Grab your sunglasses and let’s dive in, shall we?

The Case | The monster-of-the-week cases often work as emotional mirror, reflecting paralleling the Winchesters’ lives. This week’s case was about as subtle as a volcanic eruption. Last season in the voyeuristic “Bitten”—a found footage thematic epi...
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'Supernatural' Season 10 Episode 3 Recap: Lean Mean Dean

October 22nd, 2014 11:37am EDT
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"Supernatural" has finally discovered the key to its chemistry and the possibility of another 10 seasons: lock the brothers Winchester into a cavernous room together and let them emotionally waterboard each other. "Soul Survivor" pressed on a lifetime of bruises for our compromised heroes, and it never hurt so good.

Grab your favorite torture hammer, and let's dive in, shall we?

Castiel | Our favorite angel has spent the majority of the episode not wallowing about his failing grace or impending death, but doing what he can with the time he has left, which unfortunately for him and ...
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'Supernatural' Season 10 Episode 2 Recap: A Demon Scorned

October 15th, 2014 11:10am EDT
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"Supernatural" has always benefited from methodical, eccentric writing. The slow burn premiere from last week ignited into a bonfire of tragedy, snark and demon-black eyes, and our feels were the kindling. "Reichenbach" saw Demon Dean finally earn those fancy eyes of his, Sammy track down his brother and unlocked a whole new level of mythology.

Grab your stress balls and let's dive in, shall we?

This week's episode grabs viewers by the throat with a chilling cold open flashback to 2003. A teenaged Cole awakens to the dulcet tones of his father's brutal murder. The flashback is com...
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'Supernatural' Season 10 Premiere Review: Demon-ish

October 8th, 2014 11:03am EDT
Supernatural
"Supernatural" has reached an unthinkable milestone for a television show in a time where some are doomed even before they air. The sci-fi drama began its 10th season with the appropriately titled, "Black." The slow burn of a premiere felt underwhelmingly lukewarm compared to the incendiary season 9 finale.

The trailers and promos promised "Deanmon" or our beloved, pie-lovin' Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles) transformed into the very thing he's dedicated his life to killing. If you're familiar with the hard-living, fun-loving extremes of Dean (who once offed a vamp with a band saw), you...
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'Supernatural' Season 10 Promo: Deanmon Reigns

September 12th, 2014 11:35am EDT
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The last season of "Supernatural," went out with the fan's collective whimpering over Dean's shocking death and gobsmacking transformation into a full-fledged demon, thanks to the Mark of Cain. Season 10 will return with a sinister bang.

In the brand new promo below, the once do-gooding Winchester is now a violent, booze-guzzling, stripper-obsessed demon who leaves a trail of mayhem in his wake. His wickedness even impresses intimidates Crowley, the reigning king of hell. Meanwhile, Sam (Jared Padalecki) is left to pick up the pieces. With an injured shoulder and a broken heart, he foll...
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'Supernatural' Season 9 Finale Recap: The Wrong Kind Of Miracle

May 21st, 2014 10:15am EDT
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Last week, Castiel asked Dean, "Do you really believe three will be enough?" to beat the villain of the moment. Dean answered, "It always has been," with a certainty that felt simultaneously hopeful and damning. Tuesday's "Supernatural" finale posed, "Do You Believe In Miracles?" and answered itself with a complicated, soul-flaying affirmative.

Grab your tissues and your therapist’s number, and let's dive in shall we?

When we last left the Bunker, Dean was foaming at the mouth like a rabid dog after slashing Gadreel with the first blade. Castiel restrains Dean, and Sam uses his littl...
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'Supernatural: Bloodlines' Review: Spin-Off Is A Monstrous Mess

April 30th, 2014 9:54am EDT
Supernatural: Bloodlines
In what has to be the most belated opportunity in television history, the CW's sci-fi show "Supernatural" finally got its spin-off with "Supernatural: Bloodlines." It debuted as a backdoor pilot that's positively stuffed to the monstrous gills with new characters, tragedies, daddy issues and few moments of "Supernatural's" whiskey-soaked charm.

Backdoor pilots seem like a good idea on paper: target 100% of the original show's audience by having the characters stumble into a related but dynamic universe that leave the viewers wanting more. However, most are rushed, unbalanced and choppy...
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How Many Sharks Have Your Favorite Shows Jumped?

April 19th, 2014 10:00am EDT
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In the fickle word of entertainment, it's rare when a television show makes it through its first season. For the lucky shows that do, they risk jumping the shark, Hollywood's term for a show's cringe-worthy decline due to over-the-top or nonsensical plotlines. Has your favorite long-running series like "Supernatural" or "The Good Wife" made the leap? Read on to find out...

"Supernatural"

It's a little baffling that the CW's sci-fi show is bringing in some of its best ratings yet in its ninth season. It's mind-boggling to realize that after nearly 200 episodes, "Supernatural" is s...
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TV's Sexiest Male Stars 2014 Edition

March 8th, 2014 4:00pm EST
TV's Sexiest Male Stars 2014 Edition
We are almost into spring and with that, some of our favorite television shows are making their way back onto the small screen. With that, naturally, comes a plethora of hot guys gracing our screens.

