Supernatural Season 10

  • RearView Review: Supernatural 10.08 "Hibbing 911"

    THEME

    This world has its share of bullies who suck the life out of you. What happens when you discover there’s a whole new world of bloodsucking monsters? Well, if a sister with a machete and a couple of brothers have your back, you realize you had the “power all along, my dear.”
  • RearView Review: Supernatural 10.04 "Paper Moon"

    “Say, it's only a paper moon
    Sailing over a cardboard sea 
    But it wouldn't be make-believe
     If you believed in me”

    When you “believe in someone” you put faith and trust in that person. 
    When someone “believes in you,” you gain confidence from their love and support. 
    When two people “believe in each other”, they are buoyed above the tired, fake world 
    and it becomes magical.  

  • RearView Review: Supernatural 10.05 "Fan Fiction"

    “Will BROTHERLY love triumph over the DARK POWERS of EVIL?”
    “*Meta Fiction is when a TV show comments on its own fiction and/or other pieces of fiction” 
    “*A Straw Fan is a plot of a thinly veiled attack on fans and their complaints about the work.”

  • RearView Review: Supernatural 10.10 "The Hunter Games"

    THEME

    If you can’t trust your family, who can you trust?
    There's a little monster in all of us.

  • RearView Review: Supernatural 10.13 "Halt And Catch Fire"

    THEME 

    CHANGE FORCES CHOICES 

    A SPOOF about "Ghost in the Machine" and all horror films. Advancements 
    in technology cause corresponding FEARS that it will change us and cause us to LOSE something. 
    We fear the dependence and blind trust we invest in technology.
    It's human nature to fear change and the new.

  • Supernatural Trivia 10.04 - "Paper Moon"

    Are you ready to play some Trivia to help take away the Hiatus Blues?

    Are you up for a little hunter's research and test your powers of observation!


    Here's your chance to test your knowledge and have some fun!

    Be honest with yourself! Rewatching the episode to look for the answers is definitely allowed.

    Give yourself one point for every right answer (We'll let you decide for yourself if and when you deserve partial credit for half-right answers!) Perfect Score this week is 16. Let us know how you did!
  • "I’m Sorry, Have You Met Me?" I'm Far Away Eyes!

    Busy though some of us may be with the challenges of life, we should never be too busy to make a new friend, or to take the time for an old one.  With this in mind, it's a sensible idea to visit with us here at The Winchester Family Business

    Members of the WFB Writing Staff selected 11 questions to answer.  When you're done reading, we'd like to challenge you to answer a few of the chosen questions. Long-time visitors or new ones, we'd like to get to know you better, too.

  • “Get a Room!” Supernatural’s Season 10 Motel Rooms - Part 2

    Jerry Wanek, set designers, artists and scouts create atmosphere, add character depth, and enhance themes with their painstaking and creative visions and designs.  Browsing the SupernaturalWiki site, I noticed that the motel room descriptions stopped after Season Eight.
    In attempt to fill the void and to pay tribute to the Set designers and Location team, I offer this series of articles. 

  • “I’m Sorry, have you met me? I'm Nightsky!” By Wednesday

    “I’m sorry, have you met me, Nightsky?” By Wednesday

    “I’m Sorry, Have You Met Me?”

    By WEDNESDAY

    Welcome to another:

    SEASON ELEVEN/ ANSWER ELEVEN CHALLENGE.

    People change and grow. We must stay in contact or, sadly, we lose touch with each other’s evolution. 

     

  • “I’m Sorry, Have You Met Me?" I'm Nate!

    Too much time passes and old friends seem like strangers.
    Not enough time can make strangers stay strangers.
    With this in mind, it's time to POP by for a visit with our Contributing Staff at THE WINCHESTER FAMILY BUSINESS.

    The WFB Writing Staff was challenged to select eleven questions to answer from an extensive list. 
    When you are done reading, we would like to challenge you to answer a few of the questions that our staff member answered.
    Long-time visitors or new ones, we'd like to get to know you better, too.

    Welcome another brave writer who accepted the SEASON ELEVEN/ ANSWER ELEVEN CHALLENGE!

  • “I’m Sorry, Have You Met Me?" I'm Percysowner!

    The best way to get to know someone is to have a little heart to heart chat.

    With this in mind, let's have some fun getting to better know our Contributing Staff here at The Winchester Family Business.

    The entire writing staff was challenged to select eleven questions to answer from an extensive list. 

    When you are done reading, we would like to challenge you to answer a few of the questions that our staff member answered. Long-time visitors or new ones... We'd like to get to know you better, too.

    Welcome our next courageous writer who accepted the SEASON ELEVEN/ ANSWER ELEVEN CHALLENGE!

  • A Deeper Look at Supernatural Season Ten Dean Winchester, Part One

    Dean’s journey is Season Ten was indeed a rich one, but in a way it bothered me.  Sure, it’s a compelling story of fighting the evil within and Jensen knocked it out of the park, but for someone damned with such a dangerous curse, his path ended up being rather predictable.  The plot certainly wasn’t rocket science.  He’s a demon, then he’s cured, then he fights that monster within all season and then some tragic death sends him off the rails for the big showdown with brother Sammy.  It all seems textbook.  In this deeper look though, I hope to find some nuances that take this basic story and give Dean a few extra layers beyond the basic plot.  They’re there, but just like Sam’s plight, there are times you have to look hard.  

