Season 6 so far is not what a lot of people expected. Some of us were even really disappointed at it. Some even thought about quitting our beloved show.
And here is my confession.
I did have problems with it too.
During past seasons I developed a certain pattern. Since I am in Germany I couldn’t watch the show when it was actually aired (its like 3 am here). Even though there is supposed to be a live stream of it on the net. After a work day I just couldn’t force myself to keep my eyes open that long. So I got in the habit of getting up early while my monsters are still asleep turn the computer on and while the show was loading I fixed me some coffee took my morning shower and then I had my private time with the Winchesters. The funny thing about it is so that during normal work days I tent not to hear my alarm clock and therefore I very often have to rush through morning routine but on the days after SPN aired I woke up long before the alarm went off. Sometimes if I managed to get up early enough I even watched it a second time before I went to work since there is always something you missed the first time. Most episodes I even watched a few more times until the next one came on. What can I say? Just couldn’t get enough of it (and I am sure that quite a few of you felt and did the same thing).
During the Hellatus between season 5 and 6 I surely couldn’t wait for our show to come back on again. But that count down clock was heartless as usual. It just wouldn’t move any faster.
And then finally the air date of season 6 and the CW did me a personal favour and moved it to Friday nights so I am able to watch it now on Saturday mornings. That is so relaxing and with no rush. And I was looking forward to being able to always watch it a couple of times each Saturday morning.
First up “Exile on Main Street” and it sure didn’t disappoint me. I loved that ep. I love Lisa and Ben. And how the writers managed to work in a storyline for the future. The look into a “civilian” Dean had me captivated from the beginning. But Sam – there was something different about him. Anyways I watched it a second time as planed.
Even the following three episodes I enjoyed and had my laughs. Come on how couldn’t you when the Winchesters try to take care of a baby, Castiel admits to liking Dean more than Sam and Bobby and Rufus give the best version in years of grumpy old men. But somehow even those eps managed to leave a bad taste.
Then something changed for me. After “Live Free Or Twihard” I didn’t want to watch it a second time immediately. If I remember it right I only watched it one more time during the week until the next episode.
Something worse even happened for the following episodes. I didn’t wake up as early as usually on a Saturday morning after Supernatural aired. Even then I wasn’t as much in a rush to sit down to watch my show as I used too. The freaky thing about it is so that I can’t actually point my finger at the problem. Why did this happen. Certainly it isn’t the noir feel to it because I like noir since my teenage days.
Maybe it is because Sam is so different. I always had my problems with people who don’t show feelings. Even so I am able to detect feelings in the face, the eyes, some motions that other people might over look or in the way people talk or phrase their words. But this Sam â€“ Robosam â€“ is just creepy.
I actually reached the point were I watched each episode only once. I couldn’t get myself to do a rewatch.
The next change happened with “Appointment in Samarra” where we found out that Sam and his soul will be reunited. That left me with a happy feeling after the show was over. But still I didn’t rewatch it.
Here is the next confession even so I believe I am not the only one doing it. I read a lot of the stuff that is out there on the net about Supernatural. And more and more comments and articles during this Hellatus complained about the season so far. Somehow that left a bad feeling.
I have been asked a few times what I think of the show so far this season. My answer to it:
I like it because I love the show, love the Winchesters and can’t wait to see what is going to happen next. But somehow the love and passion that once was there is gone or it might be in the hiding somewhere and it might come back. The storyline so far might not be to my liking in certain points but I am sure that it will make sense once this season is over and we have the whole picture.
And then the new year came and changed everything with the convention in San Francisco. We heard so many great things about the coming episodes. Not that I want to put out any spoilers but one thing I do have to put out – the best thing ever – our boys going back to brotherly love. Yeeaahh. Following the con there were articles and tweets that just raised my spirits.
These past days I did what I hadn’t done this season so far. I went for a re-watch of all episodes of season 6. Believe it or not if you watch those eps with the knowledge we have accumulated so far during those episodes it actually is fun to do that re-watch or maybe it is because I know now that beloved Sam will be back (and that is coming from a Dean girl). So maybe I was right that the episodes alone don’t make that much sense. That it will be better once we have the whole picture.
But guess what? Surprise, surprise. The passion is back. I can’t wait for the next ep. Would somebody please make that count down clock run faster? (Note from Alice – The CW certainly isn’t helping!)