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Supernatural Season One Review
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The Pilot Episode - The Woman In White
Sometimes there are some great points about pilot episodes that make them the best, if the show is the right show to be on air like Supernatural has proved itself over the years.
The pilot episode plays like a movie that obviously has to set the story up, so it's a plot point flash back 23 years ago when Sam and Dean are very young(well Sams a baby and dean is a young kid!) and the kids have been put to bed and all is well until the baby monitor and lights in the house start to flicker,later in the series that follow we learn that this is the sign of the yellow eyed demon when he is around there are electrical disturbances.
Mary Winchester checks on Sam and Sees what appears is their father at Sam's crib, so she thinks nothing of it and walks downstairs, but she sees the father aspleep in the chair with the telly on and then she runs back upstairs.
The father wakes up and goes to check upstairs, but sees the mum on the ceiling with a gutted stomach and then she bursts into flames, the father grabs Sam and gets Dean and they escpape the burning house....
After we see this introduction sequence we cut to Sam at 23 years of age and at University on the verge of graduation and later on that same day Sam's older brother Dean turns and says that their father has gone missing and wold Sam come with him to help him find him.
This pretty much sets thing up for the rest of the series, with the hunt for their father and the yellow eyed demon that killed their mum and Sam's girlfriend Jessica
The first series looking back had to find it's roots and like any show it did go through a routine monster of the week formula like the X-files, but towards the end of the series it did redeem itself by expanding the demon mythology and with a classic cliffhanger that left us wondering - oh dear what now?
The supernatural elements of every episode play like little movies and there are some obvious nods to other classic horror films, which if you're a fan you'll notice and like the references.
All in all this was a great opening series and one that got better and better as time went on.
It's worth checking out if you haven't watched any Supernatural episodes.