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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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'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
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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
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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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Jared Padalecki clarifies comments over 'stupid, senseless' death of Philip Seymour Hoffman

February 3rd, 2014 8:40pm EST
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Actor Jared Padalecki has clarified his controversial comments branding Philip Seymour Hoffman's death from a suspected drug overdose "stupid" and "senseless".

The Supernatural star took to his Twitter.com page hours after the Oscar winner's shocking passing on Sunday (02Feb14) and offered up his thoughts about reports suggesting heroin was to blame.

He wrote, "'Sad' isn't the word I'd use to describe a 46-year-old man throwing his life away to drugs. 'Senseless' is more like it. 'Stupid.'"

Padalecki's candid tweet sparked a backlash from some Twitter followers, who attacked him for his ...
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Jared Padalecki Clarifies Tweet After Calling Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Death 'Stupid'

February 3rd, 2014 1:03pm EST
Jared Padalecki Clarifies Tweet After Calling Philip Seymour Hof
Supernatural star Jared Padalecki is feeling the hate on Twitter after he labeled Philip Seymour Hoffman's death "stupid."

Jared wrote yesterday after learning of the Oscar-winning actor’s untimely passing, "'Sad' isn't the word I'd use to describe a 46-year-old man throwing his life away to drugs 'Senseless' is more like it. 'Stupid.'" The tweet was deleted soon after.

Jared then explained his statement, posting, "I didnt mean PSH is stupid or that addiction isnt a reality. I simply meant I have a different definition of 'tragedy.'

"When I think 'tragedy,' I think of St Judes, of genoci...
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'Supernatural' Recap: The Werewolf Of Revenge Road

January 29th, 2014 10:21am EST
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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
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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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Drake Bell Adds To Justin Bieber Disses

January 16th, 2014 5:03pm EST
Drake Bell
After Justin Bieber weathered some disses yesterday following a police search of his home, former Nickelodeon star Drake Bell appeared out of nowhere to pile on.

Bell has made a hobby of dissing Bieber over Twitter. Last year, he responded to Bieber's post of "Doing some writing" with "Yeah right."

Last night, however, Bell went full blast. He wrote, "Hey @justinbieber how much are you paying Lil Za to take the coke wrap for ya? Be a man and take responsibility. Learn to be an ADULT," echoing the sentiments of Jared Padalecki. Bell wrote later, "@justinbieber instead of egging speeding ar...
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Jared Padalecki, Joel McHale, Nick Jonas Diss Justin Bieber

January 15th, 2014 5:03pm EST
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Several stars took shots at Justin Bieber for his alleged egging of a neighbor's house and the resulting police search that got a friend arrested for cocaine possession.  

Joel McHale was on Conan last night to promote Community, but host Conan O'Brien could help but ask him why Justin was tossing eggs around. "Because he's a f-ing idiot… I feel like he’s got all those guys around him; he’s just running out of things to do. He’s so rich and so successful that they’re like, ‘Well, what do you want to do?’ and he’s like, ‘Let’s shave a dog, what do you want to do?’"

McHale added later, "I...
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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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Jared Padalecki And Wife Genevieve Cortese Welcome Second Child

December 25th, 2013 11:01am EST
Jared Padalecki and Genevieve Cortese
Supernatural co-stars and real-life couple Jared Padalecki and Genevieve Cortese have welcomed their second son.

Cortest gave birth on Sunday night at the couple's home, and shortly after the actor took to his twitter page to share the good news.

"Ok. For real. My amazingly strong wife home-birthed a happy and healthy baby boy last night," he wrote. "Please send love."

The Padaleckis married in 2010. First son Thomas was born in early 2012.
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'Supernatural's' Jared Padalecki Welcomes Second Child

December 24th, 2013 8:33am EST
Jared and Genevieve Padalecki
It looks like it will be a blue Christmas for Jared Padalecki and wife Genevieve!  The "Supernatural" couple welcomed their second son on Dec. 22.  Padalecki announced the birth via Twitter on Monday night, "My amazingly strong wife home-birthed a happy and healthy baby boy last night."  

Padalecki announced they were expecting for the second time in July.  The couple, who married in 2010, had their first child, Thomas Colton, in March 2012. 
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'Supernatural' Winter Finale Recap: Trojan Horse

December 4th, 2013 11:31am EST
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“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
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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
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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
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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
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"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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'Supernatural' Season 9: 5 Spoilers You Need To Know

October 7th, 2013 3:32pm EDT
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“Supernatural,” The CW sci-fi drama about a pair of monster-hunting brothers, has spent its eight year run defying the odds.  It had several brushes with cancellation before nearly doubling its ratings in season 4.  The show also churned out some of its best episodes in its eighth season with an edge-of-your-seat finale that ended with all angels exiled from heaven and Sam collapsing from the trials.  The brothers Winchester return on Oct. 8, so here are five spoilers you need to know…

Welcome Back, Bobby.  This summer, Jim Beaver stunned fans announcing on Twitter that Bobby, Sam and De...
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SPOILER ALERT! A Sneak Peek Into 'Supernatural' Season 9

September 11th, 2013 11:28am EDT
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It’s been four months since the “Supernatural” season 8 finale, and fans have yet to recover from the assault of awesome and epic the game-changing episode unleashed that left Sam on the brink of death, Castiel rendered a mortal, and angels exiled from heaven.  Season 9 doesn’t begin until Oct. 8 on The CW, but an exclusive sneak peek hit the web this week, and it looks as if it will continue on the path of riveting angst, action and Abaddon. 

In the 5-minute plus sneak peek, showrunner Jeremy Carver and EP Bob Singer explain the ever-changing landscape in the battle between heaven, hell a...
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'Supernatural' Season 9: 5 Spoilers From Comic-Con

July 22nd, 2013 10:30am EDT
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San Diego's Comic-Con is Christmas for geeks that bestows gifts of spoilers for our favorite television shows, upcoming movies and much more.  The "Supernatural" panel offered the first insights the cult horrow show's ninth season that has been left dreadfully unspoiled...until now. Here are five spoilers you need to know...

The freefall continues.  What happens to the world is suddenly overrun with fallen angels?  According to showrunner Jeremy Carver, utter mayhem.  "We’ve got lots of angels out there with lots of different agendas. [They're] lost, scared, and vengeful. A world of fa...
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'Supernatural' Finale Recap: Fall From Grace

May 16th, 2013 9:10am EDT
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If I had to describe one word to showrunner's Jeremy Carver's season of The CW's "Supernatural," it would be ambitious.  If I had to do the same with the season finale, it would be spectacular.  From writing to acting to dazzling special effects, "Sacrifice” was as grand and cinematic as the blockbusters that will fill the cineplex this summer.   

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

Crowley is still making good on his diabolical promise to slaughter every person the Winchesters ever saved, and after offing Sarah Blake, a favorite of Sammy’s and fans alike, Crowley has the spit...
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'Supernatural' Recap: A Knight's Trial

May 2nd, 2013 8:41am EDT
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It doesn't take a Stanford-educated genius like Sam to figure out that I’m not an unbiased "Supernatural" blogger.  I happily devour everything I can find about it, and put my own musings out into the void.  In spite of all that, I still wasn't prepared for the whack-a-doo brilliance of "The Great Escapist," thanks to write Ben Edlund (who deserves an Emmy-nod for penning this stellar episode).  Position yourself near your fainting couch—because the all of the feels make you swoon like Scarlett O’Hara—and let's dive in, shall we?  

Last week, Dean was the reined-in big brother who humored ...
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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' 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.

Grab ...
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