Supernatural Review

Supernatural Review

Stevie D. Rosenfeld, Author


     Supernatural on brothers Sam and Dean Winchester. Raised to fight against paranormal evils, the boys grow apart in adulthood. Sam had abandoned the “family business” of monster hunting to pursue a career in law. Bad blood forms in the family after Sam goes off to college, leaving Dean to work with their demon-obsessed father. After their dad goes hunting but doesn’t return, Dean enlists Sam’s help in finding him. Begrudgingly, Sam leaves school to help Dean fight off evil and find their father.

     Supernatural is currently a CW show created by Erik Kripke that first aired in 2005 on the WB. Starring Jared Padalecki as Sam and Jensen Ackles as Dean, it has done 14 seasons and is completing the 15th this year. The show has a large cult following, shown by the pilot episode’s 5.6 million views on the day it aired. Supernatural is the longest running live action fantasy series in the US, with an approximately 236 hour and 15 minute runtime. The show has an estimated 1.687 million fans, and thanks to internet streaming, that number won’t be going down any time soon.


     Supernatural is a captivating show that ties mythical villains to real life issues. As the show follows Sam and Dean, the viewer watches their relationship grow and can relate to the brotherly arguments they have. The show helps balance slice of life comedy with action drama; there are scenes where Sam and Dean are fighting vampires which are immediately followed by making fun of each other’s hair. As the show proceeds, Padelecki and Ackles become close friends off screen and you can see it translate to the happy brotherly relationships on stage. In between the daring fight scenes and monster attacks, Supernatural depicts Sam and Dean as normal brothers; pulling pranks on each other, arguing about food and who gets to drive, laughing at stupid jokes, and barely putting up with their strange family. The funny and relaxing scenes help call attention to the emotional and dramatic ones. The magic and mystery of Supernatural make it exciting, but the family problems make it relatable.

    Overall, if you’re a fan of fantasy, mystery, comedy, or all three; Supernatural is for you. A long runtime makes it perfect for binge watching, a small cast makes it easy to follow, and the excellent writing means you’ll never have to worry about getting bored. After a long week at school or work,Supernatural makes for a great weekend wind down.No matter your usual taste in television, I’d recommend  watching Supernatural to everyone with a Netflix account (or one they stole from a friend).