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Supernatural Retrospective

That was cute!

I don't have much to say about it. I loved how they got Rob Benedict to narrate it - that caused me to have emotions, because it was like God still cares about the Winchesters... which hey, maybe he does!

As usual, I'm conflicted about them saying that it could go on for many more years - on the one hand, I love the show, on the other hand, I want to see Jared and Jensen in other roles too and they can't do that as long as they're on the show. But, that being said, maybe when the show ends they'd both just retire anyway and become househusbands or pursue some other career. Also, I think if they're really going to go "many more years" then they've gotta come up with a multi-season arc instead of just taking things season by season, which they've really been doing since the S1-S5 arc ended. I mean, S7 is a consequence of S6, sure, and S9 is a consequence of S8, but no seasons lay the groundwork for later seasons... like, S9 didn't make us say, "oh my god, that's why such-and-such happened back in S7!", ykwim? I guess I just like the long-arcs, though, maybe that's a personal taste thing. I like it slow and sensual, rather than quick and dirty. ;)

One thing that was hilarious, and I don't know if this happened for anyone else, but the CW channel that I was watching had wonky sound, so every once in a while a random word would sort of be "bleeped" out by a digital audio glitch-noise... what it meant was that if the timing on the glitch was right, it made it sound like people were swearing. Especially if the glitched word was "show" or "family" and all I got to hear was "sh-" and "fa-".

ANnnnnnnnnnnnnnyway... yeah, cute little retrospective! I'm really looking forward to tomorrow!

On the rewatch front: I'll get back to them, I swear! Perhaps tomorrow! I had a busy week last week, and my birthday was on the weekend, so I was mostly hanging out with friends and such. But I'll get back into things with the rewatch, I promise. :)

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supernutjapan
Oct. 7th, 2014 08:58 am (UTC)
I think if they're really going to go "many more years" then they've gotta come up with a multi-season arc instead of just taking things season by season, which they've really been doing since the S1-S5 arc ended.

I so know what you mean. I was hoping for this at the beginning of Season 9 because they already knew they were going to do Season 10 at that point.
hells_half_acre
Oct. 7th, 2014 04:17 pm (UTC)
Yes, I was hoping for the same! Maybe now that it's S10 and they're so sure that there will be "many more years" so AT LEAST they'll be able to plan for S11 - you'd think, anyway.
metallidean_grl
Oct. 7th, 2014 05:03 pm (UTC)
It was a lovely retrospective and so nice to see Kripke again. The show really misses him (and needs him).

I do agree with you about the "many more years" thing. If they keep going the way they are going, the show will run out of steam and become just a regular TV show. We need to have some big arc that keeps the show going through those many years, however many there will be. When Carver came on he talked about his three year plan. So far, I don't know if we have really seen any evidence of an overall arc within this three year plan. The seasons just can't feed into each other, they do need some kind of theme like the first five years had. It will be interesting to see how this season progresses and what further storylines come out of it.

I am also of the same mind where I am torn about the show continuing. I love the show and it will be hard to see it end, but I would love to see Jensen and Jared in other roles. I am itching, actually, to see Jensen in a big movie role that really tests his mettle as an actor. I would love to see Jensen on the big screen in some big movie, getting his due as the great actor that he is. I guess only time will tell.
hells_half_acre
Oct. 7th, 2014 05:38 pm (UTC)
I agree completely on all points.

The problem with "three year plan" is that we don't know if it's a three year "arc" or just an "outline of consequences". It might be that he's moving them to a specific end point, but it might not be an arc so much as a happenstance-series of events. The reason S1-5 worked so well was because it was a "destiny" that we could go back and see working since the Pilot.

Anyway, we shall see.
metallidean_grl
Oct. 7th, 2014 05:49 pm (UTC)
That's very true. I hadn't thought of his three-year plan just being an outline of consequences. I just assumed that it would be an arc like we had with the Kripke years. You are right about S1-5, they did work up to the destiny thing, and the years blended so well with each other. You couldn't really have any of the years without knowing what happened in each of them. Nowadays, yes, there may be some overall theme carried through, but it is pretty easy to catch on to each season without too much effort. There really has been no general theme that blends them together so magically like we had with the first five years.
pushistyj_koshk
Oct. 7th, 2014 09:18 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday! :)
hells_half_acre
Oct. 7th, 2014 09:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
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