With our TV's Sexiest Male Stars of 2014, we aim to give you a piece of the hottest of the hot fellas to give us that extra incentive to watch our favorite shows. Here is what we've got for your viewing pleasure!

Ian Somerhalder, "The Vampire Diaries"

Luke Grimes, "True Blood"

Colin O'Donoghue, "Once Upon A Time"

Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"

Benedict Cumberbatch, "Sherlock"

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'Supernatural' Recap: Know Thy Selfie

March 5th, 2014 11:12am EST
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Sam and Dean have encountered many dastardly demons and douchebags during their hunting escapades, but none have been more irksome than The Ghostfacers. In last night's episode of "Supernatural” called “Thinman,” the duo resurfaced after six years with their usual shenanigans and a surprising amount of angst.

Before we dive in, I must confess that I have held a grudge against the Ghostfacers for years. I enjoyed their episode way back in season 1’s “Hell House” however when they returned in season 3, it was the first episode back after the writers' strike forced all shows to go dark m...
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'Supernatural' Recap: Knockin' On Heaven's Door

February 26th, 2014 11:21am EST
Supernatural
With the Winter Olympics bobsledding into that great competition in the sky for another four years, it's time for "Supernatural" to continue its angst-filled scare-a-thon. The appropriately titled "Captives" found Castiel assuming a very different, yet familiar position and our favorite prophet returned to yank on everyone's heartstrings like Quazimodo does cathedral bells.

Grab your lockpicks and let's dive in, shall we?

Angel Watch

I’ve actually missed Castiel over the last few episodes, so it’s good to see him back in the fold even if his scenes tanked the momentum of the episode...
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'Supernatural' Recap: The Frat Diet

February 5th, 2014 11:15am EST
Supernatural
After nearly 200 episodes, the "Supernatural" masterminds are adept at tempering emotional angst with slapstick humor. "The Purge" tried to walk that artistic tightrope, balancing the emotional angst between Sam and Dean with the humor surrounding the weekly case. Due to the workout Yogi Sammy gave our feels, fans are bound to be sore well into the Olympic hiatus.

Grab your yoga mat, and let’s downward dive in, shall we?

The Case

The case was fairly entertaining with a slew of colorful characters ranging from a cheating competitive eater to a sheriff with a love of donuts that rivals...
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'Supernatural' Recap: The Werewolf Of Revenge Road

January 29th, 2014 10:21am EST
Supernatural
Last's week's game-changing episode of "Supernatural" resonated with me for days, and I couldn't wait to see how it rippled into this week's. Unfortunately, "Sharp Teeth" had as much bite as a toothless, old cat.

Grab your silver bullets, and let's dive in, shall we?

The brothers unite to solve the case of Garth's sudden re-emergence as a hit-and-run victim in Grantsburg, Wisconsin, where there has been a rash of mutilated animals. Despite the palpable crackling tension between Sam and Dean trying to slip Sam like Taylor Swift does boyfriends, the brothers still work a case like a the...
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'Supernatural' Recap: Bosom Badasses

January 22nd, 2014 11:10am EST
Supernatural
If last week’s episode of “Supernatural” ripped your heart out, this week’s installment fused it back together with badassery, a bit of heart and a few artful liberties with the world’s oldest sibling rivalry. 

Let’s dive in, shall we? 

While Sam tries to avenge Kevin with the “harmless” dregs of grace the sloppy “psycho angel” Gadreel left inside him, Dean opts for good, old-fashioned revenge.  Of course, Crowley arrives to harsh his buzz and possibly rescue his loins.  "This bar is a bust.  That waitress is trouble with a capital VD, and your prey, Gadreel, has left the building.  It’s ...
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'Supernatural' Recap: Welcome To Poughkeepsie

January 15th, 2014 1:03pm EST
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Congrats, you survived the holidays, the Polar Vortex, the television hiatuses, and the seventeen "I don't have anything prepared!!" speeches at "The Golden Globes."  Your reward is this week's stunning episode of "Supernatural."  "Road Trip" was the intensely poetic and extremely timely conclusion to the first half of the season in which Sam finally learns he's been touched by an angel; Dean deals with the consequences of his impulsive and desperate decision to save his brother; and Kevin Tran is still dead.  

Admittedly, I wasn't happy with the reveal that Sam was once again possessed by...
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'Supernatural' Winter Finale Recap: Trojan Horse

December 4th, 2013 11:31am EST
Supernatural
“Supernatural” won’t air new episodes until 2014, so the winter finale demanded it go out with a bang.  "Holy Terror" did nothing but drop bomb after devastating bomb.  

When we heard the state of Sam's health last week, he was nothing but "duct tape and safety pins inside."  This week, Ezekiel is claiming that Sam is "much-improved" but Zeke still says that Sam needs more time.  Honestly, I'm not sure I'd want to leave Casa Sammy either.  He's got the dimples and tiny waist and he definitely doesn't have to ask strangers to get things off the top shelf at the grocery store.  However, last...
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'Supernatural' Recap: Bringing Sexy Back

November 27th, 2013 10:05am EST
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"Supernatural" has never been a show about love, relationships and dating. When you're handpicked to fight an ever-worsening war between good and evil, your love life has to take a back seat.  "Rock And A Hard Place" touches upon the giant elephant in the room by re-virginizing and then de-flowering Dean Winchester who was in desperate need for some action (and on his third virginity).  

