Supernatural: A Wasted Season
Season Seven started off with a promising premise. Castiel's lust for power ended up in disaster as he had unleashed a powerful new enemy on to the world that is known as one of the most malevolent creatures in the universe. This season then has attempted to take the Winchesters out of their comfort zone by killing off Castiel, who had the ability to heal them and bring them back from death, and Bobby, who was essentially their cheat sheet to hunting. Bobby is the closest thing to a father that they ever have really had, and Castiel has been Dean's best friend so you would figure it would have a lasting effect on Dean more so than Sam. Yet, Dean is still a smart ass, still having one night stands, and still being the Dean we all know and love. Bobby, their cheat sheet, has been replaced by a character introduced this season named Frank. The sage advice that Frank gave Dean in episode 11 was very Bobby-like so really, what has this season done? It has not taken Sam and Dean out of their comfort zone. They are still driving around a car that looks at least like the Impala, and still using hotel rooms. There has been no character development, nothing on the Leviathans' plan and nothing on Sam still seeing Lucifer, thus in fact making it a wasted season.
Funny. It hasn't been fun
The Leviathans at first, were a great idea. The had plenty of potential, but clearly the writers didn't think them through all the way. Previous seasons had cleverly thought out their big bads. The Leviathans have no direction, granted they could have some sort of grand scheme but it's really hard to tell what it is when this season has had eleven filler episodes (being generous) thus far. At first they were described as a malevolent creature hellbent on destruction. Yet they come into the real world and are incredibly organized and not dealing out the fire and brimstone. The Leviathans power isn't exactly clear either. Thus far they have come off as if they have some sort of shape-shifting ability and "bibbing." Previous villains instilled some sort of emotion in the viewers. Azazel had us hating him for what he caused our beloved characters to go through. Lucifer was the best of all big bads, and portrayed the best. The Leviathans with their terrible CGI effects, some off incredibly cheesy robing the viewers of the ability to fear them.
Ah, Lucifer. The thorn in Sammy's noggin. In the first episode of the season, Sam saw Lucifer and was told that he was still in Hell with him. All of what Sam had been seeing was part of an elaborate form of torture that Lucifer had set up. Lucifer is still there despite Sam's attempts to be rid of him. Sam is simply being a good little solider, by not revealing he is going insane. Right, because it is perfectly normal for someone to be seeing the king of Hell. It is completely normal to be seeing the one entity in the entire universe that would torture you until the end of time. But, he's okay because he doesn't want to rock the boat. I'm sorry but I have a hard time buying any of that, especially considering how freaked out Sam was when he was first seeing Lucifer. Rightfully so at that, considering he is still seeing him from time to time it should have more of a noticeable affect on him. For instance, he should be paranoid. The show would benefit greatly this season if Lucifer was around more often poking fun at what Sam believes is real and fake. If they used Lucifer that way throughout the season, then it would increase the humor throughout the season while also making it better all around. Personally, I would love to see what Lucifer would say about the Leviathans.
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As far as I am concerned, Season 5 was the end of Supernatural. Everything else pasted that point is the producers and everything involved making more money. They can play it off as best they can, but that's ultimately what it comes down to. CW doesn't have really any good television shows. They have shows that cater toward an immature crowd, which there is nothing wrong with that, but Supernatural remains as one of their more adult television shows. Thus, it gets some of the best ratings on the network, so of course the network will throw money at them to stay around. Eric Kripke had a five year vision on the show, and he was able to get through it then walked away. The show should have walked away after five years to. Below is an example as to why. If you haven't seen the episode "Swan Song", then I recommend you do not watch as it does spoil a bit.