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'Supernatural' Recap: Call Of Duty

April 25th, 2013 10:30am EDT
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"Pac-Man Fever" seemed like it had the makings of being a marshmallow-light filler before the inevitable heaviness of this season's final episoes.  Surprisingly, it was a heartwarming, quirky tearjerker packed with feels, sweet hugs...and a side of exploding corpses.   

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

The Case

Although Charlie arrived in town to attend a non-existent mid-week comic convention and stumbled on a case, Charlie became the first the outsider to visit the the Winchester Batcave, complete with its mystical cloaking device.  Since we last saw her in "LARP And T...
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'Supernatural's' Jensen Ackles Asks Fans To Donate To Children's Charity

April 18th, 2013 1:30pm EDT
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"Supernatural" star Jensen Ackles and wife Danneel are paying forward the joy of impending parenthood by asking fans to donate to Hats Off To Cancer, a charity that gives hats to children battling the disease.  

"Some of you have expressed interest in giving Danneel and I baby gifts for our little girl. We would ask instead that you donate to this wonderful charity. We are truly grateful for your support and generosity," Ackles said.  

They have already raised more than $23,000, which is roughly half of their goal. If you would like to donate, please click here:  http://fundly.com/baby-ac...
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'Supernatural' Recap: The Road To Hell

April 4th, 2013 9:30am EDT
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This season of "Supernatural" has been dubbed "Season Gr8" by fans, and it's not hard to figure out why.  The show rebounded from its rocky beginnings to truly live up to its moniker.  "Taxi Driver" is yet another example of this season’s ambitious strides in visual effects and sweeping, heartrending plots.

Grab your fourteen boxes of tissues, and let's dive in, shall we?  

The old proverb "The road to hell is paved with good intentions" is the theme for Sam and Dean’s horrific lives.  And for poor Kevin Tran's (the increasingly impressive Osric Chau) world-saving intentions have set him ...
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'Supernatural' Recap: Papa Don't Preach

March 28th, 2013 9:29am EDT
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Last week's stunner of an episode set the bar to meteoric heights, and this week, it was time to brace for the inevitable fall.  Despite the intriguing premise of a Professor Xavier-esque school for gifted and orphaned hunters, “Freaks and Geeks” was a convoluted clunker that left the cast to do most of the heavy-lifting.  

Grab your school books and your machete, and let's dive in, shall we?  

The Case

In their FBI best, Sam and Dean head to the local police station to investigate the exsanguinations of young women found at a popular make-out point in Kansas only to discover a damning s...
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‘Supernatural’ Recap: The Pizza Man Cometh

March 21st, 2013 10:11am EDT
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If you haven't figured it out yet, "Supernatural" is not a sci-fi fairy tale where the hero rides in on his trusted steed, kills the monster and saves the princess.  No, in this realm, the princess is immolated on the ceiling and our heroes are doomed to be tortured in hell, purgatory or both.  They do have a pretty badass steed, though.  This week, "Supernatural" returned from its hiatus with an angst-ridden, gut-wrenching stunner of an episode that bid farewell to a fan favorite, severely tested one of the show’s most celebrated ships, and made us all remember why it hurts so good.

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'Supernatural' Recap: 'Cause We're Worth It

February 28th, 2013 11:30am EST
Supernatural -- Remember The Titans
I must confess that I am a sucker for Greek mythology, and I was a fangirl of those campy, and now classic ‘90s television series, “Hercules: The Legendary Journey” and “Xena: Warrior Princess,” so I was delighted when the brothers Winchester decided to tackle Mt. Olympus. 

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

The Case

The cold open finds a treasure of society drunkenly guzzling beer as he speeds down a windy, dark road, heedless of the man walking on the shoulder.  It's a direct hit and run.  If the man didn't die on impact, he definitely expired during frigid winter ...
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'Supernatural' 8x15 Recap: Unbreakable Bond

February 21st, 2013 10:35am EST
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Last week’s excellent installment of “Supernatural” not only set the bar to skyscraper levels for the rest of the season, but also prompted a myriad of questions and musings that haunted me all week:  What if Kevin got the translation wrong since the he only has half of the tablet?  With one trial down, how hard would the remaining tests be?  What exactly was that glowing light that traveled up Sam’s arm at the end of last week’s episode?  Was it a good thing? 

“Man’s Best Friend With Benefits,” which started off stiltingly, but finished with a angst-filled bang, gave a resounding and terr...
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‘Supernatural’ Recap: The Brave And The Beautiful

February 14th, 2013 9:24am EST
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You can keep the overpriced roses and forego the horrendous Nicholas Sparks’ movie, because there’s not much more I’d want to do than spend time with Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles’ Sam and Dean Winchester on Valentine’s Day. 

