Supernatural S15E05 Review: Proverbs 17:3

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Tent Supernatural Proverbs 17:3“Proverbs 17:3” has that old school Supernatural feel, while giving the audience something original and noteworthy. It’s visually stunning, tells a fantastic story, and the performances of Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles remind us why the Winchesters remain the heart of Supernatural. Writer Steve Yockey goes back to basics, but with a demonic twist, while director Richard Speight, Jr. creates a Wes Anderson-inspired design. Continue reading

Supernatural: Richard Speight, Jr. brings his experience directing to Season 15

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Richard Speight Jared Padelecki directing SupernaturalRichard Speight, Jr. has been a part of the Supernatural series since his debut as the Trickster in Season 2. As well as appearing in 12 episodes of Supernatural, Speight has directed seven episodes of the series. As Supernatural heads into its final season, Speight is slated to direct four more episodes in Season 15. In anticipation of the upcoming season, let’s delve into Speight’s previous work as a director on Supernatural. Continue reading

Supernatural S14E20 Review: Moriah

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Jack Castiel Supernatural MoriahIn the Supernatural season finale, “Moriah,” writer Andrew Dabb and director Phil Sgriccia craft a thrilling episode of television that begins the end of the series. Season 14 leaves behind Michael’s attempted coup and Jack’s soulless struggle, revealing a truth we didn’t see coming. Remarkable performances by the cast took a great story and turned it up to 11. “Moriah” is classic Supernatural at its best. Continue reading

Supernatural S14E10 Review: Nihilism

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squirrel supernatural nihilismAs Supernatural approaches their 300th episode, we’re reminded of what makes this series so outstanding with the mid-season opener “Nihilism.” Sure, saving people and hunting things makes for exciting television, but that in itself isn’t why this series has lasted for 14 seasons. It starts with great characters with complex connections, is maintained by creative storytelling and emotional performances, and is supported with an eye for detail in film and set. “Nihilism” checks all the Supernatural boxes, with an episode that’s both thoughtful and thrilling. Continue reading

Supernatural S14E02 Review: Gods and Monsters

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Michael Supernatural "Gods and Monsters"In “Gods and Monsters,” Supernatural begins a slow reveal of the mayhem Michael (Jensen Ackles) intends to introduce with his experimental creations. While Michael attempts to bring his ghastly vision into being, Nick (Mark Pellegrino) and Jack (Alexander Calvert) explore unacknowledged aspects of who they are. Writers Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming construct the form for the Season 14 story arc, while director Richard Speight, Jr. brings “Gods and Monsters” to life.

“To the new world of gods and monsters!”
– Dr. Pretorius toasting Dr. Frankenstein in Bride of Frankenstein

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Supernatural S14E01 Review: Stranger in a Strange Land

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Michael Sister Jo Supernatural Stranger in a Strange LandThe Season 14 premiere of Supernatural finds Sam Winchester (Jared Padalecki) holding things together at the bunker while the Archangel Michael (Jensen Ackles) walks the Earth trying to understand what exactly everybody wants. “Stranger in a Strange Land” was written by co-showrunner Andrew Dabb and directed by Thomas Wright. The episode served to bring current viewers up to speed while providing at least one surprising reveal. Continue reading

Supernatural S13E17 Review: The Thing

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Dean Sandy Sam Supernatural The Thing“The Thing” reminds us that monsters come in all forms on Supernatural. Director John Showalter and writer Davy Perez create a Lovecraftian horror story replete with hooded figures, a deceptive threat, and an interdimensional rift. Oh, and did we mention, there’s tentacles? Supernatural’s “The Thing” takes a side trip into Men of Letters history, while former British Man of Letters Ketch takes one for the team. Continue reading