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post #241 of 2204
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Originally Posted by Emaych View Post

Best 5.1 mix on TV for my money. What is odd is that our local presents Smallville in 2 channel, but when SUPERNATURAL's Dolby kicks in -- watch out!

Smallville is produced in DD2.0, so you're local affiliate is doing the right thing and passing it that way.

And I agree about the episode, it was fun to watch. I wasn't so sure what to expect based on the promo, but it was a nice episode.
post #242 of 2204
Oh, well that explains that. I also should add here that I was ready to hate the show from the start -- but it is well done -- comedic elements not too strained, acting much better than it has to be probably, stories not getting old or boring so far. It actually is the show I look forward to the most because of that sound!
post #243 of 2204
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Originally Posted by Emaych View Post

Oh, well that explains that. I also should add here that I was ready to hate the show also -- but it is well done -- comedic elements not too strained, acting much better than it has to be probably, stories not getting old or boring so far. It actually is the show I look forward to the most because of that sound!


I loved their exaggerated storytelling that emphasized their weaknesses. Sam became a whiny, sensitive, don't-ask-don't-tell feeb, and Dean became a total uncouth slob (the candy chewing scene cracked me up).

Very much a filler episode, but enjoyable.
post #244 of 2204
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Originally Posted by Emaych View Post

Best 5.1 mix on TV for my money. What is odd is that our local presents Smallville in 2 channel, but when SUPERNATURAL's Dolby kicks in -- watch out!

Wish my CW affiliate could do 5.1.
They do 5.0 most of the time (no subwoofer channel), but often can't even manage that and we get 2.0 (well, maybe 3.0 as there is sound from the center channel)

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Originally Posted by taz291819 View Post

Smallville is produced in DD2.0, so you're local affiliate is doing the right thing and passing it that way.

Now I'm wondering if the 5.0 is even real, since Smallville shows up as 5.0 as well.


Jerry
post #245 of 2204
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Originally Posted by huberjgl View Post

Wish my CW affiliate could do 5.1.
They do 5.0 most of the time (no subwoofer channel), but often can't even manage that and we get 2.0 (well, maybe 3.0 as there is sound from the center channel)


Jerry

I only get 2.0 from the Philadelphia affiliate - when it was UPN I used to get 5.1.
post #246 of 2204
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Originally Posted by blackngold75 View Post

I only get 2.0 from the Philadelphia affiliate - when it was UPN I used to get 5.1.

That's odd, because none of UPN's shows were produced in DD5.1.

huberjgl:
They must have some settings wrong if you're getting 5.0. Normally, you either get 5.1 or 2.0.
post #247 of 2204
A question in relation to sound, I want to get the DVD for AU$32.83 but it lists the sound as DD2.0 only. Was the first season not given a 5.1 track?
post #248 of 2204
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Originally Posted by taz291819 View Post

That's odd, because none of UPN's shows were produced in DD5.1.

Sorry - meant to say when it was on the WB.
post #249 of 2204
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Originally Posted by blackngold75 View Post

Sorry - meant to say when it was on the WB.

That makes sense.
post #250 of 2204
For those of you interested in this show, DC (under their Wildstorm imprint) will be publishing a Supernatural comic book series. Here's a link to the solicitation:

SUPERNATURAL: ORIGINS #1

From the link:
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The hit CW television show arrives in comics form with an incredible new look into the mythos of the series with Supernatural: Origins! After witnessing the murder of his wife at the hands of a demon, patriarch John Winchester begins a journey into the dark world of the supernatural, seeking a way to hunt down and kill the creature that took his wife. But what of his two young sons, Dean and Sam? How can a newly widowed father balance fighting evil with raising his children? Is fatherhood a distant second to his obsessive hunt?

It could be interesting to see how John and his sons became what they are. I don't know how much involvement the show's creators have. Sometimes these things are very tightly supervised, while other times they're given lots of freedom.

Scott
post #251 of 2204
amazing episode tonight by the way....

how does this show outdo itself EVERY WEEK??

just incredible..and it's just sad that it's on the bubble and may not make it back for season 3
post #252 of 2204
Heh, loved the "Ghost Whisperer" and "The Sixth Sense" references. Very good episode.
post #253 of 2204
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Originally Posted by Rakesh.S View Post

amazing episode tonight by the way....

how does this show outdo itself EVERY WEEK??

just incredible..and it's just sad that it's on the bubble and may not make it back for season 3

Totally agree. The chemistry between Sam and Dean is great, as well as the mixture of humor, and the supernatural.
post #254 of 2204
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Originally Posted by Symbios View Post

Heh, loved the "Ghost Whisperer" and "The Sixth Sense" references. Very good episode.

I was hoping for a Battlestar Galactica wink as well
post #255 of 2204
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Originally Posted by petergaryr View Post

I was hoping for a Battlestar Galactica wink as well

They had to cut that scene to save some frackin' time...
post #256 of 2204
I'm fairly optimistic that Supernatural will be back, because I don't think at this point The CW has anything to replace it with that they think would do any better.

At the same time though, I think the producers should be realistic, and if they are picked up for another season, look at it as their last and start tying up the who Demon/Sam story. Frankly, as much as I love this show, I think 3 seasons is the limit before the writers start struggling to keep the current quality anyhow.
post #257 of 2204
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Originally Posted by petergaryr View Post

I was hoping for a Battlestar Galactica wink as well

Could have been some BSG "dramatic drumbeats" in there.
post #258 of 2204
Anyone have issues with their right rear surround sound?

It sounded like my speaker was blown (hissing/static sound). It was only happening during this episode of Supernatural though, none of my other shows/movies I watch in 5.1.