“Trial And Error” was the triumphant return to what “Supernatural” ultimately is: an addicting rollercoaster ride that starts campy, peaks at heart-wrenching and finishes with a little mystery and a lot of feels.   It’s a ride I’ve been on for nearly seven years, and it never gets old.  The CW has wisely renewed the show for a remarkable ninth season, so I’m all b...
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'Supernatural' Recap: Get Your Geek On

February 7th, 2013 10:20am EST
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This week’s episode, aptly titled “Everybody Hates Hilter,” tackles the bleak fodder that is World War II.  Of course, this being “Supernatural” and an episode penned by the deliciously weird Ben Edlund, it managed to pack some belly laughs and golden moments to lighten up fare stemming from one of the darkest moments in history. 

After I initially watched the episode, I honestly was clueless as to what it was about or even what had happened.  This was a windy, exposition-heavy episode that spanned decades, families and unearthed yet another near-extinct secret society.  I watched it again...
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'Supernatural' Recap: Back To The Future

January 31st, 2013 10:47am EST
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Ever since the stupendous and Emmy-worthy season 4 episode, “In The Beginning,” the “Supernatural” writers have winningly explored the theme of time-travel and shaken the Winchester family tree in episodes like “Time After Time,” "The Song Remains The Same" and this week's A-Bomb of an installment, “As Time Goes By.”

Grab your DeLorean and clutch your pearls, we're divin' in!

The episode opens in Normal, Illinois in 1958 with a man tucking in his son before venturing to an event shrouded in mystery with the secret knocks and strange costumes.  When the bodies start dropping, it’s clear th...
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'Supernatural' Recap: Eternal Sunshine of the Tortured Mind

January 17th, 2013 10:12am EST
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“Supernatural” had me at the first “son of a bitch!” After a shocker of a winter finale, that left Sam and Dean in opposite corners on opposite side of the country—Dean siding with troubled vampire Benny; and Sam accidentally reuniting with his old flame Amelia—it returns with the show’s strange and engrossing take on a romantic comedy.  “Torn and Frayed” had it all: angels, sacrifice, and heartrending break-ups. 

Let’s dive in shall we! 

The episode begins with Dean knock-knock-knockin’ on Sam’s door in Kermit, Texas.  His kid brother is seven feet of anger, betrayal and disbelief and ne...
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'Supernatural': 5 Spoilers You Need To Know

January 14th, 2013 4:04pm EST
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In entertainment, six weeks can be a lifetime.  The CW’s “Supernatural” is finally returning after a lengthy hiatus on Jan. 16.  In the last episode of 2012, Sam and Dean’s bromance seemed irrevocably broken after an epic argument over Dean’s Purgatory-forged friendship with vampire Benny and Sam’s lost love, Amelia.  Let’s hope time heals all wounds.  Here are the five spoilers you need to know…

A fan favorite returns.  “The Girl With The Dungeons And Dragons Tattoo” was one of season 7’s instant classics, and featured geek goddess Felicia Day.  Charlie Bradbury, the Harry Potter lovi...
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'Supernatural' Star Jensen Ackles And Wife Expecting First Child

January 8th, 2013 9:34am EST
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The world is going to get a hell of a lot hotter very soon.  “Supernatural” star Jensen Ackles and his wife, actress Danneel, are expecting their first child later this year, People.com reports.  The mother-to-be confirmed her pregnancy on her Twitter on Jan 7.  “Thank you for all the well wishes. We are very excited about our soon to be new addition,” she wrote.

The expectant parents are slated to hit the red carpet on Wed. for the People’s Choice Awards, where Ackles will present.    

Ackles will join co-star Jared Padalecki as a new dad.  Padalecki and his wife “Supernatural” alum Gene...
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'Supernatural' Winter Finale Recap: Wicked Reindeer Games

December 6th, 2012 9:45am EST
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The worst television inventions since "Two And A Half Men" has to be the winter finale a.k.a an excuse for our favorite shows on hiatus for six agonizing weeks after airing the most maddening, cliffhangery finales of the year. And is it just me or are the winter finales coming awfully early this season?

The last new "Supernatural" of 2012 was a bloody, broody, intense episode that finally found Sam and Dean facing the Benny's A Vampire issue and the Amelia Problem head on. "Citizen Fang" was a disturbing reminder of how far the show has come since its"saving people, hunting things" inc...
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'Supernatural' Recap: Bloody Ambition

November 15th, 2012 10:21am EST
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This week's episode of "Supernatural" felt like the most ambitious undertaking for the Little Show That Could has attempted since Season 5’s epic “The End.” There are neon blue portals between worlds, demonic tornadoes, a demon mothership, and rescue and escape mission in two realms. "A Little Slice of Kevin" also marked the return of a fan favorite. Let's break it down!

