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Best and Worst Episodes

I was listening to an episode of the Plaidcast tonight - specifically the Bugs episode - and the hosts decided to list their top five worst episodes of Supernatural from S1-10, or possibly S1-9, I'm not sure. ANYWAY, it sounded like fun.

So, without further ado - here are, in my opinion, and in order of season...

The 5 Worst Episodes of Supernatural:

1. Swap Meat
2. Manniquin 3: The Reckoning
3. Season Seven, Time for a Wedding
4. Man's Best Friend with Benefits
5. Dog Dean Afternoon

Honourable Mention: Bloodlines (This only gets honourable mention, because it's really an episode of a crappy other show that never happened.)

And, equally fun, and because for every bad thing I say about the show on here, I have to say one good thing. Here are...

My Favourite Episodes from each season so far:

1. Home
2. Born Under a Bad Sign
3. Mystery Spot
4. On The Head of a Pin
5. Swan Song
6. The Man Who Knew Too Much
7. Death's Door
8. Sacrifice
9. Alex Annie Alexis Ann
10. The Executioner's Song

If you're wondering why I picked "Home" as my favourite S1 episode, it's because that one was the episode that hooked me. That was the one where I became INVESTED in the show, rather than just watching it because my sister wanted to.

And yes, it was hard to pick between Mystery Spot and A Very Supernatural Christmas.

My favourite episode of all time remains On The Head of a Pin, super dark and depressing though it is, it's just far too gorgeous an episode not to love above all others. Not to mention that it has probably the clearest and best stated world view of the show summed up in a two line exchange:
"There is no Will. No Wrath. No God."
"Maybe. maybe not, but there's still me."

Mystery Spot, TMWKTM, and Sacrifice, are all pretty Sam centric episodes... or, I like them for Sam centric reasons. But, I see BUABS, Swan Song, and The Executioner's Song, as being Dean centric... or, I like them for Dean centric reasons. Then Death's Door, and Alex Annie Alexis Ann, I see as being excellent for showcasing the amazing supporting actors that Supernatural has, and how the show is able to populate it's world with really rich characters that could be the stars of their own shows easily.

Anyway, fun times... carry on as you were. I'll try to do another rewatch this weekend. :)


Jan. 16th, 2016 07:11 am (UTC)
All of which illustrate the heart of the show--there is no Dean without Sam and no Sam without Dean.

That's why I like The Man Who Knew Too Much.

And MAN, yes, the End and Point of No Return are two of my favourites too - the ONLY reason I was able to do a favourites list is because I just chose ONE from each season. If I had to do a top ten regardless of season, I'd be screwed.

That being said, now that you mention Fan Fiction, I kinda want to replace Executioners Song with that one - because you're right, it IS a really loving tribute to the fans and the show, and it's also the only (or one of the only) episodes where only the monster dies and no humans.

So, maybe I'd have to amend my list. That being said, I did choose The Man Who Knew Too Much over the perhaps MORE awesome French Mistake, simply because I figured the meta episodes kinda belonged in a catagory on their own.. but if I hadn't decided that... then, yeah, French Mistake may have won. It's SO HARD.
Jan. 16th, 2016 02:21 pm (UTC)
Yes, The Man Who Knew Too Much! Where we see just how much Dean is the motivation for Sam doing the impossible--I'd forgotten that one!