BTW... I think this series keeps getting better
post #259 of 2204
The only way CW doesn't renew the Smallville/Supernatural combo is if the producers don't want to make any more. That Thursday combination is one CW's only bright spots.
post #260 of 2204
I thought the latest episode was three steps back for the show. It was like a season one holdover. Totally predictable movie "homage" again, and another case of "chase ghost, find bones, salt and burn." Which was a major criticism leveled at season one.

This season had been getting away from the predictability of the season one episodes and establishing it's own feel with the introduction of more gritty elements such as the rival hunters and the FBI/police involvement, but this one was formulaic. It seemed more like an excuse to give Tricia Helfer decent guest slot time.

The last line was a saving grace. The comparison was so obvious that they had to make it.
post #261 of 2204
For me it went downhill when it became apparent this was a christian show since episode "Houses of the Holy". That is something that most horror programs avoid being tied too closely to any specific religon. I guess I will watch the remaining episodes but it's no longer a must watch and I just don't care if it gets canceled now.
post #262 of 2204
I didn't know that was Battlestars Tricia Helfer... DOH (Homer Simpson voice).

She did seem familiar to me though while I was watching. I knew I recognized that belly button
post #263 of 2204
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Originally Posted by cocoon View Post

For me it went downhill when it became apparent this was a christian show since episode "Houses of the Holy". That is something that most horror programs avoid being tied too closely to any specific religon. I guess I will watch the remaining episodes but it's no longer a must watch and I just don't care if it gets canceled now.

I'll go a step further and says it's a Catholic show. Though honestly, this doesn't turn me off on the program.

What's funny is, Sam and Dean are out to destroy evil in the world, but they're stuck in the U.S.. (Dean couldn't make it out of the country, and if he did, he couldn't make it back in).

I liked the episode, especially the ending.
post #264 of 2204
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Originally Posted by taz291819 View Post

I'll go a step further and says it's a Catholic show. Though honestly, this doesn't turn me off on the program.


Let's face it, if it were a Jehovah's Witness show it wouldn't be as fun :-)
post #265 of 2204
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Originally Posted by Iteki View Post

Let's face it, if it were a Jehovah's Witness show it wouldn't be as fun :-)

Heck, if the "700 Club" had plotlines like this, I'd watch that, too.


Honestly, I find it amazing that people thinks it's odd for a show about demons and evil to have religious overtones. Of course, I never found it overt and, in fact, never really thought about it.

This reminds me of the big arguement of symbolism in "The Chronicles of Narnia". People insisted it was blatent, but I honestly never considered it. To me, it was just a good story. It's too bad so many people have religious hang ups that don't allow them to simply enjoy good entertainment.
post #266 of 2204
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Originally Posted by NetworkTV View Post

Honestly, I find it amazing that people thinks it's odd for a show about demons and evil to have religious overtones. Of course, I never found it overt and, in fact, never really thought about it.

Never even crossed my mind either. As in many genre pieces which feature good vs evil - demons, angels, Heaven and Hell, God and Lucifer are fairly routine elements in Western storylines.
post #267 of 2204
Where was the outrage after the episode with Loki? That was obviously an endorsement of Norse Mythology.

This show uses demons and creatures from all sorts of storys/mythology/urban legends. I don't see how having one episode where they thought they were dealing with an angel makes this show pro-anything.
post #268 of 2204
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Originally Posted by cocoon View Post

For me it went downhill when it became apparent this was a christian show since episode "Houses of the Holy". That is something that most horror programs avoid being tied too closely to any specific religon. I guess I will watch the remaining episodes but it's no longer a must watch and I just don't care if it gets canceled now.

So many, many horror shows and movies I have seen refer to God, Satan, Heaven versus Hell, holy water and the cross to ward off evil beings. I don't understand why you would be surprised to see that sort of thing surface in this show. Not too much tension regarding the main plot line without the whole "good versus evil" concept.
post #269 of 2204
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Originally Posted by VisionOn View Post

I thought the latest episode was three steps back for the show. It was like a season one holdover. Totally predictable movie "homage" again, and another case of "chase ghost, find bones, salt and burn." Which was a major criticism leveled at season one.

This season had been getting away from the predictability of the season one episodes and establishing it's own feel with the introduction of more gritty elements such as the rival hunters and the FBI/police involvement, but this one was formulaic. It seemed more like an excuse to give Tricia Helfer decent guest slot time.

The last line was a saving grace. The comparison was so obvious that they had to make it.

I agree that the last episode was lacking in several areas and what was with the "Ghost Whisperer/J. Love Hewitt" references and then the "Ghost Whisperer" type soul seeing the light at the end? Were they making fun of the show or paying homage to it? I like the show but they need to get back to what was working for them...........the writers have lost their way of you ask me.
post #270 of 2204
Thought last weeks episode was just fantastic. I see this as a one episode detour with Tricia Helfer but enjoyed it immensely quite the same. The brother banter continues to be great and loved the quips and 6th sense stuff. And all in glorious HD...

As to religion obviously this genre has its basis in Christian/Western religious tradition. What I've appreciated throughout the entire series is a well thought out and planned mythology with given rules and relationships. Far too many supernatural/horror media concotions give passing thought to their mythologies and simply pick and pull what they like adding/changing things like the wind in the end disturbing any religious foundation they've intoned. 'Supernatural' is not 'Touched By an Angel' but has dealt with religious faith fairly IMHO (Houses of the Holy episode with priest/Dean's faith as an example.) I do wonder why we haven't seen any 'good' angels just bad ones (ie demons.) Though I kept shaking my head when Sam and Dean repeated saying 'well we don't know what comes after death or where these ghosts go?!?!' doh!
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