"Supernatural" is a show that revolves around a pair of Hunters named Sam and Dean Winchester. Sam and Dean are brothers, and Dean is the older brother. The series kicked off September 2005 and was supposed to end at the end of the fifth season. The end of the series didn't have anything to do with bad ratings, but it had everything to do with the fact that the show's creator, Eric Kripke, had planned for the show to have a predetermined ending with no loose ends.
However, it was announced in February 2010 that the show would be renewed for a sixth season. The seventh season ended May 2012 and the eighth is set to start airing in September 2012. Along with the Winchesters, who ride around in Dean's pride and joy, a 1967 Chevrolet Impala, the cast includes a host of demons, angels, Hunters and the boy's father-figure, lore-master and fellow Hunter, Bobby Singer.
Their mother was a Hunter first, though this fact wasn't known until later in the series. Her death and the circumstances surrounding it caused John to take up the Hunter career. Dean gladly followed in his footsteps while Sam attempted to eschew the family business and lead a regular life. That, however, didn't work out. The first few seasons follow Sam and Dean as they track down Yellow Eyes, the Demon that killed their mother and marked Sam as an infant, and try to find the Colt, a gun made by Samuel Colt that was made to kill demons.
As the series progresses, the ultimate battle between Good and Evil is introduced. Demons have run amok from the very beginning, but angels were introduced in the fourth season with an angel named Castiel. He rescues Dean from hell, and Crowley, a middle-management demon, is also introduced. His cavalier attitude makes him a very likable and amusing character, despite his being on the "Evil" side.
The original series finale at the end of the fifth season saw the Apocalypse thwarted and Sam sent to Hell with Lucifer and the Archangel Michael. Since then, Sam's been brought back and the brothers have had quite a ride. Sam carted Lucifer around in his head for nearly two seasons, Dean realized a normal life was beyond him, Castiel went from helpful to taking God's place and unleashing the Leviathan on the world to becoming a pacifist.
Despite the seemingly serious themes of the series, there is a lot of humor such as Dean's love affair with fast food and 80s rock ballads, Castiel's naivety, Sam's out-of-place seriousness and the Prophet. There are allusions to the huge, devoted fan community, an anime series and a graphic novel that revolve around the series as well.
Supernatural continues to be a humorous, watchable series with well-developed characters and an entertaining story arc.
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- First Aired: December 03, 2013
After a massive angel slaughter occurs, Sam and Dean investigate and unexpectedly find Castiel at the scene. Meanwhile, Castiel is captured and tortured. Dean questions Ezekiel's demands and wonders if it might be time to tell Sam the truth.
- First Aired: November 26, 2013
Sheriff Mills seeks help from Sam and Dean in the investigation of multiple murders in her small town. Upon the discovery that all four victims belonged to the same church chastity group, Sam and Dean decide to go undercover and join the group themselves to get to the bottom of things.
- First Aired: November 19, 2013
Sonny, an old friend from Dean's childhood, asks Dean to help him with a ghost. Sonny runs a home for delinquent boys, where Dean spent time for stealing food. Sam is stunned he never knew this about his brother and seeks more information, but Dean dodges his questions.
- First Aired: November 12, 2013
Castiel gets a job at a Gas-N-Sip and basks in life as a human. When a headline in the local newspaper about some disappearances in the area catch his interest, he calls Dean to help him investigate the case.
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When Sam and Dean receive a disturbing video message from Kevin Tran, they are determined to uncover the Third Trial. The boys make a discovery that sends them to a casino in Colorado, and happen upon a mysterious recluse who may be able to fill in the gaps in Kevin's research.
Sam and Dean investigate recent vampire kills and are surprised to discover Krissy Chambers is involved. After locating Krissy, she reveals a man named Victor took her and other orphan kids in and is teaching them how to hunt.
Castiel makes an appearance and reveals to Sam and Dean that Crowley has unleashed several demons into a small town. The demons are searching for Lucifer's Crypt, but Castiel lies about what it really is.
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Sam and Dean investigate a possible zombie case, but are stumped when the man in question is attacked by the goddess Artemis.
A police officer, who turned to witchcraft after working a case with Sam and Dean, is plagued by nightmares in which he murders innocent people.
Sam and Dean must kill a hell hound as the first part of their trial to close the gates of hell. But how can they hunt something that they can't see?
Sam and Dean are attacked by a golem, but not all is at it seems. They must team up with a Rabbi in order to stop a group of Nazi necromancers aiming to take over the world. Can they stop them in time?