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post #181 of 2253 Old 02-15-2006, 10:57 PM
 
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Tonight's episode was really well done. The premise was set up nicely, the dialog was well-written, and the acting was decent. I also liked how it sort of broke from the monster-of-the-week formula.

My only complaint was the predictability of the ending. I'm a little torn on this point though. Even though it was easily predictable, it also felt right.

The preview for the episode coming up in two weeks looks promising. The creators had said that they would end this season with some resolution, so it will be interesting to see how far they take it.

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I have to admit that this episode really kept me on the edge. Your right about being predictable, and even so...it still grabs you. Because its a series, you KNOW the main characters have to survive, but still...the writers do wonders with the 'suspense' factor to make it 'feel right' as you said. Its an incredible show...
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I have to admit that this episode really kept me on the edge. Your right about being predictable, and even so...it still grabs you. Because its a series, you KNOW the main characters have to survive, but still...the writers do wonders with the 'suspense' factor to make it 'feel right' as you said. Its an incredible show...

In my criticism, the predictability I was referring to wasn't about the the brother's survival. Rather, I was referring to the ultimate resolution of
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the deputy - specifically shooting the deranged father. As soon as they left her alone with him, you just knew she was going to kill him and just say that he tried to escape. The ending was obvious, but it was also completely within her character to do so.

The same applies to the previous week's suicide of the battered son. His suicide was predictable, but also believable. The line between a doomed-character's fate and a simply predictable plot device is a fine one to walk. Overall, I think they're doing an OK job with respect to this, but if we start to see it being used too often, the stories will suffer.
And I will agree with you, for a TV show, they are doing a great job of keeping the stories suspenseful. I'm eager to see if their father will be treated as a 'safe' character, or if his life is up for grabs. Adding the father to the team could add a really interesting dynamic, whether he teams up with his sons, or continues to work separately from them.

Either way, the show is keeping my interest. It's odd that I am getting more of a Kolchak feel from this show than I did from ABC's disappointing remake. (That's a good thing, by the way.)

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I was really happy with tonight's episode, especially the ending.

This show just keeps me wanting to watch week after week. I like the continuity, I like the banter between the characters, and the adversaries are interesting. Some of the writing is downright clever. The production values are really top-notch, from set design to cinematography to makeup (I have to admit I'm surprised that they can get away with the amount of gore featured in some of the episodes - not that I mind).

So, where will the current story arc lead us? I'm not sure, but I'm just glad to be part of the ride. I thought this would be the weakest of this last season's new fantasy/sci-fi/horror offerings, but it has easily turned out to be the best.

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A great episode.. I really like this show... Great twists and turns as more details come out about dad.
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I was really happy with tonight's episode, especially the ending.

This show just keeps me wanting to watch week after week. I like the continuity, I like the banter between the characters, and the adversaries are interesting. Some of the writing is downright clever. The production values are really top-notch, from set design to cinematography to makeup (I have to admit I'm surprised that they can get away with the amount of gore featured in some of the episodes - not that I mind).

So, where will the current story arc lead us? I'm not sure, but I'm just glad to be part of the ride. I thought this would be the weakest of this last season's new fantasy/sci-fi/horror offerings, but it has easily turned out to be the best.

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Agreed. What I liked about last night's episode is that they took the mystery of why their dad left them and gave a practical reason why they needed to stay apart. The boys are his weak spot, and will continue to be so until he figures out how to take out the demon permanently.

I was glad to see the evil b*tch from hell (literally) isn't dead, she's too much fun to kill off for now. :-)

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Funny, the wife thought this was the worst [acted] episode...

I thought the plot and concept were OK until the end. There should have been consequences, or a show of force / level of effort to regain control from [what's her name].

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Funny, the wife thought this was the worst [acted] episode...

I thought the plot and concept were OK until the end. There should have been consequences, or a show of force / level of effort to regain control from [what's her name].

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Well she did get thrown out a window..
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Well she did get thrown out a window..

...and lived...it is supernatural you know! lol...

And yes...this show is amazingly cool. The writers have captured a formula here that is really working. Psychobitch does add something too...the plot thickens...

They could have done a better job of portraying Chicago though...I mean, "gotham city" in Batman Begins looked more chicago than chicago here did!
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Well, I am all wet. I totally forgot that the altar was not the controlling device, rather the amulet. I think the fall was just part of the plan (or a branch).

Of course the altar could have still been the controlling device, and the amulet was only protection...

