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post #271 of 2204
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Originally Posted by derek View Post

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!

Why? Dean is already aware that he has little comprehension of the afterlife and what exactly happens as explained to him in Crossroads regarding his father. And not forgetting he's been almost dead once and that didn't work out as he imagined it.

The whole episode revolved around the question of where do the spirits go if they were good in life but by no fault of their own became twisted after death? They had no answer.
post #272 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.

That's a rather strong reaction to something that I just don't think exists. This show hasn't been strongly religious. Certain episodes have drawn on Christian religions, but most others haven't.

In contrast to your opinion, I would gladly welcome a show that featured a realistic religious character. So much of TV shows us either parodies or patronizing stereotypes of Christians in particular. It would be refreshing to see a positive portrayal of a person that draws strength from their faith.

To me, one of the strongest character moments I saw on the X-Files was early in the first season. At the end of the episode, we saw Mulder in a church, crying over the disappearance of his sister. That's just not featured very often on TV, with networks and producers too afraid of offending anyone of any faith (or lack of).

Supernatural has not beaten viewers over the head with Christianity. You have two brothers, one who's somehow tainted by a demon, and the other who doesn't believe in Heaven. I do think they're trying to walk a tight line in some episodes, but overall it's just not a factor in the show.

Scott
post #273 of 2204
I thought tonight's werewolf episode was good, but not great. It was lacking in scares, but it did make up for that with the ending. You have to give the show credit for not taking the easy way out.

The preview for the April episode looks pretty funny. I hope it doesn't pass over to the goofy side. If they can maintain the same tone as Tall Tales, it will be a winner.

Scott
post #274 of 2204
this was a good episode, but definitely one of the weaker ones this season...
post #275 of 2204
How do you kill a hottie with those big dark eyes like that?
But more importantly, why do vampires have to go down to a cross?
Can't Hollyweird make them weak showing them the hammer and sickle?

Then we can say the vampires suffer from "socialist realism" and the show is not tainted by religion.
post #276 of 2204
A decent ending to this weeks episode, good to see they didn't choose the easy option and instead went for something more realistic (for Supernatural at least). This means there is now only six straight weeks until the end of season, after that there is nothing worthwhile on TV.
post #277 of 2204
At least Sammy got laid for once! That was the highlight of the episode for me.

And Dean's willingness to pull the trigger for Sam was great, but alas, Sam finally stepped up to the plate.
post #278 of 2204
This week's episode was really cool. There were some great lines and interactions with the brothers:

"But I don't understand...if the ghosts are in Hell, how can they hear our chanting?"
"The must have super hearing!"

"Maybe the ghosts are trying to shut down the picture because they think it sucks..."

"You are one Hell of a PA..."
"I know..."

"You find out there's an afterlife...and that's what you do with it?"

I loved the fake trailer for the movie within the show, too. "This film is not yet rated..."
post #279 of 2204
sam was uncomfortable as they approached the gilmore girls set..he was on that show for a while.

i think McG is the producer for Supernatural

also liked the fake trailer, but they showed too much of it during the show for it to be effective.

next week's episode looks good..the show will be back on track. I really wonder what the major arc for season 3 is going to be...if there is a season 3.
post #280 of 2204
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Originally Posted by Rakesh.S View Post

sam was uncomfortable as they approached the gilmore girls set..he was on that show for a while.

I don't watch it, so I'm not sure. I just assumed his discomfort was from him being a fan of the show.

It would have been cool, though (since they were on the WB lot) if they made a reference to the set of the "Dukes of Hazzard" and have Dean say "I loved that show, but the movie kind of sucked..."

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Originally Posted by Rakesh.S View Post

also liked the fake trailer, but they showed too much of it during the show for it to be effective.

I'll have to disagree on that point. I thought it played well as the typical trailer that's produced before the production is even finished. I liked the references to other "movies" that were plotlines out of previous shows:

"From the producers of 'Cornfield Massacre', 'Monster Truck'...."

and then the bonus:

"....and the director of 'Charlie's Angels', 'Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle' and 'Hell Hazers'...."

"We must have brought them back....back from Hell....again"

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Originally Posted by Rakesh.S View Post

next week's episode looks good..the show will be back on track. I really wonder what the major arc for season 3 is going to be...if there is a season 3.

I didn't really thing the show was "off track" to begin with.


Edit: The only thing I thought the missed the boat on was at the end of the trailer, they put up a fake web address (they left off one "w" in the "www" and put ".con" instead of ".com" as the domain) instead of actually setting up a site to promote the episode. That would've been cool.
post #281 of 2204
Anyone catch the "Die Hard" line?
post #282 of 2204
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Originally Posted by destrada View Post

Anyone catch the "Die Hard" line?

"Come to the coast, we'll get together, have a few laughs..."

