As we come to the end of the year, various sites give out end of the year awards. This year Supernatural has been mentioned in several places.
The 200th episode, Fan Fiction has received most of the acclaim.
It was listed as number 29 in Buzfeed’s 35 Best Episodes of 2014 LINK: http://www.buzzfeed.com/jarettwieselman/the-35-best-episodes-of-television-in-2014#.ronE9no6V
Season 10, Episode 5
Supernatural’s 200th episode was pure unadulterated fan service and it was beautiful. After nine and a half seasons, the writers gave the fans everything we wanted (kind of) in an insanely meta wait-this-episode-is-a-musical-one?! way. We had references to Destiel, Samstiel, and (*shudder*) Wincest, as well as a casual reminder that the third Winchester brother, Adam (Jake Abel), remains totally forgotten, burning in Hell with Lucifer.
Oh yeah and God, aka Chuck (Rob Benedict), had a cameo at the end of the episode after being absent for a few seasons. Fangirls and fanboys everywhere basically spent the entire episode screaming, “DID THEY JUST—,” which is pretty much the best way to spend a milestone episode. —Cates Holderness
It was number 9 in Blaster’s 15 Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Television Episodes LINK: http://www.blastr.com/2014-12-20/15-best-sci-fi-and-fantasy-television-episodes-2014
“Fan Fiction,” Supernatural
For a show that’s been on the air for a decade, Supernatural still knows how to tug on some heartstrings and throw out a few surprises. This episode found the Winchesters dealing with a case at a girl’s school, where the students just so happened to be performing a musical based on the meta-Supernatural books from the series, which follow the brothers’ lives. It was truly weird, and truly great. Above all else, it was a love letter to the fans. The stage show also included one of the most gorgeous renditions of “Carry on, Wayward Son,” that you’ll ever hear.
It ranked 48 in Tv.com’s Top 100 of Everything in 2014 LINK: http://www.tv.com/news/top-100-everything-of-2014-volume-6-50-to-41-141814699402/
Maybe someone at The CW sacrificed a unicorn and that’s why Supernatural has lived for 10 seasons with no end in sight. Maybe someone sold his soul at a crossroads in exchange for 10 years of success. Or maybe the show’s loyal fandom has CW prez Mark Pedowitz locked in a cabin with the Benders. Whatever the reason may be, the beloved series hit the big 2-0-0 this fall, and it marked the occasion with one of its now-signature meta episodes, an original musical that acted as a true love letter to fans. If ever you feel like you’re losing faith in the Winchesters, just listen to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBwDHKBNteg”>”A Single Man Tear” and appreciate the fact that a drama about two brothers who look like models but spend their days hunting demons can still laugh at itself.
It made ScreenRant’s Best TV Episodes of 2014 LINK:http://screenrant.com/best-tv-show-episodes-list-2014/
‘Fan Fiction’ marked the 200th episode of Supernatural. That’s really all that needs to be said here. But thankfully, along with the milestone, the episode managed to weave in a fun story about Sam and Dean taking on an unwanted supernatural entity at a high school production of their lives. Along with the usual ghost busting, there were musical numbers (‘A Single Man Tear’ being the highlight, of course) and a clever homage to Rushmore.
The show has always succeeded whenever it winks at itself, and for it to continue to demonstrate such a deft touch during its 200th outing is rather remarkable. The show could have easily sat back and played clips from the previous 199 episodes, while ‘Carry On My Wayward Son’ played on a loop, but instead it managed to tell a very Supernatural-y story, mixing nostalgia with self-referential humor in a way that was as much fan-service as it was fan fiction.
Dean got a special nod from TV Guide as one of their Best Gobblers: TV’s Most Insatiable Characters LINK: http://www.tvguide.com/PhotoGallery/TV-Best-Eaters-1091196/1091197
Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles), Supernatural No truer words were ever spoken by Dean than, “I love me some pie.” Sadly, his quest for a slice of flaky pastry is often thwarted, sometimes by people who do not understand the importance of fetching said pie or by urgent demon-hunting duties. Running a close second to pie in Dean’s cholesterol-clogged heart is a nice, greasy burger, preferably from Biggerson’s. We support Dean’s appetite for all that is fattening, just as long as he stays away from those turducken slammers, even if they are like the “perfect storm of the top three edible birds.”
Our show is getting all kinds of attention this year, which shows what 200 episodes that keep fans coming back can do for a show on a small network. I’ll post more as we find them.
Thank you, Eileen Prince for bringing these to our attention.