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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. :)

Comments

kailita
Jan. 25th, 2016 02:30 am (UTC)
I agree with you on Jared playing Sam's body being the funniest part of Swap Meat...though I did think seeing Jared in that striped hoodie was hilarious. I hadn't even considered the Lucifer-related plot holes opened up by that episode, though! It's been a long time since I've watched it. (Continuity Consultant...I'm telling you, they need one, and you would be great at it.)

People have very across-the-board reactions to Becky! I thought she was more amusing than insulting in Monster at the End of This Book, but they definitely took a different direction with her in Time for a Wedding that was distasteful at best. (Not what I usually expect from Andrew Dabb! I'm pretty sure he wrote that one.)

I remember Halt and Catch Fire being very meh. But I did find murderous Siri in the teaser to be very effective! "Janet, get out of the truck." Hahaha. I also remember being struck by the BEAUTY of the natural light streaming through the impala's windows as Sam and Dean had their talk in the last five minutes. You'll find the positive! You always do. :)
hells_half_acre
Jan. 25th, 2016 03:50 am (UTC)
It's true, the wardrobe was amusing. Maybe if they had just done more of a mix, instead of committing to just one way after that initial scene.

And yes, Andrew Dabb is usually better than that. Very odd indeed.

Well, I JUST finished the rewatch of Halt and Catch Fire - it'll go up in a couple minutes. And I think, besides the things you mentioned (which I do agree with), the most wonderful thing I discovered was that Sam took an overnight trip to go visit Cas somewhere on the Mississippi River. I mean... I don't even ship in this show, but I'm fascinated by the different friendships, and I get such joy every time Sam and Castiel hangout without Dean around. So, yeah, that's pretty awesome!

(Continuity Consultant...I'm telling you, they need one, and you would be great at it.)

Man, I would love that on so many levels.