...Then they notice one wall of the set is missing....
post #283 of 2204
Weather:

"Feels like Canada".
post #284 of 2204
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Originally Posted by petergaryr View Post

Weather:

"Feels like Canada".

That was my favorite line. This episode was a "tip-of-the-hat" for all the die-hards that watch the show (hmm, and a line from Die Hard?). If you're just a casual viewer, half of the lines wouldn't have made sense.

And yes, McG is the producer for Supernatural.
post #285 of 2204
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Weather:

"Feels like Canada".

The funny thing is, this was probably one of the few times it wasn't there. I've actually ridden on one of those big carts at WB (the guide didn't need to use the megaphone, though). I got to see Laramie Street (the western backlot) before they tore it down...and the Gilmore Girls sets, too - though they were shooting "Jack Frost" there and the whole town square was covered with snow at the time...
post #286 of 2204
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Originally Posted by Rakesh.S View Post

sam was uncomfortable as they approached the gilmore girls set..he was on that show for a while.

And, his character was called Dean which threw me when I first started watching the show.

I loved the 'Dean as P.A.' thing going on through the show. Especially him trying to listen to Sam and talking through his headset. And, he was always eating throughout the episode "these taquitos are great..."
Also loved the back and forth over what segment of pop culture they were familiar with, Dean and the minutiae of B-movies, and Dean with the classics.

And, Gary Cole was wonderful as the slithery boss ("Yeaaaah, I'll get you a copy of the memo.")

Why is this the only show I look forward too from the CW (at least when Veronica Mars is on hiatus)? Gilmore Girls will only have a few good scenes (usually the intro), and Smallville is too hit and miss. But, I think it's the humor with well done relationship between the brothers (also having a brother and seeing myself in them helps too). They both back each other up, and bug each other too.
post #287 of 2204
I thought the last episode was just OK. Maybe I was expecting too much on this one, considering how much I enjoyed the Tall Tales episode. I won't say there was anything wrong with it, and I enjoyed the humor, but it just felt kind of flat to me.

Because of a recording mix up, I ended up watching the first half of the show in analog SD. Wow, what a crappy image. Now, I love the look of the show in HD, and I really think the visual style is a vital component for the feel and tone of each episode. In HD, this is a huge asset. But looking at it in SD, it really looks muddled and murky. I wonder if that has any effect on the ratings? If I had only seen it in SD, I don't know if I would have ever gotten hooked on the show.

Take a look at it in SD the next time there's a rerun, and see what you think. Maybe I'm just hyper-critical.

Scott
post #288 of 2204
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Originally Posted by gaderson View Post

Why is this the only show I look forward too from the CW (at least when Veronica Mars is on hiatus)? Gilmore Girls will only have a few good scenes (usually the intro), and Smallville is too hit and miss. But, I think it's the humor with well done relationship between the brothers (also having a brother and seeing myself in them helps too). They both back each other up, and bug each other too.

The humor between Veronica and her father is one of the things I love most about VM, and it's the same between Sam and Dean with Supernatural.

Great dialog with drive a show (ie, Sports Nite).
post #289 of 2204
Tonight's episode was another just "OK" one. There were still some great lines, and the interplay between the Sam and Dean was good, but the story was kind of weak.

We had another rote ghost story that was too similar to ones we've seen before. The idea of getting captured by the police was really pushing credibility.

Next week looks like it should be pretty good, though.

Scott
post #290 of 2204
Yes, the captured/escape thing was a bit far-fetched. I mean the lawyer? People lose their jobs and go to jail themselves for stunts like that, not drive off with a wry little smirk on their face...

However, the suspence element in the show was definitely a plus. I have to admit the final scenes were about as good suspense-wise as anything we've seen in season one.
post #291 of 2204
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Originally Posted by Vampz26 View Post

I mean the lawyer?

How do we know she was really a lawyer? Perhaps she was just another player in "the plan."
post #292 of 2204
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Originally Posted by HDTVChallenged View Post

How do we know she was really a lawyer? Perhaps she was just another player in "the plan."

Well, not there is a worthy speculation! It be interesting to see if her hot little self appears again later in the season..(wait, I don't think there is much of a season left!)

post #293 of 2204
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How do we know she was really a lawyer? Perhaps she was just another player in "the plan."

I would vote for that. Either she was just very easily convinced by Dean's speech of "look into my eyes and you can see I'm innocent", or she was a plant.

