Plot Summary, Characters & Episode 1
22 years ago, baby Sam and 5-year-old Dean lost their mother to a supernatural evil. Their father John (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) barely got them out alive before the whole house burned down. From then on, it became John’s obsession to fight all supernatural evil and find what killed his wife. He also trained his sons to be warriors against any evil thing they might encounter.
Today, Sam (Jared Padalecki) is a student at Stanford, trying to get in to law school and happily coupled up with his girlfriend. Then he gets a visit from his brother Dean (Jensen Ackles) who fought evil with his father. Dean and Sam haven’t spoken in a long time, since Sam is longing for a normal life. But their dad is missing and Dean persuades Sam to help.
Following their father’s tracks, they find themselves in the middle of a case where men are abducted by a hitchhiker ghost and murdered.
Episode 1- spoilers
They solve the case. Sam goes back to his life, only to witness his girlfriend be murdered just like his mother was 22 years ago. He then leaves his Stanford life to help Dean find their father, as well as killing their mother’s killer.
Of course, there are many more supernatural evil to fight on the way: ghosts, demons, spirits, shapeshifters, wendigos….And it is beginning to seem like their dad doesn’t want to be found…
Supernatural is a really fun horror/thriller with some decent thrills, nice one-liners for comedic relief and good chemistry between the two leading characters. I can say the show is pretty addictive. I started watching the first season DVD yesterday and I watched 7 episodes in a row. OK, so I was sick at home (since there were no new blog posts yesterday, sorry about that) but Supernatural episodes definitely kept me hooked and entertained.
It’s not for those who can’t stand to see some weirdness and/or blood on the screen. But for supernatural stuff lovers, it is a gem. Oh, and the soundtrack rocks. AC/DC, Ratt, Metallica…I feel like the music was selected just for me.
* Does anybody else feel like the main casting was done by a woman? The two leads are gorgeous and appropriately, they have Jeffrey Dean Morgan as their father. How cool is that? Morgan has so far appeared in 12 episodes in the show’s seasons.
* Season 1’s 3rd Episode, Dead in the Water features a guest appearance by Amy Acker- who is no stranger to fantasy shows. She co-starred as Fred in Angel TV series.
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