Fade in on the world’s most perfect daycare. It offers playground adjacent finger-painting, a glittering lake, and there’s probably a bouncy castle just beyond the herd of unicorms. A teacher ushers a cute but messy...
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'Supernatural' Recap: Brothers Up In Arms

November 1st, 2012 9:53am EDT
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Last week, "Supernatural" took a big artistic risk with "Bitten," the found-footage episode that delved into the very short lives of three co-eds turned werewolves with the two leads rack up scant minutes of airtime. For this blogger, the risk was worth it. This week, "Supernatural" took another gamble by wading into the back-story Dean's ally in Purgatory—a vampire named Benny—and unfortunately, it went bust. It's a shame, especially since this episode aired on Halloween and didn't contain a single jump-out-of-your-skin scare that “Supernatural” has mastered.

For years, I've always wa...
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'Supernatural' Recap: Down The Bunny Hole We Go

October 18th, 2012 9:53am EDT
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Over the last few seasons, it’s become lauded tradition that the star, Jensen Ackles, steps behind the camera to direct an episode of “Supernatural.” This week’s episode was an Ackles family affair as it also featured Jensen’s real life father and actor, Alan (If you couldn’t tell the relations by the nose, the voice was a dead giveaway). It also marked the return of the show's monster-of-the-week format, and somehow managed to pack some pretty loaded brotherly angst in-between the heart-eating plotlines. Let's break it down.

The Case

Sam wanted to work on tracking down the geeky lit...
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'Supernatural' 8.2 Recap: The Greatest Love Of All

October 11th, 2012 9:46am EDT
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To the outside world, the Winchesters, who have saved the world a few times over at great personal sacrifice, are giant weapon-wielding psychopaths who fondle corpses when they're not mowing people down with machine guns. I’ve always found that dichotomy perversely entertaining, more than a little sad, and a brilliant foil to keep Sam and Dean from ever really winning anything. To Kevin Tran’s tigress of a mother (played by an unfortunately nip-tucked Lauren Tom), they’re wild men who haven’t been taught any manners, like greeting people by slashing them in the face with holy water is rude...
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'Supernatural' Season 8 Premiere Review: The Dog Days Are Over

October 4th, 2012 9:44am EDT
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As much as I love dishing out juicy spoilers for my favorite television shows, I actively avoid them for “Supernatural” premieres and finales. So I went into last night’s season opener not entirely sure of what to expect, especially since the show—now in its eighth season—has a new showrunner in former writer and producer, Jeremy Carver.

I was pleasantly surprised to find that in Carver’s hands, this paranormal drama, like the Impala, is slicker, sharper and burdened with history, but there are still some issues under the hood.

“We Need To Talk About Kevin” began with a new, post-Purgat...
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'Supernatural' Season 8 Promo: One Hell Of An Endgame

September 7th, 2012 12:15pm EDT
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After seven seasons of killing monsters, exorcising demons and defending the world against imminent demise again and again, a newly released promo for “Supernatural’s” eighth season finds Sam and Dean Winchester (Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, respectively) finally taking the offensive. The prophet Kevin Tran (Osric Chau) has somehow escaped from Crowley’s clutches to inform the brothers about another one of God's stone tablets that explains how to close the gate to hell permanently, and put our hot, angsty hunters out of a job.

The gripping one-minute promo taunts fans with snatches ...
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5 'Supernatural' Season 8 Spoilers You Need To Know

August 4th, 2012 1:00pm EDT
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There are roughly six weeks before the 2012-13 television season begins, and while the wait seems as gut-wrenching as most of last season’s finales, it’s reassuring to know that production on most television shows has already begun. Showrunners and stars are doling out tantalizing tidbits about the new seasons to entice TV addicts such as myself. “Supernatural’s” eighth season, which premieres on Oct. 3, could be the best one in years. Here are five huge spoilers about the upcoming season: Click on to see!

Dean Winchester had an extended stay in purgatory. If you’ve ever had a horri...
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TV Report Card: Grading 10 Season Finales

May 25th, 2012 12:07pm EDT
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Season finales are essentially the Hollywood version of final exams. They have to shock and awe and entice viewers into returning after four arduous months of dead air. From births and deaths to break-ups and OMG-worthy shockers, I’m grading 10 season finales. The SPOILER ALERT is implied.