Either way, this show continues to be a favorite.
post #294 of 2204
Just caught up with the last three episodes of 'Supernatural' including last nights cliffhanger. Wow...I'll tell ya this is the best scif/fantasy show this side of BSG. Witty, humorous, thrilling, emotional and just butt kickin. 'Folsom Blues' while somewhat a typical haunting was just packed with great moments and lines. Jenson Ackles got a chance to show us his range in 'What is and What never should be.' A powerful episode with alot to think about.
Unfortunately 'All Hell Breaks loose' part 1 was a let down. More like a smack down. The way our characters are taking a dive
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Ash, possibly Ellen, the special kids, maybe Sam

just seems like a rush setup to wrap up some loose ends. Now winchesterfan.com is reporting seasons 3 is good to go but the episode in my mind says 'series finale' (at least possibly.) Here's hoping for season 3 but still looking forward to season finale next week.
post #295 of 2204
i thought the first half hour was slow, but it definitely picked up in the 2nd half and was more enjoyable.
post #296 of 2204
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Just caught up with the last three episodes of 'Supernatural' including last nights cliffhanger. Wow...I'll tell ya this is the best scif/fantasy show this side of BSG. Witty, humorous, thrilling, emotional and just butt kickin. 'Folsom Blues' while somewhat a typical haunting was just packed with great moments and lines. Jenson Ackles got a chance to show us his range in 'What is and What never should be.' A powerful episode with alot to think about.

Could not agree more. This is my most anticipated show for the week. That episode with Jenson under the Jen's spell was just excellent excellent TV -- possibly as good as it ever gets. I watched it twice within a few days, and you are soooo right about Ackles -- that man is a powerful actor and I never would've believed it. When this season started, I was all ready to hate it. This turned around rather more slowly than you might think, but this is a phenomenal show and Ackles is just superb.
post #297 of 2204
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Well, appears as I truly am not a member of the demographic catered to here. This is just plain silly trash. The notion that these pseudo-hip presumed-to-be-young-hunks parading around in leather jackets (for the most part) and effortlessly and without challenge affecting guises ranging from psychologists to homeland security agents is just farcical. One imagines the writers themselves have faked their own IDs to prove majority status and gain entry to the studio lots and now have to merely to devise some tragedy or perilous situation, attach a monster to it, then send "the boys" off on their mission all while they miss Dad's insight and prowess terribly.

All could be forgiven if the sound quality was really outrageous -- I do kind of like the look of it (pure HD here in southern Cal, BTW) -- but sound is not outrageous. Limit of trajectory for me: halfway through the third episode.

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AND THEN THERE CAME:



The credibility issue at hand is not even so much that these documents seemingly arise from vaporous origin -- no glimpse provided of the labors or mechanics at work (that would help, BTW) -- but that these two could be mistaken for what they portray themselves as.

Neither has the requisite age, bearing, demeanor, lingo or plain gravitas to pull any of this off without great, intense and ultimately, one would think, insurmountable scrutiny by officials of the Government such as FBI no less. That they could saunter unchallenged and unescorted into some heavily guarded hanger because they donned black suits and presented some Johnny Ranger token badge at a distance...? And they were supposed to be Homeland Security? -- sans appointment notification?, absent a confirmation email at least?

Oh, I sure hope the security protocols are much better than that! -- but I return to their appearance -- I'd take one look at these juveniles and really wonder what the heck is going on in the Government that THEY should be the appointed representatives or spearhead field agents -- I'd give that badge a good going over, then call every level of authority I knew to avert compromising my position on a horrendous misstep of the caliber it would be to accept these two as anything other than delinquents. OK, now if the conceit is that they are just so hunky that pretty chicks along the way are going to overlook the obvious and buy into what their selling, so be it, just not anyone else, please.

Clearly the above poster has no discernment for quality whatsoever.
post #298 of 2204
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Originally Posted by Emaych View Post

Clearly the above poster has no discernment for quality whatsoever.

And he's obviously never met a Long-Hair. (Army Special Forces, the guys that don't have to shave, to fit in with the public).
post #299 of 2204
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Originally Posted by Emaych View Post

Clearly the above poster has no discernment for quality whatsoever.

Perhaps he was briefly possessed by the yellow-eyed demon?
post #300 of 2204
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Originally Posted by derek View Post

Just caught up with the last three episodes of 'Supernatural' including last nights cliffhanger. Wow...I'll tell ya this is the best scif/fantasy show this side of BSG. Witty, humorous, thrilling, emotional and just butt kickin. 'Folsom Blues' while somewhat a typical haunting was just packed with great moments and lines. Jenson Ackles got a chance to show us his range in 'What is and What never should be.' A powerful episode with alot to think about.
Unfortunately 'All Hell Breaks loose' part 1 was a let down. More like a smack down. The way our characters are taking a dive
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Spoiler  
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Ash, possibly Ellen, the special kids, maybe Sam

just seems like a rush setup to wrap up some loose ends. Now winchesterfan.com is reporting seasons 3 is good to go but the episode in my mind says 'series finale' (at least possibly.) Here's hoping for season 3 but still looking forward to season finale next week.

Not having seen part 2 yet, I'm not sure we can make such dire predictions yet.
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