This review will be short but not so sweet this week, because I’m going to pass on the spin off. Despite lifting lines wholesale from Supernatural, a ploy I didn’t even like when Eric Kripke did it in Revolution, “Bloodlines” has little to do with its parent show.
The atmosphere is pure teen CW, not gritty Supernatural. It’s no wonder Sam and Dean’s contribution to the episode is to ask what they missed when they show up too late to the scene of the crime. They don’t fit in this world, and neither do I. But then, I can’t believe I’m the target audience. The CW execs clearly wanted the Gossip Girl demo, with a slice of The Originals and a dash of Reign.
Perhaps the episode will catch on with a teen and twentysomething audience. But I don’t think “Bloodlines” has much to offer the core Supernatural viewers of any age.