Happy 2013 Hellatus, everyone! Here is a little (and long overdue!) filler fluff piece to pass the time. Now, of all the hits and misses lists I’ve put together, season four proved the most challenging. One of the strongest seasons to date, it had a slew of hits for me to narrow down and very, very few misses to choose from. As a result, there are probably 99+ things that did not make it to the Hits lists but should be on there, so if you see something you think I should have included that doesn’t make it on this list or part two, add it below in the comments and know that if it isn’t on this list (or part two) it’s more likely because it didn’t make the random draw the top twenty hits went into, rather than to say because it wasn’t considered a hit. As for the Misses – most of them are minor because I was desperate, so I won’t even bother with the Nitpick Alert this time through.
Alright, season four here we come…
This episode miss speaks purely to visual here: it was disgusting. Supernatural can certainly push the limits visually, but this episode was too much for me. Very high on my personal miss scale.
Hit: Ordinary Men
It’s a Terrible Life was a brilliant concept. Sam in a cubicle, Dean doing spinach salads, classic haunting and a cameo by the Ghostfacers? Yes please! This episode was humorous, bloody, well written and had a great ending to boot. Plus, how many of us have had a job we wished we could quit following Sam’s example?
Hit: Monsters in Black and White
This was a brilliant and refreshing new spin on the old shifter monster. It gave us humor and great visuals. Not to mention – OKTOBERFEST!
Maybe this will be controversial, but the introduction and use of this particular character in season four was epic. The lightning flashes and Castiel’s shadowed wings as he displays his majesty to prove to Dean he truly is an angel in that infamous scene in Lazarus Rising will forever be one of my favourite Supernatural moments.
Miss: Not Enough Giant Sam/Cheap Set
Okay, yes, this is grasping. No question. Sam in Monster Movie was excellent. Couldn’t we all have watched him bring down whole walls while trying to kick in single doors just a couple more times?
Hit: Corporate Heaven
Miss: Angel’s Fall
No issue with Anna, or the idea of a fallen angel of course. It’s the whole “removal of grace” thing that felt somewhat shaky – and it never really stabilized. Though it’s hard to pinpoint what or where exactly this piece of storyline is specifically problematic, it’s just not quite 100% solid either.