"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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Sam and Dean encounter a demon on the run from Crowley. Before they have a chance to shut him down, Rowena intervenes and takes matters into her own hands.
Dean is hopeful after he listens to a message on Bobby's cell phone naming him or his next of kin as a beneficiary in an heiress' will. Together Dean and Sam decide to claim their fortune.
Sam and Dean search for a missing teacher and discover the school is producing a musical based on their lives... or at least their lives told by the prophet Chuck in the Supernatural books.
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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?