Auld Lang Syne:  Metamorphic Rocks’ Favorite Reflections on Supernatural

Auld Lang Syne: Metamorphic Rocks’ Favorite Reflections on Supernatural

This was the first article I ever wrote for The Winchester Family Business.  It was a deeply personal essay, and I was a little nervous about exposing myself in writing it, but I had come to marvel at this little show and the effect it had on my life, and I wanted to express all those feelings and share…

Supernatural Season 10: The Disappearance of Sam and Dean Winchester

Supernatural Season 10: The Disappearance of Sam and Dean Winchester

I can easily recall the excitement I felt about Supernatural Season 10 in the early fall of last year.  Between Demon Dean, Sam going dark, and the possibilities for Crowley and Castiel, I was very eager for the season premiere.  After three excellent episodes, however, that excitement began to wane.  And then it waned some…

Supernatural NJCon 2014: J2 Meet & Greet Highlights!

Supernatural NJCon 2014: J2 Meet & Greet Highlights!

(Photo courtesy of Fangasm) Warning: There are mild spoilers for Season 10 in this report. Cost and logistics are making it increasingly harder for me to attend the Supernatural New Jersey conventions, especially Q and A sessions with guests, but I was able to go to Jared and Jensen’s Meet and Greets again last weekend,…

Let’s Discuss: Sam and Dean in Supernatural Season 10 – Compelling or Controversial?

Warning:  This article contains spoilers that came out of recent interviews from San Diego Comic-Con. As Supernatural Season 9 fades farther into the distance of our minds, Season 10 is coming ever closer, and with it, new storylines for the brothers (and Crowley and Castiel, of course).  I’m one of the fans who was critical…

Connecting with the Audience in Season 10: A Plea to the Supernatural Writers

Connecting with the Audience in Season 10: A Plea to the Supernatural Writers

When we sit down to watch an episode of Supernatural, we do it with the same expectations that we have whenever we view a TV show (or read a book, or go to a movie, for that matter).  We expect to be entertained.  But beyond that, and perhaps more accurately, we want to feel something….

Salute to Supernatural DC Con: Jared and Jensen Meet and Greet Reports

Salute to Supernatural DC Con: Jared and Jensen Meet and Greet Reports

(Photo of Jared and Jensen courtesy of Fangasm) This past Sunday, I was fortunate enough to attend Q and A sessions for both Jared and Jensen in Washington D.C. (my neck of the woods).  It’s a little treat I give myself, and since I only bought a Sunday general admission ticket this year, I decided…

Supernatural: Dysfunction In Self-Sacrifice?

Dysfunctional.  Co-Dependent.  Toxic.  Destructive.  These are the terms that have been flying around the Supernatural fandom lately, especially after the last two episodes.  But strong opinions on the brothers’ relationship are nothing new.  Fan commentary has always included statements like, “The brothers constantly lie to each other,” “the brothers won’t really talk to each other,” …

Supernatural Season 8 – A Look Back To Where Hope Emerged

Supernatural Season 8 – A Look Back To Where Hope Emerged

Last summer, I wrote an article titled “Supernatural Season 8 and the Case for Hope.” This essay was a reaction to Season 7 which, for me, told a story that was often devoid of hope and heavy on despair, while simultaneously lacking excitement.  In that season, the boys lost Bobby and (temporarily) Castiel, were forced…