Grab your chastity belts, and let's dive in, shall we?

The Case
Sheriff Jody Mills has returned with fabulous new haircut and a case for the boys.  Four members of a church group have gone missing, all in...
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'Supernatural' Recap: Kung Fu Grip

November 20th, 2013 8:53am EST
Supernatural
There was a period of Dean Winchester's life that's never talked about.  It's a long kept secret between Dean and John because unspeakable things happened during those lost two months when a 12-year-old Sammy was at Bobby's and John was on the road.  "Nobody bad-touched me.  Nobody burned me with their smokes or beat me with a metal hanger," Dean promises.  It was much worse: Dean Winchester lived regular.  He went to school, did his chores, joined the wrestling team and flirted with the local girl at the diner.  This week's very special episode of "Supernatural" explores this time while ja...
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'Supernatural' Recap: Oh The Humanity!

November 13th, 2013 9:58am EST
Supernatural
It was bound to happen sometime.  After a streak of mostly stellar or at least good episodes that began in the middle of season 8, "Supernatural" finally delivered an installment that was more filler than phenomenal. "Heaven Can't Wait" was a woefully unbloody episode that even Castiel’s lullabies and Abaddon's fabulousness couldn't save.  

Grab your poncho and let's dive in shall we?

The cold open is a lesson in "Supernatural's" trademark dark humor. After a suicidal man bravely decides not to blow his brains out, he mysteriously blows up, streaking the cabin with a horrendous hue of pin...
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'Supernatural' Recap: The Power Of The Pack

November 6th, 2013 9:58am EST
Supernatural
You wouldn't think that a sci-fi show could bring the laughs better than 89% of recent 'SNL' episodes but "Supernatural," with some heavy-lifting from the gorgeous goofball Jensen Ackles and straight-man Jared Padalecki, continues to bring the hilarity.  "Dog Dean Afternoon" follows the Winchesters' escapades after Dean mind-melds with a dog in order to solve a horrific murder.

Take your own pet for a walk, and let's dive in, shall we?  

The writers take a page from the scripts of the soaps Ackles cut his teeth on, and allow the brothers to interact with roommate and prophet Kevin off-scr...
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'Supernatural' Recap: When Charlie Met Dorothy

October 30th, 2013 9:15am EDT
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It's hard to believe that "Slumber Party" is only the fourth episode of "Supernatural" of the season.  I'm already emotional wrung out from Castiel's exile, Sam’s near-death, and Dean’s secret, so it's refreshing that this week's installment welcomes back honorary Winchester Charlie Bradbury (Felicia Day) and went back to its roots of exploring classic monster tales.  And what's more scary than a portal to another dimension that's home to a wicked witch, flying monkey and a man made of tin?  

Grab your ruby slippers and let's dive in, shall we?  

The episode was peppered with black and wh...
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'Supernatural' Recap: The Miseducation Of Castiel

October 23rd, 2013 8:38am EDT
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For an episode that delved into Castiel's newfound humanity, I expected a lot of zingers, confusion and the bizarre, cerebral humor that the former angel's portrayer  Misha Collins has perfected.  I was not prepared for "I'm No Angel" to cut out my heart out with one of those merciless angel blades and turn it into tartare.   

Ward yourself against those organizing angels and let's dive in, shall we?  

"Supernatural" kicks off with Dean grumbling through the bunker with searching for coffee and his little brother. Apparently, Sam, when he's not sans soul, trying to rid the world of demonk...
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'Supernatural' Recap: The Dark Queen Rises

October 16th, 2013 9:13am EDT
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Last week's episode of "Superantural" may have been the premiere, but this week's episode, "Devil May Care," was the true kickstarter of season 9.  With fallen angels and Abaddon rising out of the ashes like the fiercest of phoenixes to contend with on top of everything "demony and monstery," it's going to be a busy year indeed.  

Let's dive in, shall we?   

Since they didn't close the gates of hell, Sam and Dean have to rid the world of demons the hard way: one by one.  They haul Crowley into their handy dungeon (much to Kevin's dismay) and prepare to holy waterboard the names of every d...
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'Supernatural' Season 9 Premiere Recap: Oh. My. Angel.

October 9th, 2013 10:30am EDT
Supernatural
"Supernatural's" season 8 finale left many angst-coated balls in the air: Castiel, having been tricked by Metatron, was rendered human; the angels were cast out of heaven; and Sam, choosing life, abandoned the trials only to very nearly perish anyway.  The season 9 premiere managed to keep all those balls compellingly in play while still ninja-kicking us in the heart.

Only a day has passed since what the media was calling the Global Meteor Shower had occurred.  No one is tweeting or Instagramming the celestial beings roaming the earth because most of them have found vessels.  In the hospit...
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