Still, I was waiting for some level of effort from the "big bad" after the boys made the comments about the level of power/expertise needed to control such creatures.

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Well, over the last two weeks I was finally able to catch up with watching all the episodes broadcast so far.

Overall, the most recent stories have continued to be well done. I think the creators are really hitting a groove on the show. There are only two episodes left for the season, and we're really starting to see things get set up for a rousing finale, although I'm sensing impending for a character.

I don't think they've officially announced that the show will be picked up by the new CW network yet, but the odds are pretty good. If not, maybe another network will consider it. I would expect that season two will be even better, since the groundwork has been laid out and they're moving along on a good track.

If any of you have been watching, make sure to check out the last two episodes.

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Wow, I can't believe it's been over five months since the last post to this thread. Hopefully, interest hasn't dropped off.

I just watched the last two episodes tonight. I thought they were fantastic. There were a number of twists, and surprises. Plus, it kind of gives the show a new direction.

Tomorrow night is the season two premiere on the new CW. I have high hopes for this series. The time slot is less than ideal, but it's the only thing on that I'm interested in.

Anyone else out there excited about it? The characters a broken in, the setting has been established, the look of the show is distinctive. We're all set up for a great season two.

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I have my DVR set to record all episodes of Supernatural and Smallville (8:00). I'm a fan of both these WB (I mean CW) shows!
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I have my DVR set to record all episodes of Supernatural and Smallville (8:00). I'm a fan of both these WB (I mean CW) shows!

I'm right there with you.
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I've got my DVR set for both, but Supernatural is going to get CRUSHED by the competition tonight. If it manages 3.5 million viewers that's probably great.
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I've got my DVR set for both, but Supernatural is going to get CRUSHED by the competition tonight. If it manages 3.5 million viewers that's probably great.

It's been hanging tough, considering how brutal the competition has been.

Some good eps so far...I'm interested in getting back to the Demon mythology though.

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Doesn't anybody watch this great show anymore...

Of well the best last night was the evil twins name: He used Weber as an alias with his real (in the show) name being Anson Williams..

Can anyone say Potsie Weber ... Too funny
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Doesn't anybody watch this great show anymore...

Of well the best last night was the evil twins name: He used Weber as an alias with his real (in the show) name being Anson Williams..

Can anyone say Potsie Weber ... Too funny


Good episode..."These aren't the droids you're looking for...." :-)

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Last night's show was pretty good. I'm enjoying it.

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I'm still watching. And wondering if the one brother is going to turn out to be half demon or something. I always like themes where there are both good & bad demons for some reason. And they sort of seem to be going in that direction.

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I think this is one of the best second seasons for a show, period....most shows go downhill after year one, but this has gotten so much better, it isn't even funny.
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I'm still watching. And wondering if the one brother is going to turn out to be half demon or something.

Yep I get the feeling that there are some paternity issues here.
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That was one of the better episodes I've seen this season, I must say. But this season seems to be lacking some of the really creepy stuff that the first season had, which I kind of miss...
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That was one of the better episodes I've seen this season, I must say. But this season seems to be lacking some of the really creepy stuff that the first season had, which I kind of miss...

Next weeks looks creepy...
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Yep I get the feeling that there are some paternity issues here.

Yup. What did dad whisper in his brother's ear? Dean knows something about his brother he isn't sharing.
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Yup. What did dad whisper in his brother's ear? Dean knows something about his brother he isn't sharing.

That's simple.

Dean knows that Dad made a deal with the Demon to die instead of Dean dying,
and that the Demon now has the Colt.


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That's simple.

Dean knows that Dad made a deal with the Demon to die instead of Dean dying,
and that the Demon now has the Colt.


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You sure? Somehow I got the impression there was some info about Sam passed there.

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You sure? Somehow I got the impression there was some info about Sam passed there.

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That was my take as well.
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That's simple.

Dean knows that Dad made a deal with the Demon to die instead of Dean dying,
and that the Demon now has the Colt.


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I'm pretty sure he was warning him about Sam and the Demon's plans for him and others like him.

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Interesting episode tonight with Linda Blair and very funny reference at the end:
"She look familiar?"
"Not really"
"You hungry? I could really go for some pea soup".
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If you are not watching this show, you are missing out..The second season continues to amaze. This is one of the best shows on tv, period.

Next week's episode looks awesome. They have kicked it up a notch for november sweeps.
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