Alice's Top 10 list, Top 10 Supernatural Opening Teasers, inspired me to dust off one of the lists I had sitting around. This is my Top 10 list of my favorite line readings from season 1. I'm not talking about favorite quotes, but the way the actor said the line. Favorite quotes would be a very different, very difficult list to write! Hopefully, I can explain a little more about why I liked each line besides just saying "I liked the way they said that!" So here we go!
"Poltergeist? I love that movie!" Random guy, "Phantom Traveler."
I love how randomly this was just thrown in. And in a way, I'm kind of sad that the show hasn't ever called the guys on having all these public conversations about supernatural things in public places. Because you just know people overhear things all the time.
"Well, no offense, but your alarms are about as useful as boobs on a man". Landlady, "Shadow"
I really did not expect this line from the landlady, but it was hilariously snarky. I liked her. I bet she was a trip to have as a landlady.
"You know who starts sentences with "˜truth is?' Liars" Joe White Tree , "Bugs".
Oh, snap, Joe White Tree! He really put Dean in his place with this line.
"Take him away, officer, he kills with the power of his mind!" Dean, "Nightmare"
Classic Dean snark here. This line reading was just dripping with sarcasm, wasn't it? Loved it. He was still pretty freaked about Sam's visions, and it kind of showed here.
"Want to have fun? Go ahead. I'm a little tied up right now." Sam, "Shadow"
Meg really was the queen of snarky and amazing line readings, but Sam gave as good as he got in this scene. I especially liked how he said the "I'm a little tied up right now" part, kind of quick and whispered at her.
"Come on. Really? Man." Dean, "Phantom Traveler"
Oh, he's so scaredy! Poor scaredy Dean. He sounds so exasperated at this point. And it was pretty funny to learn that Dean could hunt all manners of creatures with no problems but flying turned him into jello.
"Oh, that's right. I did. Still, two wrongs don't make a right." YED!John, "Devil's Trap"
This is my favorite Jeffrey Dean Morgan line reading ever. Wow, was it mean and nasty and fantastic. I mean, he really twists the knife here. The "two wrongs" part is amazing.
"That was funny, John. We're going to flay the skin from your bones, but that was funny." Meg, "Salvation"
Meg was just the queen of snark. There were tons of lines to choose from because her delivery after the demon reveal was just brilliant. But this was my favorite one. She's snarky and menacing all in one.
"Oh, my god! That painting looks so good." Sam, "Provenance"
This makes me laugh every time I hear it. Sam is rightfully surprised to see that hideous painting again after he and Dean burned it up. He's just so caught off guard, and watching him try to lie his way through the situation is funny.
"Come on, Dean." Dean, "Provenance"
This part also makes me laugh and laugh because seriously, Dean was using a gun as a hammer. The first time I saw this episode, I was like, "Dean, just shoot the glass!" So I loved it when he very rightfully told himself to wake the hell up and use the gun as a gun. Really funny stuff.
"Saving people, hunting things. The family business." Dean, "Wendigo"
Dean was so earnest when he said that, like earnestness alone would convince his brother. Plus, this pretty much became the motto of the show for a while and turned up in every recap ever in season 1. So, we got to hear it every episode! Yay!
What do you think? Do you agree with my choices or did I neglect some of your favorites? There were a lot of fun lines to choose from, so this was more difficult than I anticipated.