    Dean’s mission was to simply keep on hunting and try to do good until he went bad.  It took until episode 19 for him to openly question that plan.  How successful and/or interesting was it to watch Dean fight that inner monster?  Just like with the inconsistency of the episodes, sometimes it worked and sometimes it didn’t.  
  • A Deeper Look at Supernatural Season Ten Dean Winchester, Part Two

    In Part One of my Deeper Look at Dean Winchester, Dean is barely clinging on to control of the Mark of Cain.  In part two, the wheels fall off the wagon. Eventually. 
  • A Deeper Look at Supernatural Season Ten Sam Winchester, Part One

    In the past few seasons when the time has come to write my “Deeper Look” analysis for Sam, the first thing that comes to mind is how poorly his overall lack of characterization has been.  After all, Sam is one of those enigmas who internalizes so much that what he's thinking and feeling isn't drawn out by a majority of the writing team due to, hell, I really don't know why.  It's work.  I don’t have that to say about season 10 though.  I’m not saying Sam's overall development was ideal, especially in the first 16 episodes of the season, but he did some things that really draw attention to his mindset and fractured psyche.  Sam was pushed in a very dark direction and the results were both fascinating and rather disturbing.  In the end I'm very worried about what direction he's headed and where he goes from here, but he’s not beyond redemption either.   
  • A Deeper Look at Supernatural Season Ten Sam Winchester, Part Two


    In part one of my "Deeper Look at Season Ten Sam Winchester", Sam was pretty driven to save Dean, but for the most part Sam was thrown into the background.  It was right around episode 17 where stuff got real.  Let's go through episodes 18-23.    

  • A Flailing We Will Go - A Dean Girl's Thoughts Regarding Demon Dean

    (otherwise known as) Flailing, Oh Yes, There Will Be Flailing! A Dean girl's thoughts regarding DemonDean

  • Accepting Your Nominations - WFB Supernatural Season Ten Fan Choice Awards

    Another “Supernatural” season has come and gone and you know what that means.  It's time for our annual awards!  What in season ten grabbed us, what tore us to shreds, what made us mad as Hell or flail like the out of control fangirls/boys we are?  We're looking for all those standout moments. 

    We've done awards ever since season three, and then I went back and did retro awards for seasons one and two just for good measure.  Ever since season seven we have chosen a list of award categories and put them to a fan vote.  You get that chance to be heard - the good, bad, and the indifferent – because we care.    

    As in prior years, we have pre-selected 16 award categories where you will select the winner.  Below are those categories.  Just list your nominations for each category in the comments through 11:59 pm ET on Thursday, June 18th.  The most popular nominations in each category will be chosen and used for the final fan vote (five to seven per category).  If we don’t get enough nominations in a category, then it becomes admin’s choice!  Do you really want me picking options?  (Muhahaha...)

    Fan vote results will be announced first as part of our "Supernatural Season Ten Awards" series (there will be several Editor's Choice awards this year too).   
     
    Here are the categories.  Remember, only nominations from season ten episodes will be accepted. Happy nominating!  

  • Alice's Review: Supernatural 10.17, "The Inside Man" aka Be Still My Beating Fan Girl Heart


    Be still my beating fan girl heart. You are still alive!

    Just wow, wasn't "The Inside Man" the breath of fresh air we all desperately needed? One of the biggest disappointments I've had with season ten is that everything I watch just feels off. It's been hard to explain why, but last night reminded me why. Heart. Fun. Sentimentality. There's a certain tone that makes this show unique from all others, and the loss of that tone in recent seasons has been very disheartening. Well, last night, we were given a gift. It was a very special gift that reminded us of what this show once was. Just like Sam at the end, I had my single man tear (okay, it was more than one) going when it was all over. I haven't felt that way in ages. Thank you show.
  • Alice's Review: Supernatural 10.20, "Angel Heart" aka It's Serviceable

    Welcome to episode three of a three episode arc telling the captivating tale of wayward Claire Novak and her cross country (or at least the Midwestern) misadventures.   For those of you who read my stuff, you’re probably sensing the dripping sarcasm in that sentence.  Still, this won’t be a negative review. 
  • Alice's Review: Supernatural 10.21, "Dark Dynasty" aka Um...Just...No

    Um…just…no.

    I’m trying like mad to suppress my outrage, the bitter screaming fan girl right now, so I can deliver a more balanced review.  It’s awfully hard.  I’m insulted.  Just plain and simple.  I’m insulted that Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming are still permitted, after a wealth of pitiful, poorly written, canon trashing scripts, to write for this show and continue to do further damage.  I’m insulted that anyone thought that “Dark Dynasty’s” twist of events brought any excitement or shock value.  I’m insulted that there’s little respect anymore for the legacy of this show.  Most of all, I’m just insulted that my hour was wasted on this crap. 

    (Deep breath…happy place, happy place…everything will be okay…)  There.  Better now.  Time to digress and break out for you my likes and dislikes of the episode with all four letter explicatives removed.   It’s better this way.