Reckoning, Revenge’s thrilling season ender saw Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) not only confront her father’s killer in a satisfying and strangely sweet final fight, but surrender to her feelings for ruggedly handsome bartender, Jack. It wouldn’t be “Revenge” without infuriating twists and double-c...
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'Supernatural' Season 7 Finale Recap: Winchesters, Interrupted

May 19th, 2012 9:50am EDT
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At its core, “Supernatural” is about two brothers, a badass car, and the crazy, colorful creatures they encounter and people they save on their road-tripping adventures. It simultaneously excels and breaks our hearts when anything threatens the delicate balance of off-the-wall humor, fraternal bonding and compelling action. The seventh season finale capped off a season of supreme highs and devilish lows by bidding farewell to a fan favorite, resurrecting another, and boldly going where no Winchester had gone before. Before I delve into commentary, I must rock out to “Carry On My Wayward ...
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'Supernatural' 7.22 Recap: The Winchesters And The Bloody Horcruxes

May 12th, 2012 8:16am EDT
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I’ve always admired the old adage, “Don’t work hard; work smart.” While I’m assuming the crew and cast toil their hot little asses off, the writers have always worked smart. This week’s installment of “Supernatural” is proof. as it brilliantly connects the bizarre dots scattered throughout the season and still manages to poke fun at both Americans who love mass-produced junk food and the heated political climate.

“There Will Be Blood” begins with a “Dateline”-esque segment about Dick Roman's purchase of Sucracorp, the largest manufacturer of high fructose corn syrup, aka the ingredien...
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'Supernatural' 7.21 Recap: What Beats An Angel?

May 5th, 2012 8:11am EDT
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It’s been an unofficial tradition for “Supernatural’s” 20th episode to mine the treasures of eccentricities possessed by recurring star, Misha Collins, and/or to lay the groundwork for the season finale. Last year, I was riveted by the fantastic “The Man Who Would Be King” that detailed Castiel's fall from fierce, righteous angel to collaborator with demons. This year, I was mildly entertained by a funny, albeit meandering episode that detailed Castiel redefining his grace.

It irritates me when the boys are written stupid, so I’m a little chaffed to find that after sending Charlie Bra...
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The CW Renews 'Vampire Diaries,' '90210' & 'Supernatural'

May 4th, 2012 8:09am EDT
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It’s better late than never. While most networks only have a handful shows with fates undetermined, the CW just made its first saves by officially renewing “The Vampire Diaries,” “90210” and “Supernatural” for the 2012-2013 television season.

“The Vampire Diaries” and "90210" will be entering their fourth season and fifth seasons, respectively. While “Supernatural,” starring Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, will be The CW’s longest-running scripted show when it kicks off its eighth season in the fall.

The paranormal drama will also have a new showrunner at the helm next season. Las...
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'Supernatural' 7.20 Recap: Geekster's Paradise

April 28th, 2012 8:12am EDT
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“Supernatural” has always been admirably diverse, but around the fifth season, hunting became a good old boys club. Granted, those boys were equal parts pretty and goofy, but I was still perturbed by the severe lack of female hunters, angels and key players. So I wished, prayed and may have even written a few angry emails begging for a decent female character that wasn’t a damsel in need of rescue or charmed by Sam and Dean’s spectacular faces, had no problem fighting for the greater good and maybe had a few awesome one-liners. The answer to my prayers came in the form of Charlie Bradbur...
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'Supernatural' 7.19 Recap: The Odds Aren't Ever In Their Favor

April 21st, 2012 8:30am EDT
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It’s probably inappropriate if I say I’d like to be a “fancy lady.” The moniker makes it seem alluring, like a woman who wears the finest dresses detailed with gold buttons and a bustle and rides side-saddle. It sounds like the heroine in Keira Knightley’s next movie. Only an old-timey ghost on “Supernatural” could make the world’s oldest profession sound romantic and cool.

“Of Grave Importance” is a decent installment that finally reunites Bobby’s ghost with the Sam and Dean.

The episode begins, not with the massacres of teenagers, but with Dean stress-eating on the hood of their l...
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'Supernatural' 7.17 Recap: March Madness

March 24th, 2012 8:46am EDT
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I may have been too harsh on “Supernatural” last week. I say this as I’m absolutely humming with afterglow from magic of “The Born-Again Identity.” This episode was the proverbial flowers-and-candy gesture that had me at hello. “Supernatural” fans should know by now that I can never stay mad at it.

The show opens without the squishy death of a hapless stranger, but with a haggard Sam Winchester wobbly running through Crack Alley. You know you look like death warmed over when a drug dealer worries about you and offers complimentary goofballs so you can sleep. Mark Pellegrino returns...
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'Supernatural' (7.16) Recap: Bad Moon Arising Indeed

March 17th, 2012 8:30am EDT
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I can count the unwatchable episodes of “Supernatural” on one hand—“Bugs,” “Ghostfacers,” and “Red Sky At Morning” immediately come to mind. I will have to add this week’s installment, “Out With the Old,” to that extremely short list. To be fair, it has distinct displeasure of being the first episode after a three-week long hellatus, it also followed the stellar, instant classic of “Repo Man,” so I admit the expectations were great, but sadly, the episode failed more than succeeded.

There has been a lot of press about this upcoming episode, because it was begins the culmination of cruci...
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