Granted it went out at 11:45 last night, but I did finally get my review out of "I Believe The Children Are Our Future" out on blogcritics. I'm really proud of what I came up with this review, far more than "Fallen Idols." I even wrote in under miraculous circumstances, in between the Chinese fire drills going on at work these days and the fact that Halloween is next week and the temporary insanity has already kicked in with my children. So, enjoy it, and please tell me either there or here how full of crap I am.
Also, I'm thrilled to link to Mo Ryan's review in her The Watcher blog. It seems this site got a very positive mention and a link to the Sam Fans vs. Dean Fans article. I wrote that after the fighting broke out in her blog, so I really appreciate the mention. Even though I've gotten many accolades and appreciate them all, this is the first time a member of mainstream media has recognized this site and my work as a blogger. I'm truly honored.
Also, Sablegreen provided the link to Buddy TV and their speculation about season six. While I agree wholeheartedly with the analysis, I was pretty vocal on this subject this summer and then put it to rest, but I'll give my two cents.
Season six is a done deal. The economics are too good, ratings decline or not. This comes from my knowledge of the business. If a show makes money (no matter what the network), it isn't going anywhere, especially if it is made by the studios of one of the network owners. Now, it might not be unheard of that it ends up on Fridays with Smallville (which is likely also getting a tenth season) or in place of that show should it be determined to be too expensive to renew.
The CW can finally claim that it has a hit on its hands in The Vampire Diaries. It's big in demos and ratings, something a home grown CW show has never done before. Their prior successes have all come from the old WB and UPN networks. No matter what the hype, Gossip Girl is not a ratings hit. They have some bold new ideas in development that are more reminiscient of the old WB. Teens are still king, but rich teen skank shows are not. They know they have to phase out the old shows. Smallville must go first and the one show in the biggest jeopardy right now believe it or not is America's Next Top Model. It is not an in-house show and the contract with Tyra Banks' production company expires this year. It's already getting very expensive and it's losing ratings. If it's not cost effective, they will cut it loose. One Tree Hill isn't getting any younger either and eventually the cast and crew will want to call it quits. However, it still has some shelf life.
So, given that and holes created by The Beautiful Life and the likely death of Melrose Place, there's still plenty of room for a solid performer like Supernatural in the lineup. Especially since the only show that could possibly take the crowded competition of Thursdays at 9pm is The Vampire Diaries, and that would get clobbered by the shared demographic of Grey's Anatomy. The show creatively is doing well too, which means plenty of International and DVD opportunties for Warner Brothers.
Of course I agree with John Kubicek, it's way too early to be talking season six.