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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
Jensen and Danneel Ackles
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
Misha Collins
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
Jensen Ackles
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
Padalecki and Ackles
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
Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles
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
Revenge Cast
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
misha collins
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
ackles and padalecki
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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10 Favorite Small Screen Scene-Stealers

March 12th, 2012 2:00pm EDT
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I once had dreams of becoming an Emmy-Winning actress, but thanks to a traumatizing audition for a middle school drama club and being roughly a few inches shy of Snooki-esque shortness, those dreams never panned out. I’m happy to leave the acting to the professionals, and admire their work as a fan and critic. For this television-aholic, there’s nothing better than beholding a great actor who steals every frame of their scenes.

Here is a list of my favorite scene-stealers:

Neil Patrick Harris, “How I Met Your Mother”

Neil Patrick Harris’ portrayal of Barney Stinson, the suit-lovi...
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'Supernatural' 7.15 Recap: Sam Boards The Crazy Train

February 18th, 2012 8:38am EST
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I took last week off not only because of my Sammy-sized clown phobia, but because I was forced into celebrating a milestone birthday. I’m back, though, significantly older than I was before. I did watch “Plucky Pennywhistle’s Magical Menagerie” in the safety of a psychiatrist’s office, and I thought that what the episode lacked in action on the front end, it made up the crackish humor “Supernatural” is known for, and that’s an episode after my own heart.

After watching “Repo Man,” which welcomed back one of my favorite characters in the devil himself, and unearthed some startlingly ugly...
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'Supernatural' 7.13 Recap: Daddy Dearest

February 4th, 2012 8:29am EST
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As “Supernatural” fans, I’m sure we’ve all faced the feat that is explaining the show to friends we’re trying to lure to the dark side. It was difficult in the first season, so add a few dozen deaths of the main characters, one missing soul, an Apocalypse and an one reverently stored trench coat, and it’s damned near impossible. “Supernatural” is wonderfully and horrifically complicated, just how I like it. So I was taken aback at how the show returned with a straight-forward, simply told episode, especially after the last time-warping extravaganza. “The Slice Girls” was directed by pr...
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'Supernatural' 7.12 Recap: Dean Brings Sexy Back To The Future

January 14th, 2012 8:40am EST
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It’s been a big week for “Supernatural” fans. The little show that could won two People’s Choice Awards (Favorite Network Drama and Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show). Suck it, “Vampire Diaries!” TVLine.com also reported that—SPOILER ALERT— “Supernatural” staple Jim Beaver will eventually return, and my favorite guest star, Mark Pellegrino will be reprising his fabulously evil turn as Lucifer in the episode 15. So this week's episode felt like icing on a very awesome pop cult cake.

“Time After Time” was artfully pieced together in a non-linear manner, but I’m going to do my best to break...
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'Supernatural' 7.11 Recap: What About Bobby?

January 7th, 2012 7:56am EST
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“Supernatural’s” winter hellatus (as the fans affectionately call it) gave me a lot of time to hypothesize where the show could go from the last moments of “Death’s Door,” where Bobby seemingly headed into the great beyond: Crowley could appear with the last-minute save like the badass King of Hell he is. Castiel could emerge from the waters of the lake, a fully redeemed angel of the Lord, and heal Bobby’s brain. He could've survived but suffered personality-altering brain damage and anemsia. Sam and Dean could have hunter’s funeral, a body burning on the pyre. It's “Supernatural” afte...
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10 Presents To Give To Naughty And Nice Celebs

December 14th, 2011 2:00pm EST
Lohan
I must confess that I’m known for giving the best Christmas presents. With the big day less than two weeks away, I’m putting on my bedazzled Santa hat and taking over gift-giving duties for 10 celebs who have been naughty and nice this year.

Lindsay Lohan

It’s hard being a fan of an actor as troubled as Lindsay Lohan, who seems to be a magnet for mugshots, poor decisions and merry-go-round trips to the L.A. County Jail. My present to the star currently gracing the cover of Playboy in an awkward, overly airbrushed spread, would be the advice and guidance of a celebrity who have rebounde...
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