Updated: May 20
Today I’m going to be talking about one of my favourite shows at the moment. It’s a long-running series that has gained a following that seems more like a family than a fandom. The cast know everything from the personal stories the series has helped influence, to the memes and ridiculous inside jokes that fans have. In fact, the three main protagonists have created charities and organisations that help with mental health issues and addictions. If you don’t already know what I’m talking about, then you better start watching Supernatural, because it is one of the best things that have happened to me, as a young adult.
If you haven’t watched the series, or are afraid to, because you’ve seen clips and they’re pretty scary, then let me tell you this. The frightening parts aren’t the main focus. In fact, the best way I can put it, that doesn’t seem as scary, would be:
SUPERNATURAL IS ABOUT TWO BROTHERS WHO GO ON A LIFETIME-LONG ROAD TRIP AND HELP OTHERS. THEY WORK TOGETHER TO FIGHT AGAINST THE FORCES OF EVIL TO SAVE THE WORLD.
It doesn’t sound scary, now, does it? Of course, I wouldn’t recommend kids to watch it, since there are some gruesome episodes, where the brothers have to face something a little more physically, but if you’re coming into your late teens, I’m pretty sure you can handle this.
Now, here’s one reason why I would recommend watching Supernatural: while, on the surface it’s about the Winchester brothers and their adventures, there are issues that the series actually talk about. For example, the first season talk about an absent father. It doesn’t matter how a parent leaves their children, if they are absent for long periods, there are consequences. In season 4, the younger of the Winchesters has to deal with a situation that’s similar to an addiction. Season 5 looks at the fallout from that same addiction, and deals with the issues surrounding trust and kinship, when an addiction is involved.
Of course, most people can’t see this, because they can’t get past the “monsters” and “ghosts” aspect of the show. I mean a lot of people will tell you it’s “devil worship” but trust me when I say that it isn’t. It’s not about any of that at all. I mean yeah, ok, so the boys talk about demons, and ghosts and the supernatural, but they don’t do it for kicks, they do it because they’re trying to save the people who have to suffer these hauntings.
GREAT! I’LL WATCH IT!
Wait! Before you do, I have one warning:
FORGIVE SEASON 1
You see, originally the series was meant to be a horror TV series, but over time, the horror aspect does slowly disappear. So, if you do get bored with Season 1, please forgive it, because most of it is about learning what the brothers already know. If we just dive in to the story that takes place in the next seasons, you wouldn’t know how or why they do what they do. So, forgive Season 1.
Oh, and one more thing, if you don’t like open-ended series, don’t worry. Supernatural is about to end, with their 15thseason next year (I know it’s been a long-running show), so if you think you’re going to get bored of it, you have that solace. Considering the show started in 2005, it’s a very long time for a show to be running; I mean it’s been nearly 15 years! If you think about it, it isn’t surprising their fanbase is more like a family, it’s because it is one, and even if we’re not related by blood, we’re related by the experiences that bring us together.
So, if you do ever decide to watch the series, I only have one thing to say to you…
WELCOME TO THE FAMILY
Well, that’s it from me today, so take care of yourselves, and Carry On My WaywardSon.I’ll see you guys next time!