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 Posted:   Feb 14, 2014 - 9:42 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

Mr Jack is on to something.

Generally the writers that were core start to leave, or they run out of ideas.

You could see that the Star Trek producers were probably correct to cap off the series at 7 years, and they could have probably milked it further with TNG and Deep Space and Voyager, but they would have jumped the shark into bad scripts and mundane stories. Aside from that the over-over-over abundance of supernatural / vampire what have you series is really bizarre to me. The rabid interest that supposedly rational people have in spook shows is strange. Science fiction makes more sense, supernatural stories > not so much.



 
 Posted:   Feb 14, 2014 - 9:50 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

The rabid interest that supposedly rational people have in spook shows is strange. Science fiction makes more sense, supernatural stories > not so much.

I disagree, considering that most science fiction programming has very little do with science or "rational" exploration of ideas or concepts and much more to do with space opera stuff and assorted goofiness. In the end, it comes down to investment in characters and good stories. I watch Supernatural because I enjoy spending time with those characters, not because I particularly care about the show's iteration of supernatural creatures, just as I watch Orphan Black because I'm having fun with it, and not because I'm sold on the science behind the shenanigans.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 15, 2014 - 6:59 AM   
 By:   Clark Wayne   (Member)

Friends" ran 11 seasons and the final season was as funny as the first.

Which was not at all.

 
 Posted:   Jan 11, 2015 - 4:36 PM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

Wow, can't believe I'm back here saying this, but...

SUPERNATURAL renewed for SEASON 11!!!

11!!!

Yowza, the show that will not die!

Congratulations to all involved, these wayward sons sure as hell are carryin' on! Hell yeah.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2015 - 12:06 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I love the show, but I think they should wrap it up soon. The last couple of seasons (post-Leviathans) haven't been that good. There's something to be said for a nice conclusion to a series you love too, like they did with BATTLESTAR GALACTICA a few years ago.

 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2015 - 7:23 AM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

Friends" ran 11 seasons and the final season was as funny as the first.

Which was not at all.


Its humor, sadly, eluded you.

For many, many others - me included - it's as fresh and funny and vital in re-runs as it was when it was new.

 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2015 - 9:21 AM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

 
 Posted:   Oct 14, 2017 - 4:09 AM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)



Who's still in love with the show?

Ok you don't have to be in love with it. Last season was, to me, the weakest. However, it ended brilliantly, and I trust that there's plenty of wind left in its sails. I doubt it'll run more than a few more seasons. I'll be devastated when it ends; I don't want it to end just yet, but I know it can't go on forever. In my estimation, it still has plenty of storytelling vistas at its disposal -- introducing the alternate universe where the apocalypse had actually occurred and Sam and Dean didn't exist (caused by the birth of Lucifer's spawn...er, "Jack") is guaranteed to lead to myriad narrative possibilities. It's already been reported that many previously deceased characters will be returning as a result of this turn of events, including Kevin Tran for example.

One of the greatest shows in the history of television.

Who still enjoys the f*** out of the show, or does anyone else still love it like I do, despite the occasional misfire season, half-season, run of episodes, or stupid-ass plot where Sam and Dean investigate deaths at a wellness spa where the victims had the fat sucked out of them? roll eyes

Anyone planning on watching the upcoming spin-off Wayward Sisters? Obviously the last spin-off idea was an abysmal, colossal misfire, but Wayward Sisters actually looks promising, as it features fan favorite Sheriff Jody Mills, the very funny Sheriff Donna Hanscum, and the pair of wayward lost girls-turned-badass Claire Novak (Castiel's earthbound "daughter") and Alex Jones. Considering the Supernatural fanbase is mostly female, I'd think Wayward Sisters would be really popular, focusing more on female leads and giving the mostly young fanbase potential role models or whatevs. Plus with Andrew Dabb and Robert Berens (the latter a brilliant SPN writer) at the helm, it's hard to go wrong.

 
 Posted:   Oct 14, 2017 - 10:50 AM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

I still watch it (actually, because I'm not hooked up to receive TV, I wait until it's out on DVD and binge the latest season. This means I won't be watching any of the new season 13 until September 2018!)

It's amazing how that show keeps coming up with new intrigues!

 
 Posted:   Oct 14, 2017 - 11:10 AM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

I still watch it (actually, because I'm not hooked up to receive TV, I wait until it's out on DVD and binge the latest season. This means I won't be watching any of the new season 13 until September 2018!)


I used to do that. The wait was agonizing. Then, as I began to soften on my rule not to watch stuff on a laptop and I found out that the CW aired their shows for free (usually 5 or so at a time before removing them), I started to keep up with the show as it went along. I don't like the sporadic waiting of watching a show as it progresses in "real time" (week to week and sometimes waiting a month or even months in between new episodes), but with a show I love as much as Supernatural I've decided to just start streaming them from the CW site instead of waiting a full year for the latest season. In a perfect world I'd wait that year and watch the whole season at once, but that's harder to do with the shows I love.

I want to do that with The Walking Dead's new season, but best I can do is probably hold off on the first half of the season, watch that, then hold off on the second half of the season, and then watch that, since they take off 3 months in the middle.

 
 Posted:   Oct 14, 2017 - 11:57 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

NO TV series should run for nine seasons. As much as I'll miss it, I'm glad Fringe only ran for five seasons, so it couldn't devolve into a sad parody of it's golden years like The X-Files and so many other genre shows have. I have never watched Supernatural, but for every season past the fifth one it goes, it's less and less likely I'll ever start watching it.

Wrote this post FOUR-AND-A-HALF YEARS ago...Supernatural is still churning out new